Don’t Act Like I’m Not Here

Indifference 1Indifference is the strongest
force in the universe

Indifference 2It makes everything
it touches meaningless
Indifference 3Love and hate don’t
stand a chance against it

Joan D. Vinge

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

My buddies in the LBC have their own tales to tell:

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You Can’t Please Everyone

Our honorary member of the LBC knows all about today’s topic:
As You Like It
Welcome, Maxine!

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May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

My buddies in the LBC have their own tales to tell:

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In This House

House 1Twenty Seven years ago today, David and I moved
into the home we had built for our retirement…
He made it through 24 of those years.

Happy Anniversary, honey!

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Every Failure Has A Silver Lining


Grandma placed a gentle hand on her granddaughter’s shoulder, “What’s wrong, Mary?”

“Daddy took the training wheels off my bike,” Mary sighed.

“Isn’t that what you wanted?” grandma questioned.

Mary let out a sob, “Uh huh, but I … I couldn’t do it, grandma. I fell off my bike.”

“Oh honey, that’s okay.” Grandma gave Mary’s shoulder a little squeeze, “I think everyone falls off at first.”

“They do?” Mary looked up, big brown eyes wide with surprise.

Grandma smiled and shook her head, “What really counts is that you tried.”

Mary grinned and reached for grandma’s hand as they headed inside for milk and cookies.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

My buddies at the LBC have their own tales to tell:

News from Home: Sorry for the comin’ n goin’ folks … life happens.
You know what I mean.

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You Ain’t Seen Nothin’ Like It

Levi’s Journey:

Levi 1Hey, it’s me Levi. You know, the new
and most special family member at
gramgram’s house … uh, maxi to you.

I’m guardin’ my blankie ‘cause the
family thinks they can just snatch it
up any ol’ time they want.

Levi 2Somethin’ big is goin’ on over at the
big PC. Gramgram has papers all
over the place and the keyboard is
just aclackin.’

Now I gotta tell ya, it’s really hard
to hold myself back. I just wanna
fly across the room and leap…

Levi 3Well, I didn’t. I had a chitchat with my
buddy Garfield. He says, when the goin’
gets tough take a nap till it blows over.

Oh yea, gramgram said to tell ya that
something came up. She’ll be back soon.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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10 Glorious Sunsets To End Your Day

Look outside your window and imagine…

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May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

(photos from Corel Paintshop Pro)

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10 Historic Tree Tunnels of The World

Every day I think to myself I have to put this post up again; it is the most popular of any post I have ever done. Viewers come every day to gaze at these beauties…

 10 Tunnel10. Cherry Blossom Tunnel, Germany
These Cherry Blossoms trees are a sight to behold on a
street in Bonn, Germany. The floral will create a brilliant
pink archway for 7 to 10 days, depending on the weather.

 9 Tunnel 9. Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho, Brazil
I could spend the day beneath the richness of these giant Rosewood.
There are more than one hundred Tipuana (Rosewood) trees along Rua Gonçalo de Carvalho in Porto Alegre, Brazil. In 2006, Mayor Joseph Fogaça decreed this street a part of Brazil’s historical,
ecological and environmental heritage.

8 Tunnel 8. Autumn Tree Tunnel, USA
These trees are ablaze with the fiery colors of autumn on a street
near Smuggler’s Notch, a Vermont State park. The spectacle
begins in the North and spreads South throughout the season.

7 Tunnel 7. Ginkgo Tree Tunnel, Japan
This is dedicated to you, Fossil. The Gingko Biloba tunnel is a
blazing beauty, one of the most revered trees in all of Japan. Some
of these trees survived the Hirsoshima bombing; they are known
as “the bearer of hope” or “the living fossil.”

 6 Tunnel6. Yew Tree Tunnel, UK
The Yew Tunnel in Whales, UK has been an inspiration to writers since 1470. It’s a popular tourist attraction of the medieval Aberglasney House. The tunnel was nearly destroyed due to neglect; it took nine years to restore the archway. People believe the Yew Tunnel was created by the Dyer family in the 18th century.

5 Tunnel 5. The Dark Hedges, Northern Ireland
This intriguing walkway has the feel of a book cover. James Stuart planted the Beech trees in the 18th century. The story is he wanted to impress guests as they drove toward his “Gracehill House.”
Another part of the tale is the “Grey Lady” who was a maid in a nearby mansion. She died under suspicious circumstances and now haunts the country road.

4 Tunnel4. Bamboo Path, Japan
This tunnel in Sagano Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama takes me away. It’s a nationally designated historic site and The Agency for Cultural Affairs has declared Arashiyama a “Place of Scenic Beauty.” The forest is close to famous temples and shrines. One of the most preserved sounds in Japan is the sound of the wind as it blows through the gigantic bamboo trees.

3 Tunnel 3. Tunnel of Love, Ukraine
There is a tale that couples ride through this tunnel of love to make
a wish. If their love is strong and pure, the wish comes true. It’s a private rail that serves a woodworking plant near Klevan, a city in western Ukraine. The train runs three times a day … I’m gettin’ my ticket.

 2 Tunnel2. Jacarandas Walk, South Africa
If you like purple this tunnel is designed for you. Johannesburg, Africa has a man-made forest with more than 10 million trees.  Tropical trees from Uruguay, Brazil, Peru and Argentina were imported with 49 species of Jacaranda. The land is littered with blue and purple in October when the flowers are in bloom.

 1 Tunnel1. Wisteria Tunnel, Japan
It would feel like royalty to stroll beneath this Wisteria draped tunnel. The blooms hang like tufts of grapes as soon as the Cherry blossoms retire. Each spring the Japanese celebrate the “Fuji Matsuri” or Wisteria Festival in Tokyo, Shizuoka and Okazaki. The Ashika Flower Park is the place that harbors
the most different varieties of Wisteria.

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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Please Don’t Go

Time Out 2

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

o5A0 - CopyNews from Home: This is new family member, Levi. He is two months
old, is a domestic short hair, has blue eyes and red markings on
his ears and tail.

Granddaughter Brittany is thrilled; she waited a long time
for this little guy.

We bought Levi home on Wednesday, the ninth. He is doing great.

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How To Go From Reel To Real

Poem 1 - CopyThe yesterdays have come and gone

Poem 2 - CopyDreams of tomorrow may never come

Poem 3 - CopyIt is in each moment that life is won

May Your Glass Always Be Half Full

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