22 Blossom Weddings

25 May

3 Meanings of Stones Beginning with K

24 May

Kammerite- clarity, depths, remove ecstasy to reveal reason, spirituality


Kunzite (Hiddenite)- vigor, smooth emotions, protection, support, rejuvenation, balance, spirituality, universal love,


Kyanite- calming, quiet mind, dissolve confusion anger and frustration, flow, meditation, seeing, dreams, visualization, loyalty, honor, strength, attunement, balance, awareness, decision making, logic

Bonnie and Clyde

23 May

69 years ago today Bonnie and Clyde died an epic death. Lovers in life and lovers in death, their romantic story captured hearts around the world. Their adventures and relationship create a titillating story as fantastic as something from a book or legend. Bonnie was a sweet, well-educated girl of 18 when she met Clyde. Though Clyde was also 18, he had already had many run-ins with the law. He had a sporadic education, a rebellious nature, a love for playing saxophone music, and a charming air. Clyde was visiting a girlfriend when he saw Bonnie cooking in the kitchen. Bonnie and Clyde fell in love the moment they saw each other.

Bonnie found out about Clyde’s problems with the law when the police came to arrest him. He was sentenced to two years in prison. Bonnie visited every day and eventually managed to smuggle him a gun and he escaped that night. Clyde was caught and imprisoned again. Since he was too far away to visit, Bonnie and Clyde constantly wrote to each other. When Clyde got out, thanks to his mother’s pleas, he tried to clean up his act, but found it impossible. He returned to Bonnie to continue their life together, in a stolen car. They were chased, and while Clyde got away, Bonnie was caught and spent several months in prison. She whiled away the time by writing poetry. No matter what happened, how many people Clyde killed, Bonnie always stuck by his side, wildly in love with her man.

Bonnie and Clyde traveled the country, robbing, killing, getting shot, and loving each other passionately. The couple fascinated the newspapers, who published their stories. The articles captures the interests and hearts of people across the country in these hard times. The couple was found even more endearing when someone found some film and developed it- to discover that it was pictures of the rebellious couple.

One time Bonnie and Clyde stole a car. The owner saw it and chased after them in a friend’s car with her in it. The car chase ended when the owner of the car realized that they would never be able to catch up to the wild, gutsy criminals. The rebels took the owner of the car and his friend in the stolen car and drove while with them, Bonnie holding a gun to them. Bonnie told them that she would have shot their captives if they weren’t so likable. Bonnie asked the owner of the stolen car what he did for his profession. When he answered undertaker, Bonnie laughed and said that he’d probably see her again soon.

Bonnie and Clyde drove off a bridge. Clyde and one of their associates escaped, but Bonnie was pinned under the car when it caught fire. Locals called the police helped her from the burning wreckage. The police were overpowered by the Barrow gang. Clyde carried Bonnie into a car and loaded the police in as well and drove off. The cops were later released. The thieves ran into more trouble as members of the Barrow gang were shot and Clyde was in another car accident while trying to escape. Bonnie’s leg would be deformed for the rest of her short life since they couldn’t risk getting proper medical attention.

Bonnie and Clyde wanted to visit their parents. On their way there they were ambushed and shot at. Though both were hit in the leg, they managed to run away. Law officers begin to harass Bonnie and Clyde’s families, hoping for information on where the couple are. A special agent is hired to track Bonnie and Clyde.

One of the Barrow Gang’s member’s father sided with the police and helped them set a trap for Bonnie and Clyde. Officers waited for the couple with armor-piercing bullets. In the morning the couple approached in a stolen car. They were told to give up. They reached for their guns. The police started shooting. Clyde was shot in the head and killed. Bonnie screamed as she watched her lover die. She would not mourn long. 167 bullets shot through the car, killing Bonnie. 50 bullets passed through the bodies of Bonnie and Clyde. Bonnie was 23. Clyde was 24.

Though Bonnie and Clyde wished to be buried together, Bonnie’s parents wouldn’t have it. Over 20,000 people came to see Bonnie buried. Clyde was buried next to his brother under a stone with a quote he chose, “Gone but not forgotten.”

“The Story of Suicide: The Ballad of Bonnie and Clyde.”

By Bonnie Parker

We, each of us, have a good alibi
For being down here in the joint;
But few of them are really justified,
If you get right down to the point.
You have heard of a woman’s glory
Being spent on a downright cur.
Still you can’t always judge the story
As true being told by her.
As long as I stayed on the island
And heard confidence tales from the gals,
There was only one interesting and truthful,
It was the story of Suicide Sal.
Now Sal was a girl of rare beauty,
Though her features were somewhat tough,
She never once faltered from duty,
To play on the up and up.
Sal told me this tale on the evening
Before she was turned out free,
And I’ll do my best to relate it,
Just as she told it to me.
I was born on a ranch in Wyoming,
Not treated like Helen of Troy,
Was taught that rods were rulers,
And ranked with greasy cowboys. . . .
You’ve read the story of Jesse James
Of how he lived and died
If you’re still in need of something to read
Here’s the story of Bonnie and Clyde.
Now Bonnie and Clyde are the Barrow Gang,
I’m sure you all have read
how they rob and steal and those who squeal
are usually found dying or dead.
There’s lots of untruths to these write-ups
They’re not so ruthless as that
Their nature is raw, they hate all law
Stool pigeons, spotters, and rats.
They call them cold-blooded killers
They say they are heartless and mean
But I say this with pride, I once knew Clyde
When he was honest and upright and clean.
But the laws fooled around and taking him down
and locking him up in a cell
‘Til he said to me, “I’ll never be free,
So I’ll meet a few of them in hell.”
The road was so dimly lighted
There were no highway signs to guide
But they made up their minds if all roads were blind
They wouldn’t give up ’til they died.
The road gets dimmer and dimmer
Sometimes you can hardly see
But it’s fight man to man, and do all you can
For they know they can never be free.
From heartbreak some people have suffered
From weariness some people have died
But all in all, our troubles are small
‘Til we get like Bonnie and Clyde.
If a policeman is killed in Dallas
And they have no clue or guide
If they can’t find a fiend, just wipe the slate clean
And hang it on Bonnie and Clyde.
There’s two crimes committed in America
Not accredited to the Barrow Mob
They had no hand in the kidnap demand
Nor the Kansas City Depot job.
A newsboy once said to his buddy
“I wish old Clyde would get jumped
In these hard times we’s get a few dimes
If five or six cops would get bumped.”
The police haven’t got the report yet
But Clyde called me up today
He said, “Don’t start any fights, we aren’t
working nights, we’re joining the NRA.”
From Irving to West Dallas viaduct
Is known as the Great Divide
Where the women are kin, and men are men
And they won’t stool on Bonnie and Clyde.
If they try to act like citizens
And rent a nice flat
About the third night they’re invited to fight
By a sub-gun’s rat-tat-tat.
They don’t think they’re tough or desperate
They know the law always wins
They’ve been shot at before, but they do not ignore
That death is the wages of sin.
Some day they’ll go down together
And they’ll bury them side by side
To few it’ll be grief, to the law a relief
But it’s death for Bonnie and Clyde.

10 Spring Weddings

20 May

27 Stone Meanings Beginning with J

18 May

Jacinth- spirit, understanding, childbirth, sleep


Jade (Nephrite)- stone of magic, clear judgment, focus, life, healing, body, spirit, connections, prosperity, longevity, fertility, serenity, wisdom, balance, moderation, stability, relieve anxiety and fear, good luck, hold onto money, bountiful harvests, mercy, humility, generosity, lucky, restorative dreams, kindness, goodwill, safe travel, protection from risks and negative people, attract friendship, love, nurturing, harmony, honest vision, childbirth


Black- protection from negativity, wisdom in power


Green- luck, resourcefulness


Honey Jade- sacred, emotional balance,

Pink- understanding, empathy


Jadeite(Burmese)- judgment, magic, life, focus, healing, body, spirit, stability, moderation, balance, wisdom, serenity, fertility, longevity, prosperity, connections


Jasper- harmony, relaxation, contentment, compassion, nurturing, consolation, relieve mental stress, balance, calm troubled mind, help smooth the way, invigorating, stabilizing, stillness to a troubled mind, rhythm, overcome depression, nurturing, support in stress, calmness, balance, quick thinking, honesty, turn ideas into actions, helps with long illnesses


Autumn Jasper- protection, positive energy, strength


Black Jasper- protective, healing, good luck in any type of fight


Brecciated Jasper- remembrance, positive outlook, organization, relaxation, wholeness, attunement, communication with animals, happiness, good outlook on life, stress relief


Dalmation Jasper- patience, removes disillusionment, loyalty for partner, long-term relationships, fun, lessen or remove disillusionment, see yourself- strengths and weaknesses, grounding


Fancy Jasper- practicality, nurturing, cease over-analyzing, enjoy life, relaxation, gentleness, tranquility, consolation, mental clarity, eliminate worry and depression, bravery, remove nervousness


Fossil Jasper (Turitella)- spiritual powers, guide


Leopard Skin Jasper- nurturing, necessity, protection in travel, responsibility, find and achieve life’s goals, support, respect and help with those near, strength, courage, vitality


Ocean Jasper- balance, soothing, love of one’s self, love of others, heal emotions, peace of mind, responsibility, patience


Picasso Jasper (Picasso Marble)- grounding, calming, weight loss, creativity


Picture Jasper- global awareness, brotherhood, health, stabilizing, balance, visualization, meditation, hidden messages, past, business pursuits


Polychrome Jasper (Desert Jasper)- stability, balance, grounding


Rainbow Jasper- courage to speak out, ease emotional stress, relaxation, security, autumn, transitions, change, balance, healing, cinfidence, peace, positive attitude


Leopardite- journeying, service to others, discovery, connection, animals, responsibility, creativity, visualization, protection


Mookaite Jasper- desire for new experiences, blance, inner response, exterman activities, strength, decision making, healing, strength, shield from difficult situations, dead loved ones, here and now, deccision making, flexibility, many solutions


Rainforest Jasper (Poppy Jasper)- nature, plants, passion, happiness, joy for life, change


Red Jasper- healing, protection, protection against the night, luck, acting, securing, stability, ease emotional stress, courage to speak, personal independence, balance, smell, mars, fire, reduces guilt, consolation, peace in future, balance in unfair situations, dreams, help with conflict and aggression, grace, perseverance, blood healing, rectify, understanding, strengthen boundries


Tiger Jasper (Tiger Iron)- healing


Yellow Jasper- strength, balance, social welfare, nurturing, tranquility, wholeness


Zebra Jasper- balance, alignment, clearing


Jet (Black Amber)- mourning, acceptance of change, alleviating grief

8 Stone Meanings Beginning with I

17 May

Icelandspar- awareness, solidify friendships


Idocrase (Vesuvianite)- cooperativeness, joint efforts, new marriage, new business, friendship


Ilvaite- renewal, re-birth, patience


Indicolite- rarity, soothing, calming, stress relief, joy, happiness, harmony, tolerance, kindness, communication, deep meditation, exploration, understanding


Infinite Stone- healing, energy, earth, energy renewal, restful sleep, self, heal loss, seperation, and betrayal, ease grief

Iolite (cordierite, water sapphire, water diamonds)- conflict resolve, eliminates debt, responsibility, intuition, dreams, power, leadership, visualization, intuitive, insight, inner knowledge, accuracy, clarify, vision, direction, inner strength, self-confidence, inner vision, high awareness, financial responsibility, enjoy the moment, release discord, imagination, creativity, subconscious


Irnamite- emotions under control, improve judgment


Iron- strength, mars, competition, protection, command, power, defense, masculinity, energy, determination, will-power, assertiveness, aggression, fertility, beginnings, undertakings, speed, power, courage

15 Romantic Prom Photos

16 May

A Simple Rose

15 May

A Simple Rose

Author: Kevan Mends

A simple rose I have found
It’s not the flower that grows from the ground,
Its beauty is one of such delight …
This rose is soft to the touch in all its perfection.

The envy for all the flowers in this garden
Its fragrance will consume your every obsession.
This rose must be a gift, a gift from above
A gift from Heaven to show us love.

Every morning I wake to see its petals glisten
Its easy to see how one could be so smitten
If love was a rose it would shine so bright
Because all I need is this rose in my life.

12 Meanings of Stones Beginning with H

14 May

Halite- heart, sun, self-love, clean, end unhealthy habits, relationships, completion, spiritual energy, cleanse heart of emotional wounds, positive action


Helidor- communication skills, compassion, sympathetic


Hematite- mind, reduce stress, balance, happiness, grounding, calm, sooth, sleep, balance, focus, freedom, memory, creative thinking, peace, loving relationship


Hemimorphite- communicate inner feelings, heal unhealthy relationships, compassion, connections, inner strength, energy, completing projects till the end


Herderite- exploration, leadership, passion, balance erratic and emotional behavior


Herkimer Diamond- release stress and tension, boost other crystals, learning, energy, stamina, vigor, strong


Heulandite- approachability, balance


Hickoryite- imagination, adventure, flair, decrease boredom, decrease negativity, new ideas, artists, designers, boost, innovative thinking


Hiddenite (Kunzite)- vigor, smooth emotions, protection, support, emotions


Hornblende- wisdom, communication, balance


Howlite- eliminates rudeness, anger, critical and offensiveness, aids against procrastination, tact, decency, comfort, memory, express emotion calmly, reduce stress, reduce anxiety, quiet, sooth, calm, gentleness, patience, resilience, competition, victory, meditation, peace, stress relief, calm overactive mind, sleep, dispel anger critical and selfishness

Hypersthene- self-esteem, emotional expression, ease, social situations, relieve shyness, alerness, clear expression, calming, ground, protection

18 Meanings of Stones Beginning with G

13 May

Galena- self-confidence, pride, success, imagination, enthusiasm


Garnet- passionate devotion, stimulate senses, vitality, stamina, good luck, business, balance, protective, confidence, security, January, appeal, magnetism, creativity, sleep, commitment, love, hope in difficult times, let go of old ideas, clarity, success, energize


Goethite- resolve, competition, winning


Pyrope- stone of constancy, stone of commitment, stone of health, sense of rootedness, stops enemies from fighting, passionate love, fidelity, devotion, romantic love, passion, sensuality, sexuality, intimacy, positive thoughts, inspiration, career success, popularity, self-confidence


Grossuralite- purification, we will meet again


Hessonite- creativity


Rhodolite- meditation, intuition, love


Spessartite- contentment, roots, home, will power, self-esteem, popularity


Gold- sun, East, shining, dawn, riches, ruler ship, truth, center, core, importance, masculinity, authority, self-confidence, creativity, riches, investments, fortune, hope, magical power, inner-strength, warmth, classic, style, luxury, tradition, warmth, richness, prestige, perfection, wealth, prestige, power, significance, status, generosity, partnership, confidence

Green Gold- life, eternity, growth, wealth, protection, eternal marriage


Rose Gold- beauty, love, purity, heart, adoration, youth, blooming


White Gold- purity, eternal, light, divine, union


Goldstone- illuminates spirit, uplifting, reduce tension, optimism, development


Goshenite- cleanser, composure, self-control, aid in stressful situations, stabilize relationship


Granite- stabilizing, determined, steadiness


Graphite- assertiveness, achievement, goals


Grossularite- calming, ease fear of hostility from others


Gypsum- insight, assurance

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