I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Shadow Shot Sunday!!

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

Gemma Wiseman


There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.   Albert Einstein

Friday, June 21, 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. 

Happiness is not achieved by the conscious pursuit of happiness; it is generally the by-product of other activities.
Aldous Huxley

Into the house where joy lives, happiness will gladly come.
       Japanese Proverb

Thursday, June 20, 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 by 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/ 

 The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts; therefore guard accordingly.
Marcus Aurelius

People with many interests live, not only longest, but happiest.George Matthew Allen

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

One Quiet Moment

There may be peace without joy, and joy without peace, but the two combined make happiness
         John Buchan

New Definitions for the Day!

These fit so well they should be in the dictionary.

A person who has stopped growing at both ends and is now growing in the middle.


A place where women curl up and dye.


The only animals you eat before they are born and after they are dead.


A body that keeps minutes and wastes hours.


Mud with the juice squeezed out.


Someone who is usually me-deep in conversation.


Cold Storage.


Cutting money in half without damaging the paper.


An insect that makes you like flies better.


A grape with a sunburn.


Something you tell to one person at a time.


A bunch of bones with the person scraped off.


The pain that drives you to extraction.


One of the greatest labor saving devices of today.


An honest opinion openly expressed.

And MY Personal Favorite!!

Something other people have, similar to my character lines.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

One Quiet Moment

It is one of the most beautiful compensations of life, that no man can sincerely try to help another without helping himself.
 Ralph Waldo 

How About This for a Vacation Photo!!!

Look at the woman's expression!!  I bet you wouldn't forget this one!!!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Our World

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 haven't been able to get out much this past week, so I'm sharing a few more shots from the Rose Festival of last weekend. Hope you enjoy!  The first shot is where many concerts are held every summer and such a lovely place to enjoy the music!!  I'll be a little late commenting on your posts for the day -- errands, you know how that is!! But I'll be there to see Your Worlds!!

A friend is someone who gives you total freedom to be yourself.
Jim Morrison

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy, they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.
Marcel Proust

I value the friend who for me finds time on his calendar, but I cherish the friend who for me does not consult his calendar.
Robert Brault


Sunday, June 16, 2013

One Quiet Moment

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.
 Dr. Dale Turner

Ah, No One Says it Like Kids!!

Two old friends, on a plane returning home,  talking about church and a whole lot of political things. 
Being a US Congressman, my friend visits a lot of different churches in the area throughout the year, and he told me of what happened in a local church this past Easter. 
It made me roll with laughter, to the point of tears. The pastor of this Baptist church had called all of the little children, dressed in their cute Easter outfits, to the front of the church and had them sit around him. He said, "Today is Easter, and you all look so handsome and beautiful. Today we're going to talk about the resurrection. Does anyone know what the resurrection is?" One little boy raised his hand, and the pastor held the microphone in front of him and said, "Please, tell us what the resurrection is." The little boy, proud of himself because he knew the answer, said in a clear, loud voice "When you get one lasting more than four hours, you gotta call a doctor!" It took a solid five minutes before the pastor could speak again. There was so much laughter going on that his sermon was probably forgotten . . . you can bet that little boy's voice won't be forgotten anytime soon!  

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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