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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Orchid Extravaganza!

Yesterday, me and the hubby were guests of some very good friends for our first trip to Longwood Gardens. Orchids of every variety were on display and will be the featured attraction at the gardens through March 30th. In light of all the crazy weather we've been having this winter, it felt good to see a hint of spring in the midst of all the snow, and the 50-degree temperature we had on this particular day made it perfect. In addition to this collage, we took many pics of all the beauty we saw at the gardens. So, if your desperate for a reminder of spring and how beautiful it can be, click on the image to watch the YouTube video we made, or use the text link under the image to visit the website. #springiscoming

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

'Standing Their Ground' Cemetery

This is so crazy and sad, but true. And, the discussion on this photo, which was found on Facebook, is equally as sad (click on the image to read the commentary). The bodies and cases are stacking up at an alarming rate in the state of Florida and something must be done about it! WTH is going on? Photo by Cartoonist Jim Morin, The Miami Herald.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Dear White Christians of Florida...

Riverside Baptist Church, Washington DC

Click on the image or text link underneath to read the letter.
Unfortunately, it will probably fall on 'deaf ears', but I agree with it!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Michael Dunn Verdict

OMG!!! Mistrial On First Degree Murder Charge??? WTH!!! 

I had to post this image, and I'm only sorry it doesn't have a 'bull's eye' it. This is not how I usually think about things, but I'm really growing weary of this crap. The whole judicial system in the state of Florida needs to be investigated, Angela Corey needs to be fired, and the state should be boycotted. Enough is enough! R.I.P. Jordan Davis (1995-2012). Did you know today would have been is 19th birthday? Justice has failed us, once again. SMH...

Thursday, February 13, 2014

A Katie Couric ' Talk That Matters' Exclusive:
How To Keep Your Kids Safe

After the tragic disappearance and death of 14 year old Avonte Oquendo, many people were left wondering how a young teen with severe autism could wander out of a school on his own. Could your child be in danger too? Katie speaks with Liz Feld, President of Autism Speaks, and David Kennedy, a security specialist. In particular, David is very candid in letting us know that children, especially in public school settings, are not being protected as much as we think. He encourages all parents to question the schools about the types of security they have in place and hold them accountable by making sure those security measures are actually enforced. Good show and conversation. Click on the image to watch the video segment.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Katie Couric 'Talk That Matters' Exclusive:
Keeping Your Children Safe

The mother of Avonte Oquendo, the 14 year old autistic boy who suddenly went missing in October 2013, shares her personal story in two video segments. She, along with her attorney, talk about what went wrong at the school the day Avonte wandered out of the building and his subsequent tragic death. The show originally aired on Wednesday, February 12, 2014. Click on the image to watch the video segments.

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

"Dream Away On The Goodship Lollipop!"

"Animal crackers in my soup, monkeys and rabbits loop the loop! Gosh, oh gee but I have fun, swallowing animals one by one!"

My mom bought this album for me 51 years ago when I was 5 years old so technically, I guess it's the first LP I ever owned. I played the grooves off of it on my phonograph and learned the lyrics to every single song. I still have the album, and I even found a collection of these adorable songs on CD when I became an adult. I never forgot my early days listening to this record or the words to the songs. I also spent many an Easter Sunday sportin' Shirley Temple curls to church. I've always had a warm spot in my heart for "the little girl", which is what my mom said I used to call her before I learned her name. Thanks for the memories, Shirley. You will be greatly missed, but the body of work you left behind will keep you alive in our hearts and minds forever.

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