I'm a redheaded hillbilly who's now over half a century old. I love helping people & doing
various kinds of research. My current craze is genealogy. A year ago it was corrupt government officials & before that
nursing home abuse.
I love meeting new people & learning. Life & all of it wonders fascinate me.
My political views are so diverse you could either call me a conservative liberal or a wild conservative.
They are views seen from both sides at various times in my life so I have a little more understanding of both sides than most.
Though poor now, I have had money. My life kinda fits the poem Desterada (sp?). Everyone has their worth. No lifeboats here.
We all sink or swim.
That's why I created this site. I know there will be some that want something for nothing. But who doesn't.
That doesn't make them bad. If it helps someone who really needs it then who cares who else profits?
Anyway on to more about me.
I grew up in a small town in northeastern Ky. that I always call Ky's best kept secret. Besides the ton
of early American history here (we were part of VA. until 1803) we have so much going on that it amazes me so few have heard
Plenty of stuff to do for less than anywhere else I know of. So if you're anywhere near northeastern Ky.
stop by. Even if not, it's worth the trip. It's clean, cheap family fun. No drinking allowed except at a few bars and
restaurants unless you cross the river to Ohio or W.V. You can vist all 3 states in less than an hour. If you want to know
more about the summer free concerts & festivals check out www.summermotion.com
. Definitely worth the trip for the music alone. This year's main free concert is Lee Greenwood but there are a bunch of
other big names. Rock, chriatian & country. Check it out.
There are museums, broadway shows & so many other things for free or cheap. Even the cost of living
here is inexpensive. Yet our population is less than 25,000. Most of them all friendly. Last year double the population showed
up just for summer motion.
One thing a friend of mine got a kick out of was being here for only one day & being able to go home
& say she spent her weekend shopping in Ky., Ohio & W.Va.
I've lived in Louisville as well as Dallas, Texas & Phoenix, Arizona. But I still think this town's
If you like a touch of Broadway for cheap The Paramount theatre is great. Though it's been recently added on to the Paramount
still maintains the building originally built as one of only 12 studios commisioned in the U.S. by the Paramount in California.
Only 6 were built & ours is the only one still in use. Why they picked our small town is a question lost to history. But it's
been well taken care of. Plus it has it's own place in Shadowlands Haunted America.
Since so many celebrities are from this region Ky. Highlands Museum not only gives you a glimpse into our Appalachian history
but a special section devoted to all the musicians from this area like Billy Ray Cyrus, Ricky Scaggs, The Judds, etc. with
lots of memorabilia donated personally by the stars. If you have a museum membership anywhere that includes other museums
across the U.S. the Ky. Highlands Museum is included so it's free. Even if not it's only $4. for adults. They even have a
hands on section for the kids. You can check out this one before going to a show at the Paramount. They are only 4 blocks
away from each other. Or visit both on the web at this link or the one above.
We personally have a soft spot for mutts but even pure breds
need a good home. So if you'd rather adopt a pure bred go here...www.petfinder.org
Everyone has a favorite modern movie. But my favorite old one was The Wave with Bruce Davidson.
Believe it or not it was an afternoon special on ABC. Most of these were kinda stupid even for a pre-teen,
let alone a grown adult. But this one has stayed with me for over 20 yrs.
It made me see for the first time how easy it was for Hitler to get kids to join the SS & do all the
things they did. What's even more frightening is I see it going on today through media bias & way too liberal educators.
In my opinion everyone should see this. There's a free download at www.xenutv.com
but sometimes I couldn't get it in when I had dial up. It's works fine now on broadband. There's some other interesting
downloads there too.
Of course being a former flower child I love Dylan, Joan Baez & Joanie Mitchell. But I like a few of
my son's like Lincoln Park.
When I'm feeling a little wild I like Led Zepplin, The Who & ELO.
If I'm depressed I like BB King & Ben E. King.
Country favs are Travis Trit, Johnny Cash, Alan Jackson, B.J. Thomas, Garth & Willie Nelson. Before
anyone asks yes I like my hometown girls The Judds but they're not my favorites.
I guess my favs are contemporary gospel & even that has a wide range from Kirk Franklin to Josh Graban.
So basically I like all kinds of music as long as it is real.
I love anything to do with space & star gazing is one of my favs when the weather is warm. This site tells you all kinds of
stuff about outer space.
|This is my son Michael at the end of the train.
|He's the reason we're all a little locofortrains.