Saturday, December 16, 2017

“Hope will bring you home”



“Hope will bring you home”

It’s Christmas time and we’re far from home the memories flood our mind
We remember times of long ago friends and family left behind
The laughs, the gifts, the mistletoe we all had so much fun
Those years are gone, we’re far from home, and we’re feeling all forlorn

Chorus
Hope will bring you home to be with family who are dear
Hope will kindle hearts just like a loving flame that’s clear
Hope will push us on through the snow or through the rain
Hope will keep us together to bring us back, home once again

Christmas day is finally here, mum was busy all day long
I could hear her singing carols prepped the dinner to a song
We opened gifts had lots of fun and made a lot of noise
Thank you dear old Santa Clause for giving us all those toys

Chorus
Hope will bring you home to be with family who are dear
Hope will kindle hearts just like a loving flame that’s clear
Hope will push us on through the snow or through the rain
Hope will keep us together to bring us back, home once again
 

Bridge
Christmas is for everyone family, friends, and kin
Regardless of religion if we love them we all win
Just embrace, those, you love the most, just hold them, and be kind
Let’s sing a song together, let’s sing for “Auld Lang Syne”

Chorus
Hope will bring you home to be with family who are dear
Hope will kindle hearts just like a loving flame that’s clear
Hope will push us on through the snow or through the rain
Hope will keep us together to bring us back, home once again

I reminisce of the turkey, potatoes, cranberry, stuffing too
The aroma of the baking all my dreams of seeing you
The Christmas tree is all aglow with tinsel, lights so bright
It illuminated Christmas day everything's gonna be alright

Chorus
Yes, hope will bring you home to be with family who are dear
Hope will kindle hearts just like a loving flame that’s clear
Hope will push us on through the snow or through the rain
Hope will keep us together to bring us back, home once again (X2)

Written by Chris Turner
November 20, 2013

Thursday, December 14, 2017

"Do you believe?

 
"Do you believe?
(Question marks ommited from verses)

Do you believe in the sun when it's not shining
Do you believe in the stars when it is day
Do you believe in love when you can't feel it
Do you believe in a God far away

Do you believe in a dream that hasn't happened
Do you believe what you wish when you pray
Do you believe in an answer coming quickly
Do you believe it could happen any day

Do you believe in all these things when you don't see them
Do you believe that they're there just the same
Do you believe in eternity forever
Do you believe that we are all the same

Do you believe in a future that is peaceful
Do you believe when you have never seen
Do you believe in a Heaven with the Angels
Do you believe in a place you've never been

Do you believe that we're born with a spirit
Do you believe whether you are black or white
Do you believe that He loves the world together
Do you believe you are precious in His sight

Do you believe that God is the creator
Do you believe in the rain when it falls
Do you believe all your prayers have an answer
Do you believe in nothing at all

Written by Chris Turner 
December 13, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

"He told me that I would amount to nothing"




"He told me that I would amount to nothing"

Chorus
He told me that I was a tramp that day; he told me I wouldn't make the grade
He didn't like the long hair I had; I couldn't be what he wanted me to be
Then he told me that I would amount to nothing, yes he told me that he was ashamed of me
He didn't like the way I dressed, I couldn't be what he wanted me to be

He was an engineer by day and a pastor by night; he read the bible with all of his might
He had to learn all the words that he would preach that day at church where he spoke on Sunday night
As the congregants came in he gave them a smile; a firm handshake, God bless to all who came
Sitting at the back of the hall as I watched from afar, it all seemed like a religious game

There were times in my home when he would grab my dear old mom, he would push her up against the wall
As he held her by the throat he would raise his mighty fist, my mom trembled that's when she would bawl
I jumped up to save my mom and I said please let her go it wasn't fair that she would get the blame
But he screamed at me as well sit down right now boy, or you, yes you will get the same

When I was seventeen I would walk into the room, he said hey, where do you think you've been
I've been roaming around the town with all of my friends he got up to hit me once again
But this time I decided I wouldn't back away, he raised his hand to punch me in the face
I said go ahead if you think you're tough, but this time he pulled away
He said, you're not worth it, you are a disgrace


  
Chorus
Then he told me that I was a tramp that day; he told me I wouldn't make the grade
He didn't like the long hair I had; I couldn't be what he wanted me to be
Then he told me that I would amount to nothing, yes he told me that he was ashamed of me
He didn't like the way I dressed, I couldn't be what he wanted me to be

In '77 when I came home I could hear all the moans my mom said, your dad is not too good
He was writhing in pain couldn't make out what he was saying, I said does he think he is going to die
I had no feelings at all as I'm walking through the hall as I lay on my bed wondering why
As I turned to the wall, my heart felt so small, it was then I started to cry

It was during the night my mom woke me with fright, she said we're going to the hospital right away
An ambulance took him away we followed just the same, 3:a.m. it seemed like a long night
It was nine in the morn the nurse said it won't be long we all went in and said our goodbyes
Then as we all left the room, we knew it would be very soon we all hugged and we started to cry

His body came to our home as this was the norm in the coffin looking white this is what I said
Looking at his face I said you're not so tough now; lying in this coffin now that you are dead
But as I stood there alone not sure what was going on all the words resonating in my mind
The memories of the words that he would say to me that hurt; this, is what I heard him say


  
Chorus
He told me that I was a tramp that day; he told me I wouldn't make the grade
He didn't like the long hair I had; I couldn't be what he wanted me to be
Then he told me that I would amount to nothing, yes he told me that he was ashamed of me
He didn't like the way I dressed, I couldn't be what he wanted me to be
All I wanted dad was for you to love me.



Written by Chris Turner
March 18, 2015





Sunday, December 10, 2017

PAYPAL SHIPPING SCAM ON KIJIJI and E-Bay


I wanted to post this today. After I put my cargo van up for sale on Kijiji.

I received a response from a Felicia Taylor, sounded kind of funny. So I Googled her name and found this same scam.

This was her e-mail response to me just a half hour ago.

 

I appreciate your prompt response, I am buying It ASAP for my cousin
residing in Ontario as a surprise. I wont be available by myself for
inspection due to the nature of my work and present location. I will
like you to email me with some close up shots of it and will arrange
for it to be picked up by a pick up agent who will be coming for the
inspection and pick up at your place once the payment clears, I will
also be paying you through Paypal which i believe is safe and secured
for both of us and I will also be responsible for the charges. All I
need from you now is to get back to me with your Paypal Email and your
Full Name so that I can send your payment ASAP. What is your final
asking price?
Just want to be sure about the sale before i proceed and If you need
to reach me, send me an email as i Squeeze time every four-hours to
check correspondence and respond at the same time.
Thanks
Be careful of those "SCAMMERS"
Here is the article I read below:

Courtesy of Michael Weening's Blog.

 

PAYPAL SHIPPING SCAM ON KIJIJI OR EBAY (Updated: Now with Interac)


The theme of this international move has been “the big purge”. Room by room, we eliminated things that we do not use. We also set the goal of “no storage” which means leave nothing behind. We are either going to use it in Tokyo, or it goes. The logic being that the boys are heading off to University in 3 and 4 years (scary) so that provides a simplification/downsize opportunity in the very near future.
This is no small feat when we are moving from a traditional big North American home to a place in downtown Tokyo and required a lot bid decisions – primarily around furniture. Over the last 8 weeks we set about selling off a few very big items, like our 10 piece, 100 year old mahogany dining room set.
Which brings me to PayPal and Kijiji. I like classified sites, they are very handy. But when you sell an item worth more than $1K it brings out the pond scum. In this case, the PayPal scammers. Here is how it goes … first they respond to your post with almost the same line every time (I had more than 10 of these):
From: sx1ra-373@yahoo.com
Anything to add or ads say it all?
The first time this happened, I threw in a few more pictures and some additional color. Here is the classic response or in one case, this was the opening email to me:
From: marmith2000-p@yahoo.com
Sent: Thursday, July 19, 2012 5:12 AM
Subject: Re: Reply to your “Elte Kitchen/Dining Table only 1 year old – as new – paid $5800.” Ad on Kijiji
I appreciate your reply, I’m very interested and I’m willing to pay $2900, The means of payment will be via PayPal and I’ll pay for any charges that may incur. I just relocated to United Kingdom and I’ll be needing the merchandise here. A shipper will come over for the pick up after you receive the payment.
I await pictures(if available) since I won’t be able to see this in person. What’s your paypal email address so that I can send the funds to you asap.
Mary
Which leads to the scam. They will then go into this elaborate scheme which can be broken down into the following steps:
1. They will send you a fake PayPal confirmation email that they have made a payment to you which you will get when they have received delivery with PayPal holding the money in escrow.
2. You must pay for the shipping to get the funds released, but do not worry because PayPal is holding your money plus the shipping fee.
3. You send the money and the whole PayPal email confirmations turn out to be fraud. You lose your money.
The best way to avoid it is in your online ad put at the end “No PayPal payments accepted”. It stopped all fraudulent emails.
In closing, my responses to the fraudsters:
From: sx1ra-148@yahoo.com
Anything to add or ads say it all?
Response:
That I will not take PayPal or ship to another country you pond scum. You should be ashamed of yourself. Just remember: what comes around goes around.
Share with friends. These people deserve nothing. On the plus side, we sold everything with only one item on Kijiji. Everything else simply through word of mouth, emailing a bunch of friends and letting everyone know. A friend tells a friend ….
UPDATE: Don’t tell the scammer to look at this blog post. Play with them. Mess them up. But don’t warn them.
UPDATE 2: If you want to avoid this hassle, simply do what I did when I sold a set of chairs the other day. The last line was this:
No Paypal payments scammers. Cash only.

I am posting this re: Michael Weening's Blog.

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Friday, December 8, 2017

“I’m waiting for a miracle”



 “I’m waiting for a miracle”

Life’s so hard Lord I struggle every day, my head is spinnin’ as I try to pray
I look to you and I’m looking for an answer, you know my body Lord is riddled with this cancer

Chorus
So here I am Lord I need your touch, I need you now Lord I need you so much
I need to feel you Lord, your healing hand that’s curable
So here I am Lord, I’m waiting for a miracle
Here I am Lord; I’m waiting for a miracle

I have three kids Lord they love me so, they don’t want to see their mummy go they go to bed Lord with lots of fears
They awake in the morning Lord with lots of tears
They awake in the morning Lord with lots of tears

Chorus
So here I am Lord I need your touch, I need you now Lord I need you so much
I need to feel you Lord, your healing hand that’s curable
So here I am Lord, I’m waiting for a miracle
Here I am Lord; I’m waiting for a miracle

You know dear Lord that I trust you so, you know, I never want to let you go I know dear Lord that you may have different plans
My life is yours Lord it’s in your hands; my life is yours Lord it’s in your hands

Chorus
So here I am Lord I need your touch, I need you now Lord I need you so much
I need to feel you Lord, your healing hand that’s curable
So here I am Lord, I’m waiting for a miracle
Here I am Lord; I’m waiting for a miracle

The time has come Lord and my family’s all around; I can hear it in the distance Lord,  I hear the trumpet sound
The Angel’s coming by my side he’s here to take my soul
Touch my family as I leave, sustain and make them whole



I pray your loving hand dear Lord will strengthen and console, yes, I pray your loving hand dear Lord will strengthen and console
I’m with you Lord for evermore your name I will extol; yes, I’m with you now forever Lord your name I will extol.

Written by Chris Turner

October 29, 2013