Thursday, March 29, 2007

Does any body remember Ann Launders? Here's her daughter--

A longtime journalist, Margo Howard went into the family business (her mother was the fabled Ann Landers) in the 1990s as Dear Prudence. Her broad experience and understanding of human nature provide answers for the troubled — and entertainment for everyone else.

Now she is writing under her own name:
Dear Mango.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Lady Jan asks, "They made a better Mosquito?"

I can't believe it! Here it the beginning of mosquito season and they announced on the news that they made a better mosquito.


Was there something wrong with the old ones?

Apparently there was, so Johns Hopkins University breed or sliced and diced a new and
genetically engineered new and improved mosquito that doesn't pass along malaria as it bites you.

And get this; the new genetically engineered mosquitoes it out breeds the old mosquitoes too.

So does that mean we'll have more of the new mosquito?

I guess so.

So I have a question for the good people at Johns Hopkins University that breed this new mosquito.

If you wanted to breed a new mosquito, why didn't you design one that doesn't bite?

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Lady Jan is Spring Dazed and Confused

Today is the first day of spring here in sunny California, and it rained!

And last week it was in the 80's and hot. We were wearing shorts, and my daughter wore them to school with my blessing.

Today I had to fight with my daughter to get her in a light jacket. I told her it's a lot cooler today, and the hottest time of the day will be between 60 and 70 degree.

And it did sprinkle all today, and rained as it got close to sundown. And it made my cats take cover on the porch.

But on my calender it said nothing about today being spring! All it told me was that tomorrow is the spring equinox when the day light hours, and night time hours are the same.

So it is Spring isn't it?

Some where?

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Happy St. Patricks Day!

~*~Happy St, Patrick's Day!~*~

Here are some photos I cut out of a magazine with Irish sayings on them,

and also some of Irish saying that I have saved to share just for you lucky people.


Deep peace of the running waves to you.
Deep peace of the flowing air
to you.

Deep peace of the smilimg stars to you.
Deep peace of the quiet earth
to you.

Deep peace of the watching shepherds to you.
Deep peace of the son of peace
to you.
an old Irish prayr ~


Bless your house and any who
enter with this old Irish blessing.~

May there always be work for yourhands to do.

May your purse always hold a coin or two.

May the sun always shine on your window pane.

May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain.

May the hand of a friend always be near you.

May gold fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

May those who love , love us.

And those that don't love us.

May God turn there hearts:
And if he dosen't turn
their hearts.

May he turn their ankles.

So we'll know who
they are from their

an old Gaelic blessing ~

Monday, March 12, 2007

Spring forward time again!

It was time to spring forward here again, and we are still running around and finding clocks with the wrong time still, and having to change them.

How did you do?

If you don't do this in your country you might not understand
daylight saving time and why we do it?

Heck, I'm from here and I barely understand it myself!

I was trying to explain it to my daughter's foreign exchange student friend Arma, who is from Indonesia, and I have to say it sounded insane to me as it came out of my mouth.

And we Americans can blame o'l
Ben Franklin for coming up with the idea, back then it was to save candles.

But even though it wasn't put into to use until March 19, 1918, sometimes called the Standard Time Act. Daylight saving time was repealed in 1919. Daylight time became a local matter. It was re-established nationally early in World War II, and was continuously observed from 9 February 1942 to 20 September 1945. After the war its use varied among states and localities.

The Uniform Time Act of 1966 provided standardization in the dates of beginning and end of daylight time in the U.S. but allowed for local exemptions from its observance. The act provided that daylight time begin on the last Sunday in April and end on the last Sunday in October, with the changeover to occur at 2 a.m. local time.

But to tell you the truth I rather not have to do it at all!

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Madera is a one hundred years old!

My home town is a hundred years old!

A centennial committee has been meeting to develop plans for a series of events. The committee is being co-chaired by City Council Member Robert Poythress, Mayor Steve Mindt, and Madera County Historical Society President, Sheryl Berry. The community is invited to participate and attend these planning meetings. Please contact Olga Sauceda-Garcia of the City of Madera Parks and Community Services Department at (559) 661-5495 for additional information.

The following is a list of current events planned... volunteers are being sought to help with these projects. The public is invited and encouraged to attend all of these events.

OLD TIMER'S PARADE... Centennial Theme... September 30, 2006
A KICK-OFF CELEBRATION is planned for Wednesday, January 17th at 4:45p.m. at City Hall Foyer, located at 205 West Fourth Street in Madera. The event will include an open house with refreshments followed by the City Council meeting at 6:15 p.m. with the reading of a Proclamation, by our own historian Bill Coate, designating 2007 as our Centennial Celebration year, introduction of the Centennial Committee members, rollout of the events planned for the year and a presentation by the Madera County Historical Society.

CENTURY LUNCHEON... Celebrate our City's 100th Birthday and heritage - a look at Madera's Past, Madera Today, and Madera's Future... we will also honor Madera's 100 year old business and more... this Century Luncheon hosted by the Madera Chamber of Commerce, Madera Noon Rotary and Madera Sunrise Rotary on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Madera Municipal Golf Course. Cost is $15.00 per person - reservations are required (space is limited). To make a reservation or for more information, please call the Chamber Office at (559) 673-3563. Pacific Gas & Electric Company is a proud sponsor of this event. Click here for details 032707_centurylunch.pdf

CENTENNIAL PARK DEDICATION (formerly Swimming Pool Park) & Century Tree Planting... on Tuesday, March 27, 2007. Please join the City Council and Staff for the dedication to take place at the park located at the corner of 4th and Flume Streets, more details will follow. Mr. Mike Hinton and students of Madera High School will present the city with a Time Capsule.
CITY OF MADERA CENTENNIAL OPEN HOUSE... on Tuesday, March 27, 2007 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.. Please join the City Council and City Staff for a Open House at City Hall located at 205 West Fourth Street in Madera.

'100 TREES FOR 100 YEARS'... This event will involve the planting of 100 trees in the city to commemorate the Centennial. Sponsors for each tree will be sought, along with volunteers to plant them. To make a donation to the Centennial Tree Planting project, please contact Parks & Community Services at (559) 661-5495 for additional information.
Community Stakeholders, service clubs, organizations, volunteers and other groups, including churches, are urged to take part throughout the year in the Centennial activities. They are also encouraged to incorporate the Centennial Theme in all of their events. How can you help?
Join the Celebration
Adopt the Centennial Theme 'Celebrating 100 Years' or 'City of Madera 1907-2007'
Send representatives to city-wide events
Adopt a Centennial Tree

Make a donation
For additional information contact the City of Madera 'Celebrating 100 Years', 1030 South Gateway Drive, Madera CA 93637 - Attn: Michael McHatten, Director at (559) 661-5426 or email

Monday, March 05, 2007

Fresno California is Considering a Nuclear Powerplant!

According to this article they are thinking of building a nuclear power plant in Fresno!


Fresno is almost thirty miles from my home here in Madera CA.

Yikes! Talk about too close for comfort!

Who want to see Lady Jan glow in the dark?

And thirty years ago certain individuals thought Madera Stupid enough to be attractive to this idea, but Madera is primarily a farming community and we know that a power plant would take lots and lots of water. And the powers that be in Madera work real hard to protect what little water flows down the hill form the various dams and canals, and we aren't going to waste any of it!

We are enough of a desert as it is! And we don't need any help from some dang big nuclear power plant sucking up all the water!

But Fresno is a big city! Fresno is the sixth-largest city in California and the county seat of Fresno County. With an estimated population of 471,479, and they are still growing and the need for cheep fuel is a big concern.

That too many people!

But according to this article a nuclear power plant will cost more in the long run in Dealing With Nuclear Technology's Expense, Waste and Danger That Goes On Forever!

And ever and ever and ever!

If you ask me anything is dangerous if it kills people and endangers countless thousands in area that are hundreds or thousands of miles away, and make the land unusable for use from 30 years to what hundreds of years?

That's too dang long to glow in the dark!

We need to invest in safer sources of energy that why I advocate solar power and wind power.

For one thing who ever heard of nuclear fall out from Solar or winds power?

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Lady Jan's Daffy dazed!

I had such a hard time getting my picture posted the other day through Pascal, and all I got for my effort was a box with an x on the corner and no picure! So I didn't get to post.
And this time I tried again and used blogger, and all I could only get this one picture posted. So I'm just gonna show off my Daffydills and call it a night.
Good night everybody!