I’m Digging this Kid!

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If LadyG wanted to brag, she would say something like:

“EVERYBODY LOOK!  MY GOD SON, ZO, IS OPENING FOR ALLEN STONE!”

LOL!

Since I am NOT a bragger, I shall resist the temptation…

But I will say this, if you are anywhere near my hometown of Augusta, GA tonight, you need to run down to the Imperial Theatre by 7pm to check them both out!

You will NOT be disappointed!

YAAAAY GO ZO!!!!!

If you want to learn more about MY handsome, unique, intelligent and multi-talented God son click here

I’m so shameless!!! LOL!!!

I love you guys!

I missed you and I’ll be seeing you all soon!  As always, more love and light to you all!

LadyG 😘 💋 💋

 

If I Had Known (Braeden’s Writing Challenge) 

Poet Braeden Michaels issued a poetry challenge where he asked readers to offer a word or phrase as a poem title that he would write.
LadyG challenged him with the phrase: “If I had known…”
This is the breaktaking result!

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If I had known

her heart was so delicate

I would have been gentle

If I had known

that I was immature

I would have been patient

If I had known

she would have changed

I would have stayed

If I had known

she would take her own life

I would have done things differently

If I had known

this would have changed me forever

I wouldn’t have done anything different

*Lady Ghad requested me to use this title as a poem.

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ESSAY-LIKE A SUNDAY MORNING: A CHANGE OF HEART

Friends, today I give you a thought-provoking piece from my brilliant cousin, Ron Brown. Ron’s commentary on the current state of affairs in America is spot on!
Now for the naysayers that might question his patriotism, I must add that he retired from the United States Air Force; having served 20 years.
So, in essence, my dear cousin fought for his right AND our right to offer praise and, when necessary, criticism.
That said, I agree with Ron. America has a “heart condition.”
Let me leave you with this:
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable.”
-John F. Kennedy, 35th American President and an innocent victim of gun violence.

Peace
LadyG

Please leave your likes and comments on Ron’s blog.

The Time Tunnel

ESSAY-LIKE SUNDAY MORNING: Today’s lesson was entitled, A CHANGE OF HEART. The Scripture was from, Ezekiel 36:22-36. The KEY VERSE was verse 26 which reads, A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you a heart of flesh” (NIV).

These verses, and in particular the KEY VERSE, suggested to me this subtitle:

AMERICA HAS A HEART CONDITION!

 

It is a well-known fact that Americans are among the unhealthiest people of any Western country. We owe this unique designation to a diet high in cholesterol and saturated fats and our penchant for leading sedentary lifestyles. Heart disease is the #1 killer in America.

Approximately every minute, someone will die from a heart attack.

Of deaths attributable to heart disease, 34% occurred…

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Gregory Morning

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Alternative Title:  Strangers who unknowingly have a very important function in our lives.

With the “alternate title” in mind, I give you Gregory Morning!

NOT his real name, because I do NOT, in fact, know him, and probably never will!

But that’s neither here nor there.

Follow me now…

Lady J and I get up every morning at half-past the rooster’s crow in order to get to school in a timely manner.

Mind you, we are never at risk of being officially late.

However, I’ve found that if we leave after a particular point in time I’ll be stuck in traffic hell once I drop her off.

So, before the sun rises, I gently rouse Lady J—and subsequently keep her on task so that I can leave in time enough to avoid the snarl that I so dearly abhor.

Now, after Lady J has wiped the sleep from her eyes, eaten breakfast, taken a shower, brushed her teeth, gotten dressed, and packed up her grip, we’re off to the races!

Enter Gregory Morning.

A lanky uniformed fellow who walks the short distance from his house to the school that Lady J attends.

By the way, Lady J said he looks like a “Gregory.”

And so it is written into “law” that he shall always be known as Gregory 🙂

I gave him the last name “Morning” because that’s the only time of day that we see him.

Anyway…

Gregory, our dear friend that we do NOT know, functions as my unofficial timekeeper of sorts.

If Gregory is at the top of the hill; I’m doing good.

No traffic worries 🙂

If Gregory has made it to the traffic light, I am a bit behind.

Some traffic…Eh…it’s tolerable 😏

But…

God forbid, if Gregory is standing at the school’s entrance, I’m SCREWED 😱

It’s traffic all the way to more traffic and then some!

I simply cannot with all that!!!

And so…

If Gregory is standing at the school door, then I immediately know to go park somewhere until the madness dies down.

Hey, it gives me time to read my e-mails, WordPress notifications and Instagram messages.

Problem solved!

Long live Gregory!

Do you have a “Gregory Morning” in your life?  Meet me in comments and tell me all about it!

Love and light to you,

LadyG 💋 💋

 

 

 

A True History of the Isles Vol II Chap 9 – The Celts A Necessary(Socialist) Overview

Who has time for boring history teachers? I surely don’t so I implore you to check out an uproarious series,”A True History of the Isles,” written by my friend Roger over in the UK.
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To me, the series is Monty Python meeting your British Literature or History teacher!
Enjoy, and be sure to go back and read the full series 🙂
Bravo, Roger!

Please leave “likes” and comments on Roger’s Blog 🙂

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Something of an Introduction

As the narrative has now reached the commencement of the 15th Century and has dealt mostly with the events and kings of England (with Scots’ interference) it is essential we now look back over the 14th Century and events in Ireland (with Scots’ interference), Scotland (with their own and English interference) and Wales (which, quite frankly went into a bit of a sulk).

In the spirit of fairness, equity (and mischief) a separate chapter will be given over to each nation. This is chapter is therefore simply an overview and background.

Of Disclaimers and Justifications

Whereas and hither to thereupon, any history of the Celtic races of these Isles is bound to cause offense to someone or other, in advance the author asserts the right to make harsh judgements and controversial statements on the grounds that he is:

Welsh and thus, apparently Celtic, so…

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See You in September

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Photo taken by LadyG 

We met in starry Winter.

Spring-Summer

Had a ball!

The chime rings twelve,

Her time had come to

Leave me in the Fall.

-Lady G For Mama💞 RIP

 

I really wish you guys could have ‘met’ my Mom!  

She was truly something else!  

By the way, down South, we often describe certain people as being “something else” when we can’t quite find the best words to describe them.  

Mind you, this could be either good or bad 🙂

In Mama’s case it was a good thing!

And so…

Here, in the Northern Hemisphere, we celebrate the first day of fall!

It’s my favorite time of year!

Last year, I decided to greet the Autumnal Equinox with this popular post!  

Feel free to check it out!

Meanwhile, I will leave you to celebrate our dear season with the following musical goodies!

The first song was one of Mama’s favorites by Marvin Gaye.  We’d sing it together while dancing and having a ball!

The second song is….What can I say? Apropos!

 

 

Love and light to you all!

LadyG  😘💋💋

Fae: An Ode to the Generous

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Photo taken by LadyG during a morning walk

If a man says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who doesn’t love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?

–1 John 4:20

Just behind this door resides a noble little fae

Who has an open heart of gold for those who’ve lost their way.

She gathers all her eensy friends;

They know just what to do.

They share their food,

They offer care,

They teach eternal truth,

No questions asked;

No judgments made;

No hoarding of “the loot.”

They know that one can’t pull a strap unless he has a boot.

-Lady G

 

A simple rhyme from LadyG’s imagination!

Anyway…

Lately, I find myself so disheartened by current events; especially in the U.S.

Seriously! I often wonder if people realize that our children are looking on as adults act like violent and malicious spoiled brats who are singularly focused on what is best for them and theirs.

Everything is…

MINE!

ME!

THEM!  They are the problem!

What about US?

What’s our role?

What are we teaching our babies when we behave this way?

What are we teaching ourselves…The world?

We can do better!

Question, do all of the God-fearing folks really believe in and have reverence for God?

Simply put, you can’t love God in heaven while stepping all over your brother on Earth.

I’ve had enough!

And so…

I’ve created my own alternate world where love, kindness and generousity reign.

I’ve done it before.

Does anybody want to join me?  Plan to pray and meditate 🙂

Love and light to you all 💋

 

Weather Watcher

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I’ve always been fascinated by the weather.

As a child, I remember watching my grandfather’s weather vane twirl from one direction to the next.

North, South, East, West…

But, somehow, it always seemed to me as if there was something deeper underlying those shifting winds.

What could it be?

I wondered if the easterly wind carried a portent of mysterious events to come.

If so, would it be something magical?

Odd?

Supernatural?

I had my suspicions, but I wasn’t sure.

So, in an effort to satisfy my curiousity about the wind and other weather related peculiarities, I decided to become an amateur meteorologist!

To that end, I feverishly consumed every book or article about the weather.

Which led me to…

Study cloud formations…

Fashion a bottle, balloon and some straw into a primitive barometer…

Learn the difference between spinning storms in the Northern Hemisphere..

And spinning storms in the Southern Hemisphere…

And spinning storms in the Pacific…

And spinning storms in the Atlantic…

And spinning storms on land…

And spinning storms on water…

You know….CYCLONES and what not.

At any rate, I became obsessed with other relevant phenomenon such as high and low pressure systems.

I was ever conscious of their locations 🙂

How’s that, you ask?

Well, I once read that if you face the direction of the wind, the low pressure system will be on your left side–at least in the Northern Hemisphere.

I’ve never verified that information but it seemed plausible to me 🙂

Oh, and don’t get me started on my passion for weather folklore, history and lies.

I love ’em all!

As a matter of fact, my dream job is to compile and study narratives and pictures from people who have lived through major hurricanes and other weather related events.

So…where does my preoccupation with weather come from?

Well, I can tell you with all certainty that my mother couldn’t have cared less.

Eh….My father might have had a passing interest.

But, honestly, I think that my obsession with weather may have come from the fact that I shuffled onto this mortal coil alongside Hurricane Camille.

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Hey…don’t laugh…Mark Twain had his comet and I have my hurricane 🙂

On a serious note, I realize that this storm left many lives lost.  That said, I do not in any way celebrate that fact.

However, I do have a certain amount of reverence and awe for mother nature’s powerful manifestations.

And, to this day, I am still captivated by all things atmospheric!

Speaking of which…

I grabbed a few photos of some of the damage cause by tropical storm Irma.

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Fortunately, my family fared pretty well.

I say prayers for those who were not so lucky and to those who are busy picking up the pieces.

In the end, this weather watcher has concluded that the Earth reserves the right to remind us of her power.

Either way, God will see us through.

 

Love and light to you all!

LadyG 😘 💋 💋

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Storms Make Strange Bedfellows

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LadyG is smack dab in the middle of Tropical Storm Irma land!

This morning our power went out just long enough to scare me into submission!

Thankfully, it came back on an hour later.

Best believe, right after that, I went into cook for your life mode!

Baby, I started cooking, baking and prepping food…any food!

You should have seen my kitchen!

It felt like I was Snoopy cooking Thanksgiving Dinner for Peppermint Patty and friends!

Toast, jellybeans, popcorn! Insubordinate folding chairs…

Oh my!

LOL!

Ok, I’m fibbing a bit, but I did end up cooking things with no rhyme or reason…all in an attempt to be prepared in case we lose power again….which I suspect we will.

I also made sure to wash up all the clothes and get out the lanterns, candles and flashlights.

For my friends and family in the Caribbean and Florida–in particular– I pray that you are safe.

To my friends and family in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Tennessee, I pray that you are preparing and that you will be safe as well.

God willing and if the creek don’t rise…we’ll ‘see’ each other before too long!

Love and light to you all!

Lady G 😘

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