The four month baby found in the rubble of Nepal made my day!
The way my breakfast grapefruit tickled my nose, brightened my
tongue and had such a delicious pink citrusy bite, surpassing above
all moments of food eaten, in the past few days.
Walking around First Friday, where our town of Delaware, Ohio
closes the downtown two blocks between William and Central Streets.
We “keep” the stores open longer, children’s faces painted, all kinds
of music and art, along with old fashioned Vintage cars parked along
Last night, wandering into stores, enjoying our new local Thrifty Chic
shop. Where the profits go towards Veterans, read a ‘testimony’ from
a soldier named, Grant, on the Canal Winchester, Ohio Thrifty Chic
site. It was fun looking at the clothes, prices ranging from 3 for $1 for
baby and infant clothes, all in a big bin of great brand names. My friend,
Anna, and I searched through women’s clothing priced between $5 and
$10. We did not venture down the stairs to the “Man Cave” but told the
manager and his staff, they need to paint the words on the wall leading
to this ‘cave.’ I found two great outfits for my grandson, Skyler, and one
brown shirt with olive green dinosaur bones on it, with a pair of size 8
khaki shorts for Micah.
Do you know how hard it is to find young boys’ “gently used clothing?’
Introducing a beauty of a new rising ‘star’ named Alicia Vikander,
who will be displayed in EIGHT new films in America and the world.
Her whole fresh look, science fiction break through and even going
to be in the upcoming 2015 release of “Man from U.N.C.L.E.:”
More Good News!
Congratulations to Kate, William and little George!
British signs declaring, “A Princess was Born!”
She may be called the Duchess of Cambridge.
Possibly Charlotte, but not confirmed yet.
An 8 lbs. 3 oz. bouncing, healthy baby girl:
We were due for some Bright Spots.
We need to enjoy Spring (or whatever Season you are in.)
Happy Days for all wished from here to there.
Even those who may not approve of zoos, you still may enjoy
seeing the LAST Jack Hanna guest spot on one of the David
Letterman’s last shows. Still filmed in Ed Sullivan’s theater.
It is not so much about the Columbus Zoo or the funny animals
who landed on David’s head or lap over the years.
It is not about a 30 year entertainment partnership.
It’s about 40 roses sent from David to Jack’s daughter after a
serious surgery, saying his ‘prayers were with Julie.’ (1997)
It is about David’s 12 year old son wishing to meet Jack Hanna.
It is about an amazing friendship between two very nice men.
It began as a concept. How to make bubble gum to look like the
‘chew’ which baseball players and children alike, would savor and
enjoy blowing bubbles with.
Bubble gum sheets thin enough to go through a metal press.
Sprinkling corn starch on the ‘dough’ so it would not stick on press.
Shredded carefully to look like ‘shredded tobacco.’
If you should disapprove; Sorry, we handed out candy cigars and
bubble gum cigars to kids and adult visitors alike, including my
entire sixth grade class of students, way back in 1980.
The very same year I had my oldest daughter, Carrie, a man was
contemplating making Big League Chew. The first factory was in
Mexico, the company was called, “Amurol.” Later, American Ford
Gum (who make those quarter gum balls you see in machines) took
over the part and moved factory to U.S. If you wish to blow bigger
bubbles, (Hint! HInt!) purchase Original flavor Big League Chew.
Hurray for bubble gum!
“How Sweet It Is” (To Be Loved By You) is one of my all time favorite
songs ever. It was sung in 1964 by Marvin Gaye. It was written by
a trio of lyricists known as “Holland-Dozier-Holland.” Of course, you
may also enjoy hearing James Taylor sing his version of this song.
My personal proudest, happiest moment lately was on First Friday,
May 1, 2015.
I went into the Creative Foundations art studio yesterday.
I admired the adults with disabilities and special needs’ art work.
I found the Pets Exhibit to be quite delightful. I exclaimed to a few
of the artists around the shop, “Oh I love this one!”
When approached by a man who is their ‘leader’ who goes by the
name of “Uncle Mike,” I mentioned I was specifically looking for a
style which was displayed before on these brightly colored walls.
The paintings look like ‘dandelions’ with black, gray, and white
circles in a corkscrew pattern. He turned me around to see a huge
seven foot example of what I had seen before. My words rushed
out of my mouth:
“Oh! I am so excited to see this! Do you have any other examples
of this style? Smaller, possibly on a 24″ x 36″ sized canvas?”
“I would like to surprise my youngest daughter who got her first
apartment where she lives alone. She admired this on another
First Friday and would be totally excited to have one of these
A young woman with thick glasses was eagerly listening to this
conversation exchange and she leaned over to Uncle Mike and
“I could do this! Maybe she could let me do this for her daughter’s
I smiled at her and pointed again to the artwork high above our
heads and asked, while studying her face,
She told me that the artist who made this mural sized painting was
not feeling well and she could imitate this design.
I believed her sweet, sincere and serious face.
This place is amazing. Come to Central Ohio, wander into such cool
shops and buy a painting which will benefit those who are present to
witness the sale. (Creative Foundations is a non-profit organization.)
I mentioned the price I was looking to pay, between thirty and forty
dollars. Was that about right?
The girl put her hand out, she amazed me with her familiarity of artistic
terminology and as we shook hands, she looked around at the circle of
her friends telling them,
“This lady commissioned ME to make her a flower picture!”
I wrote my name, address and phone number on a pad of paper and
cannot wait to get the phone call, telling me,
“The art is finished!”