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Kitchen upgrade

Our house is solid wood floors and walls in the original house. Wood molding not a great choice for the sink area which is old and moldy. Purchased new molded laminate from Lowes and then needed someone to install a new sink, too.

Good friends, who already have too much on their plates, literally, because they run a busy restaurant, accepted the job. Daniel and his youngest son, Joseph, came to our rescue, as the person who talked me into the upgrade had not come through with installation.

I still plan to cover the old laminate with matching white marble contact paper so these are not photos of the completed job, but you get to see the new one hole sink and old standard faucet I chose. I was tired of not having a sink big enough to clean large pans and I really disliked that the one-handled faucets wear out too quickly. And I always want HOT OR COLD water, almost never warm, so am happy to have the old style faucet.

Nelson Reunion 2022

Had a ball with my siblings in Monument Colorado, home of my sister Janice and her husband, Warren Santino! It started off when Ted and I arrived at the BMW dealership in Lakewood at 2 pm to pick up the bike he’d purchased. It was 6 pm before we were able to get on the road, Ted following me pulling the car hauler with the Z Wagon (suburban) in rush hour Denver traffic, with only my cell phone mapping to get us to Monument, an hour away. We made it!

Next morning Ted was off on his adventure to Pike’s Peak. He returned successfully, thank heavens! He would have turned around half way but it wasn’t possible. You can read his story here.

When Ted got back he wasn’t able to make the turn in the yard and, lucky for him, help was on the way and the bike was loaded on the trailer for the trip home.

In red, on the left, is Ed and Joanne’s son, Eric. We enjoyed meeting him.










We enjoyed breakfasts and dinners together, walks, talks, hugs, dancing, laughing, a little Skyjo, and so much more. Our chefs were Warren and Joanne. Kami and Bill brought cucumbers, yellow crooknecks and zucchini from their garden and tomatoes from her brother’s that were roasted and seasoned to perfection to accompany lasagna one night and Warren’s succotash another. YUM!!!

One morning, Janice came downstairs playing WE ARE FAMILY on her cell phone and we all sang and danced to the lyrics. Great FUN!

Another activity was looking at photos Janice had gathered for us to look at while Laurel was there in case she could help identify some of the people in the really old ones. Diane has a new fast scanner and took most of them home so that she can distribute digitized versions for all of us.

Loraine playing and Kenneth (dad) singing on a rare visit.

Dad far right on bicycle.

Loraine and all the kids! Barbie (next to Loraine) and I had the same haircut.

Ted and I stayed an extra day and Janice’s sons, Wesley and Wyatt (and Wyatt’s girlfriend, Carissa) were able to visit so we could meet them.

I took selfies with EVERYONE!

Ted & Missy

Laurel, our cousin, and Scott Farrell

Kami & Bill

Ted & Ed








Diane & Monte

Carissa is a Cosplay costume and makeup artist, among other talents. Very sparkly personality.

Barbie & me





Seattle Fun 2022

Video of these carts in motion.

So much fun with family! Visited mother, Esther Bishop, every day. She wanted PIE so I brought her chocolate cream one day, then bought apple and pumpkin to eat on Sunday with the Thanksgiving dinner Cory Mason was making but she wanted to “go” before we ate and I forgot to take her any. Last day I brought her cheesecake, a large bag of assorted candy bars, and a beautiful orchid. I brought labels and labeled everything.

First day I gave her the “Baby Bruce (Bishop)” doll. First two days I cleaned out her 12 drawers and filled a large box and her trash bin with trash. Then I began organizing all the cards and letters I’ve sent her the past several years and put them in the biggest binder they make. They filled it! And I added photos to her bulletin board and made note of some that need to be added.

We even got Larry Leighton on a video call the day Joseph Bishop was there with me. Larry is making knife handles from Hawaiian Koa wood. Now I need the names of his children so that I can track down some photos for mother of her grandchildren, hopefully on Facebook.

Mother gave me her turquoise ring and I took a photo of it on my finger between our faces so when she wonders where it got to I can show her.

My room at the inn (my daughter, Sara Mason’s home in Des Moines) is lovely. It’s actually Kenzie’s room. She was away at school and will be home soon but I will miss connecting with her. I took photos of Joseph and I having lunch where Kenz hostessed all summer, Anthony’s restaurant. The food and service was fabulous and I told everyone that I was Kenz’s grandmother.

Lots of great conversations with my daughter, Sara, and added pounds with Chef Cory’s excellent cooking.

Kastle, age 9, was so good with mother when he visited her and she visited him. His hugs are priceless. He’s also an excellent artist, able to copy anything he wants to. We had time together at his treehouse rope swing, too. One of his fears is spiders, and I told him how I had the same fear at his age, and my church had a kids group that earned badges in things and I did one for spiders. I had to learn a bunch about spiders and catch some, too. That was when I got over my fear of them. Knowledge replaces fear, I explained.

I also attended my 50th Cleveland High School reunion, two years delayed due to Covid. My best friend didn’t make it from Sacramento but I enjoyed telling my choir and ensemble teacher how much I loved his teaching and how much it meant to me.

Mr. Asher and his wife attended, along with three other teachers.

Dance, Freddy, Dance

Dance Freddy Dance  <—LINK to the story

A story by Ted Dunlap; illustrated by his youngest daughter, Deedra.

Hover your cursor over the second title to activate the link to the pdf file.

TED: When I was a Daddy, I would tell bed-time stories to my daughters … made up on the spur of the moment, out of my head, just as my daddy did before me.

Fast forward a bunch of years to a mid-twenties daughter who needed artistic expression and purpose in her life.

So I wrote a story about my brother and asked her to illustrate it. This is our collaboration.

I am happy enough with the result that I fancy it could be a published book … if anyone could share with me how to take the next steps, I would appreciate that boost.

It already served its designed purpose.

Anything past that is gravy.

Bum Covers


I’m just not comfortable in leggings unless worn with a dress. I saw that this look is in and “shirt extenders” are sold for this purpose. So, I bought two new slips with lovely heavy lace (one to keep as a slip) and two thrift store shirts to copy the look. 



I started with these:


And I made these looks by shortening one slip and cutting the shirts across at the armholes and made elastic waistbands to wear them under a shirt and over the leggings:


2021 Christmas Card

2021 Xmas ltr

Richard Dunlap Family Visit 2021

Ted’s son, Richard, & kids came for a visit!

Richard, Ted, Isaac, Kelsee, Marilyn, Mochi, Anthony & Scooter

They arrived in the afternoon and got a tour of our place and Rich noted that we had extra beds and inquired if some of the kids could sleep here. We enthusiastically accepted and the kids began stating their preferences.

Ted took them to dinner at Little Blue Joint. Marilyn and I had taquitos and salad for our dinner and I got beds ready while they were gone.

Isaac on trombone

Next morning, Ted and Isaac spent time on their trombones together while I made pancakes, bacon, and sausage and Kelsee made eggs, practicing her culinary art class techniques. I had Rich try the new morning hot drink I have and several of them like herbal teas and I had lots of choices for them.

Any time someone needed the wifi password, I assigned Anthony to read it to them. That chore came up several times and he was filling a need that he could do well.

I learned that Mochi (formerly Brinlee) is pesco-vegetarian (eats only fish) and wanted to make tortillas. So, I decided on pulled pork and a salmon steak for Mochi, corn, cole slaw and salad ingredients to add to the pulled pork tacos for our dinner. We decided what we needed from the store and I ran that errand.

Mochi went with the guys to the shooting range and they all had a ball firing a variety of firearms and sending rounds into targets. Anthony, the youngest, shot fast on the 22 rifle, his first time shooting, and when they moved him from paper targets to metal they could hear the 4 out of 5 tings of his rounds hitting, proving that he was on target. Ted was using some less than great ammo and Anthony, his brother and dad, all got great practice dealing with jams. Anthony quickly began handling them himself.

Isaac and Mochi also shot well and enjoyed the activity. Richard had his own 9 mm he wanted to practice with and shot amazingly well with that tool, particularly when you consider the targets were 35 yards away, compared to only 7 yards, a distance more commonly used for hand gun practice. Isaac took some video with his phone and I’m hoping to add a screen shot if I can get one from him or Rich.

They were three hours or more shooting and when they came in Isaac was ready for a snack. I had cream cheese and smoked salmon on wheat thins and that went over well.

Pastry Chef Kelsee

Chef Kelsee set her task making high end ice cream for our dessert. I fetched whatever she needed, mixing bowls, mixer, etc. Kelsee had her own recipes but I didn’t know how to load or run the ice cream machines and had a time finding a YouTube video that actually went that far, explaining how to layer the ice and rock salt. 

Mochi had already learned how to form tortilla dough into tortillas, so, from my recliner, all I had to do was coached her on the ingredients. She had no trouble shaping the dough with the food processor, shaping the tortillas, and frying them up on her own. She even made a second batch with white flour only, because she said Anthony would prefer them to the first batch that was half whole wheat.

Mochi, tortilla maker

By the time I found the information on how the ice cream maker was supposed to be operated, the first batch had already been started with all ice and only a little rock salt on top. Ted had fetched us more ice because the two bags I had purchased wasn’t going to be enough and the second batch went much better and faster layering the ice and rock salt (from the water softener). We scooped the finished ice cream into big bowls and put them in the freezer before dinner so they could freeze nice and solid.

Dinner was good and dessert was wonderful! I need to get the name of the special ingredient Kelsee made that was swirled into one batch of the ice cream and add it here. We had planned to cook a salmon steak for Mochi but she pulled the pork for us and ate it instead.

Isaac asked Ted about his music likes and Ted loaded an SD card with 2,000 of his favorites to take home. In the evening Ted showed Mochi his album collection and she selected Electric Light Orchestra which, when played, sparked Isaac and Kelsee into dance. Ted got it on video and I took a screen shot from it to post here.

There were many individual conversations and time spent with Marilyn. The first day and evening Marilyn was low functioning but she perked up for the remainder of their visit and received hugs and returned with smiles and even some responses. 

Anthony really took to both dogs (they have two chihuahua mixes at home) and at one point he noticed that both dogs were AWOL. I had let them out after dinner and called for them but no dogs came. Isaac went out and reported that the gate they had brought targets back from the range through was open. 

I had Ted fix my radio frequency, left the front gate open, and and drove all three directions but saw no dogs. Before I went to bed I asked Isaac to let them in if he heard them. I was in bed, but not asleep yet, when Isaac knocked on my door and let the dogs into my bedroom. Thank goodness, after a couple of hours, they returned on their own and Ted closed both gates before he came to bed.

Today, Ted fixed the gate that hadn’t closed last night allowing the dogs to escape. It has always been problematic, very difficult to close, and today, thankfully, he took the time for that repair. It wasn’t the first time they have escaped the yard and we’ve had to drive around looking for them. 

Kelsee made the last of the eggs we had on hand into rounds to put on english muffins with cheddar cheese and ham slices. We set out every possible thing someone could dress their muffins with and Richard brought chocolate milk. Everyone had whatever they wanted for a beverage and breakfast was relatively easy and yummy.

Kelsee said her mother, Tiffanie, has bronchitis and Maya (the youngest) stayed home with her. Savanna (second oldest) is returning from a trip with friends and that is why they couldn’t stay another day, had to get home to pick her up.

We thanked Richard over and over for bringing his family for a visit. After group photos and many hugs, they hit the road for home. We sure hope they come again soon with the whole family! 

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This is precisely why I won’t get the jab; it is experimental.

Canadian Viral Immunologist, Professors & Doctors Sound The Alarm on COVID-19 Vaccine Safety

By Arjun Walia
Collective Evolution

June 4, 2021


Dr. Bryam Bridle is a viral immunologist and professor at the University of Guelph. Bridle has been known for developing immunization strategies to prevent infectious diseases and treat cancers. He is very much a “pro-vaccine” scientist and has been for quite some time, and in his own words he teaches “the value of high quality, well-validated vaccines and passionately promotes their use. Vaccines are, by far, the most efficient type of medicine; the cost-effectively save millions of people from sickness and/or death.”

Bridle has made some noise due to a recent podcast appearance raising multiple safety concerns with regards to the new COVID-19 vaccines. Since then, Bridle has experienced what many other renowned scientists in the field have experienced, a vicious smear and character assassination campaign. This is according to an email I received from him,

“Such are the times that an academic public servant can no longer answer people’s legitimate questions with honest and based on science without fear of being harassed and intimidated. However, it is not in my nature to allow scientific facts to be hidden from the public.”

Articles written about these issues that present such information are constantly subjected to “fact checking” by Facebook affiliated fact checkers. They often receive a “fake news” rating when they are simply presenting evidence showing that more study is needed. This is censorship.

On the podcast, he stated that it’s been discovered by the scientific community that the COVID spike protein is almost entirely responsible for creating damage to the cardiovascular system, blood clotting and other potential problems if it gets into circulation. COVID-19 has a spike protein on its surface, and that protein is what allows it to infect our bodies which is why, according to Bridle, “we’ve been using the spike protein in our vaccines.” The vaccines we are using get our cells in our body to manufacture this protein in order to amount an immune response against this protein. This is the theory behind some COVID vaccines.

He explained that if you inject the purified spike protein into the blood of research animals, they get all kinds of damage to the cardiovascular system. Apparently, it can cross the blood brain barrier and cause damage to the brain. All of his claims have been cited with scientific sources which we linked near the end of this article.

Here’s a bit of what Bridle said via the podcast. Below this you will find a short brief himself and his colleagues have put together while they work on a more comprehensive report.

Now, at first glance that doesn’t seem too concerning because we’re injecting these vaccines into the shoulder muscle. The assumption is, all up until now, and has been that these vaccines behave like all of our traditional vaccines, that they don’t go anywhere other than the injection site. So they stay in our shoulder, some of the protein will go to the local draining lymph node in order to activate the immune system.

However, this is where the cutting edge science comes in and this is where it gets scary. Through a request for information from the Japanese regulatory agency, myself and several international collaborators have been able to get access to what’s called a bio-distribution study. It is the first time ever that scientists have been privy to seeing where these messenger RNA vaccines go after vaccination. In other words, is it a safe assumption that it stays in the shoulder muscle? The short answer is absolutely not, it’s very disconcerting.

The spike protein gets into the blood, circulates through the blood in individuals over several days post vaccination. It accumulates in a number of tissues such as the spleen, the bone marrow, the liver, the adrenal gland, and the ovaries in high concentration. The spike protein was found in the blood, in circulation in 3 of 13 healthcare workers who received the vaccine.

What this means is, we’ve known for a long time that the spike protein is a pathogenic protein. It is a toxin, it can cause damage in our body if it gets into circulation. Now we have clear cut evidence that the vaccine that makes the cells in our deltoid muscles that manufacture this protein, that the vaccine itself plus the protein gets into blood circulation. When in circulation the spike protein can bind to the receptors that are on our platelets and the cells that line our blood vessels, that’s exactly why we’ve seen clotting disorders associated with these vaccines, it can also lead to bleeding and of course the heart is involved that’s why we’re seeing heart problems. The protein itself can also cross the blood brain barrier, it can cause neurological damage.

He went on to emphasize that these findings also call into question the potential long term health consequences of the vaccine, which is a concerning thought. If someone dies a year from now, or five years from now as a result of this vaccine, odds are that it will never be linked to the vaccine and claims will remain ‘unsubstantiated.’ Will we ever really know? Even today, cases of people who die shortly after COVID-19 vaccine administration are considered unrelated to the vaccine in mainstream news coverage. We are often told that ‘no link is found,’ but could we be missing something here?

Bridle and is colleagues in the Canadian COVID Care Alliance (CCCA), a group of independent Canadian doctors, scientists, and professionals aiming to provide evidence-based information about COVID-19, recently put out a brief report that outlines the science explained in the podcast above. The group is expected to release a more extensive document that will dive into broader and deeper details about issues related to COVID-19 vaccines and youth. You can access the report here if you’re interested in sharing it with others.

The Takeaway: No matter what science is being presented or how much evidence is available to warrant a serious and open discussion on the safety of COVID vaccines, the concerns being raised never seem to be taken objectively by mainstream media or the public domain.

Instead, they are subjected to extreme amounts of censorship and ridicule, something we’ve seen happen to many scientists and doctors in the field, including many of the world’s most renowned experts in the field. The COVID pandemic has unleashed a massive campaign of scientific censorship unlike anything we’ve ever seen before, and it begs the question, why?

Why is discussion and science being suppressed and in some cases falsely “debunked” simply because it calls into question the official narrative we are receiving from governments and pharmaceutical companies? Do governments and big corporations truly have our best interests at heart? Do they act from an intent to do good for all? Do they have other motivations? Why can’t we have open and transparent discussions about “controversial” topics?

The free press is here to hold government accountable and serve the people, not be censored by government.


Alert The “Vaccine” Is a Bioweapon – 5 Doctors Testify

Mainstream media, mainstream medical, big pharma, all government … let’s just call them “the usual suspects” do not want you to watch this video.

It is crucial to your health and those around you that you do indeed watch it. I absolutely guarantee it will be worth it.

I have another related one I will share at Bitterroot Bugle, but not now. I do not want to distract from this one in any way. I’ll put it up tomorrow. Watch this one first and foremost. The other one is short and related.

Below I share the entire article from the source where I found it. Come back to those links and the text later. FIRST, watch the five doctors share critical, crucial information that includes their hopeful outlooks at the end.

I will add to the embedded links one the doctors here created and mention during the video: Millions Against Medical Mandates (MAMM). It is another you should come back to after watching the video below.

Note: neither passivity nor ignorance will enable survival … and no quantity or quality of guns and ammo will be of much use. It is your body, your family, your community and your world. All are at stake now. Arm yourself first with knowledge.

A key tidbit throughout this discussion is that nobody is going to save you from this. No amount of government change will deliver anything new or helpful. There is no white knight coming to save the world. It is up to us: we the thinkers, do-ers and devotees of personal responsibility.

– Ted –


Read the story here.
By Hsaive




April 30, 2021:  Dr. Carrie Madej: Covid Shots, DNA & Transhumanism!

How to Report a Vaccine Injury Online or by Mail – Anyone can submit a Vaccine Injury to VAERS, including patients, family members, healthcare providers, and vaccine manufacturers, even if it isn’t clear if the vaccine caused the health problem.

HEALTH IMPACT NEWS -  Ever since reports have surfaced in recent days that people who have chosen NOT to receive the experimental COVID-19 shots but have been exposed to those who have received them, and have suffered what appear to be infections coming from these fully "vaccinated" people, affecting mainly women who have reported menstruation difficulties, heavy bleeding, miscarriages, and reduction of breast milk, I have been watching my newsfeed to see if any of the dissenting doctors and scientists we feature regularly here at Health Impact News would address these issues.

Fortunately, a team of 5 doctors in the U.S., all of whom we have featured in the past here at Health Impact News and are highly qualified to address this topic, just held a round-table discussion a couple of days ago to address these issues.

The issues they discuss affect ALL of us in the U.S. (and around the world) right now, and it is imperative that you take 79 minutes of your time to watch this video.

Not only do these highly qualified doctors discuss why they think this is happening, they also give practical advice at the end about what we can be doing right now to protect ourselves and stop this attack on the human race by the Globalists seeking to reduce the world's population.

Every single one of these doctors believe that these shots are NOT vaccines, but bioweapons designed to kill human beings.






Whatever else you are doing when you come across this video, it is highly unlikely that anything else you do the rest of your day will be more important than watching this video so you can be informed of the evil effects of these injections that are being censored in the corporate media and Big Tech social media.

Then share this video with as many people as you can.