There are several sections on this page: Personal poems and poetry,
articles, my triathlete husband Alfred, my service dog Princess, WWII,
Tropical storm Edouard, Genealogy, Christmas pages. PTSD and addiction
helps links and safer bike lanes. The section for Princess is the toward
the end of this list. Scroll to Bonsai Pipeline for the beginning of
the photography section. One page is up.
Note: I made a few of my poems downloadable in pdf format. All of my
poems and photos are copyrighted and have been published other than
in this website. The books are for sale elsewhere.
I have been sorting photos and watermarking them. For examples of my
sewing and more about me, scroll down the page. Be sure to check
all the sections listed. The 60th Sigma Phi Epsilon King's Ball
Group Photo is on Alfred's first page. The Lamar University
Beaumont, Texas Chapter.
Email me and let me know you appreciate my work. I am the Webmaster!
An Angel In Your Pocket
An Irish Blessing
A Nation Under God for 911
A Simple Brain Test
A mama bird made her home in a box on the top shelf of a bookcase outside
our back door. We watched them from the nest of four eggs to four baby
birds hatched until one day the nest was empty and one of the parents was
looking all around the box and bookcase. But they make their presence known
by singing in the trees and foraging on the high ground by the Oak tree.
Update: Oct 9, 2017: More photos will be added later.
Mama and her Baby Birds
Fire Hazards of leaving things in parked vehicles
Genealogy of Christ
Happy Birthday-for a man
Happy New Year 2017
Helpless, Lifeless Rose
Huggable, Loveable Teddy Bears
Money Can't Money Won't
My God and I
Mr Vodka-about addictions
Names Of God
Old Betsy and Me
Only God Can Create A Sunset
We have a new priest at St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Flint, Texas.
The next link takes you to a prayer card I wrote for him. The graphic came
from a photo I took of a statue of Our Blessed Mary and Baby Jesus at St.
Louis Cathedral in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2012. It's a large graphic so
be sure to click back to this page.
Prayer Card for Father Rowland
The next link takes you to a prayer card I wrote for the youth of our
country. Some people think it's a prayer for youth to pray. It is a
prayer for everybody to pray for the youth of America and the World.
The photo came from a picture I took at the Oratory of St. Philip Neri,
Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary in London, England in 2013.
Our church is in need of a Youth Minister. Please pray for us in
that respect. Thanks.
Prayer for the Youth
Before I wrote the prayer card for our youth, I wrote two prayer cards
for Father Timothy Kelly who was our priest for thirteen years. Fr. Kelly
was transfered to St. Jude's Catholic Church in Gun Barrel City, Texas.
The image of the candle came from a picture I took of our altar candles.
The picture of Father Kelly came from a photo I took of him at the Roselawn
Perpetual Care Cemetery in Tyler, Texas, the Catholic section a few years
ago. These are also large graphics. Be sure to click back to this page.
Prayer for Father Kelly
Prayer for Father Kelly
The next poem is about an impostor on Senior Friend Finder,
a Match Maker website. There was more than one impostor
with several ads and a hacker I was able to "capture."
Go to the page and read what happened. After the poem there
is good advice that can apply to any online social media
plus a link to Staying Safe Online. All is worth reading.
Perceptor the Imposter
Personal Ad Poem
Praises A prayer for myself
Prayer 1 A generic prayer
Prayer for the USA
Reflections of Our Yesteryears
The next poem was writtin by Dan Clark in 1999. It is
inspiring and has gone around the internet as annonymous
when it is not. It was first published in "Chicken Soup for
the College Soul." I first uploaded it in 2005.
Sands of Life
The Big If
The Essence of You
The Light of the Son
The Spirit of America
The Touch of the Master's Hand
Tropical Storm Edouard was on August 12, 2008 followed by
Hurricane Gustav on September 1, 2008 followed by
Hurricane Ike on Sepember 13, 2008. That is a reason for
moving away from the coast. Do the math, all in one month's
time. We evacuated for both hurricanes only weeks apart.
When we got home after Gustav we did not unpack our belongings.
Ike was brewing in the Gulf. I knew he was going to turn which
he did. I braved the weather and took the videos of Edouard
starting in the backyard where we had an eight foot high
fence. The fence was swaying. Winds were 55 + mph.
Tropical Storm Edouard, August 2008
Value Of Time
Why I Love Christ
The next page has graphics of Christ with regards
to the crucifixion.
Written In Red
Yester-me Yester-you Yester-day by Ann Sullivan
Genealogy has been a big part of my life. My brother did the Y-DNA test
and I did the mt-DNA test and Family Finder with Famiy Tree DNA plus
I tested with ancestry.com. My husband Alfred tested with FT-DNA.
My son Bryan tested with 23andme.
The Burke/Bourque/Bourg Patriarch Y-DNA: Haplogroup R-Z220
Our Maternal mt-DNA: U5a2 (Ursula)
My son's Patriarch (Langford) Y-DNA is J
My husband's Hebert/Patriarch Y-DNA is R-P312
His maternal mt-DNA is Haplogroup H (Helena).
If you want to know more contact the webmaster (me).
Note: there is a class action lawsuit against 23andme
Click here for information.
Genealogy Helps and Links
ALFRED'S SECTION, My Triathlete Husband
SCROLL down Alfred's awards page TO the SIGMA PHI EPISLON
information. There are THREE GROUP PHOTOS taken at the 60th
KING'S BALL. Right click is disabled but follow the links
and they can be downloaded. I merged four photos together
to get the one panaroma image.
Photos at World Triathlon Finals
Love Poem for Alfred
Happy 80th Birthday Alfred
Currently I am revamping the photo gallery, deleting some photos and adding
more photos. A few of my photos have poems on them. Some of my photos are
for sale therefore my watermark will be across those. They will be for sale
only via my account with Fine Art. That url will be listed when I get my photos
ready to upload there. In my website my watermark will be across most photos.
In Fine Art only a signature will be on the photos. However, their logo will
be on photos in the website but not when the photo or photos are printed.
A sample of my sunset photos
While in Hawaii in 2007 my husband decided to swim at the Bonsai Pipeline
even though there were no local people in the water. I wrote a poem to go
along with the photo of just the tree.
Bonsai Pipeline-Looking Up
This next link takes you to a biking website someone referred me to.
You will find safety items in the site but this webpage speaks of
specific bike lanes for safety which would also mean more bikers can
ride on the streets. More and more states are going to this. Texas
should be one of them. Please pass this information on. Thanks.
Separated Bike Lanes YES!
WORLD WAR II SECTION - My Birth Father and my Adopted Father
WWII Entry Page
Purple Heart - Daddy Burke
Tribute to Daddy Burke
Caricature of Daddy Bigler
Tribute to Daddy Bigler
Slide Show Original photos
Slide Show 2 Original photos
WWII Links of Interest
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.
I learned about the website listed below from a posting in the
Friends_of_US_2nd_Infantry_Division_WWII which I am a member of.
You have to be a member to post and view posts. This may be a good
genealogy website for those who had family members who gave their
lives in WWII.
"The website of the Stichting Verenigde Adoptanten Amerikaanse
Oorlogsgraven (Foundation United Adopters American War Graves) in
the Netherlands, which was founded in July 2011. The purpose is for
people to adopt a grave to keep the memory and honor of those who
gave their lives.
We also aim to help other adopters and relatives in their research.
Therefore, you will find on our website various tips on where to find
and request information on American soldiers who served in World War
Two and who gave their lives for freedom."
Foundation United Adopters American War Graves
Special links for seniors or those who are no longer able to drive:
Helping Those Who No Longer Can Drive
Next is a webpage for Senior Road Safety but it can apply to many people.
Senior Road Safety
PRINCESS and SERVICE DOGS section
It's a very long section with a lot of information.
Documents for Pet food issues, service dog permit and
how to nebulize a dog are all online for download.
Best Friend - about Princess
On A Wing and A Prayer With No Spare
Princess' Hawaii Diary and Quarantine
Pet Diet Information
Please note that not all animals can become service animals
without professional training. Guide dogs and mobility dogs
must be professionaly trained. Your doctor has to sign the
document but first must be fully aware of what your dog is
capable of and convinced the dog does perform the service.
I believe the law now is the service animal must be a dog.
Check with your states laws regarding service animals to be
sure they don't have to be professionaly trained. Princess
was a seizure alert dog. Friends and neighbors told me what
Princess would do before a seizure. I began to pay closer
attention to her so I could get to safety and not fall. She
was very much in tune to my body which helped me to learn
my auras. From research I learned that the success rate for
training seizure alert dogs is about eighty percent. The
dog needs to be very fine tuned to its owner. Princess
most definitely was fine tuned to my body and needs.
It is also important to note that a service/guide dog must
wear a service/guide dog vest. The vest with Service Animal
on it helps eleviate problems. Some vests have pockets.
You may read about them here:
Why Your Service Dog Should Wear A Vest
There you may also read and learn about the proper dog collar
and vest for the service your service dog provides. The first
vest I purchased for Princess was of a solid fabric. But living
in a hotter climate she needed something cooler. So I purchased
a vest with mesh inserts. A harness collar is better than a
regular dog collar. There is more control of the dog with such
a collar. You have probably noticed that guide dogs have
harnesses. Service animals must be kept clean and be current
for all vaccinations.
I carried Princess' service animal permit in a pocket of her
vest but it also included the purpose she served. So that was
private medical information about me. It is illegal for anybody
to ask for your medical information. However, it had to be shown
when we were going to fly somewhere. At a cafeteria in Texas a
food inspector told me to leave. She said to show her my medical
records. I told her to show me hers and I would show her mine.
It was illegal for her to ask. I reported the incident and her
employer had to train all his employees with reference to
service animals in public. Never allow anybody to intimidate you.
I never sued. I always did arbitration. Princess and I educated
a lot of people and businesses.
Michael Lily, Atty at Law in Honolulu approved the document
I created for a service dog. It is below in both html and
Service Animal Permit html document
Service Animal Permit pdf document
Note: Princess became very ill. The emergency doctor said he
would write the prescription for the Albuterol if I can get
instructions on how to nebulize a dog. I conferred with a
doctor in Michigan and one on the ineternet and came up with
the instructions which are in this next pdf document. I had
a large dog crate and already had the nebulizer for myself.
Using A Nebulizer On Dogs pdf document
While living in Hawaii I became a member of the Coalition
to End Quarantine. We succeeded in our mission. The next
links take you to six testimonies with one being mine. They
are all in pdf format. When I was still living in Hawaii
I testified in person. After moving back to the states I
had to write and fax my testimony which is what you will
read from the documents below. I was the one who found
the world compendium. The dates are a bit confusing to me.
I don't remember why the different dates. Maybe we later
had to fax what had been already sent. We had members
all over the world. I praise God for my gift of words.
Alba Conte Testimony
Carolyn Bigler Testimony
Catherine Robinson Testimony
Chris Quackenbush Testimony
Coralie Willett Testimony
Linda Noelani Richard Testimony
CHRISTMAS PAGES: This drop down menu has pages in my website and
some take you out of my website. They are added because I believe them
to be very entertaining. The ones in alphabetical order are in my website.
The next ones take you out of my website. There are games to play, how
Santa School was started in the USA, Military entertaining with song and
dance at a train station and more!
In my website you can Email Santa and get an instant reply before your eyes.
You can print the reply. Bookmark that page and pass it on. Adults can email
Santa too, I do it every year. There is a Christmas Tree Jukebox!
Merry Christmas and Enjoy!
Next is a link to one of my profiles. Later I will be uploading
photos of different things I have done. My clown character,
Crystal, was born at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Kalamazoo,
Michigan. While still living in Michigan I studied Middle Eastern
Dance and performed. I also attended Christian Music Conferences
in Kentucky and the Fellowship Of Christian Magicians workshops
in Indiana. After moving to Hawaii, I studied the hula and performed
at Ala Moana Center in Honolulu. My instructor was one of the hula
competition judges, oh to be so fortunate. I have performed in seven
of our United States. Also, I did the upholstery on the aumusement
rides that used to be in the Fort Worth Stockyards. I even rode a
mule throuhout the stockyards and rode a camel, all while wearing
clown gear. Too cool! Throughout the years I did sewing and alterations
as a hobby. All of this will be on new pages to be uploaded. It's
retirement time with exception of photography, writing, my website,
and miming the crucifixion. My mime presentation is an original I
created. Would you like learn how to do it?
Examples of my Sewing
Examples of my Upholstery
WEBSITES OF INTEREST