Do You Have A Grandparent Or Grandparents?

One gift I would give every child, were it within in my power, is at least one grandparent!

We had our maternal grandfather in our life for many years and consider ourselves to be very lucky to have known him. He was a very cool dude, especially when telling stories about our mom as she grew up! ‘course mom didn't always appreciate that but…

Thanks for all the fun Gramps! And mom it made us appreciate you all the more!

Sadly our paternal grandparents died well before my brother and I came along.

So do something to celebrate your grandparent(s) on September 11.

Please visit:

https://grandparentsday.org/

And check out this video by Johnny Prill:

July 4th 2016

Today we celebrate Freedom's Day. ‘FREEDOM' – The right of ‘ALL People' to determine their own destiny.

We sometimes forget how much the world looks to us for guidance and direction on correcting societies ills – but we should never do so…

Benjamin Franklin, Signer of the Declaration of Independence “[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters.”

* Please Celebrate Safely *

Happy Mother’s Day

Moms and dads. Yes it takes two to make a child but moms are very special. They bear us into the world. A task that we dads can never truly understand.

Today's world is much different than when I came on-board. Dad was the breadwinner while mom stayed home with the kids. Today our roles are often reversed and many couples share roles equally – which I am a fan of.

My grandfather had eight beautiful girls to deal with and he did an awesome job! God bless him for that.

In 1957 four of the girls, and families, came to where the streets were paved with gold – supposedly – California.

This Mother's Day there are only two of the eight sisters with us as one passed earlier this year.

My mom has been gone a number of years now but thoughts of her, her smile and food often are inseparable, which is the way I prefer it. Funny how important a part food plays in our family memories is it not, especially for us Italians. If I know my mom and her sisters are up there serving ravioli to all. Many a ravioli making party was had in days past!

Thank You‘ mom for everything you were and all you did. I hope Larry and I were not too much of a pain in the ass for you and dad!


A Mother's Love
There are times when only a Mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a Mother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.
Author Unknown

Happy New Year 2016

Well, 2015 is gone and 2016 is coming through the door!

2015 was not an easy year. Not for myself dealing with a
stroke and certainly not for the world!

As each day comes anew it is a chance to renew and for
moving forward.

I hope you move forward whatever obstacles may
have been placed in front of you.

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Wishing you a great, prosperous, blissful, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic and extremely Happy New Year 2016. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/happy-new-year-2016-24-inspirational-quotes-and-greetings-to-start-the-year-on-a-happy-note/#sthash.hzHjoexa.dpuf

New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude. May each and every day of yours is renewed with lots of happiness and love. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/happy-new-year-2016-24-inspirational-quotes-and-greetings-to-start-the-year-on-a-happy-note/#sthash.hzHjoexa.dpuf

Bits Of The Stars Have Fallen

Hi,

Have you never seen a moonlit, star filled night after a fresh snowfall
and experienced the ‘Sparkle' of it all? Then I wish it for you.

It is as if some bits of the the stars have fallen to the ground just to
give you a wonderful and joyous sight.

My wish for every child, And Adult, is a favorite toy to cherish.

Happy Holidays To All However You Celebrate The Time :-))