Wednesday, December 31, 2008
To collect events for history,
Entwining one’s personal fear
Amongst generations’ mystery.
Will this year’s days be fulfilled
With what we focus upon?
Or will so many more be killed,
Repeat faults of Miss Saigon?
U.S. Election made headline news,
First African American succeeded.
Automaker’s appeal not refused
Despite change is what we all needed.
Harrowing fight until his death
A father’s advice to his children.
Waited and read 'til he took his last breath
How we’ll always remember his sermon.
Gas prices rise beyond understanding
Foreclosures steal media attention.
Society sick then starts demanding
While we watch our dwindling pension.
Let’s shut the door on broken promises
Don’t look back, but to the future.
Work until hands are full of calluses
Hugs and kisses, priceless sutures.
May 2009 bring you health and happiness. Cheers to your dreams!
Saturday, December 27, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
After talking with a friend tonight, I started to think about my childhood memories and something my mom had us do. When we were real young, on Christmas Eve we prayed in front of the manger before going to bed. Yes that’s us in the picture, my brother, sister and the youngest is me. The manger would be setup except baby Jesus wouldn’t be in the crib. Every year, one of us got to put baby Jesus in his crib on Christmas morning, and I remember how excited I was to be able to tuck him in tight. It’s amazing what an impact a small childhood memory has on me as an adult, and sometimes, how I wish I was that little girl again praying in front of the manger with my brother and sister hoping God will give me all the presents I asked for.
If you happen to stop on by, please leave us with one of your childhood memories. Merry Christmas and God Bless all of you. A special prayer goes out to the armed forces, who are away from their families.
Sunday, December 21, 2008
Last night, I went to see It’s a Wonderful Life with my mother, aunt, sister and a friend of my mother’s at a movie theatre. This is one of my top three favorite movies of all time so on top of getting the opportunity to see it on a big screen in black and white ‘Zuzu’ was there signing items and taking pictures. Her real name is Karolyn Grimes and you can read more about her at Karolyn Grimes ~ Zuzu Today. She talked about the movie and Jimmy Stewart and about the subliminal messages Frank Capra put in such as when George begs God to let him live again. As soon as George says God it starts to snow and his lip starts bleeding again.
If you ever get the opportunity to see it in black and white on a big screen, I’d suggest you do so. It’s different and for the hundredth time made me cry but in a good way.
Merry Christmas to all of you and remember, "Each [wo/man's] life touches so many other lives. When [s/he] isn't around [s/he] leaves an awful hole, doesn't [s/he]?"
Friday, December 19, 2008
I am thankful for…
… a great brother and sister.
... my mother
… my niece and nephews.
… having a job.
… money to buy and do the things I love.
… having great friends.
… drinking coffee in my warm condo while watching the snow fall.
… being healthy.
... sharing what I can with others.
... I'm thankful for the snow, too, that will be falling today. 8-12 inches, which will make for a nice White Christmas. As Bing would sing, "What is Christmas, with no snow?"
... I'm so thankful too for my family, with whom I'm spending the holiday in a peaceful, quiet setting!
... Thanks to Jet Blue and the TV idea. Brilliant. I will fly them forever.
... I'm too am thankful for friends, family and health. As well, the electric co. for getting my heat turned back on so quickly after it went out today. :crosses fingers: and especially for friends who know the value of Dr. Brandt and keeping their friends supplied with such.
Friday, December 12, 2008
Mirrors have many faces
Actors in front of the lens
Quick flash embraces
While talking with friends
Peek before bowing down
A come-hither gaze
Turn in a white gown
Ignoring obvious clichés
Or sagging of the skin
It doesn’t matter the style
Only why or where you’ve been
Let the best shine for all to see
Looking at your reflection
Remember it will be a decree
So keep that beautiful expression