Hey Folks…I am taking the week off

Here’s the deal…I am taking the week off. We have family in town all week for Thanksgiving…and besides that I am a little burned out. All the political crap from the election, all the screwy stuff regarding the economy, it has just taken a bit of a toll on me. And add to that 2 recent unexpected deaths of close friends…well, I just a little time off with the teenage nieces and nephews…and lot’s of good food.

I hope you understand.

Now, that being said, I already have some great articles in the works and I will be back at it on the 28th. See you then!





I buried a friend this weekend…

I left Friday morning for a 6-hour drive that I really didn’t want to make. One of my very best friends died quite unexpectedly, a massive heart attack. My dear friend left behind a wife, a teenage step-daughter, and three adult children that any parent would humbly and gladly claim. Bill was a dear friend of mine, a true brother. A brother not in the sense of blood, military service, or the like…but more along the lines of a deep spiritual brother that I cherish.

Bill and I could talk for hours about anything, jokes thrown in to make it fun, we both had a similar sense of humor with which we tortured the world. I was his confidant. He spoke to me of things that he either did not, or could not speak, to others. We cried together more than once for personal reasons…deep personal and spiritual reasons.

Bill loved God. And there is no doubt in my mind that God loves Bill as only a Heavenly Father can love His child…without reservation. I loved Bill as well…he was my brother, my friend, a kindred spirit. He has left a hole in my daily life…I am sad to no longer have his companionship and share our conversations.

Friday night was a family only viewing and gathering…I was invited multiple times by his wife and his brother…they knew of our deep friendship. Tears were shed Friday night for the loss of his presence.

As I drove back to my motel that night I was completely lost in my soul, my heart ached, the night was blacker than I had ever remembered. At the gathering his teenage grandchildren cried, the younger ones milled about and played intermittently but quietly. His widow hugged me with a sorrow that was deep and full of anguish. He was gone all too soon and far too young…he was only in his 50’s. His son and I shared a close half hour together…he spoke to me of how often his father had mentioned me and how fondly he had appreciated and loved me. I cried.

Then his son and I spoke of the military, we are both Navy veterans…he 30 years my junior. A bond shared by shipmates was formed, stories shared, and some of the loss retreated for a brief time.

On Saturday the brief viewing was filled with more grandchildren, and a wide range of additional friends, co-workers, and former patients. Bill had spent almost his entire post-military adult life as a nurse. But not just any nurse…first as an ER nurse, then as a cardiac specialty nurse. More than a few of his former patients were there at his funeral out of gratitude for all that Bill had done for them.

During the service, listening to his children speak of him brought more than one chuckle as they shared personal stories filled with humor. More tears than I care to tell you about as they spoke of how much they would miss him. His brother, another close friend of mine, could hardly get through his eulogy…he shed many tears in that 15 minutes.

But the most moving and touching memory of that service was the closing prayer…a prayer uttered by his 13-year old granddaughter. Celeste had a close and special bond with her grandfather, she was his favorite of all the 12 grandchildren I would assume. She struggled with her emotions, her love for him was so readily apparent, her tears flowed without shame or embarrassment. She whispered that prayer as only a child with unbound love could…quiet, respectful, honest, and feelings that come from deep within a person’s heart and soul. I was irreverent…I didn’t bow my head, I watched this young woman full of grace and determination pay her last respects to her grandfather. I cried from beginning to end of this sweet girl’s prayer.

Had you known Bill you would have loved him as well. Had he been your friend you too would have a huge hole left in your heart and soul as do I. Had you been one of his many patients you would know of his love, compassion, and unrestrained commitment to his profession. Bill was simply one of those rare and special people that don’t come along very often in life.

Bill is missed by many.

Today, in the full afternoon sunshine of a wonderful fall day, I am sure, with all my heart, that Bill is smiling at those of us left behind. I can almost hear his words…love, laugh, make others happy, make them smile, and get out there and take a walk with a loved one…and I miss all of you as much as all of you miss me. And he would smile that special knowing smile of his, a loving smile of his, while he shared these last six words…it is worth the journey of life.

In memory of my brother and friend…Bill.



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Postings on hold…

As of now I am putting any new postings on hold for at least several days. I am doing some extensive research and investigation into some very serious issues. I have three articles that I am currently working on.

On top of that I will be spending a lot of my daylight hours for the next two days helping a neighbor work on his house. They are fleeing a dangerous big city for the safety of our area but need to get their house ready first. So I am helping them out a little.

While I am gone I encourage you to work on a couple of things; 1) Keep your eyes open, 2) Keep preparing, even it is just little things like putting a couple more cans of food in your cabinet, 3) Pray for cool heads to prevail, 4) Remember that DHS/ATF/FBI are all looking for any reason at all to go after any violent domestic extremist or domestic terrorist. Yeah, there is more I wish I could share but I think it would be counter-productive. Just do that which you know to be right.

Different Kind of Post This Morning…

So this morning I am doing something VERY different, something I have never done before…but I need to do this. I am not going to get into all the details in this post, I will write an article later going over the details and an explanation. For now I just want to touch on the really, really good part.

Sometimes in life you run across those people who are simply great people, good hearts, generous hearts, and willing to go that extra mile. I had that experience late last week…and I am extremely grateful for that opportunity. And today is my way of paying that person back in some small way.

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The person that I speak of has very recently purchased a business with his wife. It was a longtime dream of theirs to be in this business together and they were just recently able to make that dream come true. I am not “advertising” their new venture, I am not pushing their products, I am not receiving any compensation of any kind, I am simply asking you to visit their website.

After having looked around their website, if you find something that appeals to you, please consider purchasing a product from them. I am sure they would appreciate it. And it would be a small gesture on my part to help them accomplish their dream.

Thank you very much! I appreciate who you are, your loyalty to my website, and for those of you that do visit HiveandHomeShop.com…an additional heartfelt thank you!





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A couple “thank you’s” this morning…

I will be putting up a post later today but I wanted to take a moment and send out a couple of deeply heartfelt “thanks you’s” to three people.

First…two of you “D” & “G” gave some special attention to one of my posts and that post has garnered considerable attention. That is important to me because I truly want folks to have as much information as possible as they prepare for what is to come.

“D” & “G” went above and beyond to bring attention to the Immediate Action Warning! and and then its related article, IMPORTANT: It’s Here…It’s Happening…and they are telling us what’s next…. Instead of the normal hundreds of views, the articles have been read thousands of times. And that is significant. Without their help…well, it simply wouldn’t have happened. Both of these men are fine honorable disciples of Christ. Exactly the kind of men this world needs right now…the kind of men that will stand beside you, who won’t let you down, who do their very best for their family, their friends, their congregations, and the Lord. Thank you again to “D” & “G”!!

And a separate thank you to “Betty”…such a wonderful woman this world has rarely seen. Her sacrifices are beyond measure. Here service to others is incalculable. Her discipleship is utterly amazing. If I could tell you her whole story I would, but I can’t. Her privacy is important, her humility requires I keep her life’s story to myself. I’ve know her for 45 years and a better person can’t be found. And let me tell you this…the world would be much less compassionate, much less good, much more insufferable if it were not for her. And I ask all the site visitors for a special favor this day…”Betty” and her husband are in a tough time right now and they could use some prayers of support. Please take a moment and say a little prayer for them, a pray of support, compassion, kindness, and for strength. They could use it. The Lord will know who “Betty” is so don’t worry about that.

And honestly, I want to take a moment this morning for one more thank you. I am feeling very emotional right now, tears are filling my eyes. I rarely want to show emotions like this, and almost never share them. But this morning is different. I want to thank each and every one of you who visit my site, who read may articles, and who find value in something I write about. You are very special to me, more so than you can imagine. For each of you…thank you for each time you come to the site, for each comment you make, for each “like” of an article…that all means so much to me. And your personal emails and private comments to me are invaluable…and I mean that in every possible sense of the word. It is you, the ones reading this now that make this all worthwhile. And in the days to come, when the chips are down, when the world seems as if it is falling apart…it will be people like you that keep it going, who know truth and will advocate for it, that will reach out to others, who will share burdens, who will be charitable, who will be willing to defend family and home…who will simply be there. And for that, not only do I thank you…I salute you!


A. H. Trimble


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