Happy Birthday Meg!
29 November 2011
My best friend,Meg, turns 50 today. Maybe I shouldn't shout out that she is now the big 5-0 but I'm almost 9 years older than she is so I sure don't think that 50 is old. Meg started working in my agency while I was on maternity leave with my son. We met the day I started back to work - almost 30 years ago. We became instant friends and continue to be even now that I am retired. Meg has the biggest heart of any person I have ever met. I am so very grateful for her friendship.
27 November 2011
I have always been a big Janis Joplin fan. Her rendition of the song 'Summertime' is the best I have ever heard. I have used many adjectives to describe her singing this song but for this blog I'll go with evocative.
Today when I started my walk with Blackie, I turned on my Ipod and 'Summertime' was playing. Just now after finishing a batch of stuffing for turkey day cooked my way (and for the leftovers), I sat down to check my email. I switched to a classic rock channel on cable and the first song was again Janis singing 'Summertime'. I'm thinking this is kismet. I am meant to share this amazing song, and the amazing Janis. So I am going to share her with you. The song is from the amazing in so many ways Cheap Thrills album.
26 November 2011
24 November 2011
This is Thanksgiving 1960 with relatives on my Dad's side. Sitting in back against the wall are the kissin' cousins. Cousin Paula in red is pulling on my collar. Getting us all to sit still (or "to stop fooling around") at the same time was almost impossible. My sister noted that of the 18 people there that day, 9 (including Mom) have passed away. Sadly Mom was the photographer so we have no picture of her.
On 2-14-2012 I found 2 more photos taken on this Thanksgiving Day. If interested, here's the link :
20 November 2011
19 November 2011
Incongruous with this beautiful start to the morning, it is opening day of gun season here in my part of New York.
When out with Blackie, and then with Lucy, there were several gunshots. I'm glad we walked but I missed the peaceful quiet we usually have. Fortunately no change to the beauty.
16 November 2011
Photos on the left are from the Peace Marches of the 1960s
Photos on the right are from Occupy Wall Street
Please let us learn the lessons of history before there is a corresponding Occupy Wall Street photo for this one from May 4, 1970, Kent State.