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Friday, February 19, 2016

Happy Birthday

I have been waiting for this for ten years

and i didn't even know it.

One of my daughters ( won't say which one ) handed me this envelope a few days ago  and said
  " I'm not sure why I still have this "

an envelope dated 10 years ago, from her sister, for me

It speaks for itself

And now, 10 years later and a desire to live up to those words.  

4 more family members to practice on     

I am abundantly blessed 

Saturday, February 13, 2016

You know its a special time

it has to be a special time when
the play area is overcrowded (is it  Saturday ? )
men are out numbering women shoppers( is it  the Lego Store? )
many little victoria secret bags ( it is Valentine's! )
the lanterns appear at Bellevue Square 

It is the Lunar New Year
Big Weekend

Friday, February 12, 2016

His Eye is on the Sparrow

I never get tired of listening to Beth sing this, so special, old, and so true comforting song.

Enough said

Thursday, February 4, 2016

a cousin to remember

Some  of you will remember, but I know a few of you will always remember Margret and Colin and the little things that make Margret so  interesting   and unique.

It seems like she has never changed from the first time we met her  ( "Yes and no" )
 Tiffany was still a baby, and then a few times when we saw her in Germany  
and then
in her home with Colin in Sunderland.

She has always been about 5 foot two, with broad shoulders and short cropped hair. ( Once it was blond, now white ) Oh, I think she is a little plumper than 42 years ago ( most of us are )

But it is her conversation that makes her so...Margret.
"If you know what I mean."
She does rely on Colin  COLIN  ( that is not Colin Firth, but very amiable )
He seldom hears her the first time she calls so COLIN  rings in the air.
He stops ..halts...and soon turns around with a smile.

"in the end"  she is usually right.

As she tells us, it is the German way to just speak the truth. Just say what you are thinking. No filters. 

 So, you pretty much know what Margret is thinking.

 And if you are not sure, she is sure to tell you, a second time

Monday, February 1, 2016

Ready !

Ready in  case I needed back up 

Thanks officer, the suspect left the premises.

Nice to know the big guns are there for you.