Monday, May 31, 2010

In Memory of Those Who Have Served And Are Serving: Salute!


Saturday, May 29, 2010

Please Take Care Of The Grand Old Flag

PFARR
MAY 2010

A special thank you goes out to The Greater Greensburg Marine Corps League Det 834 for the flag disposal box.  It is very much appreciated.  I hope more people will treat their worn out flags with more dignity.  The box is especially appreciated because you know they will be handled appropriately.  Thank you to those who serve and care.  
Happy Memorial Day Weekend! 

Friday, May 28, 2010

Remember Those Who Have Gone Before Us
In
SERVICE
DUTY
HONOR
PJFARR
2010
Have a memorable Memorial Day weekend!

Monday, May 17, 2010

I am wondering...


Does one single vote count in this electronic age?

What is service?

Whom do we serve?

Do public officials really serve you and me?

What is it all about Elfie?

Don't "HATE ME" Because I have An Opinion


We have an angry country.  

Go figure.

I am an angry person. I have my reasons. You would understand if you knew some of my experiences.

I wish politics didn't interfere with everyday life so much.

I don't like being angry and I am trying to move past it.  There is no way in hell...I'll ever get over it!!!

Politically driven people are dangerous!  There is more to living life then politics.

Unless you know me personally or have walked in my shoes...shut up! Don't judge me.  

God knows.

I grew up in Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.  At least I thought I did or maybe it has changed?

There are mean, cruel, greedy, selfish, and evil people in the world and some even wear smiles and attend church on Sundays.

My opinions maybe different then yours and that is okay; you are entitled to your opinion.

Don't "HATE ME" because I have an opinion.  I am entitled to mine, as well.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

The 60 Plus Association


Just for your information about "The 60 Plus Association."  They are a Republican organization.  They masquerade as an organization that benefits the elderly, BUT they truly are just another "gog" for the Republican machine.  I use to be a Republican, so I understand the party well.

I wrote them an e-mail in response to them using Pat Boone in a "Robo Calling Campaign" for Tim Burns.  They turned around and had the nerve (I cleaned up what I really said.) to send me a letter under the name of my brother who has been deceased since October of 2009.  Needless to say, I was not happy.  I called them back and told them that I don't appreciate their organization, along with an e-mail, and asked to be taken off all their data bases.

Don't be fooled.  Check your sources.  Vote for the lesser of two evils.  I hope that the "middle class" would stand up and vote and that the "moderates" would find the courage to fight back.  We need intelligent and reasonable people back in office and not the greedy persons who are killing us with poor policy and legislation.

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Friend's House

A walk down the road of memories and I am not so alone.

Friends from over the years are just a 'tweet' away.
Rarely does a day or a week go by when I don't hear from you.
I laugh as we share a story or joke over the phone.
Envious of your vacation photos...I wish I would have gone along.
Needing to talk...who care what time it is there...right.
Driving maybe more difficult.  I am not quite up to road trips anymore.
She said what!

Home is where the heart is...I know the road to your house.
Oh my, the time has flown by.
Usually, I remember birthdays. Did I forget this year?
Sharing, caring, and laughing makes this road a little easier.
Eternally your friend on the road of life.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Courage
the soul of this women,
who faces her enemies,
forgives,
and moves on.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

To The Woman...

To the woman who gave me birth,
thank you for carrying and caring for me.

To the woman who raised me, dotted on me, dressed me and encouraged me to grow,
thank you for loving me.

To the woman who nurtured the teacher, artist, and adventurer in me,
thank you for helping me mature into a woman.

To the woman who over the years has helped me grow spiritually and taught me the value of prayer,
thank you for sharing your deep faith and love in Christ.

Happy Mother's Day!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Westmoreland GOP Goes Pimping

Press Party Washington DC 

Westmoreland GOP Goes Pimping

The good Republicans of Westmoreland County have to be embarrassed.  Whose bright idea was it to invite Rove for a political breakfast May 20th?  Look at the money being generated:  Tickets for the breakfast are $50, tickets for the private reception are $500 per person or $750 per couple, and photos are $250. The party also is seeking sponsors for the event at $1,000 a table or something.  Did they accomplish the gouging or is that the gorging with the Supreme Court passing "Pad the Election...Buy yourself a Candidate Bill" they passed recently?  No honor among thieves...especially in "Big Business," "Banking Institutions" or “Government Lobbyist" for that matter.  A nasty threesome if you ask me.  When the lines are blurred, it is difficult to tell who is who.

Well, Karl has been lurking about.  In March, Mr. Rove spoke at the Allegheny County Republican Committee's annual Spirit of Lincoln Dinner.  The event drew about 600 people to the Westin Convention Center hotel in Pittsburgh. That event raised about $50,000 for the committee.  Yippee!  Is there a specific list of all who gave or is it a slush fund?

Rove, recently released a book, Courage and Consequence, in which he wrote that Congress likely would not have authorized the Iraq War had intelligence agencies known Saddam Hussein had no weapons of mass destruction.  What, you telling us this now?  Huh?  Dah?

Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Pat Toomey also is slated to speak at the event, according to Ms. Gowaty.  Call Pat Toomey and tell him to run for his political life.  It could be the kiss of death any which way you look at it.

For more information on the event, telephone party headquarters in Greensburg at 724-836-0570.  On the other hand, call and tell them, thanks but you will pass this time around.   Most of the moderates have already left the party going Independent or Populist.

Is ‘The Populist Movement' becoming a real threat?  The Populist movement a true grassroots movement, not masquerading as “The Tea Party Movement" or "The A.K.A. Republican Strategy Movement.

Respectfully,
Ms. Peggy Jo Farr
Educator and 'Lover of Learning,'
A teacher, teaching students to think, not just to recognize a name on a ballot.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Booking Through Thursdays: Influence

PJFARR
2010

Did you ever run across a book or two that were really great reads?  I did recently.  I was in a warehouse store today with my cousin and found two wonderful paperback editions.  One of Paul Newman and the other of Sandra Day O'Connor.  I could not put them down.  They had other excellent paperbacks at super low prices, along with flowers and other plants that were just flying off the shelving.  All in all we a great day shopping, watching a movie, and eating homemade pizza.  Everyone needs a day to relax, play, and eat well.  Dessert included dark chocolate and peanut-butter and coffee.  The drive home was pleasant even with all the traffic.  The influence to read came from the books themselves.  Good people are a good read.   

Monday, May 3, 2010

Only the young...

'Only the young have such moments...

...of absolute freedom.

...of love at first sight.

...of pure joy.'
PJFARR
2010

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cool Spring Water

video
PJFARR
2010

Golden Ragwort
growing along a spring
in the Laurel Highlands.