This was an interesting article. I hope no one here needs to use it first-hand, but it’s worth passing on:
What dying children say gives their life the most meaning
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“Take home message: Be kind. Read more books. Spend time with your family. Crack jokes. Go to the beach. Hug your dog. Tell that special person you love them. These are the things these kids wished they could’ve done more. The rest is details. Oh… and eat ice-cream.”
This is what I do with mine. Kids dont get enough of that? How tragic.
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“Yet in the final chapter of their lives, most of the children valued kindness ”
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. (1 Corinthians 13:13)
For years I volunteered in a hospital pediatric ward and with the Starlight Foundation, and I agree “…the doctor recognized: “The palliative field chose me, not the other way round,” while also saying how it was a privilege to work with these small patients and their families” It was a privilege for me to be with these small patients – no BS with them. Even though most people did not understand me volunteering for this when it made me exhausted, at times sick and in tears, there comes a time when all the veneer of life is washed away, and most parents do their best to help their children with love in their journey to God. In the end there is only Love = Heaven for these little ones.
I have to work overnight again, so here:
Mornin’ stella! (Smiter of those that ought to be smote) 😎 🍸 (Long Island Iced Tea)
Mornin’ WeeWeed! (Master Mixologist Extrodinare) 😎 🍸 (Old Fashioned)
Mornin’ Menagerie! 😎 (Jack Daniels – Single Barrel )
Mornin’ Ad rem! (Queen Felis catus) 🐱 🍸 (Flaming Lamborghini)
Mornin’ Sharon! 😎 🍸 🍸 (earthquake)
Mornin’ ytz4mee! 😎 🍸 (cosmopolitan)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (white wine and perrier)
Mornin’ partyzantski! 🙂 (Tom Collins)
Mornin’ texan59! 🙂 (Black & Tan)
Mornin’ ZurichMike! 🙂 🍸 (fuzzy navel)
Mornin’ Col.(R) Ken! (hand salute) 🙂 (Boilermaker)
Mornin’ czarina33! (aka czarina) 🙂 🍸 (Lynchburg Lemonade)
Mornin’ czarowniczy! 🙂 (Wild Turkey Rare Breed)
Mornin’ letjusticeprevail2014! 🙂 (Irish Car Bomb)
Mornin’ Patriot1783-ctdar! (aka “ctdar”) 🙂 🍸 (grasshopper)
Mornin’ tessa50! 🙂 🍸 (flaming volcano)
Mornin’ waltzingmtilda! 🙂 🍸 (sidecar)
Mornin’ varsityward! 🙂 (Godfather)
Mornin’ MaryfromMarin! 😀 (Mortlach)
Mornin’ Wooly Covfefe! (aka “Wooly Phlox” aka “taqiyyologist”) 🙂 (Roy Rogers)
Mornin’ Howie! (aka “doodahdaze”) 🙂 (Classic Daiquiri)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Gin & Tonic)
Mornin’ Sha! 🙂 🍸 (Lemon Drop)
Mornin’ BigMamaTEA! 🙂 🍸 (Harvey Wallbanger)
Mornin’ cetera5! (aka “Cetera”) 🙂 (Blackberry wine)
Mornin’ The Tundra PA! 🙂 🍸 (Gentleman Jack Whiskey Sling)
Mornin’ lovely! 🙂 (Backdraft)
Mornin’ michellc! 🙂 🍸 (Salty dog)
Mornin’ auscitizenmom! 🙂 🍸 (Kiss on the Lips)
Mornin’ Margaret-Ann! 🙂 🍸 (White Russian)
Mornin’ Auntie Lib! 🙂 🍸 (Tom and Jerry)
Mornin’ holly100! 🙂 🍸 (Jack & Coke)
Mornin’ Pam! 🙂 (Not even water)
Mornin’ Ms.Tee! 🙂 🍸 (Mojito)
Mornin’ koolkosherkitchen! 🙂 🍸 🍸 (Cuba Libre)
Mornin’ ImpeachEmAll 🙂 (Flaming Dr. Pepper)
Mornin’ Monroe! 🙂 (Stinger)
Mornin’ Les! 🙂 (Rusty Nail)
Mornin’ shiloh1973! 🙂 (Jack Daniels)
Mornin’ TexasRanger! 🙂 (Whiskey Smash)
Mornin’ Ziiggii! 🙂 (B52)
Mornin’ oldiadguy! 🙂 (Rum & Coke)
Mornin’ smiley! (“stuck in spambucket”) 🙂 🍸 (Spanish coffee)
Mornin’ derk! (“Stellars”) 🙂 🍸 (Kamikaze)
Mornin’ Jacqueline Taylor Robson 🙂 🍸 (Shirley Temple)
Mornin’ facebkwallflower! 🙂 (Night Train Express)
Mornin’ Ms. Cindy! (aka “Ms Cynlynn” aka “ms cynlynn”) 🙂 🍸 (1970 ducru beaucaillou)
Mornin’ sandandsea2015! 🙂 🍸 (1961 Château Montrose)
Mornin’ amwick! 🙂 🍸 (Blue motorcycle)
Mornin’ hocuspocus13! 🙂 🍸 (1970 Chateau Latour)
Mornin’ Sloth1963! 🙂 🍸 (1971 Moulin Touchais)
Mornin’ MTeresa! (Ex-lurker) 🙂 (Albanian Raki Moskat)
Mornin’ rheavolans! (aka “Rhea Salacia Volans”) 🙂 (Hot Buttered Rum)
Mornin’ joshua! 🙂 (Mudslide)
Mornin’ John Denney! 🙂 (RumChata)
Mornin’ litenmaus! 🙂 (Stolichnaya elit, no ice)
Mornin’ kinthenorthwest! 🙂 🍸 (A Lonely Island Lost in the Middle of a Foggy Sea)
Mornin’ TwoLaine! 🙂 (Smoking Bishop)
Mornin’ patternpuzzler! 🙂 🍸 (Old Lady)
Mornin’ Senatssekretär FREISTAAT DANZIG! 🙂 (Red Russian)
Mornin’ G-d&Country! 🙂 🍸 (Blind Russian)
Mornin’ Gary! 🙂 (Yuengling)
Mornin’ valeriecurren! 🙂 🍸 (Flaming Sambuca)
Mornin’ Lucille! 🙂 🍸 (Peach Schnapps)
Mornin’ Lburg! 🙂 🍸 (Lburg lemonade)
Mornin’ davidhuntpe! 🙂 (Baileys Irish Cream on the rocks)
Mornin’ skipper1961! 🙂 (Brompton’s Cocktail – No cherry, no umbrella, no plastic monkey)
Mornin’ mightyconservative! 🙂 (Benjamin Franklin’s clarified milk punch)
Mornin’ whiners and complainers! 😛 (No drink for you!)
Mornin’ to people posting that I missed. 😳
Mornin’ to all you lurkers! 😕
Also just in case someday; mornin’ to Elvis Chupacabra, F.D.R. in Hell and sundance!
NEW and IMPROVED breakfast with extra bacon for ZurichMike!
Doughnuts for coffee!
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Yowza–sixteen Mortlachs and a jelly doughnut! Breakfast of champions!
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Afternoon, s and s !
Good afternoon Mary 🙂 !
got a sugar spike just from the picture.
now I guess I gotta go run around the neighborhood naked with my hair on fire singing Hey Lordie, Pick a Bale of Cotton, Hey Lordie, pick a Bale a Day…gotta jump down turn around pick a bale of cotton…..etc.
Good morning, Nyet! That egg looks perfectly done; so send the entire lot to Tiffany’s where I’m having breakfast. Muchos gracias!
If I could conjure him up, I’d invite George Peppard to join me.
He was handsome even when he was older.
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Morning Lucille! Enjoy your breakfast!
Thanks, sand! Breaking the overnight fast is always a GOOD thing!
longest neck, biggest eyes…slim and elegantly beautiful.
Producers of an unreal world that we used to go watch to pretend our lives were like that, or to wish they were and vow to go there when we grew up.
now, violence, sexualization and perversion, slashers and criminals and theft and corruption.
Time to quit the Hollywood of TODAY and go back to MAGA.
Well. With re to George Peppard and 6 degrees of separation, I have a true story.
My husband and I moved from Minnesota to California in the fall of 1964 and rented an apartment in North Hollywood – a standard apartment, that just happened to be situated in an enclave of wealthy homes of that area. Bob Hope’s home address was less than a mile away – this older apartment building had somehow escaped development, so there it was, in a lush and lovely neighborhood. Our oldest son was born while we lived there.
About 15 apartments in the building, I suppose. The landlords were very nice, probably in their mid-30’s or so. Once we got acquainted with them we learned that his full time job was chauffeur for George Peppard.
Then in the 1990s, my car served was extra in some kind of car ad which was filmed in the high desert with giant fans blowing dirt all over everybody…. younger son who was at the wheel had his entry into show biz, being the first car on the right at the intersection where the fancy-schmancy new car came flying through at top speed, while they all huddled in place, being very dirty. The cars were actually sprayed with some kind of sticky, dirty, muddy mix before filming, and then the dust being blown around was added to it. I think he got $25 for his trouble that day.
Bob Hope certainly did not live IN North Hollywood. We were about two blocks from the street where the fancy-pants name came into play.
How glamorous. LOL
Yay, biscuits and gravy! Mornin’ Nyet, everyone. 🙂
Good morning Aus 🙂 !
Hi Nyet, I hope your work is soon complete and you can head home even if it is just to pack up and move you and the Mrs. to a less loony part of America! Well wishes.
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Morning Nyet! Thank you for breakfast!
Good morning Nyet – and thanks for doing the overnight complete with breakfast service. I used to love ‘graveyard’ shift – it was so different (in a good way) from the day shift. More autonomy/less BS. Assuming that you have your trousers on! hehehe
“She lifted her hands from her eyes – her face was wet with tears and her eyes were haggard – and said….’I cannot any longer endure being served breakfast in bed by a hairy man in his underwear.'” ~John Cheever, ‘The Chimera’ (1951)
Good Morning Stellars!
Take care Nyet! Thanks for another great BF 🙂
Stella, in looking at your Norway cliff photo with the two visitors jumping in the air, my first thought was “crack!”.
great minds with practical experience influences….
Mother Nature does not like to be challenged very much…..
Apparently many people have died there. I love the name, “Trolltunga” – Troll’s tongue.
Darwin Award nominees!
My first thought was that this was the picture submitted to the Darwin Award folks by the jumper’s next of kin.
Good Morning Lucille! I can barely look down from a 4 foot ladder – doing that jump is beyond my capabilities or desires!
Same here! 😯
Exactly, Lburg! No great heights, thank you very much. They coined the phrase “faint-of-heart” for folk like me.
A beautiful winter scene. Love seeing the sun shining through trees onto snow…
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Be sure to click on the photo for enlargement and step right into the scene.
I wrote a short story once entitled “The Girl Who Loved Tyrone Power.” It was about a young teenager who first discovered Power in “The Eddie Duchin Story” when it was shown on a local TV station. As she grew older, so her obsession grew.
A couple of lines…”His spirit permeated her life and Mary Lou drifted off into a world of screen images and unreality. She became his co-stars. She drank with him, ate meals with him, danced with him, uttered responses to his words of love. He was everything to her, and she wanted to follow him everywhere.”
The final sentence…”The last time anyone saw her, she was looking rapturously at that wondrous, luminous face on the big theater screen; and at the final dissolve, she was gone.”
P.S. I just went rummaging through my files and found the Writers Guild of America West registration slip. Alas, the story never sold. LOL!
You should try again, Lucille! Maybe now is the time. 😉
Could be, could be.
I’ve used this photo as a Daily photo before. It’s cold, but beautiful!
Menagerie, I was thinking about the post from next door on boys growing up and how to encourage them but I dont know how to find it. May I have a link please?
Here you go.
No fools-ball here today. But for sure we will have on the puppy bowl! Kitties do the halftime show but they added hamsters in for some reason(they were in a blimp) a while ago. Been a tradition since before the kiddo. 😊
Not here either. If anyone needs a reason to not be a self-selected audience, here’s one.
It is useful to believe what people reveal about themselves. The Philadelphia Eagles have decided to share.
Not watching. So disgusting.
Me either. America haters don’t need my views.
I was told that they intend to honor veterans at the game today. My reaction was “too little, too late.”
We are not watching it either! Went food shopping last night at most popular food store in area. In prior years they had all Patriots balloons, decorations, signs, employees wore all their Pats jerseys and hats. Yesterday – NO balloons, NO decorations, NO jerseys or hats, and only ONE black and white block printed ‘go pats’ sign! 😉
I had commented a while back how in college in a public speaking class in the mid seventies we had to make a speech on a controversial subject, and mine was against the rise of organized sports replacing religion as the opium of the masses – and I had the most angry push back of the approximately 20 speeches given! So it proved my point! 🙂
This article is EXCELLENT, and I urge everyone to read it, and especially listen to the video.
Dystopian Warnings of How Sports are Used to Control the Masses – Author and researcher Alan Watt explains the significance of turning the people’s attention onto sport and away from the events and circumstances which directly and deeply affect their lives. Therefore they’d have a tribal team they identified with, they could achieve the model as if they’re winning, and in their own personal lives they’re getting no further, they’re getting disenfranchised, in a sense, as experts took over decision-making for them in all kids of fields.”
The following video features clips of Watt and Cooper talking about the role of football and male sports culture plays in controlling the masses and capturing our natural drive for conquest and competition so that we have no energy available to revolt against the tyranny of authoritarianism.
Have a great day everyone! Off to work now! 🙂
Centuries old, Roman “bread & circuses”.
I recall reading that games with a ball were looked down upon a couple hundred years ago here in the US.
An old article but info on Hillary some may not know. I certainly did not realize she corresponded with Saul Alyski! http://freebeacon.com/politics/the-hillary-letters/
I do not know why this posted here.. sorry.
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Good morning, have a blessed day Lucille, thanks for bringing so much beauty to Stella’s place.
Hi There Lovely! Good Morning and happy Sunday!
Morning, lovely! Thanks for your sweet words!
Ahhhh! So pretty. Thank you, Lucille!
You’re welcome, sand!
So cute! Good morning everyone!
That is too cute!
Thats so cute!
Good morning folks we have about 8 inches of snow and it’s still snowing.
Spring is coming.
Have a blessed day!
I’m so ready!!!!
More snow yesterday and today here too. Not 8 inches (yet) though! Good morning!
Good evening Stella, my I shoveled my driveway this morning and then m neighbor did the whole sidewalk and my driveway. I think we are expecting more snow. At least it is February and not October!
It is snowing more here too.
— The Far Side (@TheFarSide_ish) February 4, 2018
— The Far Side (@TheFarSide_ish) February 4, 2018
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Good Morning, Wee!
Good day, Ms. WeeWeed!
Gary Larson is one strange-thinking but very funny dude. I just checked to see what he’s been doing since retirement (1995) and it’s basically nothing for publication. He works on environmental causes having to do with wildlife and lives off his cartoon-related income. “Nice work if you can get it….”
And Fred Astaire dancing fabulously to the music of “Nice Work If You Can Get It” by the Gershwins…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTH9VwACh7o
Good evening Wee 🙂 !
Cure for a leopard’s hangover: hair of the dog the bit him.
From our friend, Clarice Feldman:
The ‘Constitutional Crisis’ the Fourth Estate Birthed
How serious was the misuse of the FISA procedure? So serious, to my mind, that Congress must interrogate the judges involved and find out how the Court allowed itself to be so misled. Perhaps the law needs to be revised.
Streetwise Professor compares the actions of the DOJ and FBI officials to Russian Siloviki (security forces who came to power in Russia).
There is a constitutional crisis, he argues — though it’s not, as Leon Panetta and other Democrats claimed, caused by the memo having been made public.
Lots of good stuff here.
I would like to hear from the judges for a variety of reasons. If congress does it, I doubt anything will come of it and I doubt it will be in an open session, which I think it should be. If not congress though, IDK who could? I say that because IDK who is over the judges, other than the supreme court. I just don’t think anyone trusts anyone up there at this point.
I continue to believe that judges have egos too big to have been actively involved in such judicial malpractice. It’s embarrassing.
Judge Conteras already walked away from it. An Obama appointee, probably the smartest one of the group to get out first, I wonder if he got a deal.
The elites got complacent and never imagined a world where Hillary was not president.
And here we are today with their entire world unraveling 🙂 !
7 news stories the MSM refused to tell you this week
Tipping Point With Liz Wheeler on OAN
Stella, the Adirondack chair beach scene was at the top of your blog the first time I popped over here. Love that photo!
Good for today… we have 65*, windy, sunny. Think I’ll adjourn to the back porch. My adirondac chairs are all the same color (“chili”) & are plastic, and my beach has no sand, being a lake, but it will do!
Well, after about 50 tries I finally got the picture of my yard I wanted to post, but forgot to hit return after so it just posted the link. Oh well.
It looks beautiful and peaceful.
That’s because the dogs are inside.
Probably behaving angelically.
More like clawing desperately at the door to get out.
My just came in and is warming her frozen toes.
Ours are coming in with muddy toes.
It won’t be muddy here for a while.
Really you want our 3° and all our snow. 😉
Frozen mud’s better than mud mud.
But 65° is better than 3° it’s a tradeoff.
Regardless, we’re stuck with what we gots.
And blessed 🙂 .
BTW, those skinnier trees in the foreground are longleaf pine, part of some 300, we planted about ten years ago by hand. They were seedlings about 3″ tall when we planted them.
Very pretty, I like that you still have a view of the lake though the trees.
We left three rows of mature pines between the house’s proposed site and the lake when we had the trees thinned before Katrina. The hurricane-spawned tornado tore them down except for the few you see in the pic.
What a great idea!
Let’s see if the first jpg will post….
Well, it’s a close-up of the slot where the wine glass is placed. But you get an idea from the photo that DID post.
I don’t understand why some photos will post and others not when I copy the image address correctly and make sure the jpg is the last on the link line.
What a great idea.
And as long as I’m going whole hog on the Adirondack theme, here’s a link to the Adirondack Winery in Lake George, NY. The site has a number of recipes for great drinks using their products.
The Krewe of Barkus strolled today at 2 in the French Quarter. They had lunch at Galatoire’s the other day
Hah!!! I did it! Oh, please click on the other videos after it ends, for more great pix of the parade & the attendees. Apparently there is nothing people in NO will not do for a parade!
& if you want really whacky stuff, go to Nola.com & put in Intergalactic Krewe of Chewbaccus which marched last night. Fantastic costumes! People having fun!
Our Heavenly Father, Your children come to you tonight to ask for healing and peace throughout our country so that we may return to being One Nation Under God. Guide us to be leaders in Your Kingdom, spreading Your Love and Salvation to all. Forgive us our sins and deliver us from evil.
Lord, we ask for a blanket of protection over all our troops and law enforcement who serve to defend and protect us. Bless our representatives with the strength and wisdom they need to achieve the path You have chosen for us.
Please place Your Guardian Angels of Protection around Donald Trump and Mike Pence and their families as they seek to lead America back to You.
Grant us patience, Lord, as the evil ones try to anger us and cause us to fall.
Spread blessings over Israel and Netanyahu.
We humbly ask that You please comfort those who are grieving and in pain.
Thank you Father, for Your Love and the gift of Life.
In Jesus name, we pray. Amen.
True? Fake News? Old, recycled story? https://viraldailynews.co/just-in-president-trump-and-mattis-uncovered-trillions-of-dollars-missing-from-budget-media-refuses-to-report-2/
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