Warning Signs of a Stroke! Please Share…….

Thirteen years ago, I lost my mother to complications from her stroke. Please feel free to share this as it may save someones’ life!







STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters… S.T..R …
My friend sent this to me …and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.

During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine and just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. (they offered to call ambulance)

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food – while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid’s husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital – (at 6:00pm , Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party . Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today.

Some don’t die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead. It only takes a minute to read this…


A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.


Remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster.
The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions :

S * Ask the individual to SMILE ..
T * = TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (eg ‘It is sunny out today’).
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE : Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is
1. Ask the person to ‘stick’ out their tongue.
2. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.

A prominent cardiologist says if everyone who gets this status shares it; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
By: Know and React

Credit to Facebook Page Know and React.


Upcycled Saloon Skirts & Boho Jewelry designed by Geanie Finley of JuJu

The Gypsy of the South, Ms. Geanie Finley of JuJu has designed a line of Saloon Skirts and Bohemian Jewelry….Check out her video. Saloon Slips and Boho Jewelry by Geanie Finley of JuJu!

Be sure to stop by her blog at http://www.bellejuju.blogspot.com
and http://www.facebook.com/BonJuJu!

Congrats Miss Geanie!


Vintage Market Place Extravaganza is coming to Springfield, Ohio!!!

It’s hip to love rust, old, dented and scratched! If you’re hip you’ll be in Springfield on May 18-20, 2012.(Clark County Fairgrounds) Vintage MarketPlace Style has a wonderful blog. The directions and list of all the festivities can be found here http://vintagemarketplacestyle.blogspot.com/2012/04/our-action-packed-vintage-marketplace.html?spref=fb”> (copy link to your browser)…

Sue Whitney from Junk Market Style and a rep from Folk Magazine will be there!

RUST a Vintage Vibe

Source: blogger.com via Kathy on Pinterest

Thank you to Kathy Stantz for putting up a vendor page for the Market on Pinterest http://pinterest.com/kathy_stantz/vintage-marketplace-springfield-extravaganza-may-1/

Feel free to stop by to see the rest of the vendors!

C U There! Camera and $$$ in hand!

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This looks sooooo Southern Good doesnt it!

Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide

Hey, if you are going to fry chicken it better be better than a restaurant’s. Otherwise why deal with the mess?

Buttermilk Fried Chicken

  • 4-6 chicken legs/thighs/breasts skin on bone in
  • Buttermilk
  • Hot Sauce
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tsp grated nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Old Bay seasoning
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 2 cups flour
  • Salt/pepper

Salt and pepper chicken. If breasts are large use a meat cleaver to cut in half. In a large container pour enough buttermilk to cover the chicken. Add 1 tbsp dill, 1 tbsp oregano, Old Bay and season with salt and pepper. Add hot sauce to taste. Place chicken pieces in mixture and refrigerate overnight. Mix flour with 1 tbsp dill, 1 1bsp oregano, cayenne pepper and nutmeg. Season with salt and pepper. Bring a pot of oil to 325-350 degrees. Do not let the oil get too hot…

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~Coming Home~

I can’t believe it has been 6 1/2 months since I decided to load ’em up and move ’em out~well, I should say move up (North). After getting laid off, my children and grandchildren moving to Ohio and Maryland a couple of months before, it was time for me to move on!

So, Payne and I rented a 16′ moving truck, car carrier for our Explorer…Said goodbye to the South and headed North…..

I sure would’ve like to have been able to stop to see the countryside. Driving this rig (yes, alone) I put the pedal to the medal!

Above photo is at night (duh) taken with my cell! We stayed at two Motel 6’s as they allow pets to stay overnight. Hitting the highway early every morning, it took me 2 days to drive 1168 miles….

Sure was nice to see this:

A few hours later and with no energy left or so I thought….
I was greeted by: and………

Flowers from my lifelong best friend….

So……Yes, it was worth the very long drive to come home to loved ones, lifelong friends, new and old friends….Much has happened during this time…I will share as I can as always Life Keeps Us Hopping!
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Happy Easter!

All I need to know I learned from the Easter Bunny!   Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.   Everyone needs a friend who is all ears. There’s no such thing as too much candy.All work and no play can make you a basket case.A cute tail attracts a lot of attention.Everyone is entitled to a bad hare day.Let happy thoughts multiply like rabbits.Some body parts should be floppy.Keep your paws off of other people’s jelly beans.Good things come in small, sugar coated packages.The grass is always greener in someone else’s basket.To show your true colors, you have to come out of the shell.The best things in life are still sweet and gooey.May the joy of the season fill your heart.AND MAY GOD BLESS

For Our Angels in Heaven~

I’ll build a stairway to heaven,
I’ll climb to the highest star
I’ll build a stairway to heaven,
‘Cause heaven is where you are

You may not be here by my side, tho I can still feel you here,
When I think of you I know in my heart you are still so near.

Happy St. Valentine Day My Dear~

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