A Family Conversation: Old School Saturdays

Today’s Topics: Saturdays back in the day, cartoons, games, oldie TV shows, The 1970’s.

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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See the curtains hangin’ in the window, in the evenin’ on a Friday night.
A little light a-shinin’ through the window, lets me know everything is alright.

Summer Breeze. Performed by The Isley Brothers. Songwriters: Darrell Crofts / Jimmy Seals

If you’re ready for more lighter fare, this is the post for YOU!

In today’s post, the cousins take a magnificent trip into the past to visit a typical 1970’s weekend via Ron’s magical post, “Saturdays.”

***Warning: The cousins are acting da fool in this post, so get ready to hear us laugh out loud SEVERAL times!

Enjoy:

Pt 1 Saturday
Grandma’s very own special jar and hot water bottle 
The aroma alarm clock 

Pt 2 Breakfast at Mother and Granddaddy’s
Aunt Nell’s BEST breakfast!
Cartoons, Soul train and Commercials 
The Fair

Pt 3 Bigger isn’t always better
Children’s games gone wild
Mama’nem and talkin’ proper
Hee Haw and The Devil’s back in Ga. 

Pt 4 The Devil Won!
Lawrence Welk Lennon sister’s story
Same planet- Different worlds 
Adios, Au revoir, I’ll be the same (Auf Wiedersehen)!
Dancing with the Duke

*Correction: RE: “The Fair” rides were provided by the James H. Drew Exposition not the John Drew Exposition as stated in the audio. Unfortunately, the Drew Exposition no longer comes to the fair in Augusta. It is now part of the Columbia County fair. What a loss for Augusta!

Love Notes From Lady G: We Must Surely Be Learning

Lady G shares a “love note” for YOU!

If you know me, then you know that I often tease that George Harrison is my “spirit guide.” ♥️

I look at the world and I notice it’s turning
While my guitar gently weeps
With every mistake we must surely be learning
Still my guitar gently weeps

I don’t know why you were diverted
You were perverted, too
I don’t know how you were inverted
No one alerted you

Songwriters: Harrison George
While My Guitar Gently Weeps lyrics © Sony/atv Tunes Llc, Harrisongs Ltd., Harrisongs Ltd

Rambling Musical Commentary: Nothing Can Be Better Than a Sweet Love Song

Join Lady G as she shares a story about her sweet first grade, ukelele playing teacher, along with her favorite jams from 1975-ish.

*Post titles are always taken from the lyrics of one of the songs highlighted in LadyG’s ramble.

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A Family Conversation: A Prayer for The Dying

Today’s Topic: Death, Dying, Loss and Grief

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.

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Crossing that bridge with lessons I’ve learned
Playing with fire and not getting burned
I may not know what you’re going through
But time is the space between me and you
Life carries on

It goes on

Just say die and that would be pessimistic
In your mind we can walk across the water
Please don’t cry it’s just a prayer for the dying
I just don’t know what’s got into me

A Prayer for the Dying. Performed by Seal. Songwriters: Isidore / Seal / L. Coleman / W. Melovin 1994
BMG Rights Management US, LLC

This week the cousins discuss LadyG’s post, The Black Book, which details important lessons that she learned about death, dying, grief, and loss while working in hospitals. During the conversation she also brings a more recent perspective on loss after working as a Patient Advocate for breast and gynecologic cancer patients.

In addition, Ron offers some valuable insight from his 30+ years working in the medical field.

The Black Book: Closing life’s busy-ness/Cancer/Dying in Clusters/Celestial Discharges/All my 2 minutes
Not Today Jesus!/Boundaries and Burnouts/Salute to Healthcare workers/Causes Worth Facing Death/Respect Life/Comforting-ish Words

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We started today’s discussion on current politics and the loss of civil rights giants, C.T. Vivian and John Lewis, including a commentary on “Black History.”

It should be noted that the deaths of these heroes encouraged Ron to select today’s post.

I’d like to dedicate this post to all of the patients that I loved and cared for before they made their transitions. I love you all and I will see you again. For the ones who remain, I pray for your continued wellness.🌹

Also a very special dedication to our late Grandparents, “Mother” and “Daddy;” and to LadyG’s mother, Eva, and to Ron’s father, Fletcher.

Rest in Peace to everyone who passed away due Covid-19.

May God watch over the families and friends who mourn the loss of anyone who has made the transition; at any point in time.

Reach out to me here in comments if you want to share your experiences with death, dying, loss and grief. Also, tell us how you’ve managed to cope with loss.

Celebrate life and love while you can!

Love LadyG and Ron♥

On the lighter side:

Interesting links referenced in the post:

Drunk History’s: Birmingham Children’s Crusade

Widow at Funeral Meets Jesus

The Time Tunnel (Ron Brown)

Love Notes From Lady G: In The Stone

Deep inside your hearts for you to keep
Lies a spark of light that never sleeps
The greatest love you’ve ever known
Yeah is written in the stone

In the stone, you’ll find the meaning
You’re not standing tall
In the stone the light is shining
Ever touching all

In the Stone, Performed by Earth Wind and Fire. Songwriters: David W. Foster / Allee Willis / Maurice White
In the Stone lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing

Happy! Job Well Done!

This makes me smile!

Late Congressman John Lewis dancing to Pharrell’s Happy.

He said, “That’s my song!”

Rest in peace Congressman!

You worked tirelessly for us ALL…

Battered, and bruised but NEVER beat down!

When you were a young man, you knew SHE could be better so you held HER accountable.

Steadfastly until sunset!

We’ll pick up where you left off!

Rest easy now dear one!

Job well done!

Eternally…

HAPPY!

Yessir! That’s my Alabama AND Georgia homeboy right there! LOL!

Rambling Musical Commentary: When the Time Sets the Sun to the Moon

Join LadyG as she shares a storytime along with her favorite jams from the 1974-ish era 🙂

*Titles for these posts are always taken from one of the highlighted song’s lyrics

*FAIR USE**

Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research.

When A Doctor Cries…

One of Mom’s Doctors. NBC News July 16, 2020

WE’RE IN BIG TROUBLE!

*FAIR USE** Copyright Disclaimer under section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship, education and research. Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing. 

The Time is Nigh: Pandemic Hospital Data Reporting Change

“What is the hour of the night?”

Written by: Fletcher L. Brown aka “Pro” (ca. 1974)

From What Time Is It? Courtesy of The Time Tunnel

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Wake up!

What’s happening right under your nose?

Why is there a sudden need to bypass the CDC for reporting Covid-19 hospital data?

White House Strips CDC Of Data Collection Role For COVID-19 Hospitalizations

Pay particular attention to this point from the article:

On Monday, an email flagged “Special Bulletin” from the American Hospital Association and obtained by NPR, informed hospitals of the data reporting change, and indicated that distribution of remdesivir, a drug that’s been used to treat hospitalized COVID patients, would be tied to the daily data reported into the TeleTracking portal. “The daily reporting is the only mechanism used for the [remdesivir] calculations,” the email from AHA reads.

HHS could not immediately confirm if failure to switch to the new HHS system means that a hospital will no longer get this key drug therapy from the federal government.

P. Huang, S. Simmons-Duffin. NPR.org

Notwithstanding the second quoted paragraph, why do you think that the distribution of remdesivir is tied to daily reporting to the new HHS portal?

Who will have access to this data now that it is bypassing the CDC?

Will the data still be public?

Talk amongst yourselves…

I’ll wait.

Wake up!

Georgians, what say you to this?

Brian Kemp voids mask mandate despite surge in Covid-19 cases (Washington Post)

What the heck is Brian Kemp doing? (CNN)

Ass backward to say the least.

As we say in the South, I guess he won the pissing contest!

Now…

who are the losers?

A Family Conversation: Wise and Beautiful Mama

“A Family Conversation” is a storytelling audio series that features weekly discussions between blogging cousins LadyG and Ron Brown on current events along with favorite posts from each other’s blog.
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Mama you’re beautiful

And that’s straight from my heart

Mama you’re wonderful you love right from the start

Mama you are; Mama you are; Mama you’re beautiful to me

Mama You’re Beautiful Performed by: Positive

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Kasey Phillips

Join us this week as we discuss Ron’s post Rhyme Time: She’s a Real Mother for Ya

Listen in as we talk about Jet, Ron’s mom!

Did I mention that she’s my aunt?

LOL, of course I did.

Anyway, in today’s discussion, we talk about Jet’s authenticity, generosity, wisdom, determination and her beauty.

By the way, you can read some of Jet’s writings by going to The Time Tunnel and using search terms “Ron’s Mom.”

Pt. 1: A REAL Giver/Student and Teacher
Pt. 2 : Sharing through writing/Passing it On
Pt. 3 : The Beauty Standard/ Smooth, Cool and Smart

The Math trick that Aunt Jet showed me in 3rd grade 🙂