Friday lookin across the table with coffee,
the view is lovely and the coffee
it’s good too!
Fog, some spanish moss hanging from the trees make for a fine start to a
Yes, I’m pretty sure unless I hear otherwise from our “FIRM/Eyescream”
here on this page
that I am right
Did this week
do a “fly-by” for you?
Seems it went by quicker than I could post my LONGER than long post here on this page to me!
It’s been a week indeed;
one of high energy,
high and intense emotions
played out across
it is NOT over.
It’s been a week of
great sorrow for so many
including a kid of fame
who has and will be walking into millions and others will grab onto her like a blue crab in summer;
who will now have to pray someone of great strength will lead her, will comfort her
will really walk along side her.
We all can only hope for one like that in our lives
“keep it real”
which is sometimes painful as well as life saving
life laughing through tears.
We’ve also seen a week
been reminded of those who come home with little or no parade
who lay it down every day and night to keep us free;
I remember how well
Whitney Houston sang our
all she gave to that song
as she touched millions
with her heartfelt rendition.
I bet she brought soldiers
to their feet and hollering
that saw that performance
many stood and placed their hands
over their hearts
We love our Nation,
LOVE OUR FLAG
all it represents
God Bless the United States
We have also heard of great outrage
up there in
the state of New Jersey
as the flags are now at
and many are just not happy a bit
with the republican Governor
and “executive order of lowering the flag” and his decision.
I was thinking
if he wanted to lower a flag
for New Jersey’s own
a great songstress
he would have probably done
better to lower
state flag in her honor
and memory as we mourn
her sudden death.
To lower the flag of the United States
“The flag is to be flown at half staff in mourning for designated, principal government leaders and upon presidential or gubernatorial order.”
It has been done as a symbol or respect, of mourning or distress for centuries in many countries.
“On occasion discretion can dictate the flying of the national flag at half-mast, not only on the Peace Tower, but on all federal facilities. Some examples include September 11, 2001, September 11, 2002, the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Mayerthorpe Incident, the death of Pope John Paul II, the 2005 London bombings, the death of Ernest Smith, the state funerals of former U.S. presidentsRonald Reagan and Gerald Ford, and the death of Jack Layton
the flag has been lowered
that bell is rung
the verdict is in…
Many are not likely to forget
the Governor of New Jersey for a long time
that many of Whitney Houston’s family
have not looked up or even noticed
But the T.V’s and internet were a buzz
I was just tickled to see that
Whoopi jumped up and had her a
thing or two to say
to those jumpin in with their assumptions
with their boosts of ratings attempts
on the death of Whitney…
I have loved Whoopi for ages
what I love the most
is her brilliance and her humor.
I get Whoopi,
she is “real”
but yet can be respectful
Whoopi set folks straight
let them know they need to just
with the madness and let the facts be the facts when the autopsy is complete!
“keepin it real”
And to think Dr Drew wants an apology from Whoopi!
Good luck with that,
wonder where I apply to get Dr Drew’s job?
you have to hold tight to humor
in stressful times,
in times of sorrow
When you find your nerves getting a bit raw,
your anger about to flare,
your feelings a bit hurt
someone hitting that button of yours just to get a reaction…
take a breath
and notice your body.
It’s talking to you
Stand behind the person
and look over their shoulder to get a better view of what and where they are coming from
and then walk back to the front of them,
look them in the eye
remember the good in them
ask yourself really quickly
“will this matter in a day, in six months”
then start over
get your laughter on
re-set your conversaton
into ones that are the right ones
the feelings that make you
When we can no longer change a situation, we are then challenged to change ourselves, and our thoughts to ones that are more like a fog that has cleared TO OFFER THE SUN.
fly your flag
Honor our Men, Women and service animals
who fight for our
as we approach
let the small stuff drift away
like the dust that gathers on tables
(it’s not hurting the table)
and Presidents’ Day;
and people being rather comical in what gets them “jacked up”…
Sandy came over last night with a new “pet peeve”…
I of course had to tell her
“uh, well , er, I haven’t noticed”…
as she went on her rant of commercials and the disrespect shown now on commercials and across our lands to our
United States Presidents being shown on commercials.
As I listented and grinned and laughed (clueless I might add)
she went on …
Seems that our
are now being shown in outlandish get-ups on the big screen
Ole’ Abe, George Washington
“dancing” and otherwise being shown doing all sorts of things
as the pitch is made
Now that I think about it;
I’ve seen on social media sites
our Presidents and their faces
being used in less than respectful ways; on jokes/cards
it does beg the question:
“where is the respect”?
Is there a trend here??
We see the folks on the side of the road dressed as the statue of Liberty now “hawking” tax services,
the very symbol of liberty,
now being used by companies to stuff people into
and stand on the street making fools of themselves
now I hear that ole’ George Washington is being
to “entice shoppers”
on a day to honor Presidents’ day?
I will admit
although I laughed myself silly
it does have a
“disrespect ring to it”
I’ve never seen
Ghandi, Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Kennedy,
used in such manners… so I’m wondering
why are we using our forefathers in such ways?
The government did bastardize Geronimo
in the use of his name not so long ago if memory serves me and associate with the worst terrorist of all time…
Some things truly do not make sense do they?
Wonder if the forefathers
are loving being remembered
So there ya go
to get it and keep it
Saturday at 10 many will gather
Ruth Eckerd Hall here in Clearwater Florida
a Hospice Pioneer
It will be a morning of
as they gather
to celebrate and mourn
a visionary, a “grand dame”,
an “old broad of the hospice world”
now one who is
“tripping the lights of heaven fantistically”
Dance on old friend
Blessings on the gentle breezes
to all who enter here!
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