Whenever his mother was away -- working late at the factory or visiting friends for the weekend -- Thomas went to his grandmother's home, a beige single-wide five miles down the road. Minnie Pearl was the family matriarch, the best cook, and she hosted Sunday dinners and demanded everyone attend church. She considered herself a provider, and she tried to lend her children money and give her grandchildren a weekly allowance, but instead she was usually broke, stuck in the trailer with a car she couldn't afford to fix. She had two adult children of her own still living with her in the trailer, including a son with mental disabilities, so when Thomas stayed over he slept on a couch in the living room. He could see everything from there. He noticed strangers coming and going. It confused him. After some nights, he went home to his mother's house and greeted her with a wave of questions.
But his mother started increasing her hours at work, and Thomas started spending more time at his grandmother's trailer, and before long he was old enough to see for himself and begin solving the mysteries. That was crack cocaine cooking on the stove. Those were scales used to measure it. These were drug users who kept coming into the trailer and then disappearing into the abandoned red gas station next door, emerging a few minutes later with glassy eyes and thousand-yard stares. That was his mother coming and going with her pockets full of money, giving it to Pearl or taking it from her, acting like the bank. And that was the cash from a drug operation sometimes lying around his mother's house because she was helping hide the profits.
Demaryius moved every few months in those first years. His sisters went to live with their stepfather's mother, but he never really got along with his stepfather, who divorced Smith after the trial, and Demaryius didn't want to be the only boy in the house. He went to his father's apartment in Atlanta, but his father was always being reassigned by the military, and any new home was far away from his friends. Then he went to a cousin's trailer in Montrose, but that cousin already had five foster children and couldn't take another; and then to his father's mother's house a few miles away, but her health was failing; and then in with a nearby aunt, but she had no car to pick him up from basketball practice. One night, desperate for a ride home after practice, he called a different aunt and uncle to pick him up. James and Shirley Brown took him back to their house outside Montrose, and Thomas never left.
Ventilate your home by getting fresh air into your home, filtering the air that is there, and improving air flow. Improving ventilation can help you reduce virus particles in your home and keep COVID-19 from spreading. You may or may not know if someone in your home or if a visitor to your home has COVID-19 or other respiratory viruses. Good ventilation, along with other preventive actions, can help prevent you and others from getting and spreading COVID-19 and other respiratory viruses.
Look into any eyesYou find by you; you can see clear to another dayMaybe been seen beforeThrough other eyes on other days while going homeWhat do you want me to doTo do for you to see you through?It's all a dream we dreamed one afternoon long ago
Right outside this lazy summer home (note 1)You ain't got time to call your soul a critic, noRight outside the lazy gateOf winter's summer homeWondering where the nuthatch winter'sWings a mile longJust carried the bird away
Ten years the waves rolled the ships home from the seaThinking well how it may blow in all good companyIf I tell another what your own lips told to meLet me lay 'neath the roses and my eyes no longer see
So many roads I tell youNew York to San FranciscoSo many roads I knowAll I want is one to take me homeFrom the high road to the lowSo many roads I knowSo many roads so many roads
From the land of the midnight sunWhere the ice blue roses growAlong those roads of gold and silver snowHowlin' wide or moaning lowSo many roads I knowSo many roads to ease my soul (note 1)
It's a long long long long way to go homeit's a long long long long way to go homeAny which way you are tempted to roamIt's a long long long long long long long long wayWay to go home
It's a long long long long way to go homeIt's a long long long long way to go homeAny which way you are tempted to goIt's a long long long long long long long long wayWay to go home
Most cases of road rash can be treated at home without going to the doctor or hospital. However, you should always monitor injuries for signs of infection or additional damage to the body. Follow these steps to treat your injury:
During the summer months and around the holidays, many of us plan or go on family vacations, and more commonly, families are including their furry feline. The summer is also a busy time for people buying and selling homes, which sometimes means a long-distance move.
Driving with a cracked windshield is never a good idea. The crack could impede your ability to see the road ahead and therefore interfere with your ability to safely operate your vehicle. You should contact a reliable auto glass repair company soon after a crack appears on the windshield. Different factors determine how long you can drive with a crack on the windshield, which we will discuss in this article.
You should get a crack in the windshield repaired as soon as possible. One of the main reasons most people don't get it repaired soon is the cost. However, the fact is that the longer you wait to repair the crack, the more it will cost you over time.
Bumps in the road when driving can enlarge the crack over time. The crack will gradually spread until it can't be repaired, and you will have to get the windshield replaced. Also, dirt may get inside the glass that will weaken the windshield. That's why it's essential that you get even a small crack on the windshield repaired immediately.
Proper packaging helps maintain quality and prevent freezer burn. It is safe to freeze meat or poultry directly in its original packaging, however this type of wrap is permeable to air and quality may diminish over time. For prolonged storage, overwrap these packages as you would any food for long-term storage. It is not necessary to rinse meat and poultry. Freeze unopened vacuum packages as is. If you notice that a package has accidentally been torn or has opened while food is in the freezer, the food is still safe to use; merely overwrap or rewrap it.
Ideally, a food 2-inches thick should freeze completely in about 2 hours. If your home freezer has a "quick-freeze" shelf, use it. Never stack packages to be frozen. Instead, spread them out in one layer on various shelves, stacking them only after frozen solid.
A freezer full of food will usually keep about 2 days if the door is kept shut; a half-full freezer will last about a day. The freezing compartment in a refrigerator may not keep foods frozen as long. If the freezer is not full, quickly group packages together so they will retain the cold more effectively. Separate meat and poultry items from other foods so if they begin to thaw, their juices won't drip onto other foods.
Shell eggs should not be frozen. If an egg accidentally freezes and the shell cracked during freezing, discard the egg. Keep any uncracked eggs frozen until needed; then thaw in the refrigerator. These can be hard cooked successfully but other uses may be limited. That's because freezing causes the yolk to become thick and syrupy so it will not flow like an unfrozen yolk or blend very well with the egg white or other ingredients.
Protect your home, belongings, and financial security with homeowners insurance. With a variety of coverages, and plenty of ways to save, you can create a policy that keeps your home safe and fits your budget. Get a quote today.
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You followed all the tips when selecting your eggs at the store, picking clean, uncracked eggs from refrigerated cases. But you hit a bump in the road and one or more of your eggs cracked on the way home. What should you do?
Nearly five million people see Grand Canyon each year. Most of them see it from their car at overlooks along the South Rim (this includes Grand Canyon Village, Hermits Rest, and Desert View). The South Rim - 60 miles / 97 km north of Williams and 80 miles / 97 km northwest of Flagstaff, Arizona - is the most accessible part of the park and is open all year.A much smaller number of people see the Canyon from the North Rim, which lies just 10 miles / 16 km (as the condor flies) directly across the Canyon from the South Rim. The North Rim rises a thousand feet higher than the South Rim, and is much less accessible. Heavy snows close the road to the North Rim from late October to mid May of each year. Even in good weather it's harder to get to: it's 220 miles / 354 km by car from the South Rim, or 21 miles / 34 km by foot across the Canyon by way of the North and South Kaibab Trails.The inner canyon includes everything below the rim and is seen mainly by hikers, mule riders, or river runners. There are many opportunities here for adventurous and hardy persons who want to backpack, ride a mule to Phantom Ranch, or take a river trip through the Canyon on the Colorado River (which can take anywhere from a few days to three weeks - there are no one-day river trips through Grand Canyon). How do people get across the canyon? If you're walking, the South Kaibab Trail crosses the Colorado River on a narrow foot bridge 70 feet / 21 m above the water. There is only one way to cross by automobile, and that is via Navajo Bridge, just a few miles downstream from Lees Ferry, where the Canyon is still only 400 feet / 122 m wide. (top of page) 2b1af7f3a8