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
Note: I made a few of my poems downloadable in pdf format. My poems
and photos are copyrighted and have been published other than in this
website. The books are for sale elsewhere and my photos are for sale
on Fine Art America. For examples of my sewing and more about me,
scroll down the page. Be sure to check all the sections listed.
On Fine Art America they have me as Carolyn Hebert. On Facebook I
am moonlightflower but use my full name Carolyn Bigler Hebert.
Eventually I hope to be on Smug Bug.
In this website I am the webmaster. Send me an email. Let me know
you appreciate my work or if you have questions.
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.
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
Let Your Own Light Shine
Money Can't Money Won't
My God and I
Mr Vodka-about addictions
Names Of God
Old Betsy and Me
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
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
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
We spend vacation time in Galveston twice a year. In July
2017 we met with a very big surprise. While the sunset cruise
tour boat was coasting down Galveston Bay on its way to the
Bolivar Pennisula Lighthouse for sunset pictures, I saw a Coast
Guard boat carrying what looked like a space capsule. I yelled
"Oh Wow!" and the guy piloting the tour boat looked where I was
pointing and exclaimed "Oh My God! I've never seen that before!"
Several people started taking pictures with their cell phones.
But with my fast speed camera I got a lot of pictures. I took
pictures from the beginning until we passed the CG boat and
and it passed us. After uploading the photos, I discovered the
US Flag and the word Orion with the Orion constellation on the
capsule. A search revealed it was the Orion space capsule.
Later I learned NASA was testing the capsule in the Gulf of
Mexico. They wanted to find out how quickly and safely the
astronauts can escape from the capsule.
What a shot! A once in lifetime shot for me. This link opens
a pdf document I wrote about it along with a small picture
of the space capsule on the CG boat. The links in the document
are active when opened online. A photographer from the Daily
News in Galveston had the privilege of taking pictures of
the actual egress in the Gulf of Mexico. That's linked after
my article. There is another link on my websites of interest.
Orion Space Capsule
Pictures of the Actual Egress
This is a small picture of the Orion Space Capsule. The photo
is not cropped. It is just a small print of it. The original file
will print as large as about sixty inches. I was using a Nikon
D-3300 DSLR camera with a Sandisk Ultra Plus class 10 memory
card. I will come back and add what lens I was using.
Eastman Museum-History of Photography
My photos are on Fine Art America where you may purchase them
as more than a photo print. The photos can be on throw pillows,
blankets, duvets, shower curtains, cell phone covers, totes,
and much more. Search for me as my pen name Carolyn Hebert
and you will get my artwork/photography. I will be uploading
more of my photosto Fine Art America and also here in my
website. Check back. Now I have the shingles. Bummer!
The next link takes you to the Amaryllis but all photos uploaded
so far are there, just click the next button. On the right column
there are sample photos of what products the photos can be printed
on for purchase. Click on one to enlarge it. They are beautiful!
My Photography for Sale
The link below takes you to one of my photos that I wrote a poem for it.
This was at the Bonsai Pipeline in Hawaii. Otherwise use the link further
up on this page. I might be able to upload some of my photos with poems
on them to Fine Art America. The end price includes my minimum markup.
These would make fantastic presents though not in time for Christmas.
A sample of my sunset photos
Only God Can Create A Sunset
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
PASS IT FORWARD AND PRAYERS
The next links are Christmas and New Yeaar Bookmarkers I created.
The first one has a photo of Mary and baby Jesus. It was taken at
the Oratory of St. Phillip of Neri - Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic
Church in London, England in 2013. The second one is the same bookmarker
but the photo is of a manger scene. This photo was taken at Our Lady of
Sorrows Catholic Church in Jacksonville, Texas in 2015. The fireworks
on the New Year bookmarkers was taken at Lake Palestine in Texas in the
year 2007 for the new year of 2008. There are three bookmarkers on each
page and in pdf formate. You can print copies and cut them out and pass
them forward. The New Year bookmarker with black background will take
more ink but it is the prettiest of the two New Year bookmarkers.
They are in pdf format with three to a page. I print them on photo paper.
Christmas Bookmarker One - Mary holding the Christ Child
One Christmas Bookmarkers
Christmas Bookmarker Two - Manger Scene
Two Christmas Bookmarkers
New Year Bookmarker on white background
White New Year Bookmarkers
New Year Bookmarker on black background
Black New Year Bookmarkers
While talking about childhood memories of Christmas I thought
about composing a letter to send to family and friends. That
is what the next link takes you to. It's in pdf format, not a
separate webpage. Christmases era 1940s to 1950s. Let me know
if you enjoy it and share some of your childhood Christmas
memories with me if you please.
Childhood Memories of Christmas
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. Make note, there are other prayers in
my website. I have been writing prayers for many years.
Prayer Card for Father Rowland
The next link takes you directly 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 a prayer for Father
Timothy Kelly who was our priest for thirteen years. Here are two different
prayer cards with the same prayer and different pictures which I took. Father
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 prayer is one I wrote in 1999. I thought I was in Fort Worth
but due to the date I must have been in Houston. I journaled extensively
and many of my prayers and poems came from that. Too often I felt like
a prisoner of my own body. I was reaching out to God so very hard and
one day I decided God needed to be praised more. This was the result
of that thinking. We too often do not praise God enough.
On December 17, 1988 I was a passenger in a T-Bone fashion car wreck.
A friend of mine was driving. I was the only one seriously injured.
My face broke the windshield. The result was an arachnoid tear, a
basilar skull fracture, and a left cerebellar hemmorhage.
My journaling rendered many poems and prayers. This does nothing
but praise God. The sunset picture was taken in our front yard
I believe in 2016. I aimed high above the house tops and trees.
Too many people try to use God like a microwave oven expecting
answers to their prayers on their time schedule instead of waiting
on God on His time schedule. God is not a mail order catalogue.
This prayer can be printed as an 8x10, 5x7, 4x6. A cancer doctor
asked permission to put it on a wall. She framed it as an 8x10
and put it on a wall in one of the exam rooms that did not have
a lot of things on it already! She wanted it to be seen. WOW!
My goal is for this prayer to go around the world but I need your
help. Please pass this web address on and pass this prayer on.
Let me know the country you are in and sending it to. I do not
want names, just that you are passing it on. I call this Passing
It Forward. Just click on Webmaster and send an email. THANKS!
Praises Be To God
The Praises Be To God as a bookmarker. It is a 2010 Word document
with three on the page. Print it and cut each bookmarker out. Share
them with friends, family, and even strangers you meet. Help me
get this prayer around the world. God has blessed me. I want to
PASS IT FORWARD. Thanks!
Praise God Bookmarker
Armor of God Prayer Reference Ephesians
Praises A prayer for myself
Prayer 1 A generic prayer
Prayer for the USA
In 2012 our country was in turmoil where politics was concerned.
I take hundreds of photos of our American flag wherever we go.
This picture has the flag in darkness on one side and light on the
other but the lightings are trianguler in shape. My brother said he
hoped it was not an omen for our country. Then these thoughts came
to my mind and I added them with this flag photo. Please share the
page. This is a direct link to the graphic, it is not on a webpage.
Our country is in need of these positive thoughts.
USA Flag - Prayerful Thoughts
FOR WHAT ITS WORTH:
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
While living in Carthage, Texas a female friend who was working for
the Panola County Post newspaper asked if I would write an editorial
with regards to what would eventually become known as the gay
movement. This was in 1978. I was given a few documents and asked
to do the research. The editorial was published and the owner of the
newspaper asked me if I would hire on a reporter and photographer.
I did and covered all events in Panola County. It is here to download
as a pdf document. I scanned it in sections and put it together for
download to be printed as an 8.5 by 11. This was 1978.
Editorial Panola County Post 1978
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 (R1b1a2a1a1b)
Our Maternal mt-DNA: U5a2-C16294T (Ursula)
My son's Patriarch (Langford) Y-DNA is J-M172
My husband's Patriarch (Hebert) Y-DNA is R-P312
His maternal mt-DNA is Haplogroup H (Helena).
This information is the haplogroups only.
Genealogy Helps and Links
In 2012 I was asked to do research on Professor Edwin Stephen
Goodrich for the December 2013 Goodrich Family Association Gospel
which is what they call their quarterly newsletter. There was a world
family writers contest. My article was entered in the competition.
Even though my article did not win, it was in the Goodrich Gospel
newsletter which came in third place. That was exciting to me.
My article is different than the ones I found with all my research.
Instead of writing about his scientific expertise and making new
pathways for science, I chronicled his life.
A genealogist group in England sent me the information for where
Prof. Goodrich is buried. That took several years to locate.
Professor E. Stephen Goodrich
The next article I was asked to research for and write is about Four
Union Soldiers buried in the Nashville National Cemetery in Nashville,
Tennessee. I wrote the article for the December 2010 edition of the
Goodrich Family Association's Quarterly Newsletter. It is a story
about Four Union Soldiers Buried in the Nashville National Cemetery.
My husband and I drove to Nashville to take photos of the graves.
The Four Union Soldiers were:
1. Harvey A Goodrich from Freedom, Ohio
2. William C Goodrich from Coles County, Illinois
3. Issac A Goodrich from Michigan
4. Elizur J Goodrich from Athens, Ohio County, Ohio
Four Union Soldiers in National Cemetery Nashville
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
WORLD WAR II SECTION - Dedicated to my birth father Private Harold M.
Burke and my adopted father Tech. Corporal Charlie Bigler and all
the brave men and women of our military.
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
The next link takes you to a Wisconsin Sunset photo taken by WWII veteran
Richard Schwab, deceased, whom I met in the 2nd Division Arrowhead yahoo
group many years ago. The music is a WWII song We'll Meet Again.
Regarding Agent Orange-Major Randy Hebert
WWII Links of Interest
Links of interest are pages I enjoy visiting or were referred by friends.
Note: Due to interest I have uploaded some pages about Janis Joplin on
my favorite links page. They were created by me and contain photos
my husband took, from my school year book and from friends who knew her.
OF SPECIAL INTEREST FOR OUR MIITARY OR ANYBODY WHO HAS POST TRAUMATIC
STRESS DISORDER. The linka in rhw psd document are live if opened online.
The pdf document is something 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.
Another friend who is also a cousin sent this information and phone number.
Approximately 22 military veterans a day choose to end their lives.
Veteranís Crisis Phone Number: 1-800-273-8255
You don't have to dial the one if you are in the United States.
I experienced PTSD after a major car wreck. It lasted for years.
Since 2004 I have had need for a motorized scooter. Health issues
have warranted more and more use of my scooter. I have a prescription
for mine. The need has always been for long distances, that is for
shopping. Until 2015 when I had carbon monoxide poisoning I could
walk across the street to a neighbor's and check the mail in the
mailbox. My mobility has been continually declining. As of May 10th
if this year 2018, my endurance has drastically declined as has my
mobility. I can't even walk across the house anymore. Nobody knows
what happened the morning of May 10th. My husband could not wake
me nor could the paramedics. They brought me straight from bed
before breakfast to the emergency room and straight to the Cat
Scan machine. They did a Cat Scan of my brain without and then
with contrast. The next morning they did an MRI of my brain.
There was no obvious evidence of a stroke. They did many more
tests too but one they did not do was an EEG. My neurologist said
he was surprised they did not do one. So he ordered a seventy-two
hour EEG done at home. There were two video cameras, one in the
bedroom where we sleep and one that my husband could move from
my computer room to the living area. The result was I am having
seizure activity in the left temporal lobe. That's complex partial
seizures because sometimes the activity is in the right temporal
area. Anyway, I will be adding the Caterfly section back to my website.
In the meantime you may view the first page here.
Since we travel carrying my motorized scooter this next website
is very helpful for people who travel with a wheelchair or a scooter.
A viewer sent the url to me. I will be adding a special page for it.
Wheelchair Travelers Help
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
On my interesting sites or favorite links page you will find an icon
for a mission in Bullard, Texas. However, I will include it here too
because anyone with PTSD may be in need of their services.
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.
Someone I met who claimed he trains service dogs told
me you that by Federal Law you do not need a document
stating your animal is a service animal. However, everytime
we have flown, the airlines required me to show a document
stating my dog was indeed a service animal. The document
states what service she provides which is a matter of
medical privacy but the document was required to be able
to take her on board the airplane with me.
Best Friend - about Princess
On A Wing and A Prayer With No Spare
Princess' Hawaii Diary and Quarantine
Pet Diet Information
Medication Information Form
Please note that not all animals can become service animals
without professional training. Guide dogs, mobility dogs and
dogs for the hearing-impaired 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. They must also behave in public and are
not to be petted or fed in public or by the public. They are
working. They are not considered pets.
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.
NOTE: A closed head injury is what rendered me the need for a
service dog. However, I managed to do some part time jobs prior
to using Princess as a service dog. Brain injury testimonies pages
are linked on my Favorite Links Page.
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
It may behoove you to check out the leash laws in your state.
Some states do not have statewide leash laws but allow each
county to set their own leash laws.
Dog Leash Laws in the USA
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 to learn how to do it?
Examples of my Sewing
Examples of my Upholstery
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!
WEBSITES OF INTEREST