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Sign of Love, From Pope Francis

April 3rd, 2017 Comments off


August 6th, 2016 Comments off

For you who have walked, or are walking,

to the ‘end of the lane’

with the one you love

“How far will you go with me, my love?

To the stile, or the bridge, or the great oak tree?

The lane is a lonely and fearsome place,

And there’s no one journeying there but me.”

She smiled at the stile with a sweet disdain,

She scoffed at the bridge and the great oak tree,

And looked me full in the eyes and said,

“I will go to the end of the lane with thee.”

Then I loved her anew with a strange fierce love,

As high as the stars and as deep as the sea.

She would share my heaven and share my hell!

She would go to the end of the lane with me.

Richard Wightman

from: All That’s = Lovely, compiled by S.F.Woolard, 1909

Saying “I Love You”

March 23rd, 2016 Comments off

Saying I Love You in different languages may make the point even stronger, (and makeyou points as well),  so here you go . . . from around the world and back again, expressions of love from you to the one you love.

In Spanish, I love you, is Te quiero

In Danish, Jeg elsker dig

 French, Je t’aime

German, ich liebe dich

Greek, Σε αγαπώ

Haitian Creole, Mwen renmen ou

 Hebrew,אני אוהב אותך

Italian, Ti amo

Japanese, 愛しています

Korean, 당신을 사랑해요

Polish, Kocham cię  

Russian, Я тебя люблю

Swedish, Jag älskar dig

English, I LOVE YOU!

It isn’t always easy to be ‘perfect’.

March 11th, 2016 Comments off


Mama and Daddy

March 4th, 2016 Comments off

They married young, and lived a long and happy life together (66 years).

He was the 21 year old son of a preacher/farmer.  She was the 16 year old daughter of a widow who was left with ten children to raise.

They started their married life with very little materially, but with a love that was as solid as the rock they were standing on in this picture.

My parents proved that young love could become mature love; that growing up didn’t mean you had to grow apart.

They demonstrated that working hard won’t kill you , and that being dedicated to God and family is the best way to live.

Mama and Daddy, two remarkable and wonderful people.


For Someone Special On His Birthday, With Love

January 18th, 2016 Comments off

                                  On the Porch, Many Years From Now             


                              You will sit on the swing, I will sit in the chair,                                 

                              And the fragrance of lilacs will hang in the air.

                          I will tell you a story, I’ve told you before,  

                              We will laugh (like the last time) and tell a few more.

                          Then perhaps we will say it, and perhaps we will not,

                              But both our old hearts will be thinking this thought –

                           That it’s good to be known, and it’s good to be there,

                               Where the fragrance of lilacs hangs in the air.

                                             Author unknown


                           En el porche, Muchos Años en el futuro

Usted se sentará en el columpio, yo me sentaré en la silla,

Y el perfume de lilas colgará en el aire.

Yo le diré una historia, yo le he dicho antes,

Nos reiremos (como la última vez) y diremos unos pocos más.

Entonces quizás nosotros lo diremos, y quizás no,

pero ambos nuestros corazones viejos estarán pensando este pensamiento –

Que es bueno ser sabido, y es bueno estar allí,

Dónde el perfume de lilas cuelga en el aire.

A Sign of Love for the New Year!

December 31st, 2015 1 comment

Ah, to feel that way again . . . the thrill of falling in love.

September 22nd, 2015 Comments off

napoleon_and_josephineIn addition to being a brilliant military mind and feared ruler, Napolean Bonaparte (1763 – 1821) was a prolific writer of letters. He reportedly wrote as many as 75,000 letters in his lifetime, many of them to his beautiful wife, Josephine, both before and during their marriage. This letter, written just prior to their 1796 wedding, shows surprising tenderness and emotion from the future emperor. The picture is of their images  carved in cold stone, but obviously there was much heat, indeed ‘fire’,  in the flesh.

Paris, December 1795

I wake filled with thoughts of you. Your portrait and the intoxicating evening which we spent yesterday have left my senses in turmoil. Sweet, incomparable Josephine, what a strange effect you have on my heart! Are you angry? Do I see you looking sad? Are you worried?… My soul aches with sorrow, and there can be no rest for you lover; but is there still more in store for me when, yielding to the profound feelings which overwhelm me, I draw from your lips, from your heart a love which consumes me with fire? Ah! it was last night that I fully realized how false an image of you your portrait gives!

You are leaving at noon; I shall see you in three hours.

Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire.

Happy Anniversary, Linda and Sidney, With Love!

September 2nd, 2015 Comments off

Yes, I’ve kept the wedding announcement! It was a very special day for a wonderful couple who have shown that true love matures and  becomes even dearer with time.L n S wed inv

Survey Says . . . .

August 12th, 2015 Comments off

Myrna, how many couples sleep in separate rooms?

Surveys  say one in four couples sleep in separate rooms. I doubt if they started out that way, but many couples have trouble sleeping in the same bed and choose to have separate bedrooms.

If she wants the room warm with a ton of covers and he likes the room cold with little cover . .  . or if one or both snore until neither sleeps . . .  or if medical problems make it difficult for one to sleep and the other has to go to work in the morning . . . there are lots of reasons.

Dr. Phil says they  miss out on the intimacy of cuddling, talking and just sharing the same space, but for many couples, especially later in life, they find it the most sensible thing to do.  If they get a good night’s sleep, they are much better companions the next day than if they are irritable, groggy and resentful.

My advice is to  try it both ways for a while and just see what works for them.  They can always visit each other’s rooms, you know.

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