Love Notes From Lady G: Ain’t No Stopping Us Now

I know you know someone that has a negative vibe
And if you’re trying to make it they only push you aside
They really don’t have, no where to go

Ask them where they’re going, they don’t know
But we won’t let nothin’ hold us back
We’re gonna put ourselves together
We’re gonna polish up our act!

And if you’ve ever been held down before
I know you refuse to be held down anymore!
Don’t you let nothing, nothing
Stand in your way!

Songwriters: Jerry Allen Cohen / Gene Mcfadden / John Whitehead
Ain’t No Stoppin Us Now lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Warner Chappell Music Inc

Note: If you suffer from any form of addiction please seek the medical advice of your physician or a mental health professional.

Rambling Musical Commentary: We Can Take Forever Just a Minute at a Time

Join LadyG as she shares a storytime about some big ass pancakes, a gaggle of cousins, cane syrup, Uncle Bill, Madea, and her favorite R&B/Soul jams from 1977-ish.

**Post titles always include a lyric from one of the songs highlighted in the audio.

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I Don’t Like Kale!

And I don’t WANT to HAVE to!

Flat out…

I’ve concluded, after several attempts at it, I just don’t like kale!

I mean, I’ve done pretty much everything I could to make it tolerable to my palate!

Seriously, I’ve massaged it…

I’ve oiled it…

I’ve tossed it…

I’ve seasoned the hell out of it.

And despite all that…

I just don’t like it.

Well, I take that back, I do like it pulverized into oblivion in a smoothie.

Other than that…

I just don’t like kale!

Do you have a food that you feel kinda pressured to like?

In the words of my Southern playmates of yore:

“I said, I meant it, I’m here to represent it!”

I am a proud veggie lover who actually hates kale!

Good day.

Study Abundance

God wills us to have everything. As we express life, we fulfill God’s law of abundance, but we do this only as we realize that there is good enough to go around–only as we know that all of God’s gifts are given as freely and fully as the air and the sunshine…

Ernest Holmes

A reading from Dr. Wayne Dyer’s book, Being in Balance.

Pt. 1 of Chapter 6, “You Can’t Discover Light by Analyzing the Darkness.”

America Needs Some Samfundssind Up in Here!

That’s not a typo! Read on.

Hygge, which roughly translates to ‘a quality of cosiness’ – may be the most appropriated Danish word of the past decade, but it’s samfundssind that’s really come to define the nation in the era of Covid-19.

If hygge is something you practice with people you know, samfundssind is more of a behaviour towards those you might not know. Rarely used until just a few months ago, it’s now entered the Danish vernacular in an explosive way. 

Like hygge, there’s no direct English translation of samfundssind. Marianne Rathje, senior researcher at the Danish Language Council, says you can think of it as putting the good of the greater society above your own personal interests. 

Mark Johanson. August 3, 2020. A word buried in the history books helped Danes mobilise during the pandemic, flattening the curve and lifting community spirit.

It should be clear that the title of this post is most assuredly NOT grammatically correct.

However, the message behind it is sincere.

I think that we can learn a lot from the Danish.

Simply put, America needs some samfundssind up in here!

It’s not always about individual rights and freedoms; especially when those “rights and freedoms” infringe on the health, safety and welfare of others.

Any thoughts?

Rambling Musical Commentary: My Magic Potion for Love

Join me, Lady G, for a storytime about a magical birthday gift from Mama.

In this post, I’ll also be sharing my favorite soul jams from 1976-ish.

Join me next Sunday for 1977.

*Title of the post comes from a lyric in one of the selected songs.

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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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