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Dates to Remember

family poemsWe all have dates we’ll always remember

One of mine comes up in September

September 22 was the date that mom passed

The memory of her forever will last Continue reading

Either You Love Country Music, Or You’re Wrong

soundSometimes, there is a sound or a song that I hear and I’m instantly transported back to an event or time in my life. Some of those events are great and others, maybe not so much, but still, those sounds are powerful in their ability to move my memory somewhere else. Continue reading

From Crickets to Waves

Favorite sounds.  There are actually lots of them.  Life is full of so many different kinds of sound.  I can think of many that are not so pleasant such as a baby crying, car tires screeching, arguing and the list goes on. Continue reading

Music Thru the Ages

I’m really good at identifying the year a song came out. Doing such guessing games with friends–I always associate music with a tie from my life.

“It only takes one song to bring back a thousand memories.”

music thru the ages1968

I remember Peter Paul & Mary playing on my parent’s beige alarm clock radio. I was laying on their bed and watching my mom getting ready to go out. Her hair was fixed fancy and she was in a dress and was wearing perfume. I thought, “Why does the good music always come on when I’m asleep in bed?” Continue reading

Give Me Aladdin’s Lamp

One of my favorite Disney movies is Aladdin.  I love Robin Williams’s portrayal of the genie.  He has so many great lines and it makes me laugh every time I watch that movie.  While watching that movie, I’ve often thought, “What would I wish for if I had 3 wishes?” Continue reading

Winning the Lottery

I know, “Winning the Lottery” was not supposed to be the theme for this week’s sidetracked post. I guess it was my turn to break the rules or in further transparency, it looks like I wasn’t listening when the topic was discussed. In my defense, I’ve never been much of a believer in Genies in or out of a bottle or in the Pot of Gold at the end of the Leprechauns’ rainbow. But I have known people who won the lottery. Continue reading

Three Wishes … No Thank You

Okay, for some crazy reason, maybe a genie, a shooting star, maybe a fairy, birthday candles, or perhaps a leprechaun unbelievably grants me three wishes.

What would I wish?

Now, I have never bought a lottery ticket.

I was once given tokens to spend as part of a weekend package that included a visit to a casino. I gave the tokens away.

So this opportunity will be a real challenge for me. How big or small should I wish? Well…

Health, wealth, and happiness are the first things that come to mind. Continue reading