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Jun 20, 2006
Name: 1983 Beirut Bombing Victims and Veterans
Type: Tribute (for the living)
To Honor: Other
Location: , Michigan United States
My daughter Tabitha and I have composed and played 2 songs that will be included on the 2008 Beirut Remembrance Walk CD and would like to give everyone a preview of what they will sound like without the lyrics and voice overs.

You can hear them at the addy's below.
Please feel free to rate them when you are there.

http://www.myspace.com/beckyayers
http://www.myspace.com/tabithaefe
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Posted: Jun 20, 2006 7:07am
May 31, 2006
WHY WOMEN ARE CRABBY


We started to "bud" in our blouses at 9 or 10 years old only to find that anything that came in contact with those tender, blooming buds hurt so bad it brought us to tears. So came the ridiculously uncomfortable training bra contraption that the boys in school would snap until we had calluses on our backs.



Next, we get our periods in our early to mid-teens (or sooner). Along with those budding boobs, we bloated, we cramped, we got the hormone crankies, had to wear little mattresses between our legs or insert tubular, packed cotton rods in places we didn't even know we had.


Our next little rite of passage (premarital or not) was having sex for the first time which was about as much fun as having a ramrod push your uterus through your nostrils (IF he did it right and didn't end up with his little cart before his horse), leaving us to wonder what all the fuss was about.



Then it' was off to Motherhood where we learned to live on dry crackers and water for a few months so we didn't spend the entire day leaning over Brother John. Of course, amazing creatures that we are (and we are), we learned to live with the growing little angels inside us steadily kicking our innards night and day making us wonder if we were preparing to have Rosemary's Baby.


Our once flat bellies looked like we swallowed a watermelon whole and we pee'd our pants every time we sneezed. When the big moment arrived, the dam in our blessed Nether Regions invariably burst right in the middle of the mall and we had to waddle, with our big cartoon feet, moaning in pain all the way to the ER.



Then it was huff and puff and beg to die while the OB says, "Please stop screaming, Mrs. Hearmeroar. Calm down and push. Just one more good push (more like 10)," warranting a strong, well-deserved impulse to punch the %*..!* (and hubby) square in the nose for making us cram a wiggling, mushroom-headed 10lb bowling ball through a keyhole.


After that, it was time to raise those angels only to find that when all that "cute" wears off, the beautiful little darlings morphed into walking, jabbering, wet, gooey, snot-blowing, life-sucking little poop machines.


Then come their "Teen Years." Need I say more?


When the kids are almost grown, we women hit our voracious sexual prime in our early 40's - while hubby had his somewhere around his 18th birthday.


So we progress into the grand finale: "The Menopause," the Grandmother of all womanhood. It's either take HRT and chance cancer in those now seasoned "buds" or the aforementioned Nether Regions, or, sweat like a hog in July, wash your sheets and pillowcases daily and bite the head off anything that moves.


Now, you ask WHY women seem to be more spiteful than men, when men get off so easy, INCLUDING the icing on life's cake: Being able to pee in the woods without soaking their socks...


So, while I love being a woman, "Womanhood" would make the Great Gandhi a tad crabby. Women are the "weaker sex"? Yeah right. Bite me.



Send this to seven bright women you know and make their day!!! Or at least make them laugh a little.....


 

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Posted: May 31, 2006 5:49am
May 18, 2006
Name: Fallen of 1983 Beirut Bombing
Type: Memorial (for the deceased)
To Honor: Individual(s)
Location: Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan United States


This was on the front page of the Soo Evening News today! We were all SO excited to see it.




THIS IS HIS WALK JOURNAL :

[b]Rememberance Walk Journal Started Day 2[/b]

At 7:15am when I hit lap 133, I had to sit a while. I know at this pace I will end early Friday morning (no media) and my legs were weak. The cold (40 degrees) and rain took its toll through the night. My back is burning so I chopped .19 per lap off at lap 80. This adjusts the total down from 149 miles to 129 miles.

As of this posting, total miles walked is 75. At 1:30am, I had to leave the route due to being chilled so bad it caused spasms. My son in law walked 29 laps for me so credit him with 15 miles of the total. I am trying to finish this. I see it as the laps, not the distance walked.

We had 4 people take the name of one of the fallen to make donations in their memory. Most people are unaware or just done care. By the way, 3 of the 4 people were under 25. At 5pm or so, I spoke to a teenager close to 14 years old. He asked what I was doing so I told him. He replied, "Thats alot of laps." I said, "It was alot of people." He just shrugged and rode away. Taking for granted the freedom he has today because of service men and women who laid their life down.

After I walked the first lap, I had to stop to speak with the local paper Soo Evening News and pose for pictures as I gave the owner of Grooves Music a coin. Gary has been so understanding and helpful with the walk and everything else. I think it would be nice if all of us write a thank you note to:

Gary Hatch at Grooves Music
540 Ashmun Street
Sault Sainte Marie, MI
49783

We need to support those who support us since there are so few. Cold again, body spasms, sides cramping up. I know I can finish this but it looks like another long day and night ahead. Only 108 laps to go, not that bad. I have been told that after you eat, you should exercise carefully as the blood is diverged to the stomach to digest the food so I have been waiting 30 minutes after eating before walking. I guess that explains why I get real cold after I eat.

I see this walk as freeing the souls of the fallen, another rescue mission I must not fail this time. City worker stopped by and thanked all of us for serving in Beirut. He served from 1980 - 1984, West coast marine.

8:30am on the 18th. Rain is stopping, starting to warm up. David Scott from Edward Jones Investments dropped off coffee for me, another supporter.

At 5pm, lap 153. A total of 84.5 miles so far.

(to be continued)


[ note : this is being written with paper and pen. steve asked for this to be posted. ]

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Posted: May 18, 2006 4:14pm
Apr 7, 2006
I have set up a baby pool for our daughter Tabitha at PregPool.com!

Think you know the baby's weight? Whether it will be a boy or a girl? How about when the baby will be born? If you're feeling lucky and want to help raise some money for Tabitha and her new baby, then go HERE and make a guess. 30% of the pool could go to you!

We sincerely appreciate all your help.


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Posted: Apr 7, 2006 4:19am
Mar 21, 2006
Are you a supporter of our troops and veterans? Then you might be interested in this.  Please click on the link below.


I WANT TO SIGN UP NOW!
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Posted: Mar 21, 2006 5:30am
Feb 17, 2006
This is the letter that Congressman Bart Stupak recieved in reply to his letter to Donald Rumsfeld a month ago. In case you missed the original letter from Congressman Stupak, I have included it along with this one. Donald Rumsfelds letter is below Congressman Stupaks letter on the page.

Letters from Congressman Bart Stupak and Donald Rumsfeld about the reopening of the 1983 Beirut Bombing Investigation
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Posted: Feb 17, 2006 5:54am
Feb 10, 2006
Most of you know that my husband and I, as well as many veterans and families of the fallen from the 1983 Beirut Bombing have been working hard to get the investigation reopened as well as planning with the White House a "Walk of Remembrance".

As we fight to be noticed and get this accomplished, we have noticed a disturbing neglect of important issues by the media. Now granted, this is an issue from 22 years ago, but ignoring our plea to get this reopened ranks right up there with someone ignoring or forgetting that their own child died years ago. These men were human beings like us, they had families like us, they had hopes and dreams and fears like us and all of it was snuffed out with one blast. A blast that shouldn't have happened. A blast that NOBODY has admitted to being at fault for.

It has become blatently clear to us that the media is more interested in what clothing Tom Cruise wore to the awards than why a bombing of this magnitude has been covered up for 22 years.

My husband has contacted in upwards of 20 major news centers with no response. When contacting our local paper, he was met with an attitude and short temperedness. The man basically told him that nobody cares what happened to all those men because it happened 22 years ago. To say the least, my husband and I were mortified. This man actually said that this was bulls*** that we would bring this up now.


Is this our country's mentality now? "Oh who cares what happened in our past as long as the future is okay."?? Our future will NOT be okay thinking like this. We all have to CARE enough to step up and be heard. We have to fight for our rights and for the truth. We can't think that it's okay to just "Let it go" if it's still weighing heavily on our hearts and souls.

I would no sooner forget this than forget the circumstances surrounding the murder of someone where the perpetrator was never brought to justice. Would you? Could you?

If someone broke into your home and either hurt or killed someone in your family and they never found the person who did it, would you have forgotten about it 20 years later? Or would it still weigh heavily on you? I think we all know the answer to this question deep down inside.

So, now I would like to ask all of you to contact your congressmen and tell them that this investigation needs to be reopened. Do it for the veterans, do it for the families of the fallen, do it for YOUR future.



Sleep Well America

The sleeping masses, those who have no idea that men and women are giving their lives for you, for your right to speak your mind, the ability to sleep well in a world filled with hatred. I have known these men and women, I have stood shoulder to shoulder with them to make your nights safer, your days brighter. Most Americans swell with pride when the Old Glory is carried by in the local parade, most will shake the hand of a hero. These are the patriots who understand what these men and women sacrifice for in the corners of every part of this great nation sits people who hate all that we stand for, they fill with anger when the flag passes and would spit on the hero but these people have that right. The Heros gave it to them, fought and died for those people to have the right to spit in their faces. This is why The United States of America is the greatest nation on the Earth. So either stand up or turn away but Old Glory is raised high in battle by the very men and women who may have once placed your groceries in a bag or played with your child. Maybe they were standing right behind you the last time you spat on the flag, these men and women will spill their own blood so you all may live in peace. So sleep well America, speak your mind and maybe say thanks to those who are fighting to preserve these rights.
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Posted: Feb 10, 2006 10:42am
Feb 9, 2006
We have spoken to Benjamin Barbin from the White House Commission on Remembrance. They are interested in our plan for the Remembrance Walk for Beirut Veterans in 2008 and wish to have a conference call in July after their planning phase for this years events. I will keep you all informed as to what happens then.
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Posted: Feb 9, 2006 9:43am

 

 
 
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