I was going to tell my happy husband and Handsome Prince when we retired - a huge list of neat things women "keep in their hearts". Fun things to share when we were white-haired and satisfied, enjoying the view from the porch in our rocking chairs: like why I watched "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson long past the time one does. Can't do that now. He died before retirement. And so I must share it with you:Read More
What would I do with my own show?Read More
Such sneaky kitties! Going from Halloween wild fun, straight on to Christmas - skipping the "Thank You" in-between. If you know when this began, it would be good to comment on it here. BECAUSE skipping the Thank Yous can be dangerous: if we fail to appreciate it, we'll lose it .
Fortunately there are no one-way streets in this world, actually - so we can fix the places where we veer off the winning path.
To start, we should restore the Thanksgiving season among us as the GOLDEN - not BLACK - time of year it is supposed to be. GOLDEN FRIDAY, and no longer Black Friday is just so much better in every way! Healthier and more cheerful and less rotten greedlust. I have heard a dozen explanations of why they chosethen name, "Black Friday" for a day of joyful gift shopping for the coming winter holidays.
I don't believe any of it - Black Friday is straight from Mordor and like the evil powers in the dark days of Middle Earth, in "Lord of the Rings". Black Friday reeks - its emanations are insidious and folk do not realize the evil till it dominates and it begins to hurt - really hurt - and then they wail and yell. I plan to begin an online petiton on this topic and more. Comment here if it interests you.
The stock market is up, and we can all do our part to "Make America Great Again" and it is easier than you think. There is probably a good talk at your home, church or wlrkplace to get people thinking winning thinking again and then most can do a small thing that helps and support those whe are doing the bigstuff.
We have a long list of thanks to share this year! Most conditions have improved and we can ACT again and appreciae teh good in our lives, plain and fancy! We jump up in the morning and run to do our day and often there is not time to stop and appreciate, they say. NOW there is time and we should not skip the Thank yous. The day comes when we hang our heads in sorrow and acceptance of our failures, but it does not need to be that way, so much.
Look in the mirror and thank yourself, for at least aiming to NOT fail YOU. Then look around you - your warm home in cold weather and AC for the hot days; full fridge, and shops for the bit of delicious healthy things and sinful treats as well. People to share with - to wave hello and big farewll and friends to work with and play with, and maybe if you are realllly blessed a special someone who makes it all effortless - to celebrate with now and remember later!
We are free and healthy or cared for if we are not fit for the road race! We seen the new problems of the new millennium but we are ready to go at them and win! IN fact, with interplanetary and space and astral things evolving so, peace on earth is likely to become closer to a reality than ever, since we are likely to be TEAM EARTH in all the real ways that used to be science fiction.
Thank you for this day to see these miracles and may we be worthy and quick and full of fun while at it...and full of thanks afterward!
"The Constitution was not perfect when it was framed.
It is not perfect today.
Our Constitution, even our Bill of Rights,
Provides no set formula that fits all peoples around the world.
But they do offer an inspiring example of ageless ideals realized and made to work,
with the eternal message that men and women everywhere
were intended to be free to shape their own destinies."
...Warren Burger, Chief Justice of the United States (1969-1986) at 200th Anniversary of the Bill of Rights, from the Bowling Green, Kentucky "Daily News" January 27, 1991Read More
What do they call it when you see the most beautiful thing! It is a glimpse, out of context, perhaps, but you feel redeemed, renewed and more alive than before you met. But the high turns to horrified, when the entire image reveals itself! OH! And then, just as passionately one is "RE-redeemed", when insight and the angels come to help? There must be a word for it. Let me explain, and ask me for clarity where it gets obscure:
Gramps, called "The Chief", celebrated his Saint Patrick's Day Birthday with his darling wife of 50 years, seven sons, one tiny daughter, their families and a lifetime of friends, associates and neighbors. The line of party visitors began at dawn andended at midnight. Those days are passed, but their abundance is mine always to share! Have some!Read More
ART IN AMERICA ~ HISTORICAL OUTLINE and a MYSTERY
I posted this timeline in 2003 at my first site. It made a good thing to share and handy reference for me. But in the loss of things from the old site hacking, is the loss of the SOURCE of this neat post. In trying to find it, I found ten newer ones but none so simple, elegant and easy to USE. Will continue the source search and will add a few links to other good sources. Thanksomuch - ElleRead More
Charles Ethan Porter (c. 1847 – March 6, 1923) was born near Hartford, and, among other things, was a protege of Mark Twain, who raised the money to send Mr. Porter to Paris to refine the training of the talented Rockville, Connecticut , Black American native.
He is said to have painted in the Florentine style and always elegantly. His works are found in the leading collections of the world and spotlighted - top honors- in Black American Culture venues.
Also named "A Splendid Torch" or, "Purpose" - this is A New Years Inspiration for everyone! A vitamin of a sort, from George Bernard Shaw, one of my least favorite persons, but most favorite storytellers. It is reprinted everywhere under several titles. I hope you enjoy the easy read! Elle
This is the true joy in life,
the being used for a purpose
recognized by yourself as a mighty one; ...Read More