Thoughts turn to quilts and birds

first_imgLatest Stories Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Sponsored Content My first thought was they must be headed to Hinckley, Ohio, for Buzzard Sunday.The story – the tale – is that many years ago, packs of wolves were killing all the cows, goats and sheep in the area. So the farmers came up with a plan to rid the countryside of the big, bad wolves. They piled the carcasses of the slaughtered livestock in the middle of a big meadow. They supplemented with meat from a rendering plant. That night, the farmers, with guns in hand, hid in the woods that circled the meadow. When the wolves came to feast, the farmers opened fire and massacred the wolves.The next morning, the Sunday after March 15, the buzzards came to clean up the mess. Every year since then, at that time, the buzzards come back to Hinckley, Ohio, with great expectations of another fine feast. Skip Print Article Thoughts turn to quilts and birds By Jaine Treadwell Email the author You Might Like Alabama lacks unified budget We in Alabama are only one of a handful of states that do not work off of one unified budget…. read more Published 10:00 pm Friday, March 8, 2013 Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Even though, I never saw a buzzard except the one that had been caged for the occasion that’s not to say the buzzards don’t come. I just never saw them but I did so much enjoy Buzzard Sunday, a rite of spring in the hinterlands of Ohio.There are songs about buzzards and the site of them brought one to mind, “Did the buzzards come, yes ma’am!” It also brought to mind a rhyme about the sighting of buzzards: One for sorrow. Two for joy. Three for a letter. Four for a boy. Five for silver. Six for gold. Seven for secrets that’s never been told.That rhyme reminded me of that wonderful and legendary storyteller Kathryn Tucker Windham. She told that she was driving through the mountains and saw a lone buzzard circling in the distance. One for sorrow. But, if the buzzard flaps its wings, the bad omen will not stand.Kathryn said she pulled off the side of the road to wait for the buzzard to flap its wings. A state trooper spied her and stopped to ask if he could be of assistance. No, she said. She was just waiting for a buzzard to flap its wings. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By The Penny Hoarder Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits The Penny Hoarder Issues “Urgent” Alert: 6 Companies… Thinking of Kathryn made me remember my disappointment in having to miss the Gee’s Bend quilters at the museum last Saturday. I was away at a storytelling festival. Kathryn Windham wrote about the people of Gee’s Bend long before they became famous. She told many stories about the Gee’s Bend people who lived isolated from the world in that big bend of the Alabama River.In the early days, the Gee’s Bend quilters sold their quilts for a few dollars. When they were discovered and their quilting was recognized as art, the prices skyrocketed.At Kathryn’s home one day, she showed me a quilt the Gee’s Bend quilters had given her. She said that she was going to be buried wrapped in that quilt.Surprised, I said, “Kathryn, do you know how much that quilt is worth?”She smiled and quipped.“Well, you CAN take it with you.”Scrambled thoughts make sense when one leads to another. Sometimes thoughts get scrambled up in my head and don’t seem to have any rhyme or reason.Most of my serious thinking is done when it’s just me and Maybelle out on the open road. Actually, I can even verbalize my thoughts at times like that because Maybelle is not a gossip.Driving out in the country the other day, the sky before me looked like the freeway to a buzzard reunion. Forty, fifty or more buzzards clouded the sky. Book Nook to reopen Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Granit Xhaka hits back at Patrice Evra’s ‘bulls***’ after Arsenal’s defeat at Sheffield United

first_imgMousset scored the only goal of the game at Bramall Lane (Picture: Getty)Evra famously called Arsene Wenger’s players ‘babies’ after Manchester United beat Arsenal to reach the Champions League final back in 2009 – and the former left-back repeated his comments on Monday evening.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘I used to call them “my babies” ten years ago, and they are still when I look at them and think they are “my babies” and that’s the truth – I’m not being disrespectful when I say that,’ Evra said.‘They look pretty, but they don’t look like a winning team. They like playing good football, but I was so happy to play against them, because I knew I was going to win.’ Advertisement Metro Sport ReporterTuesday 22 Oct 2019 9:28 amShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link4kShares Emery reacts to Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Sheffield UnitedTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 6:38FullscreenEmery reacts to Arsenal’s 1-0 loss to Sheffield Unitedhttps://metro.co.uk/video/emery-reacts-arsenals-1-0-loss-sheffield-united-2032306/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Though Arsenal have lost four of their last seven away matches against newly-promoted teams, Xhaka played down claims that the side have a mentality issue when playing on the road.‘We have to stop talking about [the mental side of the game] and bulls*** like this,’ the Arsenal captain said.‘I’m sorry to say that, but for me it’s the same whether you play at home or away.‘You have to win and show big character and not look for the same excuse.’More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityAsked specifically about Evra’s comments, Xhaka replied: ‘A lot of people speak too much.‘I have a lot of respect for him because he was a great player, but you have to be careful what you say.‘He knows what these situations well, but it’s not only him. A lot of people speak a lot of bulls*** and it’s always the same.‘For me it’s strange because they [ex-footballers] have been in the same situation as us – maybe it was sometimes good, sometimes not so good.‘But like I said, if you speak bulls*** like this every weekend, then what they say doesn’t get respected.’MORE: Ian Wright reacts to Nicolas Pepe missing sitter and fumes at Unai Emery after Arsenal defeat Granit Xhaka hits back at Patrice Evra’s ‘bulls***’ after Arsenal’s defeat at Sheffield Unitedcenter_img Comment Granit Xhaka responded to Patrice Evra calling Arsenal ‘babies’ after their defeat to Sheffield United (Picture: Getty/Sky Sports)Granit Xhaka has hit back at Patrice Evra’s ‘bulls***’ claims after the Frenchman referred to Arsenal players as ‘my babies’ in the wake of their 1-0 defeat at Sheffield United.Lys Mousset’s scrappy strike on the half-hour mark gave the Blades all three points at Bramall Lane as the Gunners fluffed their chance to move up to third in the Premier League table.The result means Arsenal have failed to record a win in their last four matches away from home and Unai Emery’s unusual team selection was criticised by Ian Wright, among others.Speaking on Sky Sports’ Monday Night Football, Evra accused Arsenal of being mentally weak after yet another inconsistent start to a league campaign.ADVERTISEMENT Advertisementlast_img read more

Runaway Bay home has some of the best water views in the suburb

first_img37 Daru Ave, Runaway Bay. 37 Daru Ave, Runaway Bay.THIS spectacular waterfront property in Runaway Bay offers a lifestyle many only dream about. Noel and Carol Carr bought the Daru Ave house in 2007.“The home has some of the best water views available in the Runaway Bay canals,” Mr Carr said.“I don’t know how many times my wife has said ‘there are dolphins in the canal’ as we get such an excellent view from the kitchen and family room down the canal to the Broadwater.“What we will miss most is wine o’clock sitting on the balcony taking in the serenity of the ever-changing water views.” 37 Daru Ave, Runaway Bay.“If additional bedrooms are required, the media room on the middle level can easily be converted into two bedrooms or one large master suite with a walk-in robe and private entry to the bathroom,” he said.The kitchen has granite bench tops, a walk-in pantry and a Bosch oven.There is also a pool, combustion wood fireplace, security system, laundry chute, wrought iron handrails and plenty of storage. 37 Daru Ave, Runaway Bay.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago 37 Daru Ave, Runaway Bay.Mr Carr said with an engineering background, he was most impressed with the house’s solid suspended concrete slab construction.Built in 1998, the three-level 545sq m residence offers plenty of space for the whole family with almost every room in the house offering spectacular water views.The middle level features living areas while the main bedroom is on the top level.There are two additional bedrooms and a private self-contained guest suite with bedroom, bathroom and living area with kitchenette on the ground floor. last_img read more

Island estate so peaceful you can fall asleep sitting up

first_img How COVID-19 is changing buyer wish lists An internal lift makes it easy to access all four levels.The considered four level design allows for open planing living on the ground floor, four spacious bedrooms on the first floor and a grand luxury master above. The basement doubles as a party zone with a bar and games lounge set up with pin ball machines, a darts board and billiard table while a five-hole putting green is wisely positioned alongside the water. “My grand son adores playing putt putt, but there are usually more balls in the water than on the green,” Mrs Jordan said. The alfresco entertaining area is tucked away out of the weather.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day agoThe home has been the ideal entertainer over the years, hosting extended family and friends for special occasions.“The house is big enough to entertain everybody without everybody getting under your feet,” Mrs Jordan said. The alfresco area with built-in barbecue is a favoured space in any conditions. “It doesn’t matter if it’s rail, hail or shine, you are so protected,” said Mrs Jordan. “It is the best space to sit for breakfast, lunch or dinner. No wind or rain comes in.“I love having people over for breakfast these days and that’s the best place for it.” Sit in the sun and watch the boats cruise by.Having moved to Australia from the UK in 1974, Mr Jordan built homes in Brisbane before moving to the Gold Coast to create their own piece of paradise. In a nod to his Irish roots, the words ‘Caoga A Sé’ feature on the front of the home, which translates from Gaelic to the number ‘56’. MORE: Top end buyers splash cash on main river The outlook is spectacular from 56 Knightsbridge Parade East, Sovereign Islands.Each morning when they wake, Muriel and Bill Jordan have a treasured ritual. They raise the blinds in the master suite and enjoy a cup of tea as they take in the wide expanse of water lapping the shores of Brown Island and South Stradbroke Island. “We can sit and watch the sun come up before we get out of bed,” Mrs Jordan said.“We watch the boats going past but no one can see us.”center_img You can watch the sun rise each morning from the master suite.Peaceful and private are the words Mrs Jordan chooses to describe life in the estate, which has been home for the past seven years.“We can be sitting out the back with a cup of coffee and cake in the sun and half the time Bill will fall asleep it’s that quiet,” she said. “The water can make you feel really relaxed.” Virtual southern buyers bypass border closure The pool runs alongside the Broadwater.The Jordans hope to remain on Sovereign Island where security offers peace of mind.“We don’t want to move really, but the house it too big for us now,” Mrs Jordan said.“Sovereign Island really is unique and the people are lovely. The security is also great. We feel very safe here.”Hanan Cawley, of Harcourts Coastal – Broadbeach, is taking offers over $5 million.last_img read more

Howe faces ‘role models’

first_img The young Bournemouth manager, widely considered among the most promising in the country, observed Brendan Rodgers’ methods while the Northern Irishman was in charge at Swansea before his appointment at Liverpool. As a young player he also worked under Sean O’Driscoll, one of his predecessors at Bournemouth who this summer became Rodgers’ new assistant, and there is little question he has been strongly influenced by the two. Eddie Howe will be competing against two of his “role models” when Bournemouth face Liverpool at Anfield on Monday. Press Association “I thought it was nothing more than he deserved, really, because he’s an outstanding coach. It’s great to see the good guys do well in football. I’m delighted for him but when we meet up it’ll be purely work. “[O’Driscoll was] probably hugely influential, without me really directly knowing it, in a sense that you’re moulded by experiences and people that you work with and work for. “I was associated with Sean for a long time, way back to my youth team days. Naturally, when you look at someone and observe them closely you inherit their beliefs and some of the ways that they work. “I certainly believe Sean had a huge part in my management style. Obviously he’s moved on and I haven’t seen or worked with him for a long time, but I think that stays with you. I was very lucky, as a young professional, to have such a forward-thinking coach as Sean.” Howe also said Bournemouth are not at present bidding for any players, including reported targets Charlie Austin or Jonathan de Guzman. The three share similar philosophies on how football should be played, preferring creativity and possession to pragmatism or being direct. “[Rodgers has] been a role model, really, for me,” said Howe, 37. “Someone you look up to and admire. I admired watching his Swansea teams play. “When you try and analyse games and analyse systems, and philosophies, he’s certainly someone that I’ve looked at. I respect the way he conducts himself as well. “I think he’s now building another Liverpool team, a new Liverpool team, this year, so it’ll be interesting to see how they do. “Liverpool are going to be up there competing in the top places in the league, there’s no doubt about that. That’s why it’s going to be one of our toughest games of the season. [It’s] Liverpool’s first home game of the season, making it even more special. For us, we’ve got to make sure we turn up.” O’Driscoll was appointed to replace Liverpool’s previous assistant manager, Colin Pascoe, after Rodgers controversially chose to reshape his coaching staff at the end of a disappointing season. His arrival at Anfield surprised many observers but Howe was not among them because, as with Rodgers, O’Driscoll taught him so much. “It won’t mean anything to me during the game because you’re working and you’re there to do a job and get a result, but it’s great to see Sean doing so well and at a great club like Liverpool, so congratulations to him on that move,” said Howe. last_img read more

Paddy Power shortens odds on 2018 UK General Election as PM May faces party revolt

first_img John O’Reilly – Erratic orders have placed UK casinos on life support August 4, 2020 Winning Post: Political flip-floppery leads to uncertainty for casinos August 3, 2020 Submit StumbleUpon The pressure is mounting on embattled UK Prime Minister Theresa May, as Brexit negotiations head towards collapse, and rumours surface of a potential Conservative Party revolt against her leadership.Last week, the European Union’s Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier gave the UK government a two-week deadline in which to ‘clarify its stance on financial obligations and EU citizens’ rights’. Barnier warned the UK, there would be no further negotiations unless the key issues were clarified.At home, The Sunday Times reports that up to 40 Conservative MPs have agreed to sign a letter of no confidence in PM May. Furthermore, UK media leaked a threatening memo addressed to May by Brexiters Boris Johnson and Michael Gove urging the PM to ‘underline her resolve’ and achieve a total break with Brussels’.A week of heightened Downing Street drama and turmoil have forced Paddy Power to revise its UK political markets, pricing May at just 5/2 to resign as Prime Minister this month.As news continues to surface of further Tory Party splits with regards to the UK’s ‘exit strategy’, Paddy Power Politics has further cut the price on the next UK General Election taking place in 2018, to 9/4Should a new snap election be called, Paddy Power places Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn as the favourite to succeed May (5/1), ahead of Conservative challengers Jacob Rees Mogg (6/1), David Davis (6/1) and Boris Johnson (7/1).Paddy PowerAt present, the Irish bookmaker has priced odds of the UK getting a ‘no deal’ in Brexit negotiations at 2/1.Updating the media, a spokesman for Paddy Power commented on markets: “It looks like we’re getting very close to May Day, as Theresa faces the mother of all struggles to retain authority both in Europe and within her Party.“Given that she didn’t want Brexit in the first place, resigning or being forced out would be a novel new way for her to perform an EU-turn.”Paddy Power UK Politics UpdateWhen will  Theresa May Cease to be PM?November          5/2December           9/1Q1, 2018               10/3Q2, 2018               7/1Year of Next UK General Election2017       25/12018       9/42019       2/1 Next UK Prime Minister5/1         Jeremy Corbyn6/1         Jacob Rees Mogg6/1         David Davis7/1         Boris Johnson10/1       Amber Rudd BGC: Government must ‘act fast’ and extend furlough scheme August 11, 2020 Share Related Articles Sharelast_img read more

Alpena Police Holds Annual ‘Shop With a Cop’

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich.-Love and kindness was in the air as the Alpena Police Department, Wal-Mart, local credit unions and the Department of Health and Human Services once again hosted: ‘Shop With a Cop.’The annual event pairs local law enforcement officers with area children who have been selected to shop with a gift card for the holidays, and have a visit with Santa. Most of the police on duty work long hours and volunteer their time to make sure that they step up to put a smile on little shoppers faces.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Medical Assistant Program Hopes to Add New Equipment Following Christmas Craft ShowNext Michigan State Police Alpena Post ‘Stuff a Blue Goose’ for the Holidayslast_img read more