OUT OF THE MOUTHS OF BABES

My youngest granddaughter (the one with the red hair in the photo) came bounding into my room to say hello. She is four years old and full of energy, and I mean full to the brim but she has a heart of gold and a smile that lights up the world. I had been having a tough day up to that point.

“Hi Nonni, I came to see you!” as she jumped up on my lap and gave me a kiss and a big hug. After she hugged and kissed me she looked at me and her little hand went immediately to my hair, which is red like hers. Of course, Maddie was born with that beautiful red hair, mine has been the same color red for over fifty years, but comes from a bottle. However, she doesn’t know that and proudly states that; “me and nonni have the same color hair, only us!!” To make a long story short, I tried to cut my own hair out of frustration and wound up butchering it. I went to my beautician and she had to cut it really short in order to make it look half-way decent. It was in a spike design and looked pretty good to me. I had a few days prior that were rough and was feeling down.

Maddie swished her hand across the top of my hair and said, ” Oh, nonni I love your hair it looks beautiful.” ” Thank you, sweetie”, was my reply, “I am so happy you like it”. With a big smile on her face and love in her eyes she answered, ” It’s so cute, you look just like a little boy!!!”  All of my anxiety from the past few days just melted away in those few seconds. Joy filled my heart and laughter fill the air.

Grandchildren, pure joy ☺☺☺

Did God Create Time, Or is God Time? (A Philosophers Dream)

Danny’s evoking post. Do take a peek and think about it. ☺☺

The words of Danny Kemp.

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TIME.

‘In the beginning was the word,’ or, if you are a believer of the big-bang theory, in the beginning, was a cosmic explosion from which we all originated.

However, before either of those two occurrences, there was something else in existence.

It was Time. Without there being Time, neither event could have happened. No word could have been written, spoken or thought, and no explosion taken place.

It was Time that introduced the solar system that we know, and it will be Time that will end it.

If you accept this premise then, to use a modern parlance, the rest of my discourse is a given! 

Darwin argues that we evolved from a unicellular organism, an amoeba type creature, into what we are today. I personally disagree with that, but I will not discuss my beliefs here.

Suffice it to say that whether he is correct or Christianity is…

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Smorgasbord End of Summer Party – Dinner – Taster Menu with Robbie Cheadle, Patricia Salamone, Leslie Tate, Carol Taylor, Debby Gies, Noelle Granger, Marjorie Mallon and Mary Smith

A great party, Delicious food, and wonderful music.
The best part is I get to add more books to my kindle. ☺

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Welcome to the third of the end of summer party meals today. Afternoon Tea is a time for sandwiches, cakes and scones… and I hope my guests today have brought their appetites with them. Later on this evening.. a dinner party to round the day off. And tomorrow Sunday Lunch.

I asked my guests if there was one particular food that they could not live without and hopefully I have catered for all of their tastes if not I hope they will enjoy the menu I have selected. I have also asked for their music requests and I have drawn four of the choices out of a hat to play in each post.

Those tracks that there is not time for will be shared during next week in special editions of the Blogger Daily.

With that out of the way I hope you will enjoy this opportunity to meet…

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Smorgasbord End of Summer Party – What is on the Menu Today?

Don’t miss Sally’s END OF SUMMER PARTY!!!

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The End of Summer party starts later this morning, with three meals each with a table full of special guests, great food (even though I say so myself) and music chosen by some of the guests.

It is also an opportunity for you to pop in and mingle with the guests after their meal… stay with me here… I know it is virtual!  And you can sign the visitors book before you leave with your name, a little about yourself, link to your blog (good idea to leave a link to your latest post) and to your Amazon author page.

And tomorrow I will be serving Sunday Lunch.

Each meal has several course, plenty to drink, great music and of course interesting guests.

This is your opportunity to meet new contacts, introduce your books to new readers and to hopefully have some fun as well.

Here is just one of…

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A WONDERFUL NEW SHOP

Hi everyone,

Today I visited a wonderful new shop.

I visited a wonderful shop today. The items will keep you clicking. Beautiful jewelry at very reasonable prices and gorgeous Uniquities. Visit, look around I am sure you will love it as much as I did.

You can take a look at the jewelry, and iniquities, and many other items for sale at very reasonable prices.

Visit at; http://www.dewolfdesignden.com. I am sure you will find something you just have to have.

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Smorgasbord End of Summer #Party – Weekend August 25th/26th 2018 – Invitation.

Sally hosts a great party, don’t miss it!!! I will be getting a treatment on one of those days but I am going to try really hard to at least pop in and say hello. Last year we all had a great time and I am sure this year will be the same. Thank you, Sally. ♥♥♥

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You are invited to the End of Summer Partyon the weekend of August 25th and 26th to enjoy music, good food, witty conversation and an opportunity to plug your books and your blog.

Of course in this virtual world of ours music is great, and so is the wit, but the food is less fattening. It is a chance to mingle and make new contacts and learn more about your fellow bloggers which is always a good thing.

To enable you to do this, there will be four meals where you can be a guest over the two days.

Brunch, Afternoon Tea and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday Lunch.

I want to make this as easy as possible to accept this invitation so please just answer these three questions.

  1. Please give me the title of a piece of music that means a lot to you with a brief reason…

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Rudy to the Rescue

This is priceless, don’t pass it up. ☺☺☺

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Farmer Brown had dozens of hens, but no rooster, so he goes down the road to the next farmer and asks if he has a rooster for sale.  The other farmer says, “Yeah, I’ve this great rooster, named Rudy. He’ll service every chicken you got, no problem.” Well, Rudy the rooster costs a lot of money, but, farmer decides he’d be worth it. So, he buys him and takes the rooster home. He then sets him down in the barnyard and gives the rooster a pep talk, “Rudy, I want you to pace yourself now. You’ve got a lot of chickens to service here, and you cost me a lot of money. Consequently, I’ll need you to do a good job. “So, take your time and have some fun,” the farmer ended with a chuckle.

Rudy seemed to understand, so the farmer points toward the hen house, and Rudy took…

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On Neighborhood Relations.

This is hysterical.

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I used to have problems with some of my neighbors, but since I have started packaging my trash this way, they seem much more pleasant.  IMG_4941

They say “Good Morning” with a smile, keep the music volume real low and don’t let their dogs on my lawn.

I wonder what has changed?

Hey, fuggetaboutit, but thanks to my buddy, Burt Poston for the photo. He’s a stand-up guy.

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Smorgasbord Blogger Daily – Monday 30th July 2018 – Margot Kinberg, Hugh Roberts and #Reviewer Linda Hill Book Bag

Great selections.

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Welcome to the first of this week’s blogger daily and a small selection of posts that I have enjoyed.

The first post is from crime and mystery writer Margot Kinberg on the subject of Happy Endings and how those who read crime (murder stories) still have an expectation of sorts, despite the circumstances. Certainly I know I like to feel that there has been some form of resolution with justice served, but Margot would love to hear your views. An interesting post for all writers since the ending of our stories can be where we let our readers and ourselves down. Margot shares some excellent examples from some of our favourite mystery and crime writers.

The thing about crime stories is that they involve, well, crime. Often (not always) that crime is murder. So, crime fiction fans don’t expect things to go smoothly and happily in the books they read…

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If the Truth Be Told

Another great book by, Daniel Kemp.

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The Story That Had No Beginning by Daniel Kemp.
Reviewed by Gabriel Constans.

51eGvdQIgBLTom Collins, and his sister Alice (Alicia), are twins who were separated into foster homes when they were 8 years of age. As adults, they’ve taken different paths. Tom becomes a thug, in and out of prison, and Alicia is a famous photographer, care of the graces of her mentor and mother figure (Mary O’Donnell). The Story That Had No Beginning, takes a close look at these siblings as adults, and explores their lives together with friends, co-workers, and acquaintances, and the inter-connections that take place. What appears to be straight-forward, and obvious, may or may not be so.

Mr. Kemp has written a superb crime story, with the actions, thoughts, feelings, and consequences of the main characters being told by way of deceased Tom Collins, who can see into the past. Tom says, “All…

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