Flower or Weed?

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Our yard is a mess right now. The weather doesn’t help, it’s cloudy and cold. It had rained all night long, dirt had been washed on the walkways. Everything has turned green already and lots of it are weeds. Every year I pull them all and every year they come back -all of it. It’s a race or a competition, and I am not so sure if I will ever win.

 

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Hidden in a Box

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They had been hidden in a box at the bottom of her wardrobe for many years.

“I bought them when I was about your age,” she said when she gently handed me the shoes.

They looked new, so clean and freshly polished. “I look at them from time to time,” my Grandma said and smiled.

“Try them on,” she insisted and so I did. They fit like they had been bought for me.

“They are beautiful,” I whispered, couldn’t take my eyes off them.

“They are yours tonight. Go out and enjoy the new shoes you thought you couldn’t afford.”

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This too is based on a real event. Years ago I came home from boarding school, and I felt sad. The class theme for Fasching (Carnival) that year had been announced. We all would dress like our parents and grandparents did in the 20’s and 30’s and we would dance the Charleston. I knew I couldn’t afford it; thought I couldn’t participate. That night my Grandma opened her wardrobe, and I got a pair of shoes and a dress that I had never seen before. I took them with me back to school.

That brings back so many memories. I could write a book.

Friday Fictioneers are held by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. Every week she gives us a photograph and asks us to write a story with 100 words or less. It’s fun, give it a try.

Wrong as wrong can be

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I do everything full heartedly, always give my best, even when I am wrong, even then will I do everything I can to outdo myself. And I am telling you, I do have my moments. I wish I could blame it on age or missing hormones, I wish I could blame it on somebody else -anybody else- but often there is just no way out.  Continue reading

COMPASSION a poem by Bette A. Stevens

I wrote about compassion myself yesterday, wished I could have put it into words like Bette in her poem.

Bette A. Stevens, Maine Author

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Compassion in life is a beautiful thing. But exactly what is compassion? I’ve always thought of compassion as love in action. After writing the poem COMPASSION, I searched Google to find a definition. The synonyms fit perfectly into my preconceived notion for the poem because they not only included love and mercy, each synonym requires action (stirring) on our part to metamorphose the ideaof compassion into the realty of compassion.

May compassion reign in our hearts and hands.

~ Bette A. Stevens

Google Search:

com·pas·sion
kəmˈpaSHən/

noun: compassion; plural noun: compassions

sympathetic pity and concern for the sufferings or misfortunes of others.

“the victims should be treated with compassion”

synonyms: pity, sympathy, empathy, fellow feeling, care, concern, solicitude, sensitivity, warmth, love, tenderness, mercy, leniency, tolerance, kindness, humanity, charity

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Insults and Stupidity

Because I am still the same fearless little girl, just in an older body.

Catch a Falling Star

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This is a humor blog.  It is not an insult blog, although I do enjoy a good insult done well, especially by master insulters like Jon Stewart and John Oliver who do it to make a valid point.

I do not appreciate when others equate my sense of humor with the poop-flingers who promote hate and violence.  If I thought a joke I made would inspire someone to assassinate the Bozo President, I would stop making jokes entirely.  Seriously… President Pence would have me boxed and euthanized within days.   (See what I mean?  HUMOR!  Not a call to violence.)

I am NOT like Mark Levin .

Who is Mark Levin, you say?  Good for you.  You must have relatively good luck avoiding human Pepe the Frog memes.

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Yes, Mark Levin is a radio insult-flinger who hates President Obama and basically all things reasonable.  He argues in favor of the…

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