Saturday, August 9, 2014


hello lovelies!

when this picture was taken, i was 9 years old.


seems like yesterday...

and...before i was born...


...meets today!

(people who make you smile are never forgotten!)

it's been a week!

( mostly smiles with one little scare, that called for a two night sleep over at mom and dad's.)

i'm taken deep breathes of relief and counting my blessings!

how can i say anything but..."it's a wonderful life"!

kick butt, Mary Hatch Bailey!


:: B & W images collected here!

Tuesday, August 5, 2014


"...and all that glitters is gold, only shootin' stars break the mold!"
                                                     - S M A S H  M O U T H 

most of you know that...


...i'm a baby boomer!

no, that isn't me...well...except for the hair color.

s i l v e r B L O N D E !

isn't she lovely?

she's a boomin' rock star!

" Rubber it again, and it for Christmas 1965"

on my previous post, i made reference to a simple compliment that i 

received on the Saturday before last.

i was at the grocery store.

when i reached the checkout stand, the checker said...

"ahhhh... it's a rock star!"

i said..."rock star?"

he said..."yes!"

i laughed and said..."an old rocker!"

he said..."i like to think of your generation as the rock stars!"

( i estimated his age to about 50...a Gen "X 'er"!)
(he is also the assistant manager of the store.)

"i'm  taking my wife to see McCartney!"

i told him that i met McCartney, briefly...very briefly, before their concert

in Seattle in the summer of 1966.

 i also told him that PMc was my fave Beatle, and my only crush until 9th grade.

 there wasn't one boy in my Jr High that could hold a candle to him.

 i think that my parents are grateful to Paul to this day...i wasn't your typical boy crazy teen.

we laughed and reminisced about our perfect McCartney encounters.

when finished, i wished he and his love safe travels to the concert.

...and i left the grocery store, feeling like a ROCK STAR.

i was singing what i just then realized...were my very first words of fran├žais!

"Michelle, ma belle
Sont les mots qui vont tres bien ensemble
Tres bien ensemble"

"these are words that go together well. together well."

...and...then i "tumbled" upon this sweet quote.

we all have family and friends that we love, and  that we can count on!
...but there is also that other person  that can make our day now and then.

that other person! world!

...the community where
that other person lives and thrives!
 my "gen", and those gens 'a following'...

caring and sharing! 




it was with perfect timing that Laura from "I'm So Vintage" tagged me for...
The Touring Through Blog Land Tour. 
Laura has been my blog friend for a few years.  she a friendly southern girl, that
welcomes you into her world of thrifting, antiquing, and the pursuit of  a"simple and serene life".
thanks for the shout out, Laura!

on with the tour...

1) What am I working on right now?

as most of you know, i work full time in the field of health care.
recently, i was approached to create a line of  lavender filled pillows. 
for a shop near my clinic. 

 i am considering a brief break from publishing on my blog.  
(that means that i will be out visiting now and then.)

2) How does my work differ from others in this genre?

i have found through this information highway, that i may not
be different at all. 

i hope that my words and works inspire, encourage, and comfort.
( comforting and encouraging words are so important in my day job.)

3) Why do I write/create what I do?

 i live to be a force of inspiration!

4) How does your writing/creating process work?

when something inspires me, i pass it on...



(this is NOT mandatory, if time does not permit, no worries...
if you would like continue the tour, please do so on August  11th)

Mary at "La Bella Vita"
i wake up wishing that she lived next door to me.
Culinary magic happens here and so much more!

Sheri at "Red Rose Alley"
she's the soul sister of blog land...the very definition of a "that other person"!


Susie at "She Junks"
hardly a day goes by without coffee with my friend Susie in Tipton, Indiana!