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HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY 2014! (from A Soldier’s Daughter Named Renee Ashley Baker)…Plus Buyers/Retailers! New “ReneeAB9” Products Below…Plus President John F. Kennedy’s “PT 109”

November 3, 2014

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(above, Renee Ashley Baker, sitting atop car dressed very “fashionably and beautifully” wearing suede shoes, and a brown “Harris Tweed” Coat with a Velvet Collar.)

“HIS” name was Mr. Ashley and he is the only father that I, Renee Ashley Baker, will ever know. (Ashley is my father’s last name–not Moore). Anyway, Mr. Ashley (my father) served in the U.S. Army (in Korea) and my father (Mr. Ashley) was also a MASON. (I do not know what “degree” but I suspect it was pretty high). Mr. Ashley (my father) smoked a pipe and drank Budweiser (the St. Louis “King of Beers”) and drank Manechevitz Wine (because, he liked Jews and liked Kosher I guess). And– my father Mr. Ashley (who I called “My Daddy”) smoked–he smoked “cigars” and he smoked “a pipe” and I can remember as a little girl going places with My Father–Mr. Ashley– such as the haberdashery where he’d pick up his Stetson hats, to his “tailor” where he’d pick up his suits and I can remember going with “Daddy” to the “tobacco shop”. (These are things that all little girls remember doing with their “Daddy”).

Mr. Ashley (My Father) had a large family (all brothers and one sister) and all the brothers were MASONS. My Father’s Father –my grandfather (Mr. Ashley)– owned land in a southern state and when that land was sold all of my Uncles (my father’s brothers) bought houses in the late 1950’s in the “wealthy” suburb of St. Louis (called Kinloch). In fact, my Mother (Lady Erma/Irma Ashley) and my father (Mr. Ashley) had also been planning to buy a house in Kinloch (they’d bought new furniture from Stix Baer & Fuller to go in the new “Kinloch” house); But, that, is another story….the house on Ashley Lane (from Miracle on 34th Street…).

I think I said that My Father’s Mother was of Welsh decent (My Mother told me I was of “Welsh decent” but I had been saying that my Father’s Mother was from the “Isle of Harris”….(Who knows? A genealogy will have to be done on my family…The Ashleys). My Father (Mr. Ashley) golfed at the golf course in St. Louis Missouri in the 1960’s (My Father’s–Mr. Ashley’s– golf bag stood in our house in St. Louis, where, on the walls, hung in picture frames were My Father –Mr. Ashley’s– “U.S. Army Good Service Medals” and My Father’s –Mr. Ashley’s– “Letter of Good Military Service” that was signed by President John Fitzgerald Kennedy…Which, I have a copy of, by the way….).

My Father–Mr. Ashley–(I’ve been told)–spoiled me and thought of me as HIS little Princess. (My Father–Mr. Ashley–had my Mother–Erma/Irma– dress me like a Princess in expensive shoes and pretty (expensive) dresses that came from the department stores Famous Barr and Stix Baer & Fuller. Pictured above, is me Renee Ashley Baker, sitting atop My Father’s (Mr. Ashley’s) car; (Yes, My Father–Mr. Ashley–was a BUICK MAN). So, to ALL you “retired soldiers” (Veterans) who served in the Military like Mr. Ashley –my Father–I say, HAPPY VETERAN’S DAY!

TRIVIA QUESTION: What Movie (that contains the name of a U.S. President in it’s title) features “prominently” the same model car –the BUICK–that I’m sitting on above?

NOW ….MOORE…..VETERANS

Brother James U S Air Force Barracks Germany

DID I ALSO SAY THAT I, RENEE ASHLEY BAKER, AM A “SOLDIER’S SISTER”? YES, MY BROTHER JAMES SERVED 28 YEARS IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE THEN RAN A DEPARTMENT FOR THE CITY OF NEW YORK…(ABOVE, JAMES, PICTURED IN THE U.S. AIR FORCE BARRACKS IN GERMANY OR GREENLAND).

Crew Members on John F Kennedys PT 109

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PLUS….

VIEW RENEE ASHLEY BAKER’S “TALENT SHOWCASE GRILL”…OR… VIEW MIGUEL’S WORK WITH SUPERSTAR “LENNY KRAVITZ” (CLICK HERE)…

Renee: http://reneeashleybaker.tripod.com/

Miguel for Lenny: https://twitter.com/MiguelCScott

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Did I, Renee Ashley Baker, say that I come from a long line of RELATIVES who were/are “military” and “federal government” emplyees?. The talented Miguel’s grandfather was a Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force…Miguel (pictured above) is the Grammy Nominated musician/composer/producer/sound engineer that I hope, hope will be signing soon at RCA/Sony. (By the way, I hope, Amy at Columbia Tri-Star is thinking about my suggestion — for a “This Is Vinyl Tap” big screen comedy…a “debut” for some other very talented musicians….)

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RENEE’S MOVIE PICKS FOR VETERANS DAY HOLIDAY VIEWING:

“PT 109” starring Cliff Robertson and “Jakob the Liar” starring Robin Williams

Jacob the Liar

PT 109 starring Cliff Robertson

John F Kennedy PT 109 2

John F Kennedy PT 109 3

John F Kennedy PT 109 4

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Sgt Jesse Knott

(above Staff Sergeant Jesse Knott with Hawk Company Hero “Koshka”; Koshka was named “ASPCA Cat of the Year” in 2013)

Dear Sgt Knott:
I read your story in the Sunday “USA Weekend”. Of course, I wish you success in everything you do (I am sure you are enjoying “Isotope and Radio Active”).
I think your plans to “volunteer” at the V.A.Hospital are great. Years ago, I, Renee Ashley Baker, worked briefly at a V.A. Hospital. I got promoted in just 3 months from a GS-2 to a GS-3 (I was a “clerk typist”).
I’d like to suggest to you an “online university” that you could attend (via computer) for two years; then, after two years you’d be ready to obtain your Bachelor’s Degree at a traditional college.
I am writing this “open letter” hoping that two of my St. Louis companies (Nestle Purina and Gateway Computers) will give you a “scholarship” and a “computer and printer set up” to help you with your “online studies”.
Once Again Best Wishes,
Signed
Renee Ashley Baker

WHAT ARE THEY FIGHTING FOR?

Let’s NOT forget the 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall….

Berlin Wall Microsoft Art Collection

(above, Bill Gate’s Microsoft Art Collection contains a section of “the wall” donated by Daimler-Benz).

Berlin Wall CIA Headquarters at Langley

(above, Not one but THREE sections of “the wall” can be seen on tours of CIA headquarters in Langley Virginia)

MEET THE BIONIC MAN….
Amazing new “smart” prosthetic devices are changing the lives amputees.
When Luke Skywalker donned a cybernetic hand in “The Empire Strikes Back” to replace the limb he’d lost in a duel with Darth Vader, fully functional prostheses seemed squarely in the realm of science fiction.

Genium Otto Block Leg medical breakthrough

(above, The Bionic Man wearing The Genium–a prosthetic leg that has a “microprocessor controlled knee”–made by German manufacturer Otto Block). In the past few years, though, prosthetic technology has progressed far beyond simple “stick and hook” designs. The newest prostheses, both commercial and experimental closely mimic natural limbs in function and responsiveness and…they are proving their worth in everyday tasks, combat missions, even Olympic races. By detecting the user’s intent (and then adjusting accordingly) the most sophisticated replacement limbs can make almost as many complex movements as their wearers can imagine. “Everything is intuitive” says Levi Hargrove, director of the Neural Engineering for Prosthetics and Orthotics Laboratory at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago. “Patients are able to walk around normally as if they’re using their own legs”).
BELOW THE BIONIC BABY? (One Year Old Baby With Prosthetic Leg).

Cute One Year Old with prosthetic leg

What Makes A Hero by Elizabeth Svoboda

Above, “What Makes A Hero? The Surprising Science of Selflessness” by Elizabeth Svoboda

NOW…TO DONATE AND SUPPORT OUR HEROES…
Wounded Warrior Project….

Wounded Warrior Project

TO DONATE VISIT: https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org/default.aspx?tsid=1143&ovr_acv_id=1398&campaignSource=ONLINE&source=BS14107P

AND….ON A WING AND A PRAYER?

Civil War jacket found after Hurricane Sandy

(above, West Point Jacket that was discovered n a New Jersey Beach after Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The jacket was eventually reunited with its owner’s widow thanks to Facebook! Read at:
http://news.yahoo.com/lost-military-jacket-found-post-sandy-nj-beach-103848150.html

NOW …A LIST OF THINGS YOU CAN DO NOW….

TO SUPPORT OUR SOLDIERS:

Anheuser-Busch

BUDWEISER THE KING OF BEERS (OF ST. LOUIS AND BELGIUM)
Anheuser Busch was founded in 1872, by Adolph Busch, in St. Louis, Mo
Click Here: http://newsroom.anheuser-busch.com/meet-eric-dresser-u-s-navy-veteran-and-anheuser-busch-employee/

TO FIND A PAYING JOB

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VISIT: MILITARY COM
http://www.military.com/veteran-jobs

TO VOLUNTEER (UNTIL YOU FIND A PAYING JOB)

Team Rubicon

TEAM RUBICOM DISASTER RESPONSE RUN BY A VETERAN WITH VETERANS
http://www.teamrubiconusa.org/

TO CHALLENGE THE RETIRED FIGHTING MEN WHO HAVE A “SCIENTIFIC MIND”

Alan Alda as Capt Hawkeye Pierce

TAKE HAWKEYE PIERCE’S SCIENTIFIC CHALLENGE
http://www.centerforcommunicatingscience.org/the-flame-challenge-2/for-scientists/

NOW…GREAT PRODUCTS FOR RENEE ASHLEY BAKER’S VETERANS…
THE PREMIER CARE WALK IN BATHS….

Premier Care Walk In Baths

RENEE’S ASHLEY BAKER’S FAVORITE WATCH FOR VETERANS:
AT&T’S MARTIAN NOTIFIER WATCH…IT BEATS THE PEBBLE WATCH HANDS DOWN…I MEAN –ER– EARS UP…

AT & T Martian Notifier Watch

VISIO’S 50 INCH LED M SERIES SMART TV WITH 3D

Vizio 50 inch LED M Series Smart 3D TV

NOKIA LUMIA 8 INCH TABLET AT AMAZON COM

Nokia Lumia 8 inch Tablet at Amazon

NOW…MORE “HONOR” FOR MY “FOUR LEGGED SOLDIERS”….

SOF K9 Memorial

(above, sculpture of a life-size Bronze Belgian Malinois that was designed by Lena Toritch for the SOF/Special Operations Forces “K9 Memorial Museum”. The statue stands at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, N.C.;near Fort Bragg).
The U.S. Armed Forces officially began using dogs in World War II. Today, over 2,000 working dogs serve in U.S. military operations around the globe with about 600 in combat zones. Most are Belgian Malinois or Dutch or German shepherds. (In 2009, a Belgian Malinois named Cairo, received “official recognition” for participating in the raid that killed Osama bin Laden)….But, even among these exceptional dogs (who can run at speeds of 35 mph and can have up to a 270-degree field of vision) only a small percentage make the “final cut” for SOF after six to 12 months of military training.

Below, “Lucca” a decorated (“purple heart”?) mine sniffing heroine.

Lucca with handlers

Lucca

Lucca the War Dog is now in “retirement” with her “first handler” Staff Sgt Chris, his wife Jill, 5 year old Michael, 7 year old Claire and of course Lucca.

LOVE DOGS?
View photos of SOF dogs in training and in combat or learn about “adopting” a retired military dog (or supporting deployed dog teams). Visit:
www uswardog org
www parade com/dogsofwar

Top Dog by Maria Goodavage

OR…To Read More About The Story Of Lucca pre-order: “Top Dog” (at Amazon com Bookstore).

NOW…MORE WAYS TO SUPPORT OUR FIGHTING HEROES….

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Support the USO Warrior and Family Centers at Fort Belvoir, VA and Bethseda Maryland.
These new USO Centers offer troops and their families a place of “respite” outside the hospital–where they can learn new life-building skills, cook meals with family members and relax with fellow troops, all in a home-lie atmosphere.

U S Marine Mster Sgt Willliam Spanky Gibson

(above, USO Warrior and Family Center “poster soldier” Marine Master Sgt. Wiliam “Spanky” Gibson. Master Sgt. Gibson, who was wounded by a sniper in Ramadi, Iraq in 2006, was the first “above-the-knee” amputee to return to active duty in Iraq and the first non-commissioned officer to be honored with a Congressional Fellowship.)

GIFTS FOR THE “VETERAN” (THIS CHRISTMAS):

Breitling Navitimer 46m

Breitling’s New “Navitimer” 46mm

MontBlanc Time Walker

MontBlanc’s New “Time Walker” Extreme Chronograph (with DLC)

USBhubBattleship

Walker Art Flash Drive (A five-USB-port battleship; Buy at: walkerart org)

Hoodie

ReneeAB9’s CELTIC LION “MANLY MAN” Hoodies and Sweatshirts (For that “Manly Man”); Buy Now for Christmas at: http://www.Zazzle.com/ReneeAB9

BELOW….THE HOUSE THAT CHANEL BOUGHT….(RENEE ASHLEY BAKER’S HOUSE)

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WHO’S THE WISE GUY THAT PUT THIS “AVATAR” ON HERE ?????

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“WHERE’D  THAT  AVATAR GO ?”

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**Special Thanks to Parade, USA Weekend, and the Saturday Evening Post.

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RENEE’S SUGGESTIONS: HOW TO DONATE MONEY, CLOTHING, & ELECTRONICS (plus JACKIE KENNEDY, PRESIDENT OBAMA, THE ERMA FOUNDATION, KENNEDY HYANNISPORT, HILLARY CLINTON, HOME SECURITY, NEW YORK CITY GETAWAY, U.S. MILITARY CHARITIES, KIDS, & DETROIT)

August 21, 2013

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click photo above to view Renee Ashley Baker’s Website (above, SPOILED CHILD, Renee Ashley Baker, wearing her “suede Mary Janes)….

and….

TO HISTORY GOES “THE SPOILS”….

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MARTIN LUTHER KING (COURTESY OF GETTY IMAGES)

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“CRAZY HORSE”

(a photograph)

by

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(This photo is NOT “photo-shopped” ….It is like this in the camera…..)

RENEE ASHLEY BAKER RESIDES IN NEW YORK (in…THE HAMPTONS)…

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NOW….

WHICH IS IT ?

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Renee Suggests: That Renee Ashley Baker carry the above, Tiffany & Co handbag to a Christmas party in New York City….(but…which is it…Garnet…. or…. Ruby ? )

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and

ARMOUR ALL ?

THE [WH] GETS NEW [ARMOUR] FOR [POTUS]….

Jackie Kennedy First Lady WH Tour

Jackie Kennedy First Lady WH renovation 2

Renee Suggests: Change Your Style
Did you know that the WH is getting a $360 Million Dollar Renovation in 2014 ?

and

ROYAL NEWS…..

Duchess Kate with baby

A FOOT UP?

Vevian Handmade Jacob Booties

Renee Suggests: Giving baby the Royal Boot? (Nah, not on your life….)

However, my Mother (the beautiful Mrs A/B) always baught me “suede shoes” when I was an infant and when I was a toddler (you can see brown suede Mary Janes on my feet in my “portrait” which, were probably purchased by Mummy at Stix Baer Fuller or Famous Barr in St. Louis). Even now– I love “suede shoes”….I wore suede “wedgies” and suede “clogs” all through high school (I attended George Washington High School on Monaco Parkway in the rich Jewish neighborhood of Crestmoor Park). Above, are shoes “befitting a Royal Prince”. They are the baby version of Kate’s navy suede Stuart eitzman Corkswoon wedges (about $146; Vivian co uk)

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DONATE AND DECLUTTER

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Renee Suggests: Making room new fall/winter wear and new electronics by Donating your old “items” as follows:

1. General Donations (Excessaccess org)
2. Eyeglasses (Lionsclubs org)
3. Gently Used Shoes (Soles4souls org)
4. Men’s Suits and Ties (Careergear org)

and…

A STORY IN PICTURES ?

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Renee Suggests:
Renee Ashley Baker doing a “photo essay” for Nikon Cool Pix, in Europe (in 2016)

and

ONE LAST GET TOGETHER ?

(IN EAST HAMPTON OR WHEREEVER YOU’RE AT ?)

East Hampton Cookout

Renee Suggests: A Cookout For The Troops

Have one last cookout–make it an end of summer “garden party” “lawn party” (or BBQ) for The Troops…..Just register your “get together” at: bbqforthetroops.org and create a web page where “invitees” can donate to support the approximately 2.5 million Men and Women serving in our Military.

and

WHAT TO DO WITH DETROIT?

from MOTOR CITY

Detroit Motor City

to

SOLAR CITY ?

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Renee Suggests: A New Concept… Detroit should go from being “Motor City” to “SOLAR CITY”.
Click On Link Below To View Renee Ashley Baker’s Plan(“The National Debt Solution”)

https://reneeashleybaker.wordpress.com/2012/11/26/cyber-monday-2012-luxury-shopping-plus-national-debt-solution-the-baker-plan-plus-president-john-f-kennedy-assassination-anniversary-plus-a-man-for-christmas-hell-take-me-shopping/

and

FOR A “THEATRICAL” EXPERIENCE….

The Fabulous Fox Theatre in St Louis

Renee Suggests: The Fabulous Fox Theatre (in St. Louis)

and…

FOR THE LITTLE ONES NOT YET IN SCHOOL…..

Kids Cookbook

Renee Suggests: Buy “Sponge Bob’s Kitchen Mission Cookbook” (so the little ones don’t get bored)…..

and….

ONE LAST ROMANTIC WEEKEND GETAWAY?

St Regis Hotel

Renee Suggests: The St. Regis Hotel in NYC It is tres Fabulous!

and….

FOR HOME SECURITY:

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Renee Suggests: AT & T Digi Life

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TO GET READY….

are you ready

Renee Suggests: Make A “Ready Plan”
Visit: Ready.gov

and….

Renee Suggests: Buying A Summer Home

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“HEH HEH HEH” ….But, really folks I’m serious…Maybe Taylor (Swift) will rent her summer house….it IS right across the street from the Kennedy manse (in Hyannisport)….

and….

Renee Suggests: Vote Hillary in 2016

Hillary Clinton 2016

and….

ALWAYS FIRST…..ALWAYS A LADY…..

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ONCE The Erma Foundation is up and running (organized with ten Board Members) we will be conducting a “”Membership Drive”. Meaning, that Save The Date announcements will be sent out to Presidents and Chairmen of Fortune 500 Companies (in the U.S.), to Presidents and Chairmen of the Tap 100 High Tech Companies (around the world), and Millionaires and Billionaires (in the U.S. and around the World)…..Click photo above (of Renee Ashley Baker’s Mother) to Visit: TEF aka The Erma Foundation.

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OH, AND ONE FINAL SUGGESTION….

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RENEE IS OUT ! (With A $25 Million Dollar Settlement)….

WHY….

I’VE HEARD THAT …

Jennifer Anniston and Brad Pitt (smoked up all the weed/pot/bud)
Melanie Griffith and Antonio Banderas (snorted up all the cocaine)
Angelina Jolie and Billy Bob Thornton (shot up all the heroin)

Whether all this is true or not, I DON’T KNOW, however—on a daily basis I’ve been verbally “harassed” to hire/use the above named. It seems that the “Wrong Ones” now have the “film industry” and therefore I have “no interest in the film industry”.

(….NOW SCROLL DOWN FOR MORE GREAT IDEAS….)

Happy Veterans Day 2012– President Obama visits Tomb of The Unknown Soldier (plus New #Contest Details )

November 13, 2012

President Obama at The Tomb of The Unknown Soldier

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Say–would you like a great Veterans’ charity to support?

Then send a Care Package to a Soldier in Afghanistan via “OPERATION GRATITUDE”.

VISIT: OperationGratitude Com

AND…..also for the VETS…..

Dakota Meyer (Medal of Honor Winner)

Dakota Meyer, a farm boy from Kentucky, is the first living Marine to receive the award since the Vietnam War.

ABOUT VETS UNEMPLOYMENT

Unemployment Stats Among Vets ARE ALARMING:

Since 9/11 unemployment among Veterans stands at 9.5 percent (compared with a national average of 8.2 percent). Among youonger Vets the problem is even more dire: Those 24 and younger have an unemployment rate of 29 percent. Kevin Schmiegel, vp of U.S. Chamber of Commerce (and a Veteran of 20 years in the Marine Corps) endorses the new Hire Our Heroes Campaign (which, so far has received 156,000 pledges to hire)….To keep the numbers moving the right direction, the Chamber will host 400 job fairs for Veterans around the Country; and in a first, 60 of those events will be held on Military Bases.

**The above paragraphs were taken from “Man On A Mission” by Bill Hewitt, Parade Magazine, August 19, 2012).

FYI: My sister — Miss M–is a Military Wife ….A wife of a retired U.S. Air Force Sgt. Miss M and her husband lived all over the world (both on and off Base) . On this Blog are photos of Miss M’s beautiful home and photos of the beautiful Miss M being pulled through the streets of Hong Kong like an Empress (in the early 1960’s) by a Rickshaw boy….I, Renee Ashley Baker, am doing this Veterans Day Page for Miss M, for my Mother–also a Military Wife–for my Brother James also U.S. Air Force –and for My Father–Mr. Ashley—A SOLDIER in the U.S. ARMY….. )

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CONTEST #1

Still a Boy Band fan? Enter at Parade com for a chance to win a trip to New York to meet “One Direction” during their concert on Dec 3 at Madison Square Garden.

VISIT: www Parade.com/OneDirection
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CONTEST #2

“WHAT NEXT?” (TWITTER ME CHALLENGE)

The Contest (#Contest)

STEP 2: VIEW VIDEOS

View each of the six videos below….

VIEW VIDEO (click on finger #1)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #2)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #3)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #4)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #5)

VIEW VIDEO (click on #6)

STEP 3: GO TO

Go to my Twitter Page and “FOLLOW ME”.
(Click on picture of T Bird below to go to my #Twitter Page)

STEP 4: TWEET ME:

Tweet Me your “idea” for my New Year video (January 2013). If–If–I like your Idea I’ll do it and you will get, as compensation, a free poster of yourself (or of your friends or of your family) and a “Mystery Prize” (to be disclosed on New Year’s Day 2013). Click on picture “T” for Twitter below to go back to my Twitter Site…..

The Challenge
The challenge of course is for me to “produce” your “idea” on the limited $100 per video budget (that I basically made each of the 6 Videos above for. Really! Just $100! Not counting hair, make up and wardrobe of course….LOL).

DEADLINE: December 30, 2012
Your “idea” must be received by December 30, 2012 and each “CONTESTANT” may submit only TWO ideas for a video.

AGE REQUIREMENT: 21
Contestants must be 21 years of age to Enter.

DISCLAIMER:
1. Contestant Agrees That any and all “ideas” submitted to (posted on) Renee Ashley Baker’s Twitter account (Reneeab9) will become the property of Renee Ashley Baker.
2. Contestant Agrees That any and all “ideas” submitted to (posted on) Renee Ashley Baker’s Twitter account (Reneeab9) are original and created by the Contestant themselves.
3. Contestant Agrees That any and all compensation (aka the winning prizes) will non-monetary and will be ONLY those “prizes” specified.
4. Contestant Agrees NOT to submit nor post any “racial” nor “ethnic slurs” (nor any pornography)….

GOOD LUCK! AND MAY THE BEST “IDEA” WIN !
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CHRISTMAS 2012…..
Below, a relative’s house (Miss M). This is where I, Renee Ashley Baker, spent Christmas 2012….

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee 2012 Plus How England Still Swings With Style….A Look At The “New” English Rose and Other Things British)

June 5, 2012

HRH Princess Kate Middleton….
(the “new” English rose….)

Of Course, I love England, doesn’t everyone? Because of (and only because of) the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee I have decided to do just one more WordPress post….(THIS ONE)…

I want to “launch” a fashion and beauty industry company and–I’ve been thinking of “launching” a fashion blog….Of course, the ultimate would be for me to “write a column” for a Fashion Magazine, however, a “fashion blog” might be a good place for me to “break in”….

So–I have been perusing the style blogs just to see how it is done…And because of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee I thought I’d take a look at London…I thought I’d take a look at the English blogs to see what the English women were up to “style wise”….What did I find? I found that England still swings…from the “racks”…and…. that there is a “brand new English rose”….
Signed
Renee Ashley Baker
p.s. Long Live The Queen…..

Now…

Shall We Begin With:

“Patriotic Fashions From The Diamond Jubilee” ….

Chloe, 13, exhibits a “patriotic style” as she watches “the Queen” ride by during the country wide celebration of the Diamond Jubilee 2012….

An Indoor Celebration During The Diamond Jubilee ?
(I found this “patrotic” show of foot wear on the English blog Stylist Stuff…)

Jubilee Jewelry ?
I found this British Flag necklace on a English jewelry website…the diamonds are real….

NEXT:

Fashion Stuff FROM the Style Blogs of London (aka “The New English Rose”)

False Eye Lashes “Little Flirt” by Benefit….
I found this photo on the English blog “Stylist Stuff”…
(The blog’s author is a “stylist” for “celebrities” and for “showbusiness”)

Ever Seen Nails As English and as Pretty as These ?
(I found them on the English blog “Kingdom of Style”….)

For That Queenly Style….Try The English “For Coco” Hat Maker Judy Bentinck
(chapeaus mixing Anglais with la Francais… pour la tete–ais….okay?)

Tortoise Sunglasses by House of Harlow in Chelsea
(found on the English/French blog CoCos Tea Party)

From The Colony Comes Ugg…
(Ugg’s spring summer 2012 florals–florals that are a must have now)

The English Rose Rocks Haute Couture Style Too….

Sister Socialites Tamra and Petra of New York (and London)

English Actress Thandie Newton Rocks The LBD

Diamonds Are Forever?
(Then They Are Forever At Biddle…Bailey Banks & Biddle of London….)

Designer Stella — Stella of London
Or…. Stella of Strawberry Fields
(Wouldn’t That Be A Great Name For A Perfume? ….”Strawberry Fields”….)

Designer Betsey….Betsey splits spring summer 2012
(Now isn’t that “split” just like Betsey Johnson !)

Burberry….
(Is This the “new” look of MI5/MI6 ?….New look for the women that is…)

Wedding Shoe by Jimmy Choo of London
(Love In Black & White)

Fiction Or Real ? (You Decide)

The Beautiful Style of Downton Abbey….photo from Vogue (London)

Berenice The Bond Girl…
I Cannot Do A London Post Without “JB” Can I ?…..
(JB– James Bond–007– On Her Majesty’s Secret Service…That Is….)

NOW….

THE ROYALS

“The Royal Swans”

Prince Charles and Camilla in a “cookie eating contest” ????

Royal Purple Granny aka HRH The Queen

Queen Elizabeth and “The Kids”

Renee Ashley Baker in NYC. . . .

August 24, 2010
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bruce Willis in The Siege

The Crocodile God "Sobek" by Catherine C. Harris

 

ABOUT MY MOTHER: Mrs. B aka Mrs. Ashley 

My Mother owned/wore beautiful things like: BROWN crocodile high heels (with matching BROWN crocodile handbag) and  french perfume from Paris France (“Worth by  Je Reviens”) .  My mother also  loved hats  (hats that came from Stix, Baer, Fuller and Famous Barr in St. Louis Missouri ).   My mother  carried her hats with her whenever she traveled. . . . SO — when I, Renee Ashley Baker,  arrive in New York City I will meet with Samantha Thavasa and  Louis Vuitton about my designing “crocodile handbags” and “signature train/make up cases”.     In  Paris France — I, Renee Ashley Baker, will meet  with the Chairmen of  Chanel (about Chanel launching a fragrance –a perfume –called “Renee”). . . .also. . . . in Paris France I, Renee Ashley Baker, will meet with the Chairmen of Hermes about my designing a “hatbox” called “Irmgard”. . . . 

above, Renee Ashley Baker’s mother wearing a ‘real’ diamond pendant. . . .

There will be “NO” book until Renee Ashley Baker is married to a terrific and successful Jewish Man: 

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VETERAN’S DAY: Sources of Support For Soldiers, For Veterans (For Wednesday)

November 10, 2009
Young JFK in Navy Uniform

Young JFK in Navy uniform

“SOLDIER’S DAUGHTER”
BY
RENEE ASHLEY BAKER

I, Renee Ashey Baker, am a “soldier’s daughter”…. I, Renee Ashley Baker, am an Army Brat (and an Air Force Brat)…. My father–Mr. Ashley–was an Army soldier and was awarded “good conduct medals”. (My father–Mr. Ashley–served in the Korean War). My mother–Mrs. Ashley–was a “soldier’s wife” and my mother–Mrs. Ashley–was a “soldier’s mother” (as my brother “James” served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force during which time he did “secret work” for the U.S. Secret Service)….. I, Renee Ashley Baker, fondly remember many childhood days spent on U.S. Military bases. I, Renee Ashley BAker, remember being on Scott Air Force Base (in St. Louis Missouri) attending “air shows” (on holidays) and going “grocery shopping” at the “PX” (every weekend). I, Renee Ashley Baker, remember happy teenage days “recreating” on Lowry Air Force Base (in Denver, Colorado) at the on base ‘bowling alley’ and at the on base ‘movie theatre’. I, Renee Ashley Baker (as an adult–as a young woman) worked on U.S. Military bases. I, Renee Ashley Baker, was employed at the U.S. Air Force Finance Center (located on old Smith Road in Denver). I, Renee Ashley Baker, was also emplyed at the old Veteran’s Hospital as a GS-2 and later got promoted to a GS-3….(I was a clerk-typist)…I, Renee Ashley Baker, am now and always will be proud to have come from a “military family”.

NOW BELOW….SOURCES OF SUPPORT FOR SOLDERS AND FOR VETERANS….

Blue Star Help: From Ollie and Donald Moran

I. MAIL DAY
Soldier’s helper Ollie, says, “The soldiers on deploy, especially in Afghanistan, look forward to “mail day”. So–why not show our soldiers how much we appreciate them fighting for our “Freedom” ? Why not send a soldier a greeting card? A “greeting card” will bring a smile to a soldier’s face on mail day”.

(Renee Ashley Baker’s Aside: “Hey public school teachers–why not have your student’s make “greeting cards’ on Veterans’ Day and send them to our soldiers overseas? Call it “CFS Day”. That is “Card’s For Soldier’s Day”….)

II. WHAT ELSE DO SOLDIERS NEED?
Soldier’s helper Ollie says there are many other things that soldiers over seas need. A “care package” containing one or more of the following items would really help:
1. Boot Socks (made of Alpaca wool)
2. Crystal Lite drink packets or Disney drink packets (they help bottle field water taste better)
3. Snacks Like: Nabisco 100 Calorie Packets or 8-20 Mini Coockie Packs
4. Spices (Great way for kids to help as they can take $1 from their piggy bank and buy a ‘spice’ ath the Safeway or Albertson’s Supermarket)
5. DVD’s (Movies
6. Video Games

III. Ollie’s Soldier/Vet Helper Website: Do visit Ollie’s and Donald’s Websites:
a. Home front Heroes
http://www.homefront heroes.us
b. Lost and Found
http://www.lostandfoundinc.org

PLUS…FOR COMMANDO AID

KOMANDO AID
http://www.Operationkomando.com (aka Kim Komando.com)

PLUS….FOR VETS RE-ENTERING THE WORK FORCE

TROOPS TO TEACHERS
http://www.ProudToServeAgain.com

PLUS…FOR VETS RE-ENTERING SOCIETY

USA COFFEE COMPANY
http://www.usacoffeecompany.com

The Deal: $3 of every bag of coffee sold by U.S. Coffee Company goes to the IAVA (the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America)

PLUS….FOR A VETERAN WITH A WISH

WISH UPON A HERO
http://www.wishuponahero.com

To Give or To Receive? This “wish granting website”, founded by Dave Dujenny, fulfills vets wishes such as: (a) A trip to Pearl Harbor for a WWII Vet (b) A bike (c) Eyeglasses (d) A prom dress

PLUS….FOR VETERANS’ FAMILIES

A ONE STOP SOURCE–MILITARY ONE SOURCE
http://www.militaryonesource.org

PLUS….FOR PARALYZED VETS

PARALYZED VETS OF AMERICA
WWW.pva.org/go petty

PLUS FOR VETERANS HELPING OTHER VETERANS

COMMUNITY OF VETERANS
www. communityofveterans.org

PLUS FOR SOLDIERS ACTIVE (OR INACTIVE)

GIFTS THAT GIVE BACK (TO SOLDIERS)

(a) FREE CELL PHONES
http://www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com

Donate your old cell phone to a soldier. You can erase cell phone data first at http://www.recellular.com

(b) FREE AIRLINE TICKETS
http://www.HeroMiles.org

(c) FREE VIDEO GAMES
http://www.popcap.com

(d) FAVOR WHILE YOU SHOP
http://www.goodshop.com

Good Shop is an “online mall” of all your favorite stores. After you are finished shopping a “percentage” of your shopping proceeds go to your favorite veteran’s charity (if you specify).

PLUS….FOR MARCHING TROOPS

WARM SOCKS (BOOT SOCKS)
http://purelyalpaca.com/MikeGallagher.html

PLUS….FOR RENEE’S VETERANS ….HONOR

WREATHS ACROSS AMERICA
www.

Bill Worcester the Founder of Wreaths Across America, wants to put wreaths on 27 million Soldier’s graves. Want to help? Contact: Bill Worcester at Worcester Wreath Company

PUS….FOR YOUR INFORMATION (A QUIZ)

Answer: U.S. Army General Ann Dunwoody
Question: Can You Name Americas First Female 4 Star General?

Answer: U.S. Army General Eric Shinseki
Question: Can you name the new 4 Star General appointed to head Veteran’s Affairs?

Answer: “Flyboys”
Question: Can you name George McGovern’s book about military pilots?

Answer: “McGruder”
Question: Name the Hero Soldier who fought the Battle of Okinawa ?

Answer: “Tommy”
Question: Name the Hero General last named Franks who fought the Battle of Iraqs and Afghanistan ?

Answer: “John”
Question: Name the Hero Sailor who rescued men from the PT Boat “PT 109”?

Answer: “Charles”
Question: Name the Hero Poet who wrote the poem “It Is The Soldier”?

THEN CAME A LION….

July 29, 2009

“From Battle Creek….”

“Good-bye Robert McNamara” from Renee Ashley Baker

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara
U.S. Secretary of Defense, Robert McNamara

plus….

Corn Flakes Superman Belt Box at  Neato Coolvill on flickr
Priceless by Marne Davis Kellogg

Breakfast cereal is now a $9 billion dollar business. But back in the day, when John Harvey Kellogg set out on a national health crusade, cereal had a more select fan club. In the late 1890s, Kellogg and other Seventh Day Adventists cooked up the first batch of cornflakes in his Battle Creek, Michigan, laboratory…. But breakfast -in-a-box really took off in 1949, after the Chairman of Kellogg’s happened to share a ride with with legendary adman Leo Burnett. Soon after the men joined forces to market cereal directly to kids. (Brightly packaged boxes helped–Norman Rockwell designed the one above, which hit store shelves in 1955–as did big spending on some of the earliest color TV commercials).*

P.S. ABOUT RENEE ASHLEY BAKER’S FATHER….
Renee Ashley Baker’s father (Mr. Ashley) was a “LION”. He received “Good Service/Good Conduct Medals” from the U.S. Army. Renee Ashley Baker’s father (Mr. Ashley) also received a written “commendation” from President John F. Kennedy. Renee Ashley Baker’s father (Mr. Ashley) was also a “Mason”. Renee Ashley Baker’s father (Mr. Ashley) was also a “Seventh Day Adventist”….

*Special Thanks: Reader’s Digest (for passage on John Harvey Kellogg)