Friday, September 14, 2018

Grandparents Day At School



Thursday morning started out okay. I woke up feeling pretty good, nothing to brag about, but okay. I showered and took my time getting dressed. I had an 11:45 appointment to go to Jace’s school for Grandparents Day. Today, Grandparents get to eat lunch with their grands. Yaaaa!

I arrived at the school about 11:30, wanting to be early for our lunch. Jace was happily excited as he spotted me walking into the cafeteria. He ran up and gave me a great big hug, laughing and grinning from ear-to-ear. I was grinning from ear-to-ear myself! We were as happy as a couple of monkeys in a banana factory!



We made our way to his table and took our seats. He was more than half way through with his lunch already. Boy, seems like somebody gave me the wrong time fro Jace’s lunch. Oh well…
MY Photo ~ © dellgirl

Anyway, he munched on the rest of his lunch and chatted with his friends sitting on the opposite side of the table. He and I chatted intermittently between his and his friends’ goofy shenanigans.

I was happy and excited to be there enjoying this special moment with him. He was happy I was able to come. I enjoyed watching him interact with his classmates. They were a comedic little bunch of characters!

Not my photo. 
Just a likeness of what it looked like across the table.

What a wonderful treat that was, lunch with “My Boy…My Sunshine”!

Monday, September 3, 2018

Daddy’s Legacy


RIP Daddy: 

Hermise Mason Wilkins ~

July 25, 1918 – September 3, 1988 

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ 

Daddy's Legacy 

 Six feet tall in his stocking feet with an inch or two to spare,
like coffee laced with whipping cream, his skin it was so fair.
Above his lips below his nose his moustache did stand out,
all neatly groomed and trimmed it was without a minute’s doubt.

He was long and lean and lanky, he was handsome as could be.
He always tamed the hats he wore with creases A to Z.
His khakis creased and starched from waist to spit-shined shoes,
all bathed and dressed and smelling good he’s ready for some blues.



Daddy loved and cherished Mama, she was his all and all
He showed her his devotion when he called her “Baby Doll”.
He always tried to snuggle at the end of every day
It did us kids a world of good to see our dad that way.

Daddy loved us kids a lot, we knew that from the start.
The attention he provided us came from deep within his heart.

1975

Six feet tall with mocha skin and wise beyond his years,
he left this world in ’88 I cried a many tears.

I wiped my face I dried my tears my dad’s life was over.
He lived his life he gave his best, And, now he’s with Jehovah.

Now that Daddy’s gone I know the lessons that he left,
everything he taught me makes me be my better self.

His legacy is simple; 
it is awesome with its power,
to live and love to sing and dance 
and to embrace the hour.

 © 2008 By Leona G. Shankle
All rights reserved

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Music: My Muse



Have you ever had a song or a tune stuck in your head that won’t go away? I woke up this morning to the sad news that Aretha Franklin had passed earlier.

From that moment on Aretha’s songs and music were stuck in my head and they wouldn’t go away. Every step I took, every move I made, Aretha’s music was there. “Respect” skipped merrily through parks and playgrounds of my cluttered brain. “I Say A Little Prayer” danced happily on top of my overcrowded to-do-lists… in my head.

Most of the time, I can only stop the music stuck in my head by playing the tune over and over until I’ve overdosed on it. Today CNN performed the repetition so I didn’t need to go digging for my music.

Do you know Aretha Franklin? Do you like her music? I do. I love, love, love me some Aretha Franklin music.

What I love most is Aretha’s rendition of a song. It mesmerizes me. It holds me captive, unable to break away. The melodious rise and fall of her voice is spellbinding! Her clear throaty sound reaches way deep down inside my soul. I’m a willing prisoner to the heavenly sound of her words and music.

"Yea, oh yea - only Aretha . . ."

The journey she takes with her voice from low to high octave ending with that final burst of sweet-sounding deliciousness ... brings shivers of utter and complete joy to these untrained but adoring ears of mine.

Her voice, her words, her delivery, and her music are a recipe for sensual musical bliss. The melody and timing has my body moving along to the beat rhythmically. I’m swaying back and forth and side to side. I’m totally hooked!

I close my eyes and my mind wanders back-in-the-day. I’m immediately transported to a time and place when all was right with the world.

From song to song, beginning to end, is a soul soothing lullaby. It’s a perfect combination of vocal excellence and music long forgotten. It’s Classic!

What else can I say?

Aretha Franklin’s music is pure raw sensuous ecstasy.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Overcome Adversity

Quote:"What you can become depends on what you overcome." 

~ Anthony Douglas Williams ~


"Just do it, grow through it." Quote ~ dellgirl


Grandson: Born premature and "against-the-odds".  Doctors said he had a 

1 in 3,000 chance of survival.  

Three years later...he's growing through the challenges.

7 Years later...

Growing through the adversity.

Getting better every day!

AGG ~ "Ain't GOD Good"!



Saturday, July 28, 2018

What's HOT Today?!

Send greetings or simply say hello with this scenic

Galveston, Texas Postcard

Friends and family will love this beauty.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Happy Monday!

Hello, Hi, & How are You?


Have a wonderful week Blog Friends!


Your week will go the way the corners of your mouth go. ~ Unknown author

😊

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Fleeting Moments



You're combing your hair, washing your hands, dishes, clothes, etc. when a thought crosses your mind. There's something else - important - you remember you need to do.

However, you have a few more strokes of the comb to go, a bit more silverware in the bottom of the sink, or a shirt or two more to remove from the dryer.

You’re thinking, I'll just finish this then I'll "
do that other important thing."

Your hair is done, or the trash has been taken where it belongs.

Now, I'll go . . .

…What? What was it I was going to do?

That fleeting thought from mere moments ago, it's gone.


Geeeeezzee!!!

Go figure.

Have you ever had fleeting moments? When was the last time you had one? What was it about, do you remember?


Sunday, July 1, 2018

Chris P. Bacon

Laugh Out Loud!

Lady: Sir, you say your name is ... WHAT!??!

Man: My name is Chris P. Bacon.

Lady: Really?! Chris P. Bacon? Cris-py Bacon? Crispy Bacon? Hahahahaaaaaa 



Mannn, I LOVE that commercial !


Friday, June 22, 2018

Nature's Therapy

Happiness
Joy

Inspiration & Motivation

Live Life Like the Lily. 

Give it all you've got while you're here! ~ dellgirl

Why waste the time you were blessed with. Make it count. 

Do good. Think well and love much. ~ Katie Isabella