Precious Memories


Life is full of precious memories.

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.

It’s the Little Things


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.

Riddled With Fun


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

Compliments of Google.

More Reflection


Upon reflection, I thought it would be good to see what others think of reflecting and found a few quotes. Happy Saturday.

We do not learn from experience…we learn from reflecting on experience. John Dewey

Life is only a reflection of what we allow ourselves to see.

The way we experience the world around us is a direct reflection of the world within us. Gabrielle Bernstein

Learning without reflection is a waste. Reflection without learning is dangerous. Confucius

Words to Live By


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”…

Words to live by. Happy Saturday.

Some Saturday Snickers


From snickers to guffaws and all other forms of laughter here are a few funnies (or not so) to put a little smile on your face; don’t know where they came from but here you go. Happy Saturday.

In a democracy it’s your vote that counts. In feudalism it’s your count that votes.

How about the Buddhist who refused Novocain during a root canal to transcend dental medication.

Two in a kayak were chilly so they lit a fire in the craft. It sank, proving that you can’t have your kayak and heat it too.

Two fish swam into a concrete wall causing one of them to mutter, “Dam!”

If you jumped off a bridge in Paris you’d be in Seine.

When cannibals ate a missionary they got a taste of religion.

A backward poet writes inverse.

Atheism is a non-prophet organization.

I apologize if these didn’t put a snicker in your Saturday.

Happy New Year


Most, if not all of us are glad to see the end of 2020. It certainly was quite the year!

My new year got off to a good start with a little poem which made me happy. I wrote it for everyone so I’ll share it with everyone.

The old year has been put to rest

The new year has begun

I wish you all the very best

In 2021!

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

And happy Saturday.

A Riddle for a Saturday


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.

Happy Saturday, everyone - The Windsor Local