Friday, March 30, 2012
Thursday, March 29, 2012
Hello again. Welcome. Come on in and sit a spell. I do hope the Community is to your liking. Hot, black, and strong. It is Thursday, March 29, 2012, and we are still able to be here clicking and clacking our way through another episode. My wife has just an ever so slight loss of hearing going on. I think when she asked what dishes would be good for me, I said green, and she heard great. That was just a little PS I thought of from my recent drool laced thoughts on her good cooking. That cooking can have a cascading impact. Leftovers. I would not want to see them wasted. Right? If the supper was not necessarily on my preferred diabetic diet, it only stands to reason that having it for lunch the next day makes sense. You do know what I mean and I know that you do. I am exaggerating here. Moderation is still the order of the day, not total isolation. I did watch a video the other day on a diabetes plan for sale that supposedly could make a huge impact on improvement or even reversal. That reversal stuff always gets my attention. That video was pretty scary. I'll not go into the morbid details but suffice it to say they showed many photos of what happens to diabetics who do not try to do something about their disease. I suppose it was one of those scared straight approaches. I may try the program but I don't think I want to watch that video again. It should have a warning on it. But, I may try it and I suppose that's what they were trying to get the watcher to do in the first place.
Tuesday evening our little great grand Madi, two years going on five, came for a visit. For the very first time she actually spent the night with us, meaning, mostly with her great grand MiMi. The thing about little Madelyn Joy is how she is a living, breathing, time machine. There's very little about her that doesn't remind us of her mom, our Tiffany, and since Tiffany spent a huge amount of time with us when she was little, well, there was so much about Madi being there that it looked like we had loaded up an old Super 8 movie reel and were watching it again, for the first time. I was talking to our eldest, her Paw Paw, and asked if he had any advice to help her feel comfortable. He pretty much indicated she loved the same things her mom loved when she was little. Playing in the bathtub was one of those. Well, we let her play for a long time, or rather, her great grand MiMi let her play for a long time. I watched more of Dora and Go Diego Go than I had actually planned but she does love those shows. She is a remarkable child and we are blessed to be her Great Grands. That sounds pretty surreal even when I read it. We are blessed and I feel that way even though I know I am a high mileage vehicle. The other day I visited with a fellow I used to work with. He and I worked together for nearly 20 years. Back in the day we were young and energetic. He recently celebrated his 70th. I'll soon reach that road marked Route 66. He and I laughed and talked. Old friends and associates. Great Grand and Grands. My rear view mirror is filled up with lots of wonderful images. There's some small letters on that mirror that says: Objects may be greater blessings than originally perceived. That is, by the way, what I am talking about! Have a great Thursday and maybe, just maybe, I'll have something to flail my arms about tomorrow. May God bless. Amen. .....More later.
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
An older greeter at a Walmart in Georgia reportedly slapped a two year old that he didn't know because he wouldn't stop crying. On the evening news, the mother said that she believed that man was perhaps the worst greeter she had ever seen.
Tim Tebow met the New York press on Tuesday. It was a circus. They had to move it to a larger area because of the more than 300 media people that showed up. I saw clips from his 30 minute press conference but I also read from the transcript. He made it clear that this media event was not his idea but that he too had bosses. He stood there alone. All the team big dogs where in Florida at an NFL owners meeting. I've chosen to share some of what was said so that we all can appreciate the fishbowl Tim lives in. As you read this, try to remember when you have ever heard an athlete being asked these kinds of questions:
Powerful stuff folks and that's why this young man deserves our prayers and support. May God bless each one and Lord willing I'll see you next time. Amen. .....More later.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
After a quarrel a wife angrily said, "I was a fool when I married you." The husband quickly replied, "Yes, I know, but I was too much in love to notice." (It's a joke!)
Monday, March 26, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Song: "As angels lead me safely home and Heaven's gates I see, Jesus and all my loved ones will be waiting to welcome me."
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Excerpt from the poem, The Wild Flower's Song, by William Blake: "As I wandered the forest, The green leaves among, I heard a Wild Flower Singing a song."
Wednesday, March 21, 2012
|President Rutherford B. Hayes|
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God." 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Okay. This must be the place where we typically meet for our little time of visiting. Welcome once again on this Tuesday, March 20, 2012. It is amazing how things work at times. Don't you agree? A few years ago Rodney, our youngest, and I began trying to make sense of what looked like a rather fuzzy mosaic of our family connections. Many folks are doing that these days. My dad passed away in 1954. He had a twin brother. In our search I barely missed making connection with my uncle. He had passed away just a couple of months before I finally located his information. I did, however, make contact with his son, David. We visited a number of times by telephone. He is, after all, my first cousin. We had pictures from 1953 to prove that we actually had seen each other on a trip my family made from Port Arthur, Texas over to Fort Benning, Georgia. After exchanging some wonderful correspondence and photos, we more or less moved on, me doing my thing and him doing his. One of his daughters Tammy stayed in touch, mostly with Rodney, through email and Facebook. Early last week I saw folks giving condolences on Tammy's FB page. Come to find out, her older sister, Jessica, had been killed in an accident. Jessica was 34 and the mother of 3 year old twins, a boy and a girl. What a horrific tragedy. Because of us staying in touch with Tammy, I was able to call David and offer our prayers and support. As they used to say back home, our family has had its fair share. I was able to encourage him, not because I've lost a grown child, but because of the God who has been faithful to our family throughout our many times of grief and loss. Please say a prayer for this family, especially Jessica's husband, Shane, who was devoted to her, and for these beautiful children, (Annabelle and Bishop) who have lost their mom. May God move in a special way to make His comfort known at this time to all of those touched by this loss. Amen.
Monday, March 19, 2012
The grass may be greener on the other side, but always remember, it will eventually have to be mowed.
Friday, March 16, 2012
It is Friday, March 16, 2011, and I pause to wish our granddaughter Kyleigh a very happy 17th birthday. She is the eldest of our youngest son's clan and she is already a very remarkable young woman. Smart, beautiful, and she has a clear commitment on doing what it takes to prepare herself for the future. We thank God for this child and look forward to all that He has planned for her life. Kyleigh has always been so respectful and sweet to us, her MiMi and Poppy. That's right. We do notice things like that. One person has said that children are the rainbow and grandchildren are the pot of gold. We've been blessed with a pot full of blessings in the grandchildren God has given to us. Have a wonderful birthday celebration Kyleigh. We love you, MiMi and Poppy.
Thursday, March 15, 2012
|The original Little Caesar?|