Monday, May 26, 2014

Memorial Day Celebrations in Nashville, Tennessee: Honoring the Fallen - Yahoo

Memorial Day Celebrations in Nashville, Tennessee: Honoring the Fallen



Family Celebrations and Weekend Festivals for Memorial Day in Nashville, Tennessee

 Having lived for five years in Washington, D.C., Memorial Day celebrations in Nashville
are somewhat limited compared to many other U.S. cities. However, there
are quite a few ways to celebrate Memorial Day in Nashville, so let's
take a look at some of the ways Nashvillians will be celebrating
Memorial Day this year.



Continued: Memorial Day Celebrations in Nashville, Tennessee: Honoring the Fallen - Yahoo

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!




Memorial Day History, Traditions, Poems & More!


Memorial Day
is a federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May every year in
the United States. It is one of America's numerous patriotic holidays,



Memorial Day originated as Decoration Day after the American Civil War.



This page will look at the history of Memorial Day as well as Memorial Day traditions and more.

Sunday, May 25, 2014

Rumors Still Surround Michael Jackson After Death

Michael Jackson died June 25, 2009 from an apparent heart attack, but rumors continued to surround him after his death. This is a reprint of a 2009 article in honor of the 5th anniversary of the death of Michael Jackson.


75_619742.jpg Michael Jackson, superstar and the king of pop, was known around the world for his music and his scandals. Jackson died June 25 from an apparent heart attack (see Michael Jackson King of Pop Dead at 50), but rumors continue to surround his death. Michael Jackson was found unconscious at his home in Los Angeles and was rushed by an ambulance to the UCLA Medical Centre. Jackson was not breathing when paramedics arrived at his home.


How Sick was Michael Jackson Before His Death?

Michael Jackson had been scheduled to play 50 sell-out shows at London's O2 Arena starting in July but Jackson had already had to postpone the first few nights of the tour. Jackson had apparently been ill up until his death. There is speculation now that Jackson's ill health caused the London show cancellations, although some associated with is upcoming tour claim he appeared to be in good shape. Rumors have Jackson suffering from any number of illnesses and on any number of drugs. A doctor was staying in Michael Jackson's house, but rumors are circulating about his qualifications as a physician and about what drugs he may or may not have given Jackson during the hours before his death. Michael's nurse and entourage were also being questioned.

What Will Happen To Michael Jackson's Children?
Other rumors and news stories are flying about who will get custody of Michael Jackson's children, Prince Michael, Paris-Michael and Prince Michael II. People whose names have appeared as candidates for custody of Michael Jackson's children seem to include: Debra Rowe - biological mother to Prince (I) and Paris; Katherine Jackson - Michael Jackson's mother; an unnamed surrogate mother - biological mother to Prince (II); Michael's sister - singer Janet Jackson and other Jackson siblings; the children's godfather; and singer Diana Ross. Although Jackson expressed his wishes that his mother become the children's guardian if he should die before her, the California courts will have the last say on who gets custody.

Did Michael Jackson Become a Christian Right Before He Died?
The latest rumors circulating about Michael Jackson concern comments made by Andraé and Sandra Crouch about some prayers and witnessing that occurred a few weeks before the singer passed away. Rumors began circulating about Michael Jackson's bedside conversion, and several websites posted the rumors as fact. But are the rumors true? While it is true Michael Jackson and gospel artist Andraé Crouch had a close relationship (see Michael Jackson's Gospel Music Ties), there is some doubt about the bedside conversion story. For more information, read Did Michael Jackson Become a Christian Right Before He Died?

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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Top Ten Old Testament Bible Verses for Father's Day & Birthdays - Yahoo



Top Ten Old Testament Bible Verses for Father's Day & Dad's Birthday



If you have ever wondered what a Divine perspective on fathers and Father's Day
would be, the Old Testament is full of Bible verses about fathers and
children that are well worth reading, no matter your religious
background. These scripture references are full of wisdom and common sense about fathers and their relationship to their children.


Read more:  Top Ten Old Testament Bible Verses for Father's Day & Dad's Birthday - Yahoo

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Tina Pappas and Mark Sorrells captivate at Crumb de la Crumb Jazz Brunch - Nashville Community Examiner

 


 Tina Pappas and Mark Sorrells captivate at Crumb de la Crumb Jazz Brunch



I got to see my good (notice I didn't say "old" friends) friends Mark Sorrells and Tina Pappas perform at Crumb de la Crumb in Bellevue at lunch yesterday.  Our friendship goes back to the 1980s where they were both part of the Nashville music scene and both attended Belmont Church with me.



Crumb de la Crumb hosted their weekly Jazz Brunch with pianist and vocalist Mark Sorrells
Saturday, May 17th from 11:45 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. The bright, airy
Bellevue restaurant was full of patrons enjoying dishes from Crab Cakes
to the Hippie Sandwich, and the soft jazz piano provided a nice ambiance where guests could easily converse and listen to old favorite.



Read more: Tina Pappas and Mark Sorrells captivate at Crumb de la Crumb Jazz Brunch - Nashville Community Examiner



Friday, May 9, 2014

Picking the Perfect Mother's Day Gift - Yahoo

Picking the Perfect Mother's Day Gift



Mother's Day is right around the corner. Do you know what you are going
to give your mother this year? As someone who has worked in retail for
many years, I have had the opportunity to help many people buy just the
right gift for their mothers. Here are some tips to help you pick out
the perfect Mother's Day gift.



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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Signature Lawn Care (Larry Steele), You're FIRED!

 
Jungle in my yard courtesy of Signature Lawn Care


Why You Don't Want to Use Signature Lawn Care in Nashville 



I have been a customer of Signature Lawn Care for many years with the understanding Larry Steel would contact me each spring to mow my yard. For almost a month, I have tried to reach Signature Lawn Care, but no one has bothered to return my calls.



Larry has always been bad about returning calls, especially for the first appointment each spring. Every fall I made sure he had me on his list for the following year and would call me when lawn mowing season started. Each year I had to call him over and over to get him to come out. Sometimes I had to call him multiple times through out the summer to keep him on schedule. He wasn't good about returning calls, and he wasn't always good about showing up.



However, 2014 has been the WORST year in Signature Lawn Care's abysmal history of lack of communication. Starting the 2nd week of April through the first week of May, I have called Larry Steele repeatedly, first asking when he would be out and then pleading with him to please come out and cut my yard because the weeds were getting so deep.



Steel never replied. He left no messages. His number never showed up on caller ID. His answering machine still said "Signature Lawn Care" each time I called, but Steels never had the professionalism to reply.



Almost a month went by before I made the hard decision to stop being a loyal customer. During this time, my yard grew out of hand, and when I talked to other services about cutting my yard, they said they would have to charge more to cut it the first time because Larry Steel and Signature Lawn Care left me with a terribly overgrown yard while I waited for them to come out.



Signature Lawn Care had me in a no-win situation: continue to be a loyal, long-term customer and keep waiting for Larry to call me back while the weeds got taller; pay someone else more to tackle my over-grown yard; or wait for Metro codes to come knocking on my door.



Since Signature Lawn Care is not returning calls, I don't know if there has been illness in the family, mechanical problems, extended vacation, or if the business closed but the answering machine message wasn't changed -- I don't know WHAT is going on.



What I do know is the telephone is clearly not working as a method of communication, and I don't have an email address for him. So, Larry Steele and Signature Lawn Care, if you ever check your name on Google, here's a message for you:



Today I found someone less expensive--and hopefully much more reliable--to cut my yard. You're fired.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Faith-based movies gaining attention of Hollywood, exceeding ticket expectations - Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainment Examiner

 




Faith-based movies gaining attention of Hollywood, exceeding ticket expectations



With recent mainstream movies like "NOAH" and "Heaven Is for Real," it is obvious Hollywood has been paying attention to the enormous audience out there for faith-based films. Unfortunately, the "Noah" movie was handled with such laughable clumsiness and deviousness that it turned into an epic #fail, losing its faith-based audience at the ticket counter.



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movies gaining attention of Hollywood, exceeding ticket expectations -
Nashville Gospel Music & Entertainmen Examiner