The blind Post classified news June 11, 2019

The Blind Post classified news
From and for the blind and visually impaired.
June 11, 2019

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Contents for this monthís issue:

From the editor, by Lori Motis.
New and used.
Wanted, to trade, or to give away.
Services and training.

This months columns:

Tech corner EDITING TEXT ON THE IPHONE and answering a readerís question by John Harden
Living with low vision, The Journey Continues By Donna Williams
Blind man walking, Seeking help is not a sign of weakness by Joshua Loya,
Tips and tidbits from the Food Lady,, Recipes.
Uplift,inspirational: MY FATHER Ė MY DAD
From the pages of Donnaís travel diary, The changing landscape of security by Donna J. Jodhan
Yarn, hook and needle, Gift giving department by Phyllis Campbell

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From the editor:

Hello readers,
This month we have some excellent articles and notices. Lots of great reading material! Please let anyone you contact, that you read their notice or article on the Blind Post. I am so happy to see that we are continuing to attract new subscribers. Thank you for sharing the Blind Post news with your friends and families. I sincerely appreciate it.

I know that July is a busy month for all that are attending the conventions. There will still be a July edition, which will be emailed on the 11th or 12th of July. I will need all submissions by the seventh of July to be included in that issue.

I always love hearing from you, so donít hesitate to send me a message.
Happy Summer!
Lori AKA Food Lady

Lori Motis
Publisher & editor of the Blind Post classified news.
A great place to share and sell!

Have you ever wanted to post a time sensitive announcement or several notices before the next monthís Blind Post classified news edition?

Now you can. If you have ads or announcements that are time sensitive, or just have several items, then you can include them in a special Blind Post Extra Extra edition. The word count costs are the same as the monthly news, but not free notices. This works best when you might have more than one item for sale, notice for an event, or a special class or training that is of interest to the blind and low vision community.
It will go out to all Blind Post subscribers within one day of approval, and will also be posted to the website.
Email your submissions and I will let you know if it is suitable and what the cost is.

New and used:

Summer Deals at D&B Accessibility!!!

Summer is near, or already here for some. We have just what you need
to prepare you for those trips scheduled in the next couple months.
Some of our specials include the following:
30 count clear tactile marker pack, just $6.
Classic plastic signature guides, five count for just $2.
Large print playing cards only $5.50.
Locator dot twelve count cards, $4.25.
All of our prices are good through out the month of June so take
advantage and save a couple bucks. Most items qualify for free matter
shipping and almost every order ships the very next day. Contact us to
place an order:

What happens in Las Vegas won't stay in Las Vegas when you visit the Elegant Insights booth at the NFB Convention,

because you'll definitely want to bring home one of our beautiful braille creations!
Stop by and see what's new in our fabulous jewelry and accessories collection!

Choose your adventureóScentsyís new Summer Collection includes fragrances and products with camping and coastal themes in mind.

Driftwood Bay, Endless Sea, Toasted Marshmallow, Gone Camping, Hit the Trail, In the Harbor and Nautical are included in this collection. Only available while supplies last.
Contact Nini Urschel, Independent Scentsy Consultant, 775-463-9886 (h), 916-206-1151 (c),

Smart talker scanner two years old,

hardly used
asking 600 obo if interested contact
or 406-633-4036

Slightly used Or Cam for sale. Used only 3 times.
It is camera mounted on eye glasses with speaker attached and small computer attached to belt. It scans and reads printed text. Call Richard at 757 468 0277 or e mail

Are you interested in losing weight and need something to help you without paying a fortune?

I will answer any questions. Call: 859-587-2060. Linda Stewart

Wanted, to trade, or to give away:

Looking for a Franklin Language (Special Edition) and any handheld electronic games

that work for the blind. Am willing to pay.
You can contact me at 208-577-1195 or

Hi. Joshua Loya of Blind Man Walking

I have a lot of adventures scheduled for 2019, and I'd love to have your support. If you are so
inclined to offer financial help, I'd really appreciate it. My fund
raising page can be found at:
Thank you. Remember, Adventure is a state of mind. How you live it is up to you!



July 6, 2019
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Pool 11:00 am - 5:00 pm (Bring your own towel)
Lunch 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Burkeville Lodge for the Blind
341 Oak Street, Burkeville, VA 23922
All blind, visually impaired, their families and friends are invited to a day of Lions sight and hearing screenings, touring of the lodge, games, food (Only $7 for chips, cookies, drink and either hot dog or hamburger), and items for sale. There will also be music performed by some of our regulars.
We are a 501C3 organization and receive no funds from State or Federal groups. All proceeds come from dues, lodging, bequests, and gifts from the many Lions clubs in the state. Check out our website. Go to WWW.VAWB.ORG and click on all links to see what we are all about and our history. Call (434) 767-4080 for reservations or for a one on one conversation; call Richard Stone at (757) 468-0277. We hope to see you there. You will meet some interesting people and make some new friends.
All ages are invited. For all that might want to stay the night, you can call Quality Inn on North Agnew Street, Burkeville, at 434-767-3750 if the lodge is full.

Love-Of-Life, a new website, audio chat, site, and radio station.

Join our audio chat site through team talk client.
You can sign up at the above link to join the chat community, and receive a TT File.
Also a radio station:
For more information, please contact,
Thomas E williamson.

The time is right to join Out-Of-Sight!

We are a group of blind fun-loving, congenial, and interesting people from all over the world, who use our screen-readers and microphones to play games, chat, learn, and socialize on our own internet TeamTalk server. We have a full schedule of activities every day and evening and you can drop in whenever you wish. We display our musical talents and play music in our music rooms. You can get help with your computer, your iPhone, your cooking, and your chess game, or you can just simply have fun! We also have a book-discussion group and Bible groups. There is no end to the stimulation, excitement, and camaraderie you will experience. To join us and receive your materials, simply send your real name, a preferred nickname if any, your email address, and your phone number to
We sum it up by saying: "Catch the vision--itís Out of Sight!"

Join Blind Cafe and make new friends

Join the hottest, most happening chat site on the web. Where the blind community will be inspired and entertained! There's always something fun for everyone! itís a great place to learn, laugh, chat and make long lasting friendships with people from around the world.
Join our breakfast crew at 7 am for chat and a cup of brew. Starting at 2pm Our hosts have over 77 games for your entertainment. including role playing games like Dungeons and Dragons. Canít sleep? Join our insomniacs in our Cafť After Dark Room. Do you love Texas Hold Em? If so then join us at 10pm every night for our tournaments. How about Chess? we have tournaments all year! We have an array of tutorials on programs like I-Phones, N.V.D.A, Gold Wave, and a Tech Team to help assist you with computer issues. We have over 600 described movies for your convenience. Revisit your favorite classic described T.V shows. We stream them all day. Best of all Blind Cafť.net is Free! Join the party at
All you need is a screen reader and microphone
Itís the site where thereís something fun for everyoneĒ

And now for something completely different. Do you want more from your internet radio?

More than just A Variety of great music? Then listen to Blind Cafť Radio the station that raises cane. We have a morning talk show with Pow news, National whatever day,Yakity Yak gossip corner, celebrityís birthdayís and so much more. Every radio station has great Rock, Country, Jazz music, just like ours but do they have a Mistress of the Night? A Beach Time with Beach Baby? Wrestling shows? I bet they donít have a Dragon with the Blueís or a Happy Hour 2 for 1? What about a Double shot, Thirsty Thursday? Enjoy Dr. Johnny Love our Rock Jock. good food and a spotlight artist at Maria's House. Finally, Miltís odd show Why not tune in on your Alexa by asking her to enable blind cafť radio. Also listen on your victor stream or I-Phone, by downloading the Oo tunes ap. Then search for blind cafť one word. On your computer simply go to blind cafť.net/radio. Also, if you like making new friends, playing games and being a part of a great chat site, sign up at Where thereís something fun for everyone.

Dear Friends, You are invited to join us at
Memories Of Days Gone By

A List Group, Where we chit chat about the good old days, past or current events, even share some old MP3 files of old Radio, or music, my favorite is Doo-Wop, I have thousands of old Doo Wop MP3 files, and thousands of other music files in MP3 format, but whatever you like we can share.
A group of very friendly folks who enjoy each otherís company with thoughts and ideas of things happening with them personally or with the world in general! LOL!
Just send a blank email message with ĒSubscribe" in the subject line to
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Alan Dicey Group Moderator
And Please tell your friends about us!

Welcome to the Sermons on the Phone

update: 773-572-6206.
Very sorry to have missed putting things up last week. There is a computer update taking place which was quite unexpected.
Option 1: Pioneering for Jesus Christ by Marilyn Lazlow, Part 1 of 2.
Option 2: Pioneering for Jesus Christ, by Marilyn Lazlow, Part 2(She tells about her missionary experience. After I listened to it the first time I had to share it with our daughter Karen who was just about to make a mission trip to Haiti. We listened to it in awe.)
Option 3: Is Life Worth Living, Part 6, by Jeffery Fugate.
Option 4: Leadership in the Church, by Stuart Briscoe.
Option 5: God's Labor Union, The Christian Federation of Born Again Believers, by M. R. DeHaan.
Option 6: Abiding in Christ by Joel Beeke.
Option 7: Bargains, Trial Sizes, Good for a Little Thank You, by Linda and Favorite Assistant.
Option 8: The Importance of Being a Good Model, by Robert A. Cook.
Option 9: The Unpardonable Sin, by Ron Crisp.
Sermons will be changed on June 22 after 7 p.m. Eastern. Be blessed!

Services and training:

If you have a Perkins Braille writer that is not working as well as it should,

or is not working at all John Hardenís Quality Brailler Repair Service can help.
The basic price for cleaning, lubricating and adjusting a Brailler is $85.

After your Braille Writer has been serviced we recommend that you keep it covered when not in use. To this end John Hardenís Perkins Brailler Service has made a soft black canvas machine cover that is very affordable. the best part is this cover sells for only $20.

We are now able to refinish your machine so it looks as good as it works. Refinishing costs $50.

If you need your Brailler repaired, if you need a new cover for your Brailler, if you need to buy a used Brailler or if you need your Brailler refinished contact John Harden by email
You can also call or text John at 386-846-1325 for additional information.
You can send the Braille Writer to:
John Harden
145 North Halifax Ave.
Unit 605
Daytona Beach, FL 32118-4291

Are you interested in accessible guitar lessons? Do you need original
music for any sort of project, backing tracks, guitar parts recorded,
or help assembling your podcast for example?

If so, please e-mail me:

Business and employment opportunities:

Tech corner!

By John Harden


Last month in the Blind Post we talked about the split finger tap. I hope you have practiced with that and found it to be helpful. Today I would like to talk about editing text on the iPhone. These editing techniques will also be useful to you on the Mac.

After you have written or dictated something and you go back through and check it you may very well find an occasional error. You don't want to send something out with an error in it but you also don't want to redo the whole message so you would like to be able to edit it. Editing with voice over on your phone or Mac has a couple things which are a little confusing until you realize what is actually happening. After you get your message or paragraph ready, go back to the top of it and start reading through it by words. When you come to a word that is wrong turn the rotor to characters and go through the word from Beginning to end of the word by flicking down. At this point when you hear the letter that might be wrong you can just delete it and replace it if necessary. If you go all the way through the word and then want to go back through the word by flicking up, when you stop on the letter that was wrong you hit delete you will be deleting the letter before the one you intended to delete. You can just put the letter back in and flick down to the letter you meant to remove. So remember, if you are going forward through a word you will delete the character you stop on if you are going backwards through the word you will delete the character before the one you are intending to delete. There is one other little thing happening that you might not expect. That is, as you are going forward through the word one character at a time and you find there are two characters you want to delete you will want to stop on the second unwanted letter and then press the delete twice. The first time you press the delete you will remove the character that you stopped on and the second time it will back up and delete the character before the one you are on. If you are going backwards through the word the delete works as you would expect it should.

This is one of those strange things Apple does that once you learn it and practice with it you will see that editing becomes really easy. Practice with it and if you have any questions you can contact me via email

A reader asks:

Does anyone know how I can answer or terminate a telephone call using the home or power keys; is there a way?

On the iPhone it doesnít look like there is a way to do this. On the newer iPhones there isnít a home button anyway. There is a button on the screen for answering and terminating calls but that is really awkward for VoiceOver users. The easiest way to answer and hang up a call is to do a two-finger double tap anywhere on the screen. It is not necessary to unlock the phone when a call is coming in. When it starts ringing just double tap the screen with two fingers anywhere. If you have talked long enough for the screen to lock it will be necessary to tap the power button or the home button if you have one before double tapping the screen with two fingers to terminate.

Since we are talking about tapping the screen it might be a good idea to mention that tapping softly usually works better than tapping hard. It has been said that if you tap hard enough to hear your fingers hit the screen then you are tapping too hard.
Keep those questions coming.
John Harden

Living with low vision

The Journey Continues

By Donna Williams

Last month I talked about the change in vision I have been experiencing and since many things have occurred during these past few weeks I thought I continue sharing my journey with you.

When I went back to the Eye doctor I was informed that my pressure is still way too high. She noticed that my eye was also very red and irritated. Iíd already tried telling her this over the phone but she wanted me to continue using the new medication sheíd prescribed. I still donít know how she was able to get a very accurate pressure reading since my eye was so inflamed that numbing drops didnít even work. I felt that instrument every time she placed it in my eye. Luckily for me she discontinued the new medication and tried putting me on something else. I was surprised however when she seemed to take a defeatist attitude by stating that she didnít think this other drug would work at all. She seemed to want to push surgery. I almost felt as though she had a surgery quota and she was determined to make me help meet it. This caused me to ask a lot of questions within myself. Why didnít she check the pressure using multiple methods and equipment? Why didnít she give specific numbers? Why werenít other tests done to evaluate the overall condition of my eye as it relates to Glaucoma or other issues that may be going on inside my diseased eye?

Since her mind was set on getting me in the Operating Room I decided to dive in and find out what would be involved. Iím glad I did because it turns out she is planning on using the same drug I had during my thyroid surgery to anesthetize me for this one. This sort of frightens me since I have not been the same after waking up once my thyroid was removed. Despite my body returning to normal metabolic balance I still have the ongoing issues with being over stimulated by certain types of sensory input. I told my Eye doctor about this and let her know I would be seeing my endocrinologist in the near future. At that time I planned on discussing my impending treatment for Glaucoma and ask her about this drug Iím so afraid to have them use on me. If I had doubts about my eye doctor trying to meet a quota they were only enhanced by her surprising reaction. Instead of accepting that I would do as I said she insisted on talking with my endocrinologist immediately. I would not give her the name because I want to go to my in-person appointment with her first. Iím also supposed to get blood work prior to that appointment so I want to see what that says about my body. Iím sure there are also considerations I havenít thought of regarding not having a thyroid and being put under anesthesia. I think my Eye Doctor also forgot she had mentioned that it might be time for me to get a second opinion. I reminded her of this before I left her office. I was provided with a list of Doctors and Iíve finally chosen one. In a future article I will tell you all about that experience. In the meantime I want to share how adapting to the changes in my life has been going.

A few weeks ago I received my Braille watch. I took it out of the packaging and was very excited to put it on my wrist. My vision was blurry that day and I was unable to read my large print time piece so I donít know what led me to believe I could set the Braille watch by using my eyes. I kept trying to do it that way though. Finally in frustration I gave up and was about to ask a friend to help me when I decided that I ought to try using my fingers to set the thing. It isnít as easy as I thought it would be but eventually I got the time correct. Someone told me it would take a little while to get used to reading the watch with my fingers and I kind of scoffed to myself prior to actually attempting to do that. However that person was absolutely right. Despite knowing the position of the hands reading without seeing is definitely different.

For 2 weeks I was unable to use my microwave. My vision was so blurry I couldnít read the numbers or other wording. I took care of that problem by having some friends help me label the buttons. The laundry machines in this building have Braille on them which is especially helpful now. As for getting around, I make it a point to take my cane with me wherever I go. Iím too scared to leave home without it in case I have a sudden visual change that impedes my ability to travel unaided. I also plan on utilizing services from our local blind association.

At the end of June I will get my second opinion as well as having my blood work done and talking with my endocrinologist. I will share the saga of my journey into the unknown as it continues.

Iíd love sharing in your experiences of living with low vision. Feel free to email me at:
You can read more of Donnaís writings at: .

Blind man walking

By Joshua Loya

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness

I recently celebrated 39 years of life on this planet. I have been blessed to have a lot of unique and deeply meaningful experiences in that time. Iíve also been through some very dark times as well. There have been times I wanted to give up, but I havenít, if but for the grace of God.

Iíve suffered from depression off and on for a very large portion of my life. In the last few years, I have been diagnosed with PTSD, anxiety, and depression. I still persist. I have attempted suicide twice in my life, and yet Iím still here. How have I found the strength to keep going?

Yes. My faith has helped. I have also received formal mental health therapy. I am more proud of taking this step than any of my surfing accomplishmentsÖ Even more than my 5 black belts and ranks in 7 martial arts stylesÖ Even more than jumping out of airplanes or off of the Stratosphere in Las VegasÖ Seeking help when I needed it is the best thing I ever did for my quality of life right here and now. It isnít enough to help me by itself, but it is a necessary component to living a healthy full life.

Sometimes it takes a few attempts to find a therapist that that we can trust. Maybe we have issues with people of a particular gender. Maybe we just feel unsafe with someone for no clearly definable reason. Thatís ok. The point is, if we struggle with depression, suicidal thoughts, or have had significant trauma in our life, it might be best to talk to someone.

I used to think seeking help was a sign of weakness. Iíd say to myself, ďAm I so weak that I canít get over something that happened to me 25 or more years ago? Am I a little baby because I still cry and have nightmares? If I canít handle this on my own, I must not be much of a man.Ē Then, I thought of some of our icons of strength and power. Navy Seals. They work in a team. Football (American football) stars. Play as a team. Spartan warriors. 300 of them worked as a team. Maybe there is something to asking for help when I need it that is a sign of strength, not an indication of weakness.

Seeking help is not a sign of weakness but of wisdom. I know more about myself and how to effectively respond to unwanted emotions than I ever have. I can handle difficult situations with more ease than I could previously, and much of this is because of the therapy I have had and continue to have. Nobody who has sparred me, grappled me, or surfed with me can tell me that Iím weak or I give up easily. Likewise, nobody can tell me that Iím weak because I have sought mental health therapy. If anything, Iím stronger than before because I have more tools at my disposal.

If you need help, in the United States, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is: 1-800-273-8255. People are available to talk 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you reach out for help, you are not weak. You are smart and brave for getting the help that is required to keep living.

Joshua Loya is a martial artist and professional adventurer living
near San Diego, California.
Learn more about him by visiting his website:
Email him at

Tips and tidbits from the Food Lady:

This month we have recipes from various sources. Be sure to email me any favorite recipes that you would like to share.

Granny's Granola

Nonstick cooking spray
3 cups regular rolled oats
1 cup coarsely shredded unpeeled apple
1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
1/4 cup water
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla or 1/2 teaspoon almond extract Milk Fresh raspberries, blueberries, and/or sliced strawberries (optional)

1. Lightly coat a 15 x 10 x 1-inch baking pan with cooking spray; set aside.
In a large bowl combine oats, apple, and wheat germ; mix well. In a small saucepan stir together water, honey, and cinnamon. Bring to boiling; remove from heat. Stir in vanilla. Pour over the oat mixture; toss to coat. Spread oat mixture evenly in prepared baking pan.
2. Bake in a 325*F oven about 45 minutes or until golden brown, stirring occasionally. Spread granola onto foil. Cool about 30 minutes before serving. Serve the granola with milk and, if desired, fresh berries. Store remaining granola in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator up to 2 weeks.

Makes 8 (1/2-cup) servings.

Chicken and Macaroni Salad

2 cups macaroni
2 small or 1 large can Swanson white chicken breast
green pepper
apple cider vinegar

Cook macaroni according to box, do not over cook (7 min).
Drain; cool water. Cut up about 4 or 5 stalks celery, one green pepper diced, one onion finely chopped. Remove seeds from 2 tomatoes and dice.

Add chicken, salad, and flake it up a little bit at a time.
Combine with 1 cup Hellman's mayonnaise, 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar, teaspoon salt, teaspoon sugar, a pinch of pepper.

Mix; add to salad mixture.

Chill and enjoy.


1 lg. box or 2 sm. boxes orange jello
2 sm. cans mandarin oranges (drain)
Lg. tub Cool Whip

Mix jello using directions on box. Let chill to almost set. Put in drained mandarin oranges and stir. Using a wire whisk, mix or fold in Cool Whip. Let
chill in refrigerator until set.

Mexican Deviled Eggs

8 hard cooked eggs
1/2 cup cheddar cheese -- shredded
1/4 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup salsa
2 tablespoons green onions -- sliced
1 tablespoon sour cream
to taste salt

Slice the eggs in half lengthwise; remove yolks and set whites aside.
In a small bowl, mash yolks with cheese, mayonnaise, salsa, onions,
sour cream and salt. Stuff or pipe into egg whites. Refrigerate until

Chocolate Brownies


3/4 cup cocoa, unsweetened
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
2/3 cup melted butter, divided
1/2 cup boiling water
2 cups granulated sugar
2 eggs, lightly beaten
1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts or pecans
2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
Directions for chocolate brownies
In a large bowl, combine cocoa and baking soda; blend in 1/3 cup melted butter. Add boiling water; stir until well blended. Stir in sugar, beaten eggs and remaining 1/3 cup butter. Stir in flour and salt. Stir nuts and the chocolate chips into chocolate brownies batter. Pour chocolate brownie batter into a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350į for 35 to 40 minutes or until chocolate brownies are firm and begin to pull away from sides of pan. Cool before cutting into squares.

Do you have a how to question on cooking methods or home management
as a visually challenged person?

Email and I will answer your question and post it in a future article.

Uplift, inspirational stories.


He, my Dad with all that I can desire to write, wasnít like the Dads observed on the television, in books, or those who are seen on the playing fields. He was different. He didnít wear a suit coat, a tie, or a white shirt. He didnít smile and laugh with others, and crack jokes, he didnít or barely went to our performances at school, he didnít go to schoolís open houses ;( but very few fathers did.) He didnít make peanut butter sandwiches for us, he didnít ever cook anything, even though he said that he could really shake pots and pans; but when he married my Mom, he had no reason to cook. (Thatís what he said.)

These things that he didnít do could fill a large pond; but the things that he did do, the things that really mattered are barely capable of being told and are as the insignificant appearing, injurious, intense tip of the glacier or iceberg in the vast unrelenting freezing sea. The bulk of this entity is never or rarely seen; but the respect that it is given is enormous. Enormous? Yes, enormous. Why? That which is not seen of an iceberg has seemingly unlimited expanse. It can destroy a ship, just by floating next to it, and giving it just a small tap. That tap will rip a hole in the ship, and allow floods of cold water to quickly capture the ship and the sudden demise is begun.

Our Father, in Heaven, sent us a small peek at His Being when He sent us His Son, Jesus. Jesus was the tip of the iceberg, He said that He and His Father are One, and if you see Me, you have seen the Father. The Father is not seen; but He is an Awesome Entity NOT to be confronted with our irrelevant ability or inability.

That should sound familiar, if you consider the role of the Father in the family. He is usually not seen; but the respect that his invisible presence commands is close to being enormous, like the knowing presence of a scout submarine, which retains blankets of information regarding you, your emissaries, your so called friends (Father knows best.) the enemy, adversary and or foe. In the last memorable encounter with him, he peered over the open newspaper, reading glasses in place, and uttered: ďFaithful are the wounds of a friend [who corrects out of love and concern], But the kisses of an enemy are deceitful [because they serve his hidden agenda].Ē
Proverbs 27:6(KJV Ė Bible Gate Way Online)
He then, gives the newspaper a little correcting shake, looks at you, once more and seemingly goes back to reading.

My Dad has just thrown ice cold water on every plan that was made with the new emissary (or enemy, you have no clue.) and you rush to the phone, which in those days was held captive by a chord, a wall, within ear shot of the whole house, and without covert ability, to cancel all previously unrequested, un certified plans. Blame it on your Father Ė your Dad, whom no one has ever met.

Recently in the archives of Moody Bibleís Founders Week, I heard this story: Dr. E.V. Hill said that his daughter and he made a contract that included everything he wanted, for the price of the schooling. Reluctantly the daughter submitted to the seemingly harsh demands of her father. She graduated with honors. He felt that his battle was well fought, and over; but one day his daughter requested a closed door conference with him. In this conference she requested his help in securing her elevated degrees with the promise that she would do as he expected, and he could come and check on her at liberty. He agreed. He said that he knew that it would go well because she now knew the way of her father, and she also knew the benefits of walking in the path that he had directed. This story is found on the Archives of Moody Bible Founderís Week.

Dr. E.V.Hill gave an excellent example of the scout submarine or the barely visible, but present iceberg. When we no longer have the physical presence of our fathers, we will always have his wisdom locked within to call on in all of lifeís situations.

To: All Dads, Daddyís, Fathers, Sirs, and Readers of the Blind Post
Maybe it is not verbalized often; but we sincerely appreciate youÖ
Happy Fatherís Day 2019.

In Christ I RemainÖTrue E. Ready writer a Christian Writer.

From the pages of Donnaís travel diary

The changing landscape of security

The one thing that we need to keep in mind when we travel by air is this: the changing requirements of security.

No, security is probably not my favorite place to be at the airport but in order to be able to board any aircraft we need to go through security so there is no getting away from this.

So what do we need to be aware of before we even approach security? Generally, what we should expect to be asked to do.

I am going to give you a list of some of the more routine things and it should be a good start for you.

1. You will be asked to place your jackets and coats in a caddy.
2. You will be asked to remove your shoes and you can also place these in the same caddy as your coat and jacket.
3. You will be asked to hand over your laptop if you have one and any other type of computer device.
4. You will be asked to place your carry on bag in a separate caddy.
5. If you have snacks in your bag, you may be asked to hand these over as well and they may not be returned. So best to buy snacks and food after you have gone past security.

Random body searches are the order of the day so you may or may not be lucky to get away from one of these. Just remember, these types of searches would include a complete patting down of your physical being.

I hope that I have not scared you too much but there it is.
I'm Donna J. Jodhan enjoying my travels.
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Crafts by Phyllis Campbell

I sometimes think that May and June are almost as busy in the gift giving department as Christmas. No? Stop and think about all those graduation invitations, wedding invitations with several bridal showers thrown in, and let us not forget the babies who choose to make an appearance. Some of these are expected, some not. Here's where it gets a bit sticky if your budget is small. You have a whole year to think about Christmas. Well, few of us do, but we could. Babies are pretty predictable, although your might get a shower invitation from someone you haven't thought about in years, and alas the same is true of graduation and weddings. Here are some patterns for a few small gifts that could come in handy.

Sparkling Crochet Wristers

Lion Brandģ Vanna's Sequins
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference About 6 1/2 in. (16.5 cm) Finished Length About 8 in. (20.5
863-146 Vanna's Sequins Yarn: Merlot
Magenta with matching sequins
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
15 half double crochet stitches = about 4 in. (10 cm). BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.
WRISTERS (make 2) Chain 32.
Row 1: Half double crochet in 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across.
Row 2: Chain 2, turn, half double crochet in each stitch across.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures about 6 1/2 in.
(16.5 cm) from beginning.
Fasten off.
FINISHING Fold Wrister in half, bringing first row to meet last row.
Sew edges together for 1 in.
(2.5 cm), leave next 1 1/2 in.
(4 cm) open for thumb, then sew remainder of edges together.
Weave in ends.

Here's a pattern for those in the colder parts of the world, or those who might want to get a start on their Christmas knitting.

Beginner One Ball Scarf

SIZE: One Size
About 7 x 65 in. (18 x 165 cm)
792-407 Homespun Thick and Quick Yarn: Painted Desert
'Painterly' color Rust, blue, gold, and red
Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 13 [9 mm]
8 stitches and 13 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in Garter Stitch (knit every row). BE SURE
SCARF Cast on 14 stitches.
Work in Garter stitch until piece measures about 65 in.
(165 cm) from beginning.
Fasten off.
FINISHING Weave in ends.
Variation: For a stole cast on 42 stitches, and knit to desired length. I would use about four skeins of yarn.

Bevís Minneapolis Mittens

Size 4 knitting needles
1 oz Red Heart Baby soft yarn
Darning needle
Mitten before seaming = 4.5" across and 3" tall 6.5 stitches = 1" approx.
11 rows = 1"
starting at cuff
Cast on 24 sts
Knit for 1/2" then make an eyelet row as follows:
(K 2 tog, yo, K1), repeat across row ending in K1. (8 eyelets)
After eyelet row, return to knitting until piece reaches a total of 2.5" from cast
on row.
Row 1 of decrease: K2 tog, k8, (k2 tog) twice, k8, k2 tog.
Row 2: k across.
Row 3: k2 tog, k6, (k2 tog) twice, k 6, k2 tog
Row 4: Knit across.
Row 5: K2 tog, k4, (k2 tog) twice, k4, k2 tog.
Row 6: K across
Finishing: Cut 10" tail of yarn. Weave through remaining 14 sts. Pull tightly. Stitch
seam shut. In another color make a crocheted chain of 56 using a size F hook. Weave
evenly through the 4th row and tie in a bow.
(Note) Ribbon may be used instead of the crochet cord.

Padded Hanger and Sachet Knitting Pattern

Dress up an old hanger in an instant with this easy project. Fill the cute little
sachet with your favorite dried flowers, aromatic herbs, potpourri, or cedar shavings.
Hanger cover: Approximately 16 inches (40.5cm)
Sachet: 23/4x23/4 inches (7x7cm)
21 stitches/11 rows=4" (10cm) in garter stitch
What You'll Need
60 yards (55m) worsted weight yarn for hanger cover (yarn A); 20 yards (18m) coordinating
yarn for sachet (yarn B)
We used: Patons Grace (100% cotton): #60903 lavender (yarn A), 1 ball; #60005 snow
(yarn B), 1 ball
Needles: US size 5 (3.75mm)
Size F/5 (3.75mm) crochet hook; tapestry needle; sewing needle and white sewing
thread; 1/2" (1.3cm) decorative button
Miscellaneous: Straight wooden hanger with metal hook
Making the Sachet
Holding 2 strands of yarn B together as 1, cast on 15 stitches. Work in garter stitch
(knit every row) for about 5" (12.5cm).
Next row (eyelet buttonhole):
Knit 6, knit 2 together, yarn over, knit 7. Knit 5 more rows; bind off. Fold piece
in half, and weave sides together. Placing seam in middle of
back, sew bottom together.
Crochet Chain:
Insert crochet hook into 1 side seam, just under top edge. Using 2 strands of yarn
B, work a crochet chain for 7" (18cm). Cut yarn, leaving about 6" (15cm) tail. With
threaded tapestry needle, attach chain to opposite side seam under the top edge and
to the inside. Weave yarn ends through several stitches on wrong side of work, and
secure. With sewing needle and thread, attach button in position on inside of sachet,
opposite eyelet buttonhole.
Making the Hanger Cover
Holding 2 strands of yarn A together as 1, cast on 80 stitches and work in garter
stitch (knit every row) for 23/4" (7cm). Bind off all stitches. Cut yarn, leaving
about 30" (76cm) tail.
Find center of knit piece, and slip it over the metal hanger hook, taking care not
to snag knitting. Fold knit piece in half lengthwise over hanger. Thread tapestry
needle with yarn tail, and weave loose ends to wrong side to secure. Pull yarn snugly
to gather and tighten side edge and enclose it over hanger end. Close other side
in the same way. Weave loose ends to wrong side and through a few stitches to secure.
Sew cast-on and bind-off edges together neatly. Weave last remaining yarn tail to
inside, and secure.

Several of you have asked for easy quick projects, and I hope these help. Please don't hesitate to ask for things you would like to see in the column. It's all about you after all.

Phyllis Campbell

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