The Little Black Dress

Little Black Dress

Every woman wants a little black dress

because it makes her look slim and trim

It is a classic piece of a wardrobe

that can be used on trips South or on cruises

It can be dressed up or down with a

fancy scarf or piece of jewelry

It is a long lasting piece and a

great investment as clothes go

“Little Black Dress” coined by Coco Chanel in 1926


Weather Forecasts

If I could turn off the television

and never have to hear another

weather forecast I would survive!

I think about when I was young

and we didn’t know what the

weather would be like from one day  to another

I would like to just accept what is coming

without the constant chatter about wind warnings

and snowfall warnings on the Weather Network

I agree that it must be interesting for meteorologists

who study the gulf stream and the ocean currents

and each day give these dire notices about impending storms

It is necessary for certain occupations who could not survive

without knowing the strength of the winds or hurricane and tsunami

predictions to keep people safe

But for me, I’d like to turn off radios and televisions

and let those who need the forecasts listen to them

and keep me safe when I need protection from the elements

The Weather Network

An Angel on your Shoulder

Have you noticed the angel on your shoulder

watching over you each day?

Perhaps you were too busy to notice

how the angel takes care of you

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You might think you are self-sufficient

and would never need an angel’s help

Take some time to reconsider

if you have any doubt, just pray!



Every visible thing in this world is put in the charge of an angel. St. Augustine

Angels are spirits, but it is not because they are spirits that they are angels. They become angels when they are sent. For the name angel refers to their office, not their nature. You ask the name of this natures, it is spirit; you ask its office, it is that of an angel, which is a messenger. – Saint Augustine

I believe we are free, within limits, and yet there is an unseen hand, a guiding angel, that somehow, like a submerged propeller, drives us on.- Rabindranath Tagore

A Christian Prayer

Keep watch, dear Lord, with those

who work, or watch, or weep this

night, and give your angels charge

over those who sleep. Tend the sick,

Lord Christ; give rest to the weary,

bless the dying, soothe the suffering,

pity the afflicted, shield the joyous

and all for your love’s sake.


Children Must Wonder

Happy Children Playing Kids

Innocent Looking Children Having Fun

Living life with an open mind

seeing it with a childlike wonder

and feeling they can handle

anything that comes their way

alone or with the help of others

Living in a world that has

both good and evil living side by side

neighbours not always getting along

streets where violence and gangs exist

countries that fight against each other

Living where parents don’t always agree

brothers and sisters pitted against each other

children brought into the world unwanted

homes needed for battered women

food stamps and food banks required

Living where innocence is lost

when children’s brains develop differently

some do not get hugs and guidance

basic needs are neglected by others

children must wonder why is this happening to us

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Food Banks Help Many Families

Feeling Nutty Today

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Walnuts-contain 16 disease fighting polyphenols
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Just a handful of almonds!


Just a handful

 gives 25% of daily needs

for magnesium and calcium


May increase our brain function

Studies show that they are good for heart health

Category:Educational research

Increase in brain function from eating walnuts

Better cognitive function

Reduces skin problems and bone conditions

Packed full of antioxidant called elagic acid

Researchers have shown 16 disease-fighting polyphenols










Lower cholesterol

Twenty essential vitamins

shelled and unshelled pecans

Shelled and unshelled pecans

and minerals

Pecan pie.

Scrumptious Pecan Pie

Brazil Nuts

Contain copper, niacin, vitamin E,

fiber, magnesium and selenium

May aid in prevention of breast cancer

English: Healthy snack

A Healthy Snack

Brazil nuts come from a South American tree

Brazil Nuts

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Unshelled Brazil Nuts

Cedar Nuts
An exotic nut
Originated from Russia
Hold 70% of essential amino acids
Contain high amounts of Vitamin A, B,D, E and P
Vitamin P reduces LDL cholesterol
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I planted this tree, she seemed to say!

My youngest granddaughter loved

to show off her tree

It was one of the trees

Hold on tight, Lexie Loo!

that was bought to plant at the new house

She held it while daddy piled

all the soil around it

She showed me proudly

that it was hers to grow in the sun

That image of Lexie will stay

etched in my memory

Innocence of a Child

When I look into the face of my

Little Sierra Mary

dear little granddaughter who

has her great-grandmother’s name Mary

as a middle name, I see such innocence

She is a beautiful child who basks in

all the love all around her each day

She seeks out fun and laughter like

any other child I know

In the midst of hours of play  she has fun

with her cousins and sisters and friends

She is her parents’ and grandparents’

pride and joy-her smile lights up their lives