Saturday, June 30, 2012

EAT @ JOE'S!


 New location in Bala Cynwyd, PA!



Well, we finally checked out the new Joe's Crab Shack on in Bala Cywyd, PA last night... the food was good, we had a great time, and they have quite a crowd up there right now! We were told the wait would be 1 hour, but it was actually 30 minutes. They ask for your cell phone # when you give your name and you immediately get a text welcoming you. Later, you get another text when your table is ready. I even discovered a final text on my phone this morning, thanking us for coming! My how times have changed! :) 

Top (l-r): My daughter was a little unhappy because her "pot" didn't have enough seasoning; my daughter and her co-worker.

Bottom (l-r): My hubby still had a mouth full of food and I didn't realize my lipstick had worn away; my daughter, after the waitress brought more seasoning for her food! LOL!

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

R.I.P. Don Grady


Don Louis Agrati (June 8, 1944 – June 27, 2012), better known as Don Grady, was an American actor, composer, and musician. He was best known as one of the Mickey Mouse original Mouseketeers, and as Robbie Douglas on My Three Sons.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Happy Father's Day Daddy...


Roosevelt Williams
October 9, 1935 - May 2, 2002

I thought of you with love today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
All I have are memories, and your picture in a frame.

In life I loved you dearly, in death I love you still.
In my heart you hold a place, that no one could ever fill.
It broke my heart to lose you, but you didn't go alone.
For part of me went with you, the day God took you home.

No farewell words were spoken, no time to say goodbye.
You were gone before we knew it, and only God knows why.
A million times I needed you, a million times I cried.
If love alone could have saved you, you never would have died.

Gone yet not forgotten, although we are apart,
your spirit lives within me, forever in my heart.
Nothing can ever take away, the love a heart holds dear.
Fond memories linger every day, remembrance keeps you near.

A gift for such a little while, your loss just seems so wrong.
You should not have left before us, it’s with loved ones you belong.
Your memory is my keepsake, with which I’ll never part.
God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart.

If tears could build a stairway, and memories a lane,
I’d walk right up to heaven, and bring you home again.
Our family chain is broken, and nothing seems the same.
But as God calls us one by one, the chain will link again.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Stepfathers: A Special Blessing From God...



"Color Him Father" Performed By The Winstons

There's a man at my house, he's so big and strong.
He goes to work each day, stays all day long.
He comes home each night, looking tired and beat.
He sits down at the dinner table, and has a bite to eat.

Never a frown, always a smile,
when he says to me, how's my child.
I've been studying hard, all day in school.
tryin' to understand the golden rule.

I think I'll color this man father.
I think I'll color him love.
I'm gonna color him father.
I think I'll color the man love, yes I will.

He says, education is the thing if you wanna compete,
because without it son, life ain't very sweet.
I love this man and I don't know why,
except I'll need his strength, till the day that I die.

My mother loves him and I can tell,
by the way she looks at him, when he holds my little sister Nell.
I heard her say just the other day,
that if it hadn't been for him, she wouldn't have found her way.

My real old man, he got killed in the war,
and she knows she and seven kids, couldn't of gotten very far.
She said she thought that she could never love again,
And then there he stood, with that big wide grin.

He married my mother and he took us in,
and now we belong to the man with that big wide grin.

I think I'll color this man father.
I think I'll color him love.
I'm gonna color him father.
I'm gonna color him love.

Footnote: In 1969, this song ranked #2 on the R&B charts and #7 on Billboard's Hot 100; the composer, Richard L. Spencer, won a Grammy Award for Best R&B song in 1970. Click on the record label for a link to YouTube and listen to this classic gem, the only one of its kind, which pays tribute to all of the stepfathers holdin' it down out there. And, always remember (as my pastor so eloquently pointed out in a sermon once)... Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was actually raised by a man who played the role of a stepfather and his name was Joseph. So, never underestimate the importance of the part you play in God's divine plan. You are loved and appreciated much more than you know. May God continue to bless all of you!


Thursday, June 14, 2012

R.I.P. Yvette Wilson


Yvette Wilson (March 6, 1964 – June 14, 2012) was an American comedian and actress. She was best known for her role as Andell Wilkerson on the UPN sitcom Moesha and its spinoff The Parkers. She has appeared in many comedy films such as House Party 2, House Party 3, Friday, and on Russell Simmons' Def Comedy Jam.

Monday, June 11, 2012

A Circle of Children, Not Slaves!



Vicissitudes depicts a circle of figures, all linked through holding hands. These are life-size casts taken from a group of children of diverse ethnic background. Circular in structure and located five meters below the surface, the work both withstands strong currents and replicates one of the primary geometric shapes, evoking ideas of unity and continuum.

The underwater environment is much like that of the outdoors. An object is subject to changes in light and prevailing weather conditions. The cement finish and chemical composition of Vicissitudes actively promotes the colonisation of coral and marine life. The figures are transformed over time by their environment, and conversely as this happens so they change the shape of their habitat. This natural process echoes the changes exacted through growing up. Social interchange shapes this process, while conversely as the product of a particular society we in turn invoke change on the workings and dynamics of that environment.

The sculpture proposes growth, chance, and natural transformation. It shows how time and environment impact on and shape the physical body. Children by nature are adaptive to their surroundings. Their use within the work highlights the importance of creating a sustainable and well-managed environment, a space for future generations. Taylor notes that close to forty percent of coral reefs worldwide has been destroyed and that this figure is set to increase. His work reminds us that the marine environment is in a constant state of flux, and that this in turn reflects poignantly the vicissitudes, changing landscapes, of our own lives.

NOTE: Unfortunately, there are photos of this sculpture circulating around the internet with the following caption under it: "Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African Ancestors who were thrown overboard the slave ships during the Middle Passage of the African Holocaust." If you see it, please do not repost it with that caption because the information is incorrect. The origin and originator of that information is unknown, but the sculpture is being misinterpreted. Further, none of the underwater sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor are in any way related to slaves or slavery.


The Cancun Underwater Museum is a series of sculptures by Jason deCaires Taylor placed underwater off the coast of Isla de Mujeres and CancĂșn, Mexico. The project began in November 2009 with placement of a hundred statues in shallow waters of the CancĂșn National Marine Park, which had been previously damaged by storms. The sculptures are created with pH-neutral marine concrete and are based on members of the local community. The artist planned the sculptures as artificial reefs with fire coral planted in the initial sculptures. Snorkeleres, scuba divers, and tourists in glass-bottom boats all visit the underwater installation. If you would like to see some of the other underwater exhibits, use the link just above this paragraph to watch a brief YouTube video in vivid detail. It's really worth watching!

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Sunday, June 10, 2012

Me & My Grandson


Saturday, June 9, 2012

All By Myself...


I spent the day w/ Grammy & Pop-Pop today without my big brother
and sister... that means I had Grammy & Pop-Pop all to myself!

Friday, June 8, 2012

R.I.P. Frank Cady


Frank Randolph Cady (September 8, 1915 – June 8, 2012) was an American actor best known for his recurring and popular role as storekeeper Sam Drucker in three American television series during the 1960s: Petticoat Junction, Green Acres, and The Beverly Hillbillies.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

R.I.P. Kathryn Joosten


Kathryn Joosten, born Kathryn Rausch (December 20, 1939 – June 2, 2012), was an American television actress best known for her regular role as Karen McCluskey in Desperate Housewives, for which she won two Emmy Awards, and for her recurring role in The West Wing as Dolores Landingham.

Monday, June 4, 2012

R.I.P. Richard Dawson


Richard Dawson, born Colin Lionel Emm (November 20, 1932 – June 2, 2012), was an English American actor, comedian, and game show host and panelist in the United States. Dawson was well-known for playing Corporal Peter Newkirk on Hogan's Heroes, being the original host of the Family Feud game show, and being a regular panelist on the Match Game on CBS. After a successful career in British television and cinema, Dawson moved to Los Angeles. In 1984, he became an American citizen while remaining a British subject.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

23 Years Ago Today...



Two hearts became one!

Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Grandkids!




The Grandkids: Some Saturday Fun In The Sun!


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Friday, June 1, 2012

Three Generations...

Me & My Mom


My Daughter & My Mom





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