Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Monday Morning Grandma: Watch that Middle Name

Today’s posting is short and sweet. My schedule has been hectic.

I was reading a friend’s book today, and I read something to make me pause to think. Since I don’t have time to ask for permission, I’m going to change the first name.

Be careful what middle name you give your daughters, you never know who they might marry. Take the middle name May. It’s a pretty name, I like it. However, when Diane May got married, it sounded ominous. Diane May Dye. Maybe she’s about to change her hair color or something, but I’m glad it wasn’t me.

I may or may not have Internet access next week, but promise to have a good one in 2 weeks.

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Monday Morning Grandma: Keep Busy

I heard of a few senior citizens that were complaining that life was boring. They play golf 3 or 4 days a week, and have nothing else to do. I can’t imagine that.

I know some of my readers with small families think that might sound great or that it’s so far off this post isn’t for them. They are wrong.

While young, develop an outside interest. You plan financially; do you plan on what you want to be doing? Long hours of doing nothing aren’t as fun as they sound. A few suggestions:
Begin a collection, whatever you are interested in.
Needlework, I hear you guys, but my uncle crocheted. I inherited the tablecloth he made for Mom during World War II.
Volunteer, there are opportunities all around, the library, church, hospital, local food bank, give parents a break and babysit for a couple of hours, care for an invalid to allow the parent/child some time for themselves,  Meals on Wheels, the senior patrol—the list goes on and on.

 Life is too short to sit around and whine there is nothing to do. 

Monday, July 7, 2014

The Birth of Our Nation

July 7, 2014

Three days ago, we celebrated the birth of our nation. Do we really appreciate what we have? I don't think so.

We take for granted the ability to attend any church we want without a monetary penalty, or at worst, threat of death.

We take for granted the ability to vote our conscious.

We take for granted the ability to move wherever our means will allow.

We take for granted the ability to have as many children as we choose.

We take for granted the ability to go anywhere in the country we have the means to do so.

We take for granted the ability to bear arms.

We take for granted the ability to ... I could go on and on.

For our Independence Day we went to a nearby park to watch fireworks. They had booths for food, but we brought our own sandwiches, potato salad and such.

What a great opportunity for young people to be able to perform in front of crowds.

We enjoyed a lovely sunset.

The highlight for me was the Marine Corps band playing stirring patriotic numbers.

Naturally, the evening ended with outstanding fireworks.