Sunday, August 16, 2009

Mosaics on Monday…and a Metamorphosis of “Me”

Help, I’ve fallen into an alternate universe and I can’t get out of it…

I’m not a political activist…but I find myself fighting for my country at the age of fifty-seven. I believe grand babies and helping my children is what I should be doing now. I don’t want to be going to tea parties, rallies and political town meetings. I want the people that we hired to do their jobs and keep this a wonderful although imperfect country. I am lulled into an alternate universe….so now I have to begin campaigning, voicing the views of my family members since they all have to work, I have to protest, I have to go to political rallies, I have to test my endurance for marches on Washington… I have to be grateful to my God and my parents for giving me the courage to face my enemies…those who I lazily voted for and didn’t ask the hard questions of. I have to show my love for the country that so many heroes gave their lives for and fight to get it back. I have to fight for my God…and I can, it won’t be easy and it certainly isn’t what I’d like to be doing right now….but I will, right here on my little corner of the country. A commenter referred to my little town as “Mayberry USA” and I think that is a pretty good description.

Go here for a local news column concerning the event that my photos depict.


I think that I have some great company for my new journey…


Heroes, everyday people, old, young….most of all passionate!!!


Passionate about their God, their morals and their country…


No rich people, no famous people, no celebrities….just honest, moral, hard-working everyday people…..with a passion for life, love and liberty…

Please God, bless us in our pursuits, for among us are true believers.


Mosaic Monday at Little Red House

Met Monday at Between Naps On The Porch


  1. You go girl! I'm proud of you, and appreciate your time and effort. Let'm havit!

  2. Since you decided to make a political statement, may I respond in kind? Do you want to repeal social security and medicare and the veterans hospital system, since those are socialist programs? Over 40 years ago my very admired history professor at Baylor said that like an inoculation against a disease, we intelligently adopt a little socialism to protect against the disease. (I have a huge number of arguments to counteract your arguments, if you're interested in how a fellow God-loving, God-fearing southern white woman can be on the opposite side as you.
    Remember that over half of your fellow Americans voted for Obama, and America does NOT need to be saved from us.)

  3. Great People mosaic! I especially love that photo of the flag with the green leaves behind it!
    Have a great week!
    ~Really Rainey~

  4. I happen to like your mosaic very much. I like what it represents and I am glad that someone else has the courage to stand up and fight to maintain the freedom of our country. For the people.....not government control. Great post. It's funny that no one has commented on your post yet. I guess I'll smile that I was first in line.

  5. Hi Becky, I think it's just wonderful to see you get out there and get involved. If everyone was more involved, politicians would have to be a little more accountable!

  6. I 100 125% agree with you!!

    Love your mosaics by the way... but more importantly i am proud of what you are doing.

    I couldnt help but notice the sign " term limits for the all" what could be more true?

    If its important for a president to have them why not every other person back there... they are NOT serving us they are serving their own pocket books!

    *sigh*, hold my hand and help me down off my soap box!

    TTFN~~ Claudia ♥ ♥

  7. Very interesting post and comments. Love it!

  8. Good for you. You go!
    Have a nice day

  9. How lovely!
    Wonderful creations.

  10. I like your photos, the smiles on the proudest of faces, the strength in the lines of the bold. Your photos share a unity of belief :)

  11. I'm proud of you Becky. I'm glad more and more people are standing up against all of the changes that our crazy govt. is trying to make... I think we were apathetic during the election ---and too many people listened to the beautiful words coming out of Obama's mouth. He is a good speaker--but I'm sorry; I don't believe a word he says. One of the biggest problems is the czars and other leaders he is surrounding himself with. It's VERY scary--what is happening or could happen to our country if we allow this administration to continue making these radical changes. Our kids and grands will be paying for these mistakes their entire lives. That is what WE are leaving for them.

    I totally disagree with marieDee above. Those 'socialist' programs listed above are ALL a big mess. Our govt. does a poor job of running ANYTHING. Look what they are doing with the 'Clunkers' program right now. SCARY!!!!

    Go for it , Girl. I'm proud of you.

  12. Look at you go, girl! Let your voice be heard!

  13. Love the mosaic. My mother always said 'Have the courage of your convictions' and you certainly have that. x

  14. Very nice mosaics! It is good to see people using the freedoms that our society affords them, no matter what we personally feel politically. Many have sacrificed their lives for Freedom of Speech.
    I hope you will continue to read my upcoming blog posts about the brave men who fought hard for our new country in the Revolutionary War in Brooklyn, New York So little of their story is known.

  15. When our country was founded, there was never an intent to create career politicians; the concept would have been anathema.
    Career politicians create the autocracy that we fought a Revolution to escape. Yes, term limits for all. When the Founding Fathers were done with their government duties, they returned to their law practices or doctor's offices or -- more likely -- their farms, and got back to the real work that fuels the country.

    Every citizen should be heard.

  16. Becky,
    I don't blog, but just had to comment. I agree 100% with what you wrote. Just for kicks, let's get back to what Congress is supposed to be doing. Nothing more...nothing less than ONLY the 17 Congressional Powers outlined in Article 1, Section 8 of the Constitution. I heard someone talking about that the other day, and Googled it for myself. I was astonished to see how our leaders have overstepped their Congressional authority. Like you and your friends, I too, am galvanized into action. We don't need more government--we need less, and we need the government to stop stifling our progress...

  17. I agree 100% with MarieDee. My only other comment is about my 85 year old retired minister, and W.W. II vet, father. He left a life in the ministery with little money and no medical insurance. The V.A. has taken wonderful care of him and I thank God for them everyday.

  18. I think you're doing a wonderful thing Becky .....all of us should take this responsibility seriously! I couldn't DISAGREE with your second commenter Mariedee more!And I totally AGREE with Betsy.... I love how she put it so I won't even try to say it better! :)

  19. Stopping by from SITS. I think it's great that you are standing up for what you believe in and fighting for the vision you have of your country. If everyone just does a little we can accomplish a whole lot.

  20. Your mosaic is lovely. I do like to see people get involved. I have several charities for which I'm a volunteer, so I fully know that involvement is what makes this country grand. I don't happen to agree with your beliefs. But again, that is what makes this country a wonderful place. The fact that everyone can have their own opinion and be valued for it.

  21. There is nothing more than unity among us. Let our voices be heard! Nice mosaic of different ages! You go girl!

  22. MarieDee--half the country did vote for him, but half didn't vote for him. And I've got a counter for all of your huge arguments.

    Your quote from your beloved prof at Baylor was 40 years ago. What would he say now? What Obama wants to do now is more than a 'little' socialism. It is a huge takeover. There is nothing 'little' about it.

    The VA hospital is not is something that our military veterans and currently serving personnel have EARNED. There is not a single thing given to was earned by blood, sweat, tears and sacrifice.

    Isn't social security funded by our money? If it is not, then why is the government taking money out of my paychecks for it? Why does our small business pay twice as much as you do? It was never intended to be the sole support of retirees, it was a supplement to their own savings.

    I'll be joining a protest this Saturday. Should annoy several of the ladies in my craft club when I pack up a bit early to go state my opinion!

  23. This is a very bold and amazing post. So many of our politicians on both sides have no clue how all americans really live and how we cut back and live within budgets....
    I hope you will come for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  24. I totally agree with MarieDee. I have a 85 year old, retired minister, and WWII vet, for a father.When he retired he had no money and no medical insurance. The VA has helped us take care of him and I thank God for them everyday.

  25. Hi Becky, thanks for sharing at Mosaic Monday. :)

  26. I'll be cheering for you! (While I'm at work so the gov't can take half my wages and "distribute" them...grrrrr)

  27. I think it's great that you are fighting for what you believe in. That's what America is about.

  28. I sooo... Agree! There are more of us that do, than we think. Beautiful photos.

  29. Participating in the SITS sharefest a little late here. Love you photos!



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