Archive for April, 2017

Think what tomorrow will do.

“If you wake up and don’t want to smile. If it takes just a little while. Open your eyes and look at the day. You’ll see things in a different way. Don’t stop, thinking about tomorrow, it’ll soon be here. It’ll be, better than before. Yesterday’s gone. Why not think about times to come, and [...]

Pain is self-chosen.

I saw this was my blog from a few years aMy very favorite poet is Kahlil Gibran.  One of my favorite books is The Prophet.  I first read that book when I was in the eighth grade.  If you haven’t read it, you should.  There are always copies available at the Half Price Bookstore.  I love [...]

Auction time!

Sarah and I went to an estate auction this week. I spent $57. For that I got two vintage suitcases, and old steel bucket, a small table, a rocking chair and and antique typewriter. It was a GOOD night!  

St. Louis

John and I are going to St. Louis this morning. I am looking forward to seeing my mother-in-law, Marlene. I am looking forward to visiting our friends and family that we so rarely see. Life is good!    

A call from Joe.

The last two nights I have had dreams about Joe. Each time he has called me on my cell phone. He is happy, cheerful and funny. When I asked him what he is doing he laughs and says that he is so busy. And, he said, “Mama, I just love it here.” So, with that [...]

$1,000 Scholarship in memory of Joe.

Last night we went to the “Best of the Best” night at South Fayette High School.  We were there to present a $1,000 scholarship in memory of Joe. To receive this scholarship the student must be a kind and compassionate person. They must have great character and see the good in helping others. The person [...]

Little Free Library

A friend of mine told me about the Little Free Library that was placed on our street on 6th Avenue. I then received an email with the details. I just LOVE that this is now on my street! Hello Neighbors! We have added a Little Free Library to our house on Sixth Ave. in Carnegie, [...]

The Pittsburgh Neighborhood Flea

Yesterday morning, Sadie, my neighbor and friend, Michelle and I found ourselves at the Pittsburgh Vintage Neighborhood Flea at the Heinz History Center. I was in search of old suitcases, picnic basket and a Schneider’s Dairy milk box. I was barely in the door when I spotted the picnic basket. The walls were lined with [...]

Earth Day.

Today is Earth Day. Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection. It was first celebrated in 1970, and is now celebrated globally in more than 192 countries each year. I have another memory of Earth Day. About twenty years ago [...]

Diet Coke.

It has been one year since I have had a a Diet Coke. One year! Wow! I never thought I could do that. I had a strong addiction to Diet Coke. I loved that feel good feeling that I got every time I drank one. I have not had caffeine in a year as well. [...]