Out On A Limb

Four of my Grandsons in a tree on Tybee Island, Ga.

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Salute to USA and CSA Veterans

Sept 30, 2012. Photo's by Joanne Gunter and John Martin
The Orange Light Artillery
2nd Co. G, 40 NC Troops CSA
"Patterson's Battery"
Garnett-Pettigrew Chapter # 67
Memorial Cannon Crew, NC
Military Order of the Stars & Bars
Salutes Veterans of the USA & CSA at
Bethel Presbyterian Church, McLeansville, NC on Sept 30, 2012. 

Honoring Veterans at Bethel Church 200th Anniversary

From Flyer I Received:
Bethel Church 200th Anniversary. The community is invited on September 30, 2012 at 2 pm to honor veterans connected to Bethel Presbyterian Church. 

Among the events planned for the day are: antique cannon firing, Civil War honor guard muskets firing, and a VFW remembrance. Revolutionr War to Vietnam War veterans will be saluted and recognized.

The Bethel Church and Cemetery
300 Knox Road, McLeansville, NC. 
Directions: From Wendover Avenue (US-70E/Burlington Road0 turn on Knox Road and go 7/10 mile. Church and cemetery are on the left.

Please join us in honoring our veterans
and celebrating our 200th anniversary!

Ban ALL Soft Drinks in Schools

Why are sugar drinks banned in many schools, but not artificially sweetened drinks? 

Artificial sweetners in soft drinks and added to natural juices and other processes foods and drinks are at least as bad for children as refined sugars and high fructose corn syrup. So I ask again:

Why are sugar drinks banned in many schools, but not artificially sweetened drinks?

Could it be that the process to FDA approval of these toxic additives is pushed by the manufacturing companies which are, in many cases, the same companies that manufacture prescription medicines. These companies spend enormous amounts of money to influence government officials, researchers and on advertisements to consumers.

Chemical companies contribute heavily to colleges and universities that perform research on many of the products they manufacture. If the money stops, university research could be negatively affected.

I have been concerned about artificial sweetners for some time. More at: