Thursday, June 23, 2011

I Don't Get Out Much These Days

I can't remember the last time I blogged for the fun of it - but I found something today that I couldn't pass up. Our dear friend Don Lapre is being charged in a Federal Court on a number of counts essentially accusing him of being a fraud. He has taken in nearly 52 million dollars in the last few years as a result of his 'Greatest Vitamin in the World Scheme,' and the Feds aren't happy.

You'll recall from a post several years ago I was also a vicitm in the 90s of one of Mr. Lapre's little scams - I was just sure I too could hit it big using his simple program of 'Tiny Classified Ads.' The sad part was once I received the box of crap I bought I relaized actual work was involved and quickly lost interest.

An even better story comes out of the great State of Florida. A couple paid cash for a home that had been forclosed on by the evil Bank of America. After finally getting settled in the Sherrifs office showed up one day to advise them they were being evicted from their home due to a forclosure.

Attempts to reason with BOA and even try to show the local nit wits at the Bank a copy of the their deed, canceled check and title insurance went no where. The couple's laywer eventually got a judge to rule in the couples favor certifying that the Bank indeed made an error and in fact owed the couple $2500 in legal fees.

Of course Bank of America scoffed at the idea that they made an error and refused to pay. Left with no choice the ever so eagar lawyer got himself a seizure of assets order and showed up to a local Bank of America branch with a moving van, a crew of guys to help and several hand carts. With great flare and drama they burst into the local branch and inform the local Manager of their intent to sieze items like phones, chairs and desks in an effort to make the couple whole.

It took one hour for a check reimbursing all expenses and a letter of appology to be presented to the couple - I love this story, I'm not a big fan of big banks but in my opinion Bank of America is the worst - finally a score for the little guy.

My wee one is stiring - I gotta go!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Jernigan Reunion

This past weekend we attended the Jernigan Family Reunion at my uncle and aunt’s ranch in Stone Bluff, OK.063

The Jernigans (Uncle Doug, Uncle Duie, Grandma and Aunt LaVerne) – These are four of the six Jernigan children.  Aunt Vi was unable to attend this time.055

Some of my favorite people:

Chris, Tim, Laura and Nathan (Uncle Duie’s grandchildren)017

Lana and Gary (Aunt Vi’s daughter and son-in-law)022

Mildred Jernigan McComber’s family – Steve, Amy, Matt, Linda (MiMi), Doyce (PopPop), Aunt Cheryl, Becky, Jon, Shannon, Randi, Kenley, GiGi (Mildred), Allie, Angie, David, Claire, Analise, Evan and Keaton (Adam had to work and didn’t come until later in the day.  Bobby, Kari and Marq were unable to attend.)035

Doye, a Major in the US Army and one of my favorite cousins, taught me how to shoot!!!070

Here I am firing off a 9mm.072

Then we pulled out the big guns.  I shot an AR-15!!  I’m totally awesome!083

Claire and her daddy took a paddle boat ride on the pond.095


On Sunday morning, we had church outdoors by the pond.

Claire folding her hands during the prayer001



Aunt LaVerne and Grandma007

My daddy praying over our family (He is the oldest grandson.)006

Our reunion was a three-day event, beginning Friday afternoon and lasting until Sunday afternoon.  We had a lot of events.  I spent most of my time enjoying my cousins, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, nieces, parents, grandma, husband and daughter.  As a result, I didn’t take very many pictures.  It was a great event, and I loved spending time with my wonderful family.  I can’t wait until we get together again!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Equestrian Entertainment

Steve, Claire and I went with Aunt Shannon and Allie to watch Aunt Shannon ride her horse today.  Claire got to ride Bullet, and she helped to give him a bath and walked him back to his stall.  Here are some pictures.

Bullet and Claire009

Claire and her daddy petting horses015

Claire riding with her Aunt Shannon023

Claire giving Bullet a bath025


Claire walking Bullet back to his stall030


Claire loved the “horsies.”  We had a great time today!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Swappin’ My Ride

I am officially a mini van mom!!!  I am SO excited! 

My previous ride019

My new ride017

My new decals  (After all, what is a mini van without a stick-figure family?!)006


complete with a built-in DVD player014

Leather seats with one car seat already installed001

Lots of storage004

It comfortably seats seven and is easy to drive and easy to park.  We Nortons are really going to enjoy cruising around in our new ride!