Under The Cue

Under The Cue

Under the Cue is a blog about family, genealogy, emotions, or anything else that suits my fancy.

Friday, April 18, 2014

Local Radio Station ? Propaganda ???

You DO know that a local radio station has little "spots" where a national news-man, Bryan Williams, has little chats with whoever is listening? You DO know, Don't you? Bryan Williams is supposedly saying something benign. Truthfully, I've not actually listened to his little "chats" because as soon as I hear his voice I turn the station. The radio station is KTOK 1000 AM. Can someone tell me what the blazes is going on? Why is a liberal giving little "chats" on a "Conservative" radio station? Is it to get people used to listening to his SLOW form of propaganda? Is he SLOWLY brain washing us? Or whom ever choses to listen? His little "chats" are on during the Lee Matthews' show. I've tried to get Lee Matthews attention by asking him why this is happening. I can't say that he has ever answered me. After changing the radio station I never seem to get around to turning the station back to KTOK.

 Lee Matthews tries to be a comedian when it's not called for. Several days ago he was talking about the Bible and "Blood Moons". He started trying to be funny and it sounded sacrilegious. I really think he would do better as a straight man and leave the comedy to Gracie Allen, especially when he talks about the Bible or religious things.

 That aside, I have started listening to KOKC 1520 AM Radio in the Morning. The show is called "Mitchell In The Morning", 6:00 to 9:00 am weekday mornings. Mitchell in the morning is all about Oklahoma. I love the show. Scott Mitchell interviews Oklahoma politicians, businesses, and people of interest. It's all Oklahoma. Scott Mitchell's voice sounds like Dave Ramsey. You know the man who helps people pay off their loans, and bills, and allows them to yell, "I'm debt free" on his radio show? Listen and see if Scott Mitchell's voice doesn't sound like Dave Ramsey.

Now if I can just find something good to replace the early evening Lee Matthews' show. For now I'll cook dinner in peace and quiet. It helps the digestion if I don't listen to Lee Matthews trying to be funny or to Bryan Williams "chat." Why would I listen to Bryan Williams' little "chats" when I don't listen to any of the national propaganda that is called "news"?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Where To Go?

Okay, my cat is really cute, sweet, and loving but where does she go? By go I mean where does she do her business?

This morning she's wanting to go out but when I open the door to the kitchen to let her out to "go" she won't go. It's very cold. It's 23º F. outside. I just noticed that Fargo, North Dakota is 20º F. this morning. I just heard on the radio that it's 14º wind chill this morning.

I have her kitty pot out in the garage because I don't want the smell and the mess in the house. I keep going to the kitchen door and she runs to the door only to stop and sit on the door mat, wagging her tail. I open the door and she wiggles her nose. She actually went out once but came right back inside. Oh, the mystical thoughts of cats in catdom.

In the moments I'm not trying to understand the body language of our cat, TootCee, I actually got to type on my blog. Finally she jumped up on the top of my PC and that seems to indicate she's serious about something. I'm not sure what that something is, yet. She knows if she hopes on top of the PC or in front of me while I'm typing she gets my full attention. After shooing her off the top of the PC, I went to the kitchen door again and opened it and this time she went out.

Below is a photo of TootCee playing with me while I'm typing on my Mac. Crazy cat.

Saturday, December 8, 2012

My New Budget

Budget Sacrifice

I'm going to bite the bullet, too!!!! Will you join me?

President Obama ordered the cabinet to cut $100,000,000.00 ($100 million) from the $3,500,000,000,000.00 ($3.5 trillion) federal budget.

I'm so impressed by this sacrifice that I have decided to do the same thing with my personal budget. I spend about $2,000 a month on groceries, household expenses, medicine, utilities, etc., but it's time to get out the budget cutting axe, go through my expenses, and cut back.

I'm going to cut my spending at exactly the same ratio (1/35,000) of my total budget. After doing the math, it looks like instead of spending $2,000 a month, I'm going to have to cut that number by six cents. Yes, I'm going to have to get by with $1999.94, but that's what sacrifice is all about.

I'll just have to do without some things, that are, frankly, luxuries – six cents worth.

Did this President actually think no one would do the math? Please send this to everyone on your list so people understand how idiotic a $100 million cut is in a $3.5 trillion budget – ludicrous.

"There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation...
One is by sword...The other is by debt."
John Adams 1826

Cat Photos

I just found this photo of my dear little cat, CeeCee. It was on my cell phone. What a beautiful cat. We're still looking for you sweet little thing.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Apples Waiting

I have not had time to make and can the Apple Butter because I've been searching for my pet cat named CeeCee. I just blogged about her on


If anyone has seen CeeCee please let me know. Prayers would be appreciated too.

Love you CeeCee.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Apples for Apple Butter

Someone gave me a large bag of crab apples today. She said that I could make jelly or apple butter. I've never made apple butter before but I have made jelly and preserves. I love apple butter so I'm going to give it a try. The apples are small and I don't know how much apple butter they will make. I may try it today. Later. It's 1:50 am now so I will sleep and try later. Our refrigerator in the garage stopped working so I have to fix these apples soon. I haven't bought apples at the store for a long time because their too expensive. I feel blessed to have these apples for free.

I'll take photos of the apples and the process. Sleep sounds good right now.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

December 3, 1916

Yesterday an old, yellowed newspaper clipping fell out of my mother's Bible. I feel sure it was something her mother, my grandmother, had clipped and saved because the date on the clipping was 12-3-16. Mother was born eight years after the date written on the paper. It was hand written and the writing was of my grandmother. I've seen her hand writing so often that I know it on sight. I have many things she's written. The article was about Thomas A. Edison which I have quoted below.

My grandmother Mary is on the left and holding my mother. My grandfather is on the right and his hand is on Wallace, my uncle. The girl in the middle is my mother's sister, Alice.

YARB - (1) "I am not a nonbeliever in God." said Thomas A. Edison to a Post-Dispatch correspondent when it was called to his attention that some things he said had given the impression that he was an agnostic, if not an atheist. "All scientists," he continued, "in getting nearer and nearer to the first case, feel that about and throughout everything there is the play of an eternal mind."

EDISON AMBEROLA 30 introduced in February 1915 is a 4-minute phonograph that plays Blue Amberol or indestructible cylinders only. This later model is slightly larger than the early model. Its dimensions are 12½" Wide, 16" deep and 13" high. This machine has a single spring motor capable of playing 2-3 4-minute records per winding. It has a highly reliable, heavy-duty helical gear drive. The Reproducer is a Diamond Model C, the only option for this phonograph. The cabinet is a table model made from Oak wood. Edison Amberola 30 The metal horn grille is stained this oak color and it has a black silk cloth covering the inside back of the grill. This 'sales leader', the smallest and least expensive machine was produced from 1915 (after the fire) until October 1929.

Commentary: This particular machine required very little restoration work. The grill cloth needed to be replaced, the light oak stain shellac finish needed some gentle restoration. The black metal louvres required a light coat of high gloss black paint. The Diamond Model C Reproducer required a standard rebuild to bring back the original sound of this popular table top machine. When winding the spring on an early Saturday morning, it snapped and immediately spun clockwise which in turn unwound the crank which fell to the floor. It was fairly easy to replace this low energy spring. This Model 30 required a good cleaning, lubrication and general preventive maintenance to keep it running reliably. At the time the Amberola 30 was introduced, it's US List price was $30.00

Like other Edison model numbers, the Amberola 30 cost $30, the 50 cost $50, the 60 was the British version of the 50, the Model 75 cost $75 and the 80 was the British & Aussie version of the Model 75.

Below is the Web site where I found the photo of the Amberol. My grandmother had one and it has been handed down to me.