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Worlds Collide

Posted Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 2:16 PM



One interesting thing about these blogs is that people from all over the World can read them, and may or may not know one another in "real time"  Some of the bloggers I have known for years "real time" and some just from the blogs.  One of the very most intriguing things is that you can become "friends" without really knowing what the other looks like.  Bloggers can have a million things in common, without having a single thing in common, in some ways. 

Samples of this

I met Lamont in real time ...oh.....maybe 7-8  years ago or so in real time.  We had bit of a sparring of the words.  Both of us came to the agreement  (I should say at this time, that I'm guessing we came to this agreement, cuz I didn't ask him) to agree to disagree.  And also IMHO, we respected one another for the ability to speak our minds without being disrespectful to one another.  This is one of the great things of being Americans.  We can have different opinions, and hopefully have the same BIG GOAL ...of a unified United States of America.    There are times I vehemently disagree with him, and that's OK.  I have to imagine there are times he does too.  We come from totally different places in the country, but here we are in Mountain Home.   After he'd known me for awhile, he mentioned something about me being divorced.  I hadn't mentioned that, so I asked how he knew that.  He said that it was pretty obvious, that I was a woman "On my own and damn glad of it"  "A bit of a wall up"  hmmmmmmmmmmm....I hadn't realized that....but I have come to know it was true.  I've seen him come right to the point with others also, and I've seen them look at him incredulously "How'd you know that?"  He's like that, and he's not shy about saying what he thinks/feels.  But he's an honest man, and I hope you all can accept that.  Yep, he's also an aggravating man at times, and I can vouch for that too.  He's seen me a few times down town, when I've been working with cows, had my hair in a knot, wearing scroungy cloths.... and he says "You're looking a little matronly!"  ugh!  So, I take a deep breath and tell him, "That may be true, but you can't sayyyyyyyyy that!!!!"  So, he softens it with, "You know I always think you're beautiful"  hmmmmmmm...... but matronly....that causes damage to a woman's psyche, and Wayne wants to send him the psychiatric bills since the first time he said it to me.  It's on ongoing thing now...and I guess it's a joke. but..... I'll live with it.  But I'll get him.  somehow...when he's least expecting it.....

Bonnie Bird..... I don't believe I've actually met her.  What I can't figure out is why she keeps telling the stories of my past!  We have led fairly parallel lives, at about the same time.  Even fairly close, so the descriptions of the places she talks about fit pretty accurately.  We have sooo many friends in common, I don't know how we haven't met.  I thought the world of her Dad.  He's a big part of why I love 4-H so much and wanted to continue being  part of it the rest of my life.  He obviously had a great impact on Bonnie, and taught her the art of words.  I love reading her blogs, and it takes me back to a time I loved.  Thank you for that.

Marilyn..... a Bird of another Color, and animal lover.  I love her thoughts about things, and the way she interprets issues.  I LOVE how she loves children and has taken so many of them in.  I was in the Youth Ranch one day, and a woman came up to me and said, "Jessie!  You don't know who I am do you?"  I said.... "Marilyn!"  She is exactly as one would think her to be.  Not shy, and happily going about her way.  I don't know how she knew it was me, but she didn't have any doubts.  It was nice to meet you!

Tim Corder.  I've known him also for years.  I love that man and his family.  There is nothing I wouldn't do for them.  I realize that some of you have severely differing opinions.  I've said before, that I'm not a very political person, so I can't really say a lot of those issues.  However he DOES stand for a lot of what I believe in.  What I do know about the man, is that he's an honorable man who loves his family beyond measure and wants to work hard for this country.  He did do his time serving, and has the memories to show for it.  He has long time friends that he keeps in touch with and visits.  His family is strong, and they all love him deeply.  He has worked hard all his life, and has raised sons and a daughter that also aren't afraid of work.  Not one of them would think twice about helping someone who needed help.  It pains me at times to see the comments about him, but I don't comment, because it's our right to have our opinions.  And this was mine. 

Kelly Everitt, I've also known for years, though only thru random events.  He's done lots of little ads for me and posted things for our 4-H events & other things.  There are times I've found him disagreeable to work with.  With that said, I have to also say, that he didn't make empty promises.  I respect someone who doesn't make promises he never means to keep.  Often I've been quite impressed with some of his blogs, while others leave me wondering..... There have been times I wished he'd join in to some of the banter, but I realize that could open a hornets nest. 

John Marshall I've never met, but some of what he writes truly fascinates me.  He's done some things I'd love to do.  When he writes, I try to jump right in and read.

Joe Howard the recipe guy!  I don't believe I've met him, but as it turns out, My Mom and Dad used to chum around with him years ago.  They liked him, so that's enough for me.  He's helped put great dinners on my table a few times, via his recipes.

Tracy Lauric and I have known one another for years too.  She was an acquaintance of my Aunt.  Turns out we have horses in common, though not really a lot else.  She is a very detail oriented person, and I respect that.  She is extremely opinionated, and I respect that too.  (Hence the name "Opinion Missy")  I'm not particularly detail oriented, nor political.  The world would fall apart if it had to wait for me to look something up that had to do with politics.  The world has to have all kinds.

Melodie Lettkeman is such a bright young star.  I haven't met her, but I'm sure proud of the way she's grown just since I've been reading her works.  She has matured in the last year, and has learned to take criticism better than most.  She's had a bit more than her fair share and took it like a young lady.  Her Mom is no doubt proud of her. 

Kim Kovac is another detail oriented and political woman.  She's not afraid of rockin' the boat, and stands by her words.  She has also done some pretty amazing things, via video and plays.  I love to see mature women out doing exciting things, and being a positive influence in their community. 

Beth Eisma has only written a few times, but I've enjoyed them, and hope she does some more.

The Bazookaman: aka Mike Bradbury

I went to his house the other day and helped with some computer stuff, and scanned some pictures for him.  I also had my camera with me, so I had the opportunity to see his beautiful home and his beautiful wife.  He has done some stuff that the rest of us might have nightmares about, but person to person, he's a soft spoken man.  He's dedicated to his country, in spite of the country letting him down.  And he's passionate about it.  One thing that I'm totally amazed at, is his record keeping.  Not files and folders, but picture albums with history right there, captions to read and imagine being there.  He has walls and shelves with pictures and momentos from his days in the military, and it's beautifully done.  Truly beautiful.  If he invites you over, go.

April 21 169April 21 168April 21 172April 21 222

And now, with a genuine Bazooka

April 21 177

This is a wall portraying such history

April 21 173

His boots, from back then.

April 21 145

Before I go any further with these photos, I want to have permission....what say, Mike?


I think we should all do a little bit of who we know from where.  What say you all?




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Boy Jessie you almost made me cry. I too have many friends that I have never met in real time. The things that we have shared are priceless.

Hopefully, I am going to make a trip to ID in November like I always do and we should all get together and have coffee.

Dad was very talented with words. He didn't toot his own horn but would venture an opinion if asked. Toward the end of his life, he pursued his love of music and played in a band. Some of his poems were put to songs.

I wrote prose/poetry in HS and ventured a few times over the years to revamp what I had written as I grew more mature. I like the blogs because you can make them as short or as long as you want.

I like reading them too. So many of you inspired me to write again.

Any way, you are so special Jesse and I am glad that our paths have crossed, even if it isn't in real time.

-- Posted by KH Gal on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 3:53 PM

Thanks Jessie for the nice comment, it helped pick me up a bit, been down for the last week but I will get over it. Glad you got to use some of the recipes and they worked well for you, always glad when someone comments or uses a recipe and gets back to me how it worked for them. I have known MsM for years or at least seems that way LOL. I am sure I have run across Mike on the flightline when I was out there. I worked on most of the aircraft if not all so had to run across him, I have seen and talked to him a few times in the last couple of years. I know both of us have been on the same track when we were doing maintenance on aircraft, I never did anything where I wouldn't get in the aircraft and fly with the pilot knowing I did it right. When I was a crew chief never launched an aircraft that I wouldn't fly in. It had to be good enough for me to fly on before I send an aircrew on their way. Don't think I have ever met you either but knew your Dad real well, we had a difference of opinion at times but thats ok, neither one of us was afraid to say so LOL. Nice blog entry hope all the others enjoy your comments about them and I sure one day we will cross paths.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 4:00 PM

Hey Bonnie, if you make it in Nov remember to invite me for coffee, always intersted in meeting some that write on here.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 4:03 PM

It's amazing the world we live in now. I belong to a lot of groups on the internet and in one of my sock knitting groups a lady wrote about how she can talk to her Granddaughter who is in Australia via the web cam.

I have met a lot of wonderful people on the internet and actually got to meet them in person. I use to do a lot of traveling but since the economy took a dive I haven't had that luxury for a few years.

Jessie I am enjoying this and it was my pleasure to have met you.... I have seen you since our meeting but we were to far from each other for me to say "HI", unless I screamed across the parking lot. lol ! Your Son's buddy I have known him since he was 4 yrs old and know the whole family, in fact I feel like I am part of the family. They all look out for my Grandson

Joe and I have known each other since about 78-79 a lot of years go back.... Years ago I came across Joe lying in paul's parking lot on a bright summer day....Something happened to him, not sure what it was but I waited with him until the ambulance showed and his family got there. It was pretty scary. Sorry Joe I had to share that story and I hope your taking care of yourself :)

I've known Lamont since about 1985 he was my Neighbor and actually I got a long pretty good with him, it was his ex-wife that I had a hard time with.... I met his present wife before they were married. It's a small world.......

I met Tracy once and I really like her and I think we could get along and become good friends.

I met Zook just this year through my husband pat when we were up at Wal mart one day. Zook and I don't always agree but I can tell he is a decent guy and I sort of like the combative play with words we commentators do to each other.... :)

Kim, Bonnie, Kelly, John Marshall, and Beth, hope I didn't leave anyone out, we have never met but I do read your blogs and sometimes leave a comment as Kim I am sure knows. lol !

I think it would be fun if we all met up some place and had a cup of Jo or what ever...

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 4:21 PM

Thanks MsM, I haven't told that story on line it sure was a bad day for me and I still don't know what caused it. Back when I got into over the hospital charging folks and turning them over to a collection agent, that was what I was talking about cause it happened to me. About the only thing I am sure of now is what it cost me and I was out for about 45 minutes from the time in the parking lot to waking up in the emergency room. That doctor is one lucky man he got to see his next duty day before I got out of there. He picked on the wrong person at the wrong time.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 4:34 PM

Wow, thanks you guys. It was great to come see so many comments so quickly. I am honored truly.

Alrighty Mike I'll do another blog again soon, to show some of those amazing collections. Thank you.

Mrs Marilyn which of my son's buds??? I can't figure it out.

Mike you were kindof soft spoken, tho I'm not foolish enough to think you couldn't fire up. Heck I can fire up and get stuff going.

Bonnie ....that is an excellent idea to all get together for coffee or something. (I don't drink coffee) I'm glad you enjoyed this blog.

Anyway thx again!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 7:13 PM

Sounds like it's a plan in the making!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 7:36 PM

Jessie He is Joey's friend that moved to WA and lives on one of those Islands...

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 8:01 PM

I figured it out after I asked. Yep.

Hey we can get together at my house. Small & cozy


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 8:13 PM

I 'spose it could be more than once, but we have to when Bonnie is here. But maybe make it quarterly or more often. I love to be social. And always ready for a Long Island Iced Tea!

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Thu, Apr 21, 2011, at 8:27 PM

Joe, My Dad is one of the most soft spoken men I know. But I don't know of a more honorable/ethical/honest/moral/loving/good man in the world. I know all daughters feel that way about their Dad, but Mine really is! If you and he had a disagreement, over anything, I know without knowing that he was respectful of your opinion, and he NEVER used a foul word. He no doubt made his point, but at that point, he would accept the difference.

My Mom is very like that too, with the exception that she might be smiling and say something that sounded nice, til you thought about it later. Then you'd realize that she had really cut you, and you might be bleeding. But that smile..... Later, you'd ask yourself "did she mean that, or did she mean that?"

I can be much like her too. I've had people come back later and ask what I meant about something. I've even had supervisors come and say they didn't like being spoke to like that, though they admitted they weren't sure what had been said.


-- Posted by jessiemiller on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 10:52 AM

Yea Jessie I know where you are coming from, and no he never said anything foul to me and I don't I said anything foul back. What happened then is long over and really no big deal. I don't think I need to bring up the past, it didn't cause us to be emenies. Even once I lost a bottle of Black Velvet to him over a bet and you guessed it I turned out to be wrong so had to pay up LOL.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 11:13 AM

Oh Joe, I for sure wasn't saying that it needed to be brought up. I would hope you had disagreements, and talked them thru. With him and others. I was only saying that when he disagrees, he does it honorably, and I believe you do too. I wish everyone did. Please don't think I was trying to say he was right, you were wrong and my Dad's "bigger than your Dad!"!

I just ramble sometimes!

and I adore my Father

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 11:20 AM

Geeeezzzz, does anyone wanna make a bet for a bottle of Black Velvet? Whatever ya do, let me win! Though I like Captain Morgan as well

-- Posted by jessiemiller on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 11:22 AM

I used to drink Black Velvet when I was younger.

A friend of mine and Joes introduced me to it, she is long gone now. Rex Kite's daughter remember Sherry anyone ?

Now I have a couple rum & cokes and in my old age my limit now is 2 once a week... lol !

I still like going to the Sunset on Saturday nights for Karaoke more for fun then drinking :)

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 11:28 AM

Oh I remember Sherry very well, she was a good friend of mine. She was the day bar tender at the El Rancho for a long time. To bad what took her life.

Jessie I don't make foolish bets like that anymore, Black Velvet is to expensive to lose LOL. Enough said about my disagreement, should never have said anything in the first place. Wasn't trying to get at anyone or think they was trying to get at me. It was only idle chat on a blog.

-- Posted by Eagle_eye on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 11:50 AM


I took Sherry's place at the El Rancho when she quit..

Sherry and I were both diagnosed with Lupus a year a part. We called each other almost every day.

We were seeing the same Dr's and on the same meds until her's took off on her and eventually killed her. Very sad time.....

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Fri, Apr 22, 2011, at 11:56 AM

Zook I'm not going to say what the letters stand for but the meaning of it is "A Micromanaging, interfering back room commander"

-- Posted by MsMarylin on Sun, Apr 24, 2011, at 9:41 AM

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