Saturday, October 27, 2012

TO BE RELEASED IN DECEMBER


 
 
It was worse two-week killing spree in Ohio’s history.

On the night of July 21, 1948, Robert Daniels and John

West entered John and Nolena Niebel’s house with loaded

guns.

 

They forced the family including the Niebel’s 21-year-old

daughter, Phyllis, into their car and drove them to a cornfield

just off Fleming Falls Road in Mansfield.

 

The two men instructed the Niebels to remove all of their

clothing, and then Robert Daniels shot each of them in the

head.

 

The brutal murders caught national attention in the media,

but the killing spree didn’t stop there. Three more innocent

people would lose their lives at the hands of Daniels and

West in the coming week.

 

Scott Fields tirelessly researched the killings, the capture

and trial of Daniels and even interviewed a surviving

member of the Niebel family to weave this tragic story into

a must-read novel bringing the reader back to those dark

days in the summer of 1948.

 

What led to these brutal killings, and why was the Niebel

family singled-out to be savagely murdered? It has been

more than sixty years since the tragedy, and, yet, this

question still remains unanswered. The killing spree is not

only remembered to this day, but is an important and dark

part of Mansfield lore.

Outer Banks Publishing is taking pre-release orders.
http://www.outerbankspublishing.com/

Just click onto the Book Store.
 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Grandparents



1. She was in the bathroom, putting on her makeup, under the watchful eyes of her young granddaughter, as she'd done many times before. After she applied her lipstick and started to leave, the little one said, "But Grandma, you forgot to kiss the toilet paper good-bye!" I will probably never put lipstick on again without thinking about kissing the toilet paper good-bye....
 
2. My young grandson called the other day to wish me Happy Birthday. He asked me how old I was, and I told him, 80. My grandson was quiet for a moment, and then he asked, "Did you start at 1?"
 
3. After putting her grandchildren to bed, a grandmother changed into old slacks and a droopy blouse and proceeded to wash her hair. As she heard the children getting more and more rambunctious, her patience grew thin. Finally, she threw a towel around her head and stormed into their room, putting them back to bed with stern warnings. As she left the room, she heard the three-year-old say with a trembling voice, "Who was THAT?"
 
4. A grandmother was telling her little granddaughter what her own childhood was like. "We used to skate outside on a pond. I had a swing made from a tire; it hung from a tree in our front yard. We rode our pony. We picked wild raspberries in the woods." The little girl was wide-eyed, taking this all in. At last she said, "I sure wish I'd gotten to know you sooner!"
 
5. My grandson was visiting one day when he asked, "Grandma, do you know how you and God are alike?" I mentally polished my halo and I said, "No, how are we alike?'' "You're both old," he replied.
 
6. A little girl was diligently pounding away on her grandfather's word processor. She told him she was writing a story.
"What's it about?" he asked.
"I don't know," she replied. "I can't read."
 
7. I didn't know if my granddaughter had learned her colors yet, so I decided to test her. I would point out something and ask what color it was. She would tell me and was always correct. It was fun for me, so I continued. At last, she headed for the door, saying, "Grandma, I think you should try to figure out some of these colors yourself!"
 
8. When my grandson Billy and I entered our vacation cabin, we kept the lights off until we were inside to keep from attracting pesky insects. Still, a few fireflies followed us in. Noticing them before I did, Billy whispered, "It's no use Grandpa. Now the mosquitoes are coming after us with flashlights."
 
9. When my grandson asked me how old I was, I teasingly replied, "I'm not sure." "Look in your underwear, Grandpa," he advised "Mine says I'm 4 to 6."
 
10.. A second grader came home from school and said to her grandmother, "Grandma, guess what? We learned how to make babies today." The grandmother, more than a little surprised, tried to keep her cool. "That's interesting." she said.. "How do you make babies?"
"It's simple," replied the girl. "You just change 'y' to 'i' and add 'es'."
 
11. Children's Logic: "Give me a sentence about a public servant," said a teacher. The small boy wrote: "The fireman came down the ladder pregnant." The teacher took the lad aside to correct him. "Don't you know what pregnant means?" she asked.
"Sure," said the young boy confidently. 'It means carrying a child."
 
12. A grandfather was delivering his grandchildren to their home one day when a fire truck zoomed past. Sitting in the front seat of the fire truck was a Dalmatian dog. The children started discussing the dog's duties.
"They use him to keep crowds back," said one child.
"No," said another. "He's just for good luck."
A third child brought the argument to a close."They use the dogs," she said firmly, "to find the fire hydrants."
 
13. A 6-year-old was asked where his grandma lived. "Oh," he said, "she lives at the airport, and when we want her, we just go get her. Then, when we're done having her visit, we take her back to the airport."
 
14. Grandpa is the smartest man on earth! He teaches me good things, but I don't get to see him enough to get as smart as him!
 
15. My Grandparents are funny, when they bend over, you hear gas leaks and they blame their dog.
 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

YOU'VE WON A PRIZE!!!!


Imagine that you had won the following prize in a contest:
Each morning your bank would deposit $86,400.00 in your private account for your use.
However, this prize has rules, just as any game has certain rules. The first set of rules would be:
Everything that you didn't spend during each day would be taken away from you.
You may not simply transfer money into some other account. 
You may only spend it.
Each morning upon awakening, the bank opens your account with another $86,400.00 for that day. The second set of rules:
The bank can end the game without warning; at any time it can say, "It's over; the game is over!" It can close the account, and you will not receive a new one.

What would you personally do? 

You would buy anything and everything you wanted -- right? Not only for yourself but for all the people you love -- right? Even for people you don't know because you couldn't possibly spend it all on yourself -- right? You would try to spend every cent and use it all -- right?

ACTUALLY This GAME is REALITY!

Each of us is in possession of such a magical bank. We just can't seem to see it.

The MAGICAL BANK is TIME!

Each morning we awaken to receive 86,400 seconds as a gift of life; and when we go to sleep at night, any remaining time is NOT credited to us.
What we haven't lived up that day is forever lost.

Yesterday is forever gone.

Each morning the account is refilled, but the bank can dissolve your account at any time....WITHOUT WARNING.

SO, what will YOU do with your 86,400 seconds?

Those seconds are worth so much more than the same amount in dollars. 

Think about that, and always think of this:

Enjoy every second of your life because time races by so much quicker than you think.

So take care of yourself, be happy, love deeply, and enjoy life!

Here's wishing you a wonderful and beautiful day.
Start spending.
 

Saturday, October 13, 2012

WHAT DOES LOVE MEAN?

What Love means to a 4-8 year old... 


Slow down for three minutes to read this. It is so worth it. 

Touching words from the mouth of babes.. 



A group of professional people posed this question to a group of 4 to 8 year-olds , 

'What does love mean?' 

The answers they got were broader and deeper than anyone could have imagined 

See what you think:

'When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.' 

Rebecca- age 8 



'When someone loves you , the way they say your name is different. 
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth.' 

Billy - age 4 



'Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other.' 

Karl - age 5 



'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'

Chrissy - age 6 



'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.' 

Terri - age 4 



'Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him , to make sure the taste is OK.' 

Danny - age 7 



'Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing , you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. 
They look gross when they kiss' 

Emily - age 8 



'Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents 
and listen.' 

Bobby - age 7 (Wow!) 



'If you want to learn to love better , you should start with a friend who you hate , ' 

Nikka - age 6 
(we need a few million more Nikka's on this planet)




'Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt , then he wears it everyday.' 

Noelle - age 7 



'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.' 

Tommy - age 6 



'During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling. 

He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.' 

Cindy - age 8 



'My mommy loves me more than anybody 
You don't see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.' 

Clare - age 6 



'Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.' 

Elaine-age 5 



'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford .'

Chris - age 7 



'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.' 

Mary Ann - age 4 



'I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.' 

Lauren - age 4 



'When you love somebody , your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.'(what an image) 

Karen - age 7 



'Love is when Mommy sees Daddy on the toilet and she doesn't think it's gross..' 

Mark - age 6 



'You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it. But if you mean it , you should say it a lot. People forget.' 

Jessica - age 8 
And the final one 

The winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife. 

Upon seeing the man cry , the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard , climbed onto his lap , and just sat there. 

When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor , the little boy said , 

'Nothing , I just helped him cry' 



When there is nothing left but God , that is when you find out that God is all you need. Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this. 

Heavenly Father , please bless all my friends in whatever it is that You know they may be needing this day! And may their life be full of Your peace , prosperity and power as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with You. Amen . 


Then send it on to five other people , Within hours you caused a multitude of people to pray for other people. Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life. 

P. S. Five is good , but more is better.. 
God Bless You!
 
 
 
 

Sunday, October 7, 2012

MAXINE, A WOMAN WITH AN ATTITUDE

I can no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, 
nor let the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying 
about the bacteria on the lemon peel.

I can't sit down on a hotel bedspread 
because I can only imagine 
what has happened on it since it was last washed.

I have trouble shaking hands 
with someone who has been driving 
because the number one pastime while driving alone is picking one's nose.

Eating a little snack sends me on a guilt trip because
 I can only 
imagine how many gallons of trans fats I have consumed over the years.

I can't touch any woman's handbag 
for fear she has placed it on 
the floor of a public toilet.

I must send my special thanks 
for the email about rat poo 
in the glue on envelopes because I now have to use a wet sponge with 
every envelope that needs sealing.

ALSO, 
now I have to scrub the top of every can I open for the same reason.

I can't have a drink in a bar
 because I fear I'll wake up in a bathtub 
full of ice with my kidneys gone.

I can't eat at KFC 
because their chickens are actually horrible mutant 
freaks with no eyes, feet or feathers.

I can't use cancer-causing deodorants 
even though I smell like a 
water buffalo on a hot day.


Thanks to you 
I have learned that my prayers only get answered 
if I forward an e-mail to seven of my friends and make a wish within five minutes.

Because of your concern , 
I no longer drink Coca Cola because 
it can remove toilet stains.

I no longer buy 
fuel without taking someone along to watch the car, 
so a serial killer doesn't crawl in my back seat when I'm filling up.

I no longer use Cling Wrap 
in the microwave because it causes 
seven different types of cancer.

And thanks for letting me know 
I can't boil a cup of water 
in the microwave anymore because it will blow up in my face, disfiguring 
me for life.

I no longer go to the cinema 
because I could be pricked with a 
needle infected with AIDS when I sit down.

I no longer go to shopping centers 
because someone will drug 
me with a perfume sample and rob me..

And I no longer answer the phone because someone will ask 
me to dial a number for which I will get a huge phone bill with calls to 
Jamaica , Uganda , Singapore and Uzbekistan ..

Thanks to you 
I can't use anyone's toilet but mine because a 
big black snake could be lurking under the seat and cause me instant 
death when it bites my butt.

And thanks to your great advice 
I can't ever pick up a 
dime coin dropped in the car park because it was probably placed 
there by a sex molester waiting to grab me as I bend over.

I can't do any gardening 
because I'm afraid I'll get bitten by the 
Violin Spider and my hand will fall off.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

LIFE LESSONS

We never get what we want,
We never want what we get,
We never have what we like,
We never like what we have.
And still we live & love.
That's life...


The best kind of friend,
Is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with,
Never say a word,

And then walk away feeling like it was the best conversation you've ever had.

It's true that we don't know
What we've got until it's gone,
But it's also true that we don't know
What we've been missing until it arrives..




Giving someone all your love is never an assurance that they'll love you back!

Don't expect love in return;
Just wait for it to grow in their heart,
But if it doesn't, be content it grew in yours.


It takes only a minute to get a crush on someone,
An hour to like someone,
And a day to love someone,
But it takes a lifetime to forget someone.


Don't go for looks; they can deceive.
Don't go for wealth; even that fades away.
Go for someone who makes you smile,
Because it takes only a smile to
Make a dark day seem bright.
Find the one that makes your heart smile!


May you have
Enough happiness to make you sweet,
Enough trials to make you strong,
Enough sorrow to keep you human,
And enough hope to make you happy.


Always put yourself in others' shoes.
If you feel that it hurts you,
It probably hurts the other person, too.

The happiest of people
Don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of everything that comes along their way.
Happiness lies for
Those who cry,
Those who hurt,
Those who have searched,
And those who have tried,
For only they can appreciate the importance of people
Who have touched their lives.


When you were born, you were crying
And everyone around you was smiling.
Live your life so that when you die,
You're the one who is smiling
And everyone around you is crying.


Please send this message
To those people who mean something to you,
To those who have touched your life in one way or another,
To those who make you smile when you really need it,
To those that make you see the brighter side of things When you are really down,
To those who you want to know
That you appreciate their friendship.


And if you don't, don't worry,
Nothing bad will happen to you,
You will just miss out on the opportunity
to brighten someone's life with this message...