A friend of mine's mom passed away a couple of weeks ago and the service was last Saturday. I learned a long time ago, that even though I may not want to go to a funeral/memorial service, I'm not going for the deceased, but to show my respect to the living. And that has never failed me.
This service, heavily Christian, didn't do much for me - but after giving it MUCH thought over the past week, I realized it was exactly what her family needed to hear.
Random Thought - In the wake of Hurricane Issac, I was stunned to find out, that over 200,000 people are still living in tent cities from the aftermath of the January 12 2010 earthquake in Haiti. That's over two and a half years ago!!!
What are we thinking? In an era of millionaire ball players and TV programs featuring toddlers in tiaras it just seems wrong.
The Stardust Motel - No, we didn't stay there, but it was on the street where we stopped to get fuel - I don't even remember the town (although, now, I could probably google it and do street view to find what city). Every once in a while, I just think about how life used to be so simple, and how staying at The Stardust Motel would have been the Cat's Pajamas -
"Sometimes I wonder why I spend
You are in my arms
The nightingale tells his fairy tale
Of paradise where roses grew.
Though I dream in vain, in my heart you will remain
My stardust melody
The memory of loves refrain".
A friend once told me that this picture looked like we had this tree loaded up onto the back of the pick-up - ready to take it home.
Let me assure you, that if he could have, he would have...
Next week is the Mrreow's "assigned" birthday - 10-10-10. As barn cats no one "registered" their date of birth - and when we got them, I was just told that they were "born in October" - so, I decided that 10-10-10 was a very lucky day, don't you think? .
Their feral beginnings still show heavily from time to time. Unlike other kitties I've been owned by, loud sounds (pans clanking in the kitchen, etc.) or unexpected movements from The Shepherd seem to throw them into a tizzy & zip, out the cat door. But pretty soon they come sheepishly back into the house - with an aire about them of "Do de doot doot do - I didn't see nuthin, did you?" Funny kitties.
Hope you have a great week!