Under The Cue

Under The Cue

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

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

William Shelby Copus & Melissa P. Byler Gray Copus

William Shelby Copus
Melissa Pearlee Byler Gray Copus

William Shelby Copus was my Great Grandfather and Melissa Pearlee Byler Gray Copus my Great Grandmother. They are on the left in the picture. I'm not sure who else is in the picture. I don't know the year or place.

Monday, September 3, 2018

Great Grandmother Melissa Pearlee Byler Gray Copus

Below are two photos of my great grandmother on my father's side. I received a copy of a very old photo which had seen much better days. I used Photo shop to try to adjust some of the problems on the photo. See the original photo below and the adjusted photo below that.

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

CeeCee Missing Cat

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.