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Monday, June 27, 2016

Quality Time w/ The Grands

Sleepover Weekend!

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

If 53 Said No, Then 53 Gotta Go!

Now it's time to hold them accountable or NOTHING will ever change.
Philly, Pat Toomey (R-PA) is on the list, so let's vote him out in November!

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Happy Heavenly Father's Day Daddy...

Roosevelt Williams
October 9, 1936 - 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 18, 2016

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!

Friday, June 17, 2016

The New Soda Tax In Philly

In spite of the 11th hour discovery that some of the money will be going to the 'General Fund', the soda tax was approved in Philadelphia. Today, City Council approved a 1.5 cent-per-ounce tax on soda, both regular and diet, and on other drinks containing sugar. Here's how much more you might have to pay for your container of soda, if the tax on distributors is passed along to consumers.

10 oz. bottle/can ................ 15 cents
12 oz. bottle/can ................ 18 cents
16 oz. bottle/can ................ 24 cents
20 oz. bottle........................ 30 cents
32 oz. bottle........................ 48 cents
1 liter (33.81 oz.) bottle.......50 cents
2 liter (67.62 oz.) bottle...........$1.00

No judgment here and to each his own. But, if you choose to make your drink purchases within the city, just ponder these two nagging questions before you decide to dive in and support this so-called noble cause that was designed to help fund education.

(1) What happened to the property tax money that is supposed to support our schools?
(2) What happened to the cigarette tax money that is supposed to support our schools?

And, to add insult to injury, more school closings are expected during the summer, in spite of the property and cigarette taxes we're already paying. In all fairness to Mayor Kenney, he didn't create this problem--but, he did inherit it. So, for the answers to these and other burning questions about the sad state of Philly schools, you need to hold our politicians accountable for the way all of these collective tax dollars are being spent.

Now, drink up Philly... because the future of your child's education may very well depend on it--and, in spite of the risks this may cause to your general health and well-being going forward.

#DiabetesIsNoJoke and #ProceedWithCaution

Thursday, June 16, 2016

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Two hearts became one! #WeAreGoingForTheGold

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