Since 1965 Unchained Melody by the Righteous Brothers has been one of my favorite songs, and my youngest son, even in his teens, was aware of this. He was born in 1967.
At his wedding in 2000 he chose this song as the mother and son dance. As you can guess, I was very touched.
I just heard the song yesterday, after a long time, and it brought tears to my eyes as I recalled one of my most precious memories, dancing with my youngest son at his wedding to his thoughtful choice of my favorite song. I hope you have the luxury of recalling some precious memories today. Happy Saturday.
Have you ever wished for some little thing that would enhance life in some small way? I mean a really little thing of no consequence, really. It happened to me twice recently.
I had bought a small Christmas cactus in December, its four inch pot wrapped in holiday foil. When the season was over I removed the foil to discover an ordinary dark plastic container with a barcode on it, and I had nothing on hand to place this eyesore in. That’s when I wished for a new pot to put the plant in.
The other wish was even smaller. A couple of my pens were running out of ink and my thought was the need for more pens. However in both cases, with Covid-19 lockdowns in effect I was not about to go out shopping for such frivolous items that I could live without.
On Valentine’s day a bouquet of Edible chocolate covered strawberries arrived at my door in a four inch lime green pot!
Yesterday my mailbox contained advertising material from a Real Estate company. The package included a notepad and pen!
Sometimes it’s the little things that make our days a little bigger. Happy Saturday.
Here are a few brain teasers to move your day along. Happy Saturday.
What has teeth but cannot bite? What has 4 legs but cannot run? What has a thumb and 4 fingers but is not a hand? What has many keys but can’t open a single lock? What is in bed but never sleeps? What can break without being held? What has words but never speaks?
Answers: a comb, a table, a glove, a piano, a river, a promise, a book
There was a lot to take away from the January 20th inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. What stood out for me was one sentence of the seventy-eight-year-old president’s address: “And we’ll lead not merely by the example of our power but by the power of our example.” Profound.
Even more profound were these lines from twenty-two-year-old National Youth Poet Laureate, Amanda Gorman’s poem, The Hill We Climb:
And so we lift our gazes not to what stands between us but what stands before us We close the divide because we know, to put our future first, we must first put our differences aside We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another
“We lay down our arms so we can reach out our arms to one another”…
I have always liked riddles and used to be pretty good at solving them. However, my eighty-three-year-old brain sometimes lets me down, so this morning I was happy to solve this one from Pinterest within ten seconds. Have fun! Happy Saturday.
Here it is the weekend again. Someone once told me that Saturdays are for smiling. And so I am smiling, as is my great-grand-dog, Champ. He loves the weekend when his “people” are home for two whole days. Happy Saturday.