I miss you Sam!!

I miss you Sam!!
I miss you Sam!!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!!

Come play with us and the shadows!!
Your hosts are:
Magical Mystical Teacher

Gemma Wiseman


I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.  Arthur
All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make, the better.  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don't ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive and go do it. Because what the world needs is more people who have come alive.  Howard

Friday, May 10, 2013

Weekend Reflections!!

Weekend Reflections is hosted by James each week beginning Friday at 11 AM Eastern Standard Time. It's another wonderful way of opening your eyes to new and different kinds of beauty. 

Visiting my old duck friends to say goodbye! I got the feeling that they couldn't care less!!!

Good friends, good books, and a sleepy conscience: this is the ideal life.
Mark Twain

In separateness lies the world's true misery. In compassion lies the world's true strength
Happiness consists in activity: such is the constitution of our nature; it is a running stream, and not a stagnant pool.
John M. Good

Thursday, May 9, 2013

Sky Watch!!

Time to share your skies, the beauty over your world, the clouds, the colors! Sky Watch is hosted each week by  the Sky Watch team led of Yogi, Sandy and Sylvia. And this week as every week, we remember Klaus and know that he joins us in spirit! Join us and the many people from all over the world who share theirs with us each week!  http://skyley.blogspot.com/ 
 We continue to enjoy beautiful weather! Seattle is sending me off to Portland with lots of sunny memories!  I hope all of you are enjoying some lovely spring weather and beautiful skies!!
We look forward to the time when the power of love will replace the love of power. Then will our world know the blessings of peace.
William Ewart Gladstone

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

The fragrance always remains in the hand that gives the rose.
Heda Bejar

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

One Quiet Moment

If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other.
Mother Teresa

Generation Y????

People born before 1946 were called The Silent generation..
People born between 1946 and 1964 are called The Baby Boomers.
People born between 1965 and 1979 are called Generation X.
And people born between 1980 and 2010 are called GenerationY.
Why do we call the last group Generation Y?
Y should I get a job?
Y should I leave home and find my own place?
Y should I get a car when I can borrow yours?
Y should I clean my room?
Y should I wash and iron my own clothes?
Y should I buy any food?
Y are you always picking on me?
But a cartoonist explained it very eloquently below:

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Happiness depends more on the inward disposition of mind than on outward circumstances.
Benjamin Franklin

The Parrot!!!

A woman went to a pet shop and immediately spotted a large, beautiful parrot.
There was a sign on the cage that said 50.00.

"Why so little?" she asked the pet store owner.
The owner looked at her and said,"Look, I should tell you first that this bird used to live in a house of prostitution, and sometimes it says some pretty vulgar stuff."

The woman thought about this, but decided she had to have the bird anyway. She took it home and hung the bird's cage up in her living room and waited for it to say something.

The bird looked around the room, then at her, and said,"New house, new madam."

The woman was a bit shocked at the implication, but then thought "that's really not so bad."

When her two teenage daughters returned from school, the bird saw them and said, "New house, new madam, new girls."

The girls and the woman were a bit offended but then began to laugh about the situation considering how and
 where the parrot had been raised.
Moments later, the woman's husband Keith came home from work.
The bird looked at him and said,"Hi Keith."

How About These Best Friends!!

See the cat on the roof? Now check them out!
Every day, at the same time, she waits for him.  He comes, and they go for a walk. 

Isn't it great to have friends like this. . . . no words needed. . . .

they just intuitively recognize the value of each other in their lives and act accordingly.
And wouldn't it be great if all of us two-legged folks did the same thing!!!

Monday, May 6, 2013

One Quiet Moment

A smile is a light in the window of the soul indicating that the heart is at home.

Time for "Our World" again! This is a wonderful way to find the beauty, the fun, the good and even the bad things about Our World and to share them! Hope you will join us! Click on the link  to go to the Our World site and sign up!!
I've removed my post for the day due to a disgusting comment that was left there earlier and that I couldn't remove! Hope all of you have a great day and I hope to see you next week!!

Sunday, May 5, 2013

One Quiet Moment

The best portion of a good man's life is the little, nameless, unremembered acts of kindness and love. William Wordsworth

The Dog Days of Summer!


A drunk man who smelled like beer sat down on a subway next to a priest.

The man's tie was stained, his face was plastered with red lipstick, and a half-empty bottle of gin was sticking out of his torn coat pocket. He opened his newspaper and began reading.

After a few minutes the man turned to the priest and asked, 'Say Father, what causes arthritis?'

The priest replies, 'My Son, it's caused by loose living, being with cheap, wicked women, too much alcohol, contempt for your fellow man, sleeping around with prostitutes and lack of a bath.'

The drunk muttered in response, 'Well, I'll be darned,' then returned to his paper.

The priest, thinking about what he had said, nudged the man and apologized. 'I'm very sorry. I didn't mean to come on so strong. How long have you had arthritis?'

The drunk answered, 'I don't have it, Father. I was just reading here that the Pope does.'

MORAL: Make sure you understand the question before offering the an

What Can I Say?

What Can I Say?
I'm interested in almost everything. Use to like to travel, but it's too expensive now. I take Tai Chi classes, swim, volunteer in a Jump-start program for pre-schoolers. I'm an avid reader and like nearly everyone these days I follow politics avidly. I'm a former teacher and Special Projects Coordinator for a Telecommunications company, Assistant to the President of a Japanese silicon wafer manufacturing company. Am now enjoying retirement -- most of the time. I have two daughters, one son-in-law and two sons scattered all over the country. No grandchildren.

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