I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Shadow Shot Sunday!

Get out the magnifying glass, get into your best sleuthing clothes and start prowling your environment looking for those wonderful, but sometimes elusive shadows. This fun and challenging meme is hosted each week by Tracy over at Hey Harriet! Click on the link under the blog title and sign up to play!!

An effort made for the happiness of others lifts us above ourselves.
Lydia M. Child

Anything you're good at contributes to happiness.
Bertrand Russell

True happiness is... to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Friday, December 9, 2011

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. Click on the web address under the blog title and sign up to play with us!

Hope all of you have had a great week and that you're ready for a wonderful weekend! I do hope your weather is better than ours! Thank goodness for the photo files!!
I will never be an old man. To me, old age is always 15 years older than I
Francis Bacon
Go to Heaven for the climate, Hell for the company.
Mark Twain

The reason there are two senators for each state is so that one can be the
designated driver.
Jay Leno

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Sky Watch Friday!

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 of  Sandy, Wren and me. 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! Click on the address under the post title to be taken to the SWF website where you can sign up. 

Are you having fun with your Christmas shopping??? Hope all of you are staying warm! Have a wonderful weekend!

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets
the more interested he is in her.
Agatha Christie

I don't feel old. I don't feel anything till noon. That's when it's time for
my nap.
Bob Hope

I'm happy to report that my inner child is still ageless.
James Broughton

When I was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.
George Burns

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

 Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. Margaret B. Runbeck

Happy are those who dream dreams and are ready to pay the price to make them come true.
 Leon J. Suenes

Some Smiles for Wednesday!

May you all have a wonderful, beautiful, laugh and love filled day!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Watery Wednesday

Join the fun on Watery Wednesday hosted by 2sweetnsaxy!!  http://waterywednesday.blogspot.com/

Summer in the Park
We do not see nature with our eyes, but with our understandings and our hearts.
William Hazlitt

A Winter Day at the Beach
And, yes, it was cold!! But Beautiful

Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.
Anthony J. D'Angelo

A New Look at Senior Health Care!!

So you're a sick senior citizen and the government says there is  no nursing home available for you, what do you do?
Our plan gives anyone 65 years or older a gun and 4 bullets. You  are allowed to shoot four Congressmen.

Of course, this means you will be sent to prison where you will get three meals
day, a roof over your head, central heating, air conditioning and all the health
care you need! Need new teeth? No problem. Need glasses? That's great. Need a new hip, knees, kidney, lungs or heart? They're all covered. 

And, as an added
bonus, your kids can come and visit you as often as they do now.

And who will be paying for all of this? It's the same government that just told 
you that they cannot afford for you to go into a home.

Plus, because you are a prisoner, you don't have to pay any income taxes anymore. 
Is this a great country or what?

Oh, yes! And one more thing!


The Supreme Court has ruled that there cannot be a Nativity Scene in the United States' Capital this Christmas season. This isn't for any religious reason. They simply have not been able to find Three Wise Men in the Nation's Capitol. The search for a Virgin continues. There was no problem, however, finding enough asses to fill the stable.

Monday, December 5, 2011

Our World Tuesday!!

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!!
We had a gorgeous day yesterday, chilly, but gorgeous! Lots of sun and blue skies and fluffy clouds.  To start out with a quick look at the harbor, on to my favorite market for some beautiful flowers, a stroll on the beach and a glorious sunset over the water!! Doesn't get any better!!
There are always flowers for those who want to see them.
Henri Matisse

Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.
Mark Twain

I have a new philosophy. I'm only going to dread one day at a time.
Charles M. Schulz

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who
keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind
Henry Ford

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Evening, Wisdom and Beauty

Age considers; youth ventures.
Rabindranath Tagore

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm,
but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore
Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you
design for the present.
Jim Rohn

Pets Forever!

Hey guys, get up off your tush and lets go see Bozo over at his pad in Mumbai! It's always a fun time when we all get together and talk about what's been happin', Bro! You know? Get your human to click on the Post Title, that'll take them to the website where you can sign up! I'll be waiting for you!!

It's getting pretty chilly here and I sure am glad I can sleep on Mom's bed!! Wish Mojo could come for Christmas!!

I've started meditating -- maybe that will help get her here!!

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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