The Kunnel's Korner Saturday Dispatch
Shakespeare's Seasons
Here feel we but the
penalty of Adam,

The seasons' difference,
as the icy fang

And churlish chiding of
the winter's wind,

Which, when it bites and
blows upon my body,

Even till I shrink with cold,
I smile.
As You Like It
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Smart Choices

Conserve energy and save money.
  • During cold weather, set your thermostat back 10 degrees at night for 8 hours.
    During warm weather, if you have central air, set your thermostat higher at night
    for 8 hours. In this way, you can save as much as 10 percent a year on heating and
    cooling bills.
  • Close doors to unoccupied rooms and keep these rooms cooler--set thermostats
    at about 50 degrees F, if available.
  • Caulk and weather-strip the house to seal air leaks.
Info from The Old Farmer's Almanac Engagement Calendar, 2019
On Giving
We make a living by what we get,
we make a life by what we give.
-- Unknown
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God's Word is an immovable anchor in times of storm!
Try it; You'll like it!
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Today In God's Word
Since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, * * * * * * * * * * * * * let us lay aside every weight, * * * * * * * * * * * * * and the sin which so easily ensnares us, * * * * * * * * * * * * * and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, * * * * * * * * * * * * * looking unto Jesus, * * * * * * * * * * * * * the author and finisher of our faith, * * * * * * * * * * * * * who for he joy that was set before Him endured the cross, * * * * * * * * * * * * * despising the shame, * * * * * * * * * * * * * and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. * * * * * * * * * * * * * -- Hebrews 12:1-2 [NKJV]

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The Events of January 2019
January 1, 2019 - New Year's Day
The journey is the reward.

January 6 - Epiphany
    The Feast of Epiphany* was celebrated in most European countries on the twelfth day after Christmas. This is one of the oldest Christian feasts and celebrates the visit of the Magi, the first Gentile recognition of Christ. Epiphany or Twelfth Day is observed in many Christian Churches today.
    It is traditional to eat a cake with a lucky bean baked in it today. The person that gets the bean in his/her portion is crowned one of the Magi and gets to host the next celebration.
    * Epiphany comes from the Greek. It means "appearance" or "manifestation."

January 17, 2019- Benjamin Franklin's Birthday
Early to bed and
early to rise makes
a man, healthy,
wealthy, and wise.
-- Benjamin Franklin, American
statesman [1706-96]


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Martin Luther King, Jr. ... Civil rights leader whose vision for America was the equality of all people regardless of their religious beliefs or the color of their skin. While studying theology at both the Crozer Theological Seminary and Boston University, King developed a profound interest in Mahatma Gandhi’s nonviolent strategy to elicit social change. In 1955, after Rosa Parks refused to adhere to the segregation rules on buses, King was elected President of the Montgomery Improvement Association. His brilliant oratorical skills and overwhelming passion for the cause resulted in King founding the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in 1957. After countless demonstrations and bitter opposition, King gave one of the most moving speeches in American History, "I Have A Dream," at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. King was assassinated on April 4, 1968. His name will be between the lips of men forever.

"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality."
-- Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.,
"Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech,"
December 10, 1964.

January 21, 2019 - Full Wolf Moon
Rare combination [since 1866] blue moon, super blood moon and lunar eclipse on tap!
“He who goes with wolves learns how to howl.”
-- Spanish proverb
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Retirement Home Calendar 2018
The Contilia Retirement Group in Essen, Germany, made what is
probably the best calendar ever with a few of their seniors.
According to German press, 5000 calendars were printed.
And they were given out to residents of the Senior Centre, along with relatives and staff.

The calendar models were interviewed about the project and said it was a
ton of fun to dress up as their favorite actors.
The shoot was done with professional stylists and photographers to make sure
everything looked as cool as possible.
The oldest senior involved with the calendar was 98 years OLD!

Retirement Home Calendar - 2018

If you haven’t grown up by the time you are FIFTY
Well then you don’t have to!!!!

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Comments: [In Guest Book 01/22/2017]
    Awesome stuff Bob seeing the clip of the original "flying wing", the forerunner to the incredible B2.
    Great work, and thanks for that!
Will Robinet

[Comment in response to my offer of setting up a B-2 page.]
    A page on the B2, the worlds most advanced bomber?
Everyone would like that Bob. It's an incredible aircraft, even today, decades after it was designed.
    I saw one flying once when I was visiting my sister who lived in Arizona, it was astonishing, quite the sight. My brother Ray and I pulled the car off the highway to watch it as long as we could.
    There is a very large air force base there, and I think that might be home base for the B2's

    [Well, Will, maybe we will find that after I create the B-2 page, eh?]

[Guest Book Comment]
    ...loving your website and I'm jealous of all your energy!!! ... I still pop into AW now and then, and will definitely pop in to see your world when I do. Also added to my animal kingdom a kitten in August, so now I have my 'dwarf' bunny and my now bigger cat!! And the dwarf bunny still bigger than 'Cup Cake' my kitty. Hoping this finds you well, enjoying reading and getting inspiration from all your writings and stories. God Bless you Bob!!
    Nora W.
    And God bless you, Nora...
    Your comments/kudos were especially appreciated since this is the 20th anniversay my adventures on the Internet. grin I will be looking for you in AlwaysOK and hope you leave a note in the guest book there, too. You can find it in my teleport center across from the Coffee Shop. Enjoy; and, don't be a stranger. Grin Cordially, Bob...aka the Old Kunnel....
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“Happy Feet Movie”
[I did it my way!]

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    This article is about the military and civilian honors of Audie Murphy. For details on his life and military career, see Audie Murphy.
    Photo: Audie Murphy in full dress U.S. Army uniform
    Audie Murphy (20 June 1925 – 28 May 1971) was one of the most decorated United States Army combat soldiers of World War II, serving from 1942 to 1945. He received every American combat award for valor available at the time of his service, including the Medal of Honor.
    He also received recognitions from France and Belgium. With his 1945 military discharge at the end of the war, Murphy became an advocate of treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder in veterans.
    The Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio and the Sergeant Audie Murphy Clubs (SAMC) on military bases honor his contributions.
    He joined the Texas National Guard in 1950, transferring to reserve status in 1956 and remaining in the Guard until 1969. He also had a civilian career as a film actor and songwriter. Recognitions he received both during his lifetime and posthumously are listed on WikiPedia: Audie Murphy.
    Murphy participated in campaigns in North Africa, Sicily, Italy, France and Germany, as denoted by his European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with one silver battle star (denoting five campaigns), four bronze battle stars, plus a bronze arrowhead representing his two amphibious assault landings at Sicily and southern France.
    On 25 February 1945 and 3 March 1945, he received two Silver Stars for further heroic actions.
    The French government awarded Murphy its Chevalier of the Legion of Honor and two Croix de guerre medals. He received the Croix de guerre 1940 Palm from Belgium. The military assisted him with replacement medals after he gave away the originals. Duplicates of his Medal of Honor and other medals can be viewed at Dallas Scottish Rite Temple museum.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Watch planes try to land in the world's windiest city at Wellington International Airport

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     Just this side of Heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge. When an animal dies that has been especially close to some one here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine. Our friends are warm and comfortable.
     All the animals who have been ill and were old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days gone by. The animals are happy and content...except for one small thing, they miss someone very special to them...the one who was left behind.
     They all run and play together until the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. It's bright eyes are intent. Suddenly it begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, it's legs carrying it faster and faster.
     You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face, your hands caress the beloved head and you look into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from hour heart....
     Then, you cross Rainbow Bridge into Heaven together.
     --Author Unknown
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  1. Aircraft Of the Month.
  2. Convair B-36 Peacemaker
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Book List
  1. The Holy Bible [NKJV].
  2. Daily devotional "My Upmost for His Highest" by Oswald Chambers...
  3. "It's A God Thing" created by Don Jacobson and K-LOVE [Read: January 12, 2018]

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