Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Show & Tell

I am going to show you something if you promise not to tell Lee!
Yep I, Sweet William The Scot, am going to open a drawer and show you her pajamas that she bought before Christmas.  She usually sleeps in night gowns but when she saw these she had to buy them.
Scotties and bones on this pair but wait!
The second pair has all sorts of dogs from Blogville on them.
Why Frankie is here with his name no less.
Why here is George.  Do any of you remember George The Lad and his world tour?  He put up my pictures of my city when I did not have a blog.  So many of our friend's blogs are gone.
 
Here is Mabel from the Idaho Pugs.
Why here is a pair who look like Murphy and Stanley dogs but they have their names wrong!
Why every breed is represented on these pajamas and probably half of the names are right.
My new toy matches the stripes in the Scottie PJs.
My red scarf is the Sunflower Bandana which Samuel and Wallace sent me for Christmas in a box full of wonderful things.

I have to get a new leash and collar and tags.  When Lee got assaulted in December and I broke free of my breakaway collar to help they got left under our car as we drove the hell away.  We did not have the time to get them and when a friend drove back to see if she could see them well they were not worth picking up as to many cars had driven over them.

I think I am going to take a nap now!

We have more places to show you about our trip outside of Nati City but first Lee has to find the disk.  We got to show you where we stayed ~ the witness tree ~ the squirrel men ~The Parker House.


Have a great week.
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of mine
Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

LOVE SONG 2016 BEST LOVE SONG 2016

NO NO NO!
I just looked at the calendar Wallace and Samuel sent me and today is Valentines Day.
I got to get up to the roof and turn on the air waves.



Gosh these darn waves are getting so hard to turn on with all the fake news.
Crank Crank Crank ~ there the station is on the air!
Hello Blogville this is your DJ Rockin Wills The Music Professor you are listening to the Non Serious Radio Station Howl that is 469.5 on the dial.
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY
all you pupsters and kittenistas
You know what I love about February.
February being a short month, I won’t be nearly as skint in the last week as I usually am. That is what makes February great ~ forget about all the love crap.
Let me hear you HOWL!

Now I call my girlfriend Bella my little Sponge you want to know why?
Well Sponges are female because they're soft, squeezable and retain water.  And can she retain water after a swim in the river.  I hear you Howling!

~~~~~Well it's time to spin the vinyl~~~~



That was the best Love Song of 2016???

Well I think someone at the radio station is working on alternative facts!
I bet the DOGS were HOWLING during that song.

Taking the first steps to love someone requires courage.

Love is not about how much you say "I Love You" but how much you can prove that it is true.

Your DJ is going to quote a famous person
Dr. Seuss

WEIRDNESS

"WE ARE ALL A LITTLE WEIRD AND LIFE'S A

LITTLE WEIRD, AND WHEN WE FIND

SOMEONE WHOSE WEIRDNESS IS

COMPATIBLE WITH OURS, WE JOIN UP

WITH THEM AND FALL IN MUTUAL WEIRDNESS AND CALL IT LOVE."

there you have it.

Your DJ Rockin Wills has been handed this Proclamation.
It came from the Office Of Kismet.


That bird is out in front of my station wanting to smear his ordure and trying to tie the tails of innocent pupsters and kittenistas in the name of LOVE. 
This is worse than Fifty Shades of Gray revisited.

Yes your DJ Rockin Wills is giving it to you straight.

I am going to sneak a peak out the window to see if anyone is in line to get swaddled, pooped and tied!  Oh No I see Ernie and Roxy
Ernie is handing Kismet his leash! 
Why is that darn Ernie knocking on my window now? What you want Ernie I'm on the air.  You need witnesses?  I'm on the air and I could only be a witness!  Yes my name is Rockin Wills, Sweet William and Sugar Billy.  Ernie I am only one pup so I can only be a witness. Ernie get a fact checker! You will pay me?  How much money you got?  You will write me a check!  I only take cash!  And besides your paws are tied up.  Ernie I got to finish this broadcast so I can go to the party at Murphy & Stanley's.  Roxie you need a ride since Ernie is a little tied up? My car is around back.  Okie Dokie meet you back there.  Attorneys!

I always have problems.

This has been Blogville's one and only Non Serious Radio Station Howl that is 469.5 on the dial.

Well this is never going to be podcast!

Whoa whoa, you got the best of my love

Happy Valentines Day

"Do what you want, dig what you do, 'cause that's what life is all about"

Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot


See you at Murphy & Stanley's Party.  I think Bella and I might be over dressed.




Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Liberty Hill

Late November we started a post about our mini vacation outside Nati City.
Then our computer crashed.
But today perhaps the post is relevant for our city became a  "sanctuary city" today.
We have Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport just 14 miles away and we are the home base for Procter and Gamble.  We are a diversified city which believes in freedom for all.
In 1861 Ohio sided with the Union and became a free state.
Our mini vacation took us on the Freedom Trail.  If you were a slave and you made it across the Ohio River (which is to my right in the picture) you could have some help in making your way North. The further North the safer you were.
I, Sweet William The Scot, and Lee are going to climb that hill just like the slaves escaping the South.
At the top of the hill sits the Rankin House, the house has great history.
It was one of many Underground Railroad Stations.
It commands one of the most beautiful views on the Ohio River. Seven bends may be seen on a clear day.  Can you grasp running for your freedom from the other side of the Ohio River.
The climb took Wills and me most of the morning.
One hundred steps led from the town of Ripley to the house on the hill.
A minister, Rev. John Rankin  felt with the houses proximity to the river and its owner's fierce opposition to slavery, the Rankin home was a perfect choice to become a stopping point on the Underground Railroad.
Lee is going to interject here that her Quaker ancestors were also a stop on the Underground Railroad at Lebanon, Ohio.
The Rankin family (which included 13 children) was proud of never having lost a "passenger". Most of the 2,000 escaped slaves who traveled through Ripley stayed with the Rankins.
Harriet Beecher Stowe heard Rankin's account of a slave who carried her child across the thawing ice of the Ohio River and was saved from the bounty hunters that chased her when the ice broke up. Stowe later included the story in her novel Uncle Tom's Cabin. Six of Rankin's sons and one grandson fought in the Civil War, all survived.
Under this porch floor many hid.
The Rankins would keep a light burning in the front window as a beacon for runaway slaves to guide them to their home.  His wife and thirteen children protected the home from bounty hunters and escorted slaves to neighboring stations.

Although slavery was never legal in Ohio, The Fugitive Slave Act of 1850 made aiding escaped slaves a crime.
Allies aided the escape of more than 100,000 slaves along the Unground Railroad.
Rev. Rankin aided more than 2,000 being one of the most active conductors.
Lebanon, Ohio where Lee's ancestors had a stop would be the second dot on the left from the bottom.
Our next stop was the Parker House which I will tell you about next time.
We said goodbye to this stop and climbed back down the hill to our car.
We will show you where we stayed and ate in another post.
Some day we will take you on the barn quilt tour.

Lee has never said what our politics are and we won't but we are humanitarians and have deep roots in believing and promoting human welfare for all.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot


Tuesday, January 24, 2017

How Do You Measure A Hero

Several of you have asked don't we have a new computer yet!
Well we do.  We have just been sad for our city and not going places and not feeling like continuing our story about the Freedom Trail which we had started in November.

We had an incident with a man before Christmas who was banishing women with preaching repeal their right to vote and women should not be working etc. etc.  We jaywalked across the street to avoid eye contact but three hours later on the way back to our car I got assaulted.  I have been pretty beat up and sore. One picture of my backside my whole left bum still bruised.

Wills was my hero ~ I had Will's breakaway collar on.  When I was kicked to the ground I let go of his leash.  Will went under our car.  I could see him pulling on his leash to get it free from under our tire where it was caught but Will lunged forward when the man kicked me a second time and his collar released him. 
Will tore the guys sweat pants to the knee and when he grabbed for Will, well Will ran either under or around our car.  When the jerk was pulling my hair Will was back in the mix. Will got hold of his puffer down jacket sleeve pulling and tugging and tore it open up to the shoulder. Every time I got kicked Will was back again trying his bestest to get him off me. Four nasty bruises in all one in the face.
My darn vertigo was keeping me from getting up fast but I stumbled forward knocking the jerk to the ground.   Will got on his back where he could not reach him and tore the back of his jacket like a stuffie. Feather down was coming out everywhere. Will was yanking on the collar of his jacket.
I found my keys in my hand and falling forward with all my weight inflicted some damage to his junk!  I rammed my funky long old house keys into his junk and twisted, he screamed.  I shoved myself back and got away at that point.
When I yelled "Will car" I looked back and the guys head looked like a bobble head with Will pulling on the collar of his jacket.  The jerk was crying and trying to touch his junk but I think it might have been to painful.
Wills came flying jump in the car over to the back seat and into his crate and grunted like well I took care of that piece of crap.
We have no idea why he attacked us.  We had no verbal contact with him whatsoever.
My only thought was we were carrying books and maybe a women being educated does not fit his mindset either.

We had men wearing Trump hats sitting in at meeting at our libraries (it was on the national news) with holstered guns. I don't even like acknowledging them here but if you listen to the video one says guns facilitate conversation.  I doubt if any who died in gun violence would agree with that statement.  They say they were at the library to monitor people.  Who appointed them the monitors?
Oh they appointed themselves!
We are not going for our reader students anymore.

Then yesterday the beautiful big old high school where I went was painted with racial slurs and swastikas.
This has never happened in its history which opened in 1919.
http://www.fox19.com/story/34317825/swastikas-racial-slurs-painted-on-withrow-high-school

This is not a place I recognize anymore.

So in ending I would just say hug your dog more. 
A pet is a part of a human being's life, but a human being is a pet's entire life.

Lee & Sweet William The Scot

Monday, November 14, 2016

On The Road

Update ~ Our computer motherboard blew today 11/18/2016.
We are going to be taking a long Blogger break till we can afford a new computer which might be awhile.
I am typing this from the library as a person let me have five minutes of their time.

For November the weather has been exceptionally nice.  Lee said Sweet William The Scot pack your bed and lets do a little road trip so we can show our friends things outside of Nati City.
On the road again
Seein' things that I may never see again
We're the best of friends
On the road again.
Here is our first turn off!
Yep first stop is Captain Anthony Meldahl Locks & Dam.
The Dam opened in December 1964.
Its length is 1,756 ft (535.2 m)
The amount of coal transported down river from Pittsburgh jumped greatly following the Civil War. The size of the tows also grew with the amount of coal hauled.
The Rivers and Harbors Act allowed the production of a system of locks and dams along the Ohio.
Which made the river navigable all the time.
The dams are non-navigable and made of concrete and steel. Each dam has two adjoining locks, one 600-foot by 110-foot chamber, and a 1,200-foot by 110-foot chamber to accommodate fifteen barges that can lock through in one maneuver.
We see two barges coming from the east.
The first barge is maneuvering into the spot closest to us.
He dinged his bell and waved at us. My ears went back with the ding.
See the man standing at the point.
He is getting into place.
And the Marathon Barge is going in.
See his top!
The barge is going down.
Down.
The barge is so low you can hardly see his top!
On the Kentucky side of the river in the distance you can see The Meldahl hydroelectric facility .
The river hydroelectric power plant provides new, renewable generation to the region. Located near Maysville, Kentucky, the facility is the largest hydroelectric power plant on the Ohio River.
It became fully operational just this past April 2016.
Currently they are planning three more turbine hydroelectric plant and spillway addition to the Meldahl Locks and Dam.  Clean energy isn't it great.
At normal pool elevation the length is 95 miles (153 km) upstream encompassing an area of 21,700 acres (88 km).
If we were on the other side of drive we could see the barge come out at a lower river level.
The second barge is going into the second slot.
On the other side of the river is Maysville, Kentucky where George Clooney, the actor is from.
We could take the ferry across but that is not our destination now.
His maneuvering was not so great, we could hear the barge scrape the far wall.
Diagram shows you how the lock works.
Here is a hand forged anchor.  Type used in the early 1800's.
Estimated weight 1800 pounds.  If we could lift it we could take it home.
Well we are back on the road and the field has round hay bales covered with white water repellant sheets.
Our next stop is Freedom Hill.
Yep we are on the Underground Railroad Trail.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot