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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Halloween!

 My Little Rabbit @ Linvilla Orchards on 10/30/15

My Captain America, Zombie Girl, and Little Princess on 10/31/15

Monday, October 26, 2015

Quality Time w/ The Grands

Our youngest granddaughter was hangin' out with us Saturday.

Our grandson had a sleepover with us Saturday-Sunday.

He built a K'Nex Chopper-Truck Combo, Flagpole, and Paddle Boat!

Monday, October 19, 2015

Motivational Poster of the Day

First Lady Michelle Obama & President Barack Obama

Friday, October 16, 2015

Halloween Fun For The Kiddies!

Kids 10 years old and younger and their caregivers are invited to this event @ Smith Playground & Playhouse on Saturday, October 24th, 10:00am-12:00pm. Click on the image or text link underneath for more information and online registration. First come, first serve. #HealthyHalloween #SmithPlayground

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Quote of the Day...

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

A Long Overdue Tribute to Nina Simone

On July 30th of this year, Lauryn Hill was the musical guest on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and she performed 'Feeling Good' by Nina Simone. She delivered a stellar rendition of the classic song to promote the album 'Nina Revisited: A Tribute to Nina Simone'. The album was released on July 10th of this year, and here's a photo of the front and back covers detailing the other artists and songs. Check it out and please support this musical effort. You can get it at Amazon or your preferred source for music downloads. And, if you missed Lauryn's performance, you can still see it on The Tonight Show website!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

20 Years Later: Black Men Are Still Marching...

It's interesting to note that these photos only represent unarmed black men who were killed by the police under questionable circumstances. It doesn't include unarmed black men like Jordan Davis, Trayvon Martin, and countless others who were killed by private citizens under questionable circumstances. And, let's not stop there. These things are also happening to black females. Just SMH... #BlackLivesMatter #HandsUpDontShoot #ICantBreathe #ThisMustStop

Saturday, October 10, 2015

Dateline: The Cosby Accusers Speak

Well, all I can say is my heart is broken and I'm so disappointed in Bill Cosby. I'm also threw with his real-life wife, Camille, who chooses to believe that ALL of these women 'consented' to taking drugs and having sex with her husband. She also said that a wife needs to 'let her husband do what he needs to do', meaning what? A wife can stand by her husband without condoning what he does, especially when it comes to rape. Frankly, I don't know how the two of them can sleep at night because they have daughters. And, regarding his ex-TV wife, Phylicia Rashad--she needs to put a bridle on her harsh tongue, take a seat, and just be thankful this didn't happen to her.

The Bible says pride goeth before the fall. But, it also says that we have to forgive Bill if we want forgiveness ourselves. And, even though that seems like a very 'tall order' right now, it's not impossible. So Bill, God help you if all of this is true, and may He have mercy on your soul. And yes, even in spite of your obvious 'arrogance' getting in the way. But, just remember that God hears all, knows all, and sees all even when we can't... and for that reason, these women (and who knows how many more) can rest easy because He's got this situation under control for His divine purpose.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Happy Birthday, Daddy

He would have been 79 years old today.
I still miss him very much. Love never dies...

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Senior Citizens Rule!

A lawyer and a senior citizen are sitting next to each other on a long flight. The lawyer is thinking that seniors are so dumb that he could put one over on them very easily. So, the lawyer asks if the senior would like to play a fun game. The senior is tired and just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and tries to catch a few winks.

The lawyer persists, saying that the game is a lot of fun. "Oh, come on. I’ll ask you a question, and if you don't know the answer, you pay me only $5. Then, you ask me a question and if I don't know the answer, I’ll pay you $500," the lawyer said. This catches the senior's attention and to keep the lawyer quiet, he agrees to play the game. The lawyer asks the first question: "What's the distance from the Earth to the Moon?" The senior doesn't say a word and reaches into his pocket, pulls out a $5 bill, and hands it to the lawyer.

Now, it's the senior's turn to ask a question: "What goes up a hill with three legs and come down with four legs?" The lawyer uses his laptop to search all of the references he could find on the internet. He even sends emails to all of his smart friends, but to no avail. After an hour of searching for the answer, he finally gives up. He wakes the senior up and hands him $500. The senior pockets the $500 and goes back to sleep.

The lawyer is now going nuts not knowing the answer. So, he wakes the senior up and asks, "Well, what goes up a hill with three legs and comes down with four legs?" The senior reaches into his pocket, hands the lawyer another $5 bill, and goes back to sleep! LOL!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

A Message For Sandra Bullock...

Well, all I can say is welcome to the club, Sandra... there's always room for 'one more' in the black struggle for basic human dignity and rights. And BTW, I’m a big fan and I remember when you adopted your son. I even know his name, Louis Bardo Bullock, and he's absolutely adorable.

But (with all due respect), I must say that the notion of "being in a bubble with him, even if you could" is not the answer, and (quite frankly) only lends credence to the belief that #WhitePrivilege will somehow save him from what he actually is... a black male child growing up in a hostile racist country. Now, YOU will know first-hand what it's like to be the mother of a black son in America... and, what you decide to do with that knowledge can make all the difference. Make sure you educate yourself regarding all of the things you will need to tell him before he walks out the front door of your home on his own in a few more years, because the 'unspoken rules' of survival are much different for him than they are for you.

It won't be easy, living from day-to-day with the knowledge that your son could actually lose his life because of trivial things like—any move he makes (or doesn't make) being viewed as 'threatening' while black, being at the wrong place at the wrong time while black, daring to question unfair treatment while black, defending himself while black, driving while black, listening to music while black, playing outside while black, running while black, seeking help after a car accident while black, staring at someone while black, shopping while black, visiting property after buying it while black, walking down the street while black, wearing a hoodie while black, and the list goes on and on.

And, the worst part of all is getting other people to actually 'believe and hear' that your concerns and fears for him are legitimate and relevant. And, even worst still... trying to get people to understand that these kinds of things shouldn't happen to him 'just because' he's black and somehow deserves it—because THEY believe it's acceptable and normal treatment for someone they don’t think of as a human being. And, if you try to get justice for him in a court of law, HE will be put on trial rather than the person who decides his life is not worth anything and therefore, expendable.

So, Sandra… brace yourself for one of the most difficult struggles you will ever face as a mother in this country. I don’t know if you're a religious woman who is 'grounded and rooted' in faith, but you need to put on the 'full armor of God' and draw your strength from Him because you will need it. Then, put your son in His capable hands, keep him there, and NEVER stop praying for him. And finally, I hope you will forget 'the bubble' and help us make America a better place for our sons and black people in general, because #BlackLivesMatter.

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Scrabble Words For The Day...

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Well, What Have We Here?

Pope Francis: Kim Davis Is A Liar and I Don't Support Her Bigotry

Now, here's a little something that might make you go, hmmm...
Perhaps, Kim's visit with The Pope didn't go as well as previously reported.

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