It’s Monday! Time for Melanie’s Share Your World! QUESTIONS: What can you break even if you don’t touch it? (yes there is a real answer to this. I’ll reveal it in the next week sometime. Still, answer how you would like – no right or wrong answer) A heart. All it takes is a “Dear […]Read More SYW: On Broken Hearts, Cellphones, Typing Books, Snakes and Virtual Choirs
I wasn’t going to participate in Fandango’s Who Won the Week this week, because not much has happened. Then I started thinking about what I enjoyed most this week. The first thing I thought of was the warmer weather (finally!) and the flowers. But then I thought of something that deserves to “win” the week […]Read More FWWTW: Pandemic Entertainment
Jim’s Song Lyric Sunday this week has the theme Promise/Vow/Oath. This is a song from The Tender Land by Aaron Copland, “The Promise of Living.” Our church choir sang it a couple of years ago for the funeral of the grandfather of one of our members. The fact that I have this personal connection to […]Read More Song Lyric Sunday: The Promise of Living
Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday this week asks for songs with one (or more) of these prompt words: Give/Get/Take/Receive/Send This doesn’t fit in exactly with the “cash and flowers” idea that Jim talks about, but Send in the Clowns is such a beautiful song, although sad. My favorite version is sung by Barbra Streisand, a […]Read More Song Lyrics Sunday: Send In the Clowns
Here is a collection of red roses in honor of Valentine’s Day. Here’s my brother-in-law’s quartet serenading (actually, this was a photo opp after they did the serenade!) a couple during dinner tonight. When they do singing valentines, they always give the lady a red rose! Cee’s FOTD 2/14/20. Happy Valentine’s Day!Read More FOTD: Roses for Valentine’s Day
Here at our senior community, there are lots of opportunities to cheer people up and to be cheered up! The subject of Cee’s Week 6 of her On the Hunt for Joy challenge is Cheer Someone Else Up. My brother-in-law is in a barbershop group and every Valentine’s Day he spends the day doing “singing […]Read More Hunt for Joy and Cheer Someone Up!
For Fandango’s challenge Who Won the Week? I picked two: one political and one personal. First, the political: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her remarks to a right-wing reporter, who asked her if she “hated” Trump. Pelosi said she didn’t hate anyone, that her Catholic faith had taught her not to hate, and that she prays […]Read More WWTW: Political and Personal
This morning we heard the news of the death of Aretha Franklin, aged 76, of pancreatic cancer. Aretha accompanied me throughout my life. Her rendition of Otis Redding’s RESPECT and Carole King’s Natural Woman are iconic songs of our times. Her voice inspired us, but she was also active in the civil rights movement. […]Read More She Was Everything That God Gave Her (RIP, Aretha)