Memories of Me&Momma on Rollerskates 1976

me and momma on rollerskates

What a wonderful memory…..Hysterical, both of us on Roller Skates…back in the day….

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A little girl’s view of her grandparents….

After spring vacation, a teacher asked her young pupils how they spent their holiday away from school. One child wrote the following:
We always like to spend the holidays with Grandma and Grandpa. They used to live in a big brick house but Grandpa got retarded and they moved to Arizona. Now they live in a tin box and have rocks painted green to look like grass. They ride around on their bicycles and wear name tags because they don’t know who they are anymore.
Every day they go to a building called a wrecked center, but they must have got it fixed because it seems okay now.  They do exercises there, but they don’t do them very well. There is a swimming pool too, but when they get in it, they don’t swim but they all jump up and down with their hats on.
At their gate, there is a doll house with a little old man sitting in it. He watches all day so nobody can escape. Sometimes though  they sneak out and go cruising in their golf carts.
 
Nobody there cooks, they just eat out. And, they eat the same thing every night ——early birds. Some of the people can’t get out past the man in the doll house. The ones who do get out, bring food back to the wrecked center and they must feel lucky because the call it pot luck.
My Grandma says that Grandpa worked all his life to earn his retardment and says I should work hard so I can be retarded someday too. When I get to be retarded, I want to be the man in the doll house. Then I will let people out so they can visit their grandchildren.
 
Paul L. Woodcome, Sr.
Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Incredible Letter from Aging Mother to Daughter

My dear girl, the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through. If when we talk, I repeat the same thing a thousand times, don’t interrupt to say: “You said the same thing a minute ago”… Just listen, please. Try to remember the times when you were little and I would read the same story night after night until you would fall asleep.

When I don’t want to take a bath, don’t be mad and don’t embarrass me. Remember when I had to run after you making excuses and trying to get you to take a shower when you were just a girl?

When you see how ignorant I am when it comes to new technology, give me the time to learn and don’t look at me that way … remember, honey, I patiently taught you how to do many things like eating appropriately, getting dressed, combing your hair and dealing with life’s issues every day… the day you see I’m getting old, I ask you to please be patient, but most of all, try to understand what I’m going through.

If I occasionally lose track of what we’re talking about, give me the time to remember, and if I can’t, don’t be nervous, impatient or arrogant. Just know in your heart that the most important thing for me is to be with you.

And when my old, tired legs don’t let me move as quickly as before, give me your hand the same way that I offered mine to you when you first walked. When those days come, don’t feel sad… just be with me, and understand me while I get to the end of my life with love. I’ll cherish and thank you for the gift of time and joy we shared. With a big smile and the huge love I’ve always had for you, I just want to say, I love you … my darling daughter.

 

Original text in Spanish and photo by Guillermo Peña.
Translation to English by Sergio Cadena

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Summer2014

Hello all….Been a while since I’ve posted about Life With Momma (Blanche)
She’s had a series of health issues…that has keep me bending over backward. The thing is the devotion from a daughter to her mother. It runs deep. It’s extremely mind boggling most of the time. Watching the aging process is scary and yet I remain strong. There are so many times that I want to scream and I eventually remember to ask for prayers of strength.
There’s no easy way at this time taking care of Momma. I see differences every day in her mind body and soul. Her heart remembers to be more loving on a daily basis. She is doing amazing “LOVEwork” with all the residents where she lives.
I go away to replenish to start all over again.
Helping, supporting, assisting and guiding, not just Momma but everyone around me.
WE are in the deep throes of late eighties for Momma and there are no disco balls anywhere to be found!

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Holidays 2013

Feeling like this could be a great reminder for all of us in our lives….

Happy Holidaze…..to all of you….

    • Be in the now moment. Lao Tse, from the Tao said: “If you are depressed you are in the past. If you are anxious you are in the future. If you are happy you are in the present moment.”
    • Practice being
    • Get physical exercise, eat well, and put good thoughts into your mind.
    • Live from your heart and soul.
    • Laugh.
    • Love.
    • Play.
    • Be in joy.
    • Live in gratitude.
    • Bless everything even if you don’t like it.
    • Stay focused on your purpose.
    • Connect with other like-minded souls.
    • Speak your truth.
    • Be in nature.
    • Ask for healing when you need it.
    • Remember to call up your angels, guides and masters when you need help.
    • Pay attention. Be aware of everything that is going on around you.
    • Hang around young children and animals to see how present they are.
    • Ask to be of service daily and see how many new ways you can serve.
    • Follow the energy from your heart.
    • Let go of the old ways of seeing yourself and others.
    • Talk to our Creator. When we first came onto the planet a long time ago we were in constant communication with the Creator. We can do it again.
    • Rise above the negativity.
    • Read inspiring books or watch inspiring videos.
    • Transmute/transform that which is no longer serving you. St. Germain’s Violet Flame is good for transmutation.
    • Share your love and humor wherever you go.
    • Don’t take yourself seriously.
    • Learn something new.
    • Give away old clothes and things that you no longer want or need.
    • Practice forgiveness.
    • Share your abundance.
    • Pray and meditate.
    • Create.
    • Go within.
    • Dream about the New Earth.
    • Know that you are unlimited.
    • Empower yourself.
    • Correct yourself when you know you are wrong.
    • Stop procrastinating. Do it now!

 

 

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From Maya Angelou

Don’t break the elastic!
In April, Maya Angelou was interviewed byOprah on her 70+ birthday.. Oprah asked her what she thought of growing older.  And, there on television, she said it was ‘exciting…’

Regarding body changes, she said there were many, occurring every day…..like her breasts. They seem to be in a race to see which will reach her waist, first.
The audience laughed so hard they cried. She is such a simple and honest woman, with so much wisdom in her words!

Maya Angelou said this:
‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.’

‘I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by
the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.’

‘I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.’

‘I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life.’

‘I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second
chance.’

‘I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a
catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back…’

‘I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an
open heart, I usually make the right decision.’

‘I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.’

‘I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back…’

‘I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn..’

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’

Please send this to five phenomenal women today… and back to me if you think i’m one also.  If you do, something good will happen: You will boost another woman’s self-esteem..

If you don’t….the elastic will break and your underpants will fall down around your ankles!

Believe me, I didn’t take any chances on MY elastic
breaking…..I sent it to a lot of special women I care
for…
 


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Sweet Lorraine

what a gorgeous story of love….

read on…

The Heartwarming Story of an Elderly Widower’s Heartbreaking Song

When Fred Stobaugh’s wife Lorraine passed away earlier this year, he felt he needed to say goodbye one last time.

“She gave me 75 years of her life,” said Stobaugh, recalling “the prettiest girl I ever saw.”

Like many a heartbroken men before him, the 96-year-old sat down to write his “Sweet Lorraine” a song, but after coming up with the lyrics, the melody, and everything in between, he realized he lacked the musical talent to bring his eulogy to life.

Enter: Green Shoe Studio.

The Illinois-based music production outfit just so happened to be running an online singer-songwriter competition aimed at discovering unsung talent, and Fred just so happened to come across an ad for the competition in his local paper.

Not being entirely familiar with the concept of email, Fred instead went the old-fashion route and sent Green Shoe an honest-to-goodness letter with his hopes and dreams tucked inside.

Touched by the story, the studio agreed to fill in the gaps for Fred, and turn the tune in his head into a professionally produced track.

The entire process was captured on film for the short documentary A Letter from Fred — “a poignant story of life, love and music.”

 

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