There are years you remember forever, seared into your memory, etched in stone, unforgettable; e.g. President Kennedy's assassination (1963), the moon landing (1969) and the 9/11 attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon (2001). 2020, the COVID year, is one of those years. People began stockpiling toilet paper, hand sanitizer, bottled water and food. … Continue reading New Year’s Eve
As the song goes, "Turn out the lights, the party's over ..." When the party is over, it's time to give hugs and kisses, grab your blankey and get in your crib. Happy New Year! Thought for the Day: For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next yeaf's words await another … Continue reading Happy New Year!
I was leaning on the railing of the public fishing pier on Sanibel Island, FL. The bird was on the opposite railing of the pier. Neither of us moving. I was looking at the bird, but was he looking at me? He could be looking straight ahead, directly at me, or staring off in the … Continue reading Anticipation
What the heck does "ahoy" mean?! I've heard the word used two different ways: "Ship ahoy" and "Ahoy matey", but was never sure what it meant. So, I looked it up. The word "ahoy" was originally used in Middle English as a signal word to hail a ship or boat. However, more recently, it is … Continue reading Ship Ahoy!
The holidays presented an opportunity to see extended family, so I took full advantage of it. This darling shot of my sister's ten year old granddaughter made my day. Her smile was so genuine, she just ate up the camera. A holiday to remember. Thought for the Day: The man who complains about the way … Continue reading The Lady in Red
December 31, 2011. The last day of the year. New Year's Eve. Wow, where did the year go? Another growth ring on the tree of life, so to speak. Was it a good year or a bad year? I like this time of year, for several reasons: 1) Christmas is over. There's more good things … Continue reading Another Year Down the Drain