Saturday, September 30, 2017
I had a conversation about this with some friends while at dinner the other night and I happen to think it is a good subject to talk about . I was standing in line while at the grocery store a dad and his teenage son were having a discussion . The dad told the son he was only 16 and he did not need a job cause he was playing sports and getting good grades . I disagree firmly . I mean after all it says in the bible if you don't work you don't eat . I think he is doing his son a disservice by not letting him work at a job and also maintain grades , good grades that is . Sports is okay for a side line but clearly everyone should be taught how to work . That is how the world works . In essence we as parents make our teenagers lazy by not demanding that they work and become a contributing member of society . Instead parents make excuses for their children by claiming "I want them to be happy at their jobs " . who is happy at their job not very many people I know . I think parents are setting a bad standard when not allowing their teenagers to work . I cannot believe how many don't . I have worked since I was 16 yrs old . My mother put us to work cleaning other peoples houses at 1.50 an hour . did we like it ? no but we had to work and we also had to give our mother half of what we earned . She was teaching us to pay bills and to take care of our own homes .Seeing how little we had left taught us priorities and how to get them in place . These teenagers who are allowed to stay home and do nothing are not learning a darn thing but the fact that their parents are going to take care of them . Listen up folks some of these parents need a wakeup call . If you are one of them , change things and you will be glad you did .
Monday, September 18, 2017
My mail lady just went zooming by with my mail and her trail of Shalimar and her makeup stain on my letters being delivered is a little more than I can take indeed . There is not a perfume in the world that smells more repulsive than Shalimar . I'm sorry if some of you readers wear it , but frankly it gives me heaves and migraines to inhale that repulsive scent . Then there is the dark complexion makeup that is left on my mail aka letters because someone refuses to wear gloves to handle the mail . Now today she went zooming by in a rather fast fashion because I'm sure she knew I would say something to her about her makeup and her perfume . I'm done asking this woman not to do this while in the service of my mail so tomorrow morning I will visit my post office and lodge a complaint against this woman because she does not understand what I am saying . Nor will I, take any shit from the post office manager which they have tried in the past and telling me to get a post box. My Ass will not get a post office box when I have a perfectly good mail box at the curb of my home . The reason I'm writing here is because frankly I'm pissed off and tired of getting smelly , makeup ridden mail . I have complained once before to her and someone else said well she is older and maybe she has lost her sense of smell . I wish I had lost my sense of smell , seriously folks ? I mean you have to be so careful when you are in the public eye and spectre and I wonder if some of you would say the same thing if she sent your loved one to the hospital after having a reaction to such mail and makeup ? I'm sure some of you might say I'm being overly sensitive to this issue and to that I say :Unless you have been where I'm sitting and suffering for three days with a migraine and nausea then please be quiet and let those of us who are sufferers from such odors take charge and end the madness .
Sunday, September 3, 2017
I can already feel the change in the air and in the am it is quite pleasant and nice . almost cool and crisp one might say . I'm looking forward to the leaves changing and the pumpkins and even a lil snow maybe ? who knows but seasons turn and time changes and life marches on . soon my flowers will bid adieu to the bright summer sun who kept them happy and cheerful . I hope that all is well and I bid adieu to summer indeed and say hello to fall and falling leaves and pumpkins and ghouls and goblins on Halloween night . Yes my dear friends season change and the world turns and time marches on .
Monday, August 28, 2017
okay folks can you see this one it says Catherine the great really ? nice thought huh but I can humbly tell you that I am not the great nor do I see myself even close to it LOL . My dear friend Limner wrote this to me and she is so sweet and good . Some of you know her to be so I'm sure . if you don't you should . You can see her and meet her at Oh Write Me at blogger .com .I can tell you she is the sweetest person I have ever known in my life . I hope you all will go to her blog and say hello and get to know her .
Monday, August 21, 2017
Are you ever asked that question ? Who is your favorite author ? well seeing as how I'm a reviewer of books I don't seem to have a favorite but do have a list of some of my favorites . Is it the style in which they write or is it the charecters they create and do we conjour up an image of what those said charecters should look like in our minds view ? and are we disappointed when the illustrator has drawn them totally different from our minds eye ? I think the reason I'm asking these is because I was asked by a pen pal who wanted to know who my favorite author was . I instead sent her a list of some of my favorites . Can you even single it down to maybe 2-3 or are you one of those lucky few that can say one is your all time favorite author and if so do you know why they are your favorite ? I would love to have some of you readers tell me why and who your fave authors are ? I'm currently reviewing John Boyne s "The Hearts invisible furies " and by the way John Boyne is an irish author and he wrote " the boy in the striped pajamas " and he is certainly on my list of favorites indeed and if you have not read anything by him I certainly would encourage you to do so . Well I shall close here for today . Come back later for more .
Now in case some of my readers are under 50 you probably did not know that the rat pack consisted of a bunch of crooners by the names of Joey Bishop , Peter Lawford , Frank Sinatra , Sammy Davis Jr, and last of all but not least of all a fellow name Jerry Lewis . Now the rat pack is complete in Heaven . This kind of ends an era for me . My Grandmother happened to love all of these fellows because their group and music was just that Good . Yes they were because I remember sitting on a porch on a Saturday morning with a dear bunch of ladies getting their hair done by my grandmother and those ladies buying me more coke and peanuts than I knew what to do with . The radio would always be on and the music of the rat pack would permeate the back porch and yard . I cannot tell you how I can still smell the scent of aqua net and perm solution and it takes me back LOL . Now let me tell you how Las Vegas treated Sammy Davis back in those days , all the hotels in Las Vegas mainly on the strip would not let Mr. Davis have a hotel room , why you ask , because he was black plain and simple and that was all and I must say bravo to Joey Bishop because he did not patronage any hotel that would deny a room to anyone because of the color of their skin.. This post came about with the death of Jerry Lewis yesterday at the ripe old age of 91 . I hope he rests in peace and he sees all his old friends again . Just think of all those muscular dystrophy kids he helped by raising money with his telethons . I hope those same kids remember him with fondness . Okay that is all for now folks take care dear readers .
Monday, July 24, 2017
red sunflower . I have never seen one and it must be the only one that sprouted that is so awesome to me and I will be sure to save the seeds so that I have more red sunflowers in the future . God in all his greatness can always give us a surprise if we look hard enough . and if that is not enough I saw the first one hummingbird of the season enjoying my flowers . I don't have a hummingbird feeder here except for the flowers so I'm not sure where he came from but he was a big hummer . oh well folks that is it for now get out and grow .