I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday!

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

Gemma Wiseman
Tears are often the telescope by which men see far into heaven.
Henry Ward Beecher

Tears of joy are like the summer rain drops pierced by sunbeams.
Hosea Ballou

The best way out is always through.
Robert Frost

Friday, May 18, 2012

Weekend Reflections!

What great thing would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?
Robert H. Schuller
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 are ready for a great weekend and hopefully, some lovely weather as well!!
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says 'I'm possible'!
Audrey Hepburn


Thursday, May 17, 2012

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 of  Sandy and I. 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!
A mistake is simply another way of doing things.
Katharine Graham
Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Wisdom doesn't necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
Tom Wilson
Mankind is made great or little by its own will.
Friedrich Schiller

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Evening Wisdom and Beauty

There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.
Edith Wharton
Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein
For a gallant spirit there can never be defeat.
Wallis Simpson
Life is short! Forgive quickly!
Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret anything
that made you smile!

Out of the Mouths of Babes!


While I sat in the reception area of my doctor's office, a woman rolled an elderly man in a wheelchair into the room. As she went to the receptionist's desk, the man sat there, alone and silent. Just as I was thinking I should make small talk with him, a little boy slipped off his mother's lap and walked over to the wheelchair. Placing his hand on the man's, he said, I know how you feel. My Mom makes me ride in the stroller too..'
As I was nursing my baby, my cousin's six-year-old daughter, Krissy, came into the room. Never having seen anyone breast feed before, she was intrigued and full of all kinds of questions about what I was doing.
After mulling over my answers, she remarked, 'My mom has some of those, but I don't think she knows how to use them..'
Out bicycling one day with my eight-year-old Granddaughter, Carolyn, I got a little wistful. 'In ten years,' I said, 'you'll want to be with your friends and you won't go walking, biking, and swimming with me like you do now.
Carolyn shrugged. 'In ten years you'll be too old to do all those things anyway.'

Working as a pediatric nurse, I had the difficult assignment of giving immunization shots to children..
One day, I entered the examining room to give four-year-old Lizzie her needle. 'No, no, no!' she screamed. 'Lizzie,' scolded her mother, 'that's not polite behavior.' With that, the girl yelled even louder, 'No, thank you! No, thank you!
On the way back from a Cub Scout meeting, my grandson innocently said to my son, 'Dad, I know babies come from mommies' tummies, but how do they get there in the first place?' After my son hemmed and hawed awhile, my grandson finally spoke up in disgust, 'You don't have to make up something, Dad It's okay if you don't know the answer.'
Just before I was deployed to Iraq , I sat my eight-year-old son down and broke the news to him. 'I'm going to be away for a long time,' I told him. 'I'm going to Iraq ..' 'Why?' he asked. 'Don't you know there's a war going on over there?'
Paul Newman founded the Hole in the Wall Gang Camp for children stricken with cancer, AIDS, and blood
Diseases. One afternoon, he and is wife, Joanne Woodward, stopped by to have lunch with the kids. A counselor at a nearby table, suspecting the young patients wouldn't know Newman was a famous movie star, explained, that's the man who made this camp possible. Maybe you've seen his picture on his salad dressing bottle?' Blank stares. 'Well, you've probably seen his face on his lemonade carton.' An eight-year-old girl perked up. 'How long was he missing?'
... And my personal favorite ..God's Problem Now:

His wife's graveside service was just barely finished, when there was a massive clap of thunder, followed by a tremendous bolt of lightning, accompanied by even more thunder rumbling in the distance. The little, old man looked at the pastor and calmly said, "Well, she's there."

A smile - is a sign of joy.
A hug - is a sign of love.
A laugh - is a sign of happiness.
And a friend like me?-Well that's just a sign of good taste!
We'll be friends until I am senile.
Then we'll be NEW friends!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Evening Wisdom and Beauty

If it were not for hopes, the heart would break.
Thomas Fuller

In a gentle way, you can shake the world.
Mahatma Gandhi
The power of imagination makes us infinite.
John Muir

The Candy With the Little Hole


You have to love little kids!

The children began to identify the flavors by their color:

Orange ..............Orange

Finally the teacher gave them all HONEY lifesavers.
None of the children could identify the taste.

The teacher said, "I will give you all a clue." "It's what your Mother may sometimes call your Father."

One little girl looked up in horror, spit out her lifesaver and yelled, "Oh my God, they're ass-holes!"

The teacher had to leave the room.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Our World!

You change your life by changing your heart.
Max Lucado

There is nothing stronger in the world than gentleness.
Han Suyin

Thinking: the talking of the soul with itself.

Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.
Jim Rohn

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!!
More sun and blue skies! I'm beginning to wonder if I'm still in Seattle!!!  I'm sharing a little more of the color and beauty of my world!  AND more squirrely problems with Blogger!! Wishing all of you a beautiful week!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Evening Wisdom and Beauty

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher a storm,but to add color to my sunset sky.
Rabindranath Tagore

Believe you can and you're halfway there.
Theodore Roosevelt

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams.
John Barrymore

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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