I miss you Sam!!

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

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Happy Saturday!! Have a Great Weekend!!

Do you like some of my birthday flowers?? I love them!!!
I wanted to share a great video with you from the 50s but can't add it here, but I am enclosing the web address and hope you can visit the site!! It's priceless!!  You can click on the address here, but if that doesn't work you can type it into your own computer! It's worth the time!!!

Friday, August 8, 2014

One Quiet Moment

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

Some More Cute Babies and Their Moms!

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Sky Watch Friday!!

Welcome to Sky Watch!!  A wonderful opportunity to see and share the beautiful skies of our world!  It's hard to believe we are already approaching Fall!!  Where does the time go?? I do know that the older I get, the more rapidly it flies!!  So, let's make a point of enjoying every day and every days beautiful skies!!

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling.
-- Margaret B. Runbeck
If you have knowledge, let others light their candles in it.
-- Margaret Fuller

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

Wednesday, August 6, 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

A Little History for the Day!! Well, Sort of History????

Hellmann's Mayonnaise
Most people don't know that back in 1912, Hellmann's mayonnaise was manufactured in England.  In fact, the Titanic was carrying 12,000 jars of the condiment scheduled for delivery in Vera Cruz, Mexico, which was to be the next port-o'- call for the great ship after its stop in New York. 
This would have been the largest single shipment of mayonnaise ever delivered to Mexico.  But as we know, the great ship did not make it to New York.  The ship hit an iceberg and sank, and the cargo was forever lost.
The people of Mexico, who were crazy about mayonnaise, and were eagerly awaiting its delivery, were disconsolate at the loss.  Their anguish was so great, that they declared a National Day of Mourning, which they still observe to this day. The National Day of Mourning occurs each year on May 5th and is known, of course, as - Sinko De Mayo.

WHAT???  You expected something educational??? Serious?? Surely not from me just after a birthday?

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

One Quiet Moment

When we heal the earth, we heal ourselves.  ~David Orr

Smile! It's Tuesday!!

Thank you for all the wonderful good wishes for a great birthday!! It was great indeed and I'm surrounded by beautiful flowers, cards and I'm breathless with appreciation to all of you for such an awesome birthday!!

Monday, August 4, 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

Happy Monday and a Beautiful World!!

Today is my 81st birthday and I am celebrating still being around with family and dear friends, but I'll return to Our World next week!!  I hope all of you have a wonderful new week!! Laugh, love, enjoy and make the most of every minute!!!
All seasons are beautiful for the person who carries happiness
-  Horace Friess                                                                                

Sunday, August 3, 2014

One Quiet Moment

In summer, the song sings itself.
                                                             - William Carlos Williams

Mother Nature Gone Wild!!

Monkey Face Orchid (Dracula Simia)
Hooker’s Lips (Psychotria Elata)
Naked Man Orchid (Orchis Italica)
And a group of Naked Men Orchids!!

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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