The first links are for celebration of July 4th as celebrated in the
United States. When and why the Stars Spangled Banner was written
is long forgotten by many people. Sadly some people don't even honor
the flag when it is raised.
The story behind the Stars Spangled Banner
The truth behind the Star Spangled Banner.
Eastman Museum - History of Photography
Early Photography and the Camera
The next websites are directed mostly to the Catholic faith.
Our church, is expanding. Construction on the extension of the west side
parking lot is complete. Father Kelly was our priest when the construction
began and with the planning for our new church building yet to be built.
Father Kelly was transferred to Gun Barrel City. Come visit. You will also
love Father Rowland. On Wednesdays we have an open pantry and serve the
needy in the community with a meal. Donations are appreciated.
St Mary Magdalene Catholic Church
Living Faith Daily Devotions online
The mass, devotionals, the bible and more are at the next four websites.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
Catholic Bible online
Frequently Asked Questions of the Catholic Faith
The preview for PAUL THE APOSTLE OF CHRIST has been recorded
and is on the formed.org website. The movie will start playing in
theaters on Easter week-end. The trailer is available online; however,
the preview hosts explanations for different scenes and the story
behind the making of the movie.
Formed - Christian resources
The next several websites offer commentaries for the sacred scriptures
and specific bible studies, program studies and short studies. For the
study of the book of Revelations, the text books came from the CSC.
The most recent study was Luke and now the study of Ephesians is almost
complete. These studies are offered for free at the Cathedral of the
Immaculate Conception near downtown in Tyler, Texas. The only fee is the
cost of the textbooks. Videos are shown at each lesson. The courses run
parallel with the school year. Please peruse each of the websites.
You will surely find what you are looking for. If not, contact me via
email to the webmaster, that's me. I'll try to help you.
Catholic Scriptures Commentary
Extra Study Resources
Volumes and Authors
Indepth Bible Studies
Bible Reading Plan Catholic Bible
Tribulation And Catholic Scriptures
Reflecting on Tribulation
The study of the Gospel of Luke and Ephesians will be interesting since Luke
was Paul's scribe. The study of Luke is finished and the study of Ephesians
is into the fourth lesson. I don't know what the study will in this next
September but they are at the Cathedral downtown Tyler.
CSSI is Catholic Scripture Study International.
Study of Luke Mercy Gospel
Study of Ephesians Paul
CSSI-St Benedict Press Study Books
The Word Among Us is a Catholic resource website for daily devotions
and the daily mass readings.
The Word Among Us
We met two people at Braum's that were wearing t-shirts that had information
about a mission in Bullard. I inquired what it was about and learned it is
a mission to serve the needy in the Bullarad community but also reach out to
needy outside the Bullard immediate area. They are a non-profit organization
and are manned by volunteers. If you want to volunteer I suggest you contact
then to find out what help is needed.
They are new to the area having been established in November of 2017. They
serve the community by offering food, clothing, medical help, and prayer.
If you or someone you know are in need of any of these services please give
them a call and or visit their website to find out what their hours of service
are. The address in their website list Phillips as the address but it is also
Rather which also is FM 344. Their phone number is (903) 894-0109.
If you are in need or know someone who is in need of food, clothing,
or medical help, or prayer please review the website for the information
on their hours of service and their location. You might tell them you found
their information on my website. That is a huge undertaking. My husband
and I plan to visit to better understand their endeavor and mission.
Thanks. Click on the icon to go to their website.
The next three websites are where I have purchased music books which
are used for mass.
OCP Worship Resources
GIA Worship Resources
Dynamic Catholic Bibles, Books and more
The Biblical Archaeology Society offers free-books and appreciates donations
at the next website.
Bible History Daily
Download a free book about Mother Teresa of Calcuta. It is in pdf format.
St. Teresa of Calcutta Book
Mother Teresa's Canonization Ceremony in the Vatican
The next site offers a magazine subscription which I subsribe to.
Baker Academic Publishing
Yea!! Half Price Books now has a store in Tyler in the new
shopping center, The Village at Cumberland Park north of
Toll Road 40. They are next to Joann Fabrics. I started
shopping with Half Prices books when they first opened in
Dallas on Greenville Ave. Please read their story. All
shelves were built by their employees. Too cool!
Half Price Books Tyler, Texas store
Some of my work is in Love Stories Hawaii and are linked below.
A Phone Call From Hawaii
Returned To My Childhood Sweetheart
When I Dream
Many of my poems in Starlite Cafe have been deleted because their system
would not allow me to modify them. However, due to content, I left some
where the graphics show wrong or do not display at all. The poems are still
readable. As time goes by I will be adding a lot of those poems back to this
website. If you find any of my poems in Starlite Cafe you are interested
in you may want to request to purchase a collection. Thank you.
My Starlite Cafe Poems
The next website, E-bags, has many interesting items of which have
RFID Blocking. My first encounter with them was when preparing for
our trip to London and Paris. I purchased E-bags packing cubes to keep
our clothing organized, a Pac-Safe purse, credit/debit card holders
which are called boarding pouches and are worn under the shirt or blouse.
They all have RFID Blocking. Plus I also purchased their Pac-Safe luggage.
My husband was reluctant to wear the small pouch under his shirt but
once we were packed and ready to leave, he was glad I purchased these
products. Consider using an RFID product for your camera or sports gear.
Be sure to look for the letters RFID Blocking for safer travel anywhere,
locally or elsewhere. Regarding RFID Blocking: U.S. passports issued
starting in 2006 have RFID tracking chips. RFID chips work by using
radio waves to communicate. Credit cards, debit cards, micro chips
implanted in pets, and many more things have RFID chips. How can we
protect a micro chip in our pets from being scanned? I need to do
research on that. In theory somebody can scan through your pocket or
purse and retrieve your personal information. The use of RFID Blocking
is to prevent remote scanning.
e-Bags Start here before you travel
Wheelchair Travelers Help
While preparing the food for our new hummingbird feeders my husband
came across the instructions to add a "glug" of something.
The Local Palate explains unusual cooking measurements i.e. what is a glug?
Although that may be new a term for us, I thought I knew what it meant
but did a search for it. As an added bonus, I also found this next
website which explains why we cook with Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Be sure to read the 101 of Olive Oil at California Olive Ranch
or go here: 101 of Olive Oil
We were looking forward to when our fragrant Sweet Tea Olive Trees
blossomed; however, they did not survive the winter months. My husband
left a lot of our plants in the garage and they became root bound. My son
came over to help plant them. One Camelia plant did not survive the winter
either. We may be purchasing more Olive Trees and did plant more Camelia
plants but locally from Lowes. However, Brighter Blooms offer sales.
Art Supplies discounted:
An ebuddy of mine who is also a relative on my great great grandmother's
side is also a paralegal. She lives in Lafayette, Louisiana. Please
check out her paralegal website, especially if you are in need of
NOTARY TOUTE SUITE, LLC
She also has photos for sale on etsy.
There are more and more bikers on the roads and I don't mean motorcycles.
Separated Bike Lanes YES!
NOTE: The next link contains a pdf document I created with links for
help for PTSD Post Traumatic Stress Disease/Post Traumatic Stress
Syndrome and Addictions. The addiction link was sent to me by a viewer
of my website. Please DOWNLOAD THE DOCUMENT and pass it on to
those you know who may need help from any of the websites listed.
I created the list with personal information and as a pdf document
so it can be downloaded and passed on. I experienced PTSD after a
major car wreck. It lasted for years. Click Here
Special links for seniors or those who are no longer able to drive:
Helping Those Who No Longer Can Drive
Etsy is a website that offers handmade and vintage items. I have purchased
adult bibs and waterproof items on this website. The shop I frequent is
Creative Quilts And Etc. Her work is excellent. Sharon and her husband
John also offer hand carved items. Be sure to tell them Carolyn Hebert
Creative Quilts and Etc.
Next is a webpage for Senior Road Safety but it can apply to many people.
Senior Road Safety
The Hawaii section will be added back to my website. If you are
planning a trip to Hawaii or planning a Luau, you will appreciate
that section. I lived in Hawaii and was a member of a hula troop.
Hawaii Magazine online
Expansion for Papahanaumokuakea Approved
Princess was my Service Dog and a gift from my daughter, Lydia. My
neighbors told me what Princess would do before a seizure and so I
started paying attention to her. There is a section for Princess in my
website linked on my list/poem page. You may also purchase her book
at lulu.com, amazon.com, barnesandnoble, Barnes and Noble also has
my book as a Nook. Do a search for "Princess and the Caterfly: life
as a blind service dog and cancer survivor" and you will find it all
over the web. I wrote it in 2009 hoping to complete it before she died.
She had to be put to sleep in 2011 a few days short of her seventeenth
birthday. Something her veterinarian did to her forced the issue. Go
to her section here to read more about her.
Paws For A Cause trains dogs for different handicaps such as mobility,
blindness, hearing, and seizures. Princess was very much in tuned to
my body. It was a natural connection that could not have been trained.
Paws With A Cause
My list of Genealogy Helps and Links is a long list of resources for
research. The page is also listed on my poem/list page.
Genealogy Helps and Links
The next link is where we purchased our large air purifier. We were
fortunate to get ours at a sale price. This is used in our great grand
room (living, dining, breakfast, kitchen areas as one huge room). These
type air purifiers are not in stores. For the bedrooms we use smaller
air purifiers purchased at Lowe's in Tyler.
Three websites of interest with regards to coughs and sneezes and the flu:
The first one shows a manequin that is used in the medical field that
physically shows what happens when a person coughs.
Coughing Robot Spews 'Flu Germs'
How Long Are We Contagious With the Flu, this is a funny well put
together video that show how contgious we are when we cough and
how long we are contagious with a cough and the flu.
Coughs and the Flu
When to seek medical care or go to the hospital. You will be surprised.
When to seek medical care for Flu
NASA did egress testing of the Orion Space Capsule in the Gulf
of Mexico when we were in Galveston in July 2017. I took pictures
of the Orion while going out on the Sunset Cruise. That was an
unexpected event and most exciting. THEY ARE USING SOLAR ENERGY
which makes this an extremely important and interesting event
in history. On this next link you can get caught up to date on
what has been transpiring. Please do keep up with this. The year
2018 will be a very important year in history for space travel.
Splashdown for Orion
We frequent Galveston but a beach outting is usually to take
sunset pictures or pictures of the waves and occasionaly catch
a rare picture of a Whooping Crane and other fowl that either
inahabit or frequent the area. It is a bird watchers paradise.
We attended part of the Featherfest Festival in April 2016.
At the links below you will learn more about lifeguards, what the
flag colors mean, the beach conditions, events and more.
Galveston Island Beach Patrol
We purchased a gases monitor from Coburn's in Tyler. The cost was a
little over $200 on sale. Click here for a picture of the INFIVON Gas Meter.
It can catch more gases than the The Flint/Gresham Fire Department's
meter. Theirs catches only four gases. We met two fire department
employees at the Subway in Gresham on Old Jacksonville Hwy. Sunday,
Nov. 20, 2016 after church. They initiated conversation which is how
we learned about their gases meter. Plus they only walk through your
home. You turn the meter on outside first, then walk through your home.
If the meter doesn't beep right away, you place the nozzel close to
or next to where a leak may be. It will make a beeping noise. There are
several lights on the meter. The louder it beeps, the more lights are
lit. Ours lit around the base of our toilets, in the guest bathroom
bathtub drain and in one of the sinks in the master bathroom. The
louder the gases meter beeps the worse the leak and you might need
to evacuate your home. It does not tell which gas is the problem only
that there is a gas leak.We already had a Carbon Monoxide Monitor.
that is what saved our lives. You also cannot smell carbon monoixide.
If you do not have a CO monotor get one. I had carbon monoxide poisoning
in 2015 and was hospitalized several times within less than six weeks.
Nursing staff in the emergency room had to work hard to save my life.
If you want to know the symptoms send me an email. However, a burning
in my chest, throat and nose was the first indicator accorging to the
guy at ERI (Environmental Research Institute). They are now called
Environmental Consulting Inc. We had Carbon Monoxide leak from our
furnace, sewer gas leaks from when we flushed our toilets, and
mold in the kitchen and in the master bathroom.
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This next link is for the consulting firm that does air quality testing.
ERI Consulting, Inc.
ServPro of Tyler is who did the mold remediations. We have the
certifications from ERI Consulting, Inc. that the two remediations
were done and passed inspections. (kitchen and master bathroom)
Our computer technician recommended the next website to download
free programs and trial versions of programs. It is safe/trusted
website. It is necessary to download their download tool which
will also download the program or programs you select. Most are
free. Some are trials versions. I suggest researching what a
program does before you download a free or trial version.
Ninite Free Downloads
A viewer of my website sent the below link. I first did a search
for it and found other such websites. However this one alone has
links to access every state in the union. So now it is part of my
website. Thank you. She said with this website she was successful
at finding correct numbers with this one website.
U.S. Court System
I added this next website since it is the U. S. Government website
for the court systems. It too is very informative.
U. S. Courts
This next website is interesting too. I have always enjoyed reading
about former presidents. This next website is the Miller Center:
American Presidents Resource.
American Presidents Resource
This webpage was found by accident searching for the
distance between Tyler and New Orleans.
Distance between US Cities
This is a fun site. Can you name the cars by the subtle hints?
Name that Car
Below are links to class websites for around my hometown
of Port Arthur, Texas.
NOTE: Like many TJHS graduation classes from the Port Arthur,
Texas area, the class of 1958 has an alumni group in Facebook.
The class of 1956 photos are still in The Guidrey News. They also
have a 60th reunion coming up in October. I need to find out more
information about the Graduate Museum before I add it back as a
section in here.
TJHS Class of '56 2006 Reunion Pictures
Click on the drop down menu, select a page
and then click on GO.
Newspapers and sites of special interest:
Port Arthur News
Mid-County Chronicle Nederland, TX
Guidry News - Galveston, Texas
Tyler, Texas Newspaper
KLTV Tyler, Texas
The Police News
Reuploaded per special interest request:
Historical Marker Childhood Home Janis Joplin
To translate from one language to many others at the same time.
Online website builder helps. You will find a color chart
and many pages of what they call cheat sheets for html,
CSS, and more.
Power Karaoke is where you can purchase the media player
to be able to play Karaoke music on your computers. It is
where I purchased my Karaoke Media Player. It is a download
or download the trial version first.
Power Source Karaoke
My sister belonged to this charitable organization, Quota
International. They have a new website. They also have a
magazine to download in pdf format.
For travel reviews we use Trip Advisor where I do reviews
of everywhere and every place we go. They have me as a
top reviewer. So, you are forwarned if you are a place
we might visit. Ironically I did a negative review of
a restaurant and they used one of my pictures for their
ad in Trip Advisor. That's too funny. I photographed
their menu, the one nice thing about them.
A member of our church is a landscape architect. Check out his website.
David and his wife are devout Christians.
Texas Land Archichitect - David Scarborough
This link is for Chuck Quackenbush, former Insurance
Commissioner for the state of California. I met him
and his wife Chris while my serice dog, Princess, and
I were living in Hawaii. I edited the photos, created
the graphics, input the code and taught Chris how to
upload the files.
Chuck Quackenbush Website
This link is for the Lee County School Board website
where you will find "Chris" Rita Quackenbush in Florida.
"Chris" was a friend of mine from when her family lived
in Hawaii when Princess and I lived there too. She and I
were part of the Coalition to end quarantine in Hawaii.
FYI: information about that will be on another page.
If you meet Chris please let her know you found her
information on my website. moonlightflower.org
Thanks and Aloha!
Chris - Lee County School Board
Hawaii Christmas Cards
A very frightening aspect of being older and work injured.
The Theft of Dignity
This next site offers information for the USA state by state
and informative articles. You can share your story here too.
Workers Compensation Laws
The next link takes you to the Scooter store we deal with in Tyler.
They are nice people and accountable. My large scooter was purchased
in 2004. I have a prescription for it. However, for trips where we
have to fly this is where we purchased a portable scooter. Richard
is who we usually deal with.
Access2Mobility is a sales and service for new and used wheelchairs,
vans, scooter and power chairs. They are a complete mobiity solution.
Tell them Carolyn and Alfred sent you. They will treat you right.
Access 2 Mobility Tyler
The Charley Project profiles over 7,000 "cold case" missing people
mainly from the United States and links to over 500 missing person
related websites. It does not actively investigate cases; it is
merely a publicity vehicle for missing people who are often neglected
by the press and forgotten all too soon. The Charley Project is
perpetually under construction and should get more features as
The Charley Project - Missing Persons
The link below brings you to the Jim "Catfish" Hunter Chapter of
the Walk to D'Feet ALS in North Carolina. Alfred's nephew,
retired Marine Major Randy Hebert, a Persian Gulf War veteran,
has ALS and lives in North Carolina.
Walk to D'Feet ALS
The mission of Justice for All is to train thousands who will help make
abortion unthinkable for millions, one person, one conversation at a time.
The hallmark of university communities is being open to and even-handed
in the exploration of ideas. Justice For All Exhibits explore when human
life begins, review abortion facts, and question arguments for maintaining
the status quo. All should want accurate abortion information and be
increasingly wary of slogans that purport to solve the moral issues behind
abortion, whether they be viewed as pro-choice or pro-life. Spend a few
minutes reviewing the Exhibit to see if you agree that abortion is an
unthinkable human injustice.
Justice For All
Click here to search for your state's Right to Life organization
Annuity Basic Guide For Retirement
Internet Movie Database
Olde Time Cooking and Nostalgia 40's and 50's
Websites for Cowboy Stars/Movies
Input a zip code in either weather website below. Get graphical
and text forecasts for the next five days, a quick look at the
national radar and satellite, travel forecasts, and more!
The Weather Website
When we evacuated for hurricane Ike my external drive did not
survive the trip. This company restored my files and placed
them on a new portable external drive. WOW! They have a
protection plan. It's more economical to purchase a protection
plan than it is for the cost of paying for the recovery I
guarantee. But it was well worth it.
CBL Data Recovery
CCleaner is free to download. My computer tech uses this.
CCleaner Freeware Windows Optimization
Below are links to websites to search and find out if an email
message or a website is true, a hoax or if a url or website
is for real or SCUM.
Snopes Urban Legends and Folklore
A source for self publishing: Lulu.com
No set-up fees. No minimum order. No risk.
We print and ship each book as it's bought.
Super-mega-crazy fast. You can publish and
order within minutes.
You keep control
Even if it sounds too good to be true. You
control the design, copyright and price."
This is where I published my book for Princess.
Her book can be purchased here on Lulu, on Amazon,
Barnes and Noble and many other websites.
Just do a search for Princess and the Caterfly:
life as a blind service dog and cancer survivor
by Carolyn Bigler Hebert or just Princess and
the Caterfly by Carolyn B Hebert. The book might
still come as an e-book. The book is letter size
and filled with photos and my sketches.
Fight Spam! Click Here!
NOTICE: Traumatic Brain Injury Websites
created by or for Traumatic Brain Injury Survivors.
The Dark Blue Knight is an ebuddy of mine
downunder in Australia. He is a retired police
officer who became brain injured. See below.
Dark Blue Knight Australia
Vince Bell New Mexico
Dan Windheim New York
Linda Fullerton New York
I was a brain injury nurse when I became brain injured and this
is my website. If you have questions just ask. I plan to add
some information about brain injuries and also battles with
Wait till you see pictures of the wreck I was in and social
security said I could go back to work as my previous position
as a secretary. I was a nurse and had so many restrictions on
me if i was a secretary I would not have been able to perfom
the job. They also said I was only depressed and had carpal
tunnel syndrome which could be corrected with surgery.
Fact: I had a subdural hemmorhage, a fractured skull, and
diagnosis closed head brain injury and more. They did not
pull all of my medical records and called my nutritionist
one of my doctors. Somebody transcribed the word phythiatrist
to psychiatrist. Talk about messy situations. These are two
entirely different types of physicians. That information will
be put back as a separate section in my website called "The
Caterfly." Read what Linda Fullerton has to say please.
And me, your webmaster Texas
A message from Linda Fullerton, President and Co-Founder
of the Coalition for Social Security Disability Reform.
"Nobody should have to endure the hell that this system
imposes on the disabled of this country. So the best we
can do is tell everyone what is going on and fight back.
There is a reason that both of us are not dead yet and
in my case I guess this is it. Good luck and be well."
Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
(DARS) It was through this organization that I was able to
go to classes for the computer. They also helped me with
uniforms and eyeglasses to be able to attempt to go back
into the workforce.
The Hawaii Rehabilitation Services also helpe me with equipment
to attempt to built my own business building websites. However,
once back in Texas, the government would not allow the expenses
as a tax deduction. The business never got off the ground.
Several years ago, a friend of mine had built a website for
Florence Coleman, our dance teacher we had in our youth. He
could no longer maintain it and asked if I would. Editing
his text and photos and creating new graphics, I made it a
new section in my website. A few former students also sent
me photos. It might go back up again, not right away. Thank
you for your patience. NOTE: If you are interested in the
Florence Coleman section being back online, let me know.
Goodwill Industries is where I took the classes to learn
Microsoft Office. Texas Rehab. paid for those classes.
DARS Dept of Rehabilitation
Hawaii Rehab. Commission
Christmas has passed but you might want to bookmark this next website.
It takes you out of my website but it is a fun site where you can
track Santa on Christmas Eve but play games and learn about how
Christmas is celebrated in other countries.
Track Santa Claus and Play Games
This next page is very entertaining and will brighten up your Christmas.
It begins with a military person playing the drums in the courtyard of
a train station and ends with an entire corps entertaining with song
and dance. Be sure to pass this one on too.
Military Entertaining at Train Station