I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, June 28, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Let us be grateful to people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.   Marcel Proust
Ah, how true indeed!!  Thank you to all of you, my charming gardeners!! Have a beautiful evening!!

Smile! It's Saturday

I know you have been lying awake at night wondering why baby diapers have brand names such as "Luvs", "Huggies," and "Pampers', while undergarments for old people are called "Depends".

Wellll here is the low down on the whole thing.

When babies dirty in their pants, people are still gonna Luv'em, Hug'em and Pamper'em. When old people dirty in their pants, it "Depends" on who's in the will!

Glad I got that straightened out so you can rest your mind.

Friday, June 27, 2014

One Quiet Moment

Enjoy the journey, enjoy ever moment, and quit worrying about winning and losing -- Matt Biondi 

Looking Back on This Happy Friday!!

High School Dance 1950

I hate to admit how many of these I do remember!!

A Supermarket In 1964

Popular hair styles from the 50′s

The “Jackie Look”…1961

Buying a car in 1950

Doing homework… 1944

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Sky Watch!!

Time to view the beautiful skies from all over the world!!  
Join us and share the beauty your skies!! Such a  great
way to begin the weekend!!

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and
          the stars; you have a right to be here.
                                                                     - Desiderata   
Keep your sense of proportion by regularly, preferably daily,
          visiting the natural world.
                                                                            - Catlin Matthews

To sit in the shade on a fine day and look upon the verdant green
      hills is the most perfect refreshment.
                                                                                 - Jane Austin   

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

One Quiet Moment

If a June night could talk, it would probably boast it invented romance. ~Bern Williams

Happy IVGLDSW Day!

Today is International Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman's Day, so please send this message to someone you think fits this description. Please do not send it back to me as I have already received it from a Very Good Looking, Damn Smart Woman! And remember this motto to live by: Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, totally worn out and screaming 'WOOO HOOOOO what a ride!'

To the Girls !!

Inside every older person is a younger person -- wondering what the hell happened.
~ Cora Harvey Armstrong ~

Inside me lives a skinny woman crying to get out. But I can usually shut her up with cookies.
~ Unknown~

The hardest years in life are those between ten and seventy.
~ Helen Hayes (at 73)~

I refuse to think of them as chin hair. I think of them as stray eyebrows.
~ Janette Barb er~

Old age ain't no place for sissies.
~Bette Davis~

Thirty-five is when you finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
~ Caryn Leschen ~

I'm not going to vacuum until Sears makes one you can ride on.
~Roseanne Barr~

Behind every successful man is a surprised woman
~Maryon Pearson~

Nobody can make you feel inferior without your permission.
~Eleanor Roosevelt~

When life hands you lemons, ask for tequila and salt and call me over!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Our World

Welcome to Our World!!! Share the beauty of your
world with us and enjoy the beauty of others
worlds as well!!  I have company from out
of town and won't be available to visit as many sites
as I would like to, but I wish you a great week -- one with
your camera in hand, of course!!
Ah, it's always fun to revisit those favorite places and times!!
Don't miss all the beautiful colors of the rainbow looking for that pot of gold. ~Author Unknown
Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Sunshine has no budget, the sea no red tape. ~Terri Guillemets

Sunday, June 22, 2014

One Quiet Moment

The poetry of the earth is never dead. ~John Keats

Wisdom for the Day -- and a Giggle!

 An old man, a boy & a donkey were going to town.

 The boy rode on the donkey & the old man walked.

As they went along they passed some people who remarked it was a shame

 the old man was walking and the boy was riding
The man and boy thought maybe the critics were right, so they changed positions.
 Then, later, they passed some people who remarked,

 'What a shame, he makes that little boy walk.'

So they then decided they'd both walk!
Soon they passed some more people who thought
they were stupid to walk when they had a Decent donkey to ride.

So, they both rode the donkey.
Now they passed some people who shamed them by saying how awful to put
such a load on a poor donkey.

 The boy and man figured they were probably right, so they decide to carry the donkey.

As they crossed the bridge, they lost their grip on the
animal and he fell into the river and drowned.

The moral of the story?

If you try to please everyone, you might as well kiss your ass goodbye!

 Have a Nice Day and Be Careful With Your Donkey

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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