“42. The best is yet to come…”

This was worth reading..


“7%” Written by a 90 year old

This is something we should all read at least once a week!!!!! Make sure you read to the end!!!!!!

Written by Regina Brett, 90 years old, of the Plain Dealer, Cleveland , Ohio .

“To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me. It is the most requested column I’ve ever written.

My odometer rolled over to 90 in August, so here is the column once more:

1. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

2. When in doubt, just take the next small step.

3. Life is too short – enjoy it.

4. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends and family will.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don’t have to win every argument. Stay true to yourself.

7. Cry with someone. It’s more healing than crying alone.

8. It’s OK to get angry with God. He can take it.

9. Save for retirement starting with your first paycheck.

10. When it comes to chocolate, resistance is futile.

11. Make peace with your past so it won’t screw up the present.

12. It’s OK to let your children see you cry.

13. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

14. If a relationship has to be a secret, you shouldn’t be in it.

15. Everything can change in the blink of an eye, but don’t worry, God never blinks.

16.. Take a deep breath. It calms the mind.

17. Get rid of anything that isn’t useful. Clutter weighs you down in many ways.

18. Whatever doesn’t kill you really does make you stronger.

19.. It’s never too late to be happy. But it’s all up to you and no one else.

20. When it comes to going after what you love in life, don’t take no for an answer.

21. Burn the candles, use the nice sheets, wear the fancy lingerie. Don’t save it for a special occasion. Today is special.

22. Over prepare, then go with the flow.

23. Be eccentric now. Don’t wait for old age to wear purple.

24. The most important sex organ is the brain.

25. No one is in charge of your happiness but you.

26. Frame every so-called disaster with these words ‘In five years, will this matter?’

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive

29. What other people think of you is none of your business.

30. Time heals almost everything. Give time time.

31. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

32. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

33. Believe in miracles.

34. God loves you because of who God is, not because of anything you did or didn’t do.

35. Don’t audit life. Show up and make the most of it now.

36. Growing old beats the alternative of dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood.

38. All that truly matters in the end is that you loved.

39. Get outside every day. Miracles are waiting everywhere.

40. If we all threw our problems in a pile and saw everyone else’s, we’d grab ours back.

41. Envy is a waste of time. Accept what you already have, not what you need

42. The best is yet to come…

43. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.

44. Yield.

45. Life isn’t tied with a bow, but it’s still a gift.”

Its estimated 93% won’t forward this. If you are one of the 7% who will, forward this with the title ‘7%’.

I’m in the 7%. Friends are the family that you choose.

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“Today is Alan’s BIG BIRTHDAY PARTY”

“BIRTHDAY… Surprise for ALAN”

“JULIA CHILD” in the Kitchen -with ALAN!   *********

Have you ever seen  “JULIA CHILD” …  at work in your KITCHEN?

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Grand-daughter JAIME was taking pictures as “GRANDMA” was putting  “31”  candles on a home made cake  for the  best GRANDSON, ALAN — – and since this “Birthday Party”  was for him – – he was giving his  approval   – – as he  over looks the last minute preparations.

When I saw this PHOTO – – I just had to die laughing – – as I remember seeing “JULIA CHILD” bending over as you see me – – because as you hit the older years in LIFE – – looks like the straight back … takes a good bend forward .

That bending  seems to just creepe up … on us senior citizens – – as we approach the beyond  “GOLDEN” years.

Many… years ago – – I would watch “JULIA CHILD” in her cooking shows – – and always thought that she really enjoyed all of the cooking that she did.

In fact – I even had to buy her book, “The FRENCH CHEF”  – – and that is one of the very many books on cooking – – that I have. – – –  Years ago… when I would be in the KITCHEN – and my MOTHER would be there, too – – she would remark  to me…  that she thought that I would be talking like “JULIA CHILD” – – I did not think so – – but I do have one of those voices – – that when…  you hear it – – you will remember me!

Getting back to “ALAN’s” BIRTHDAY PARTY…  we had a very good time – and everyone liked that cake so much – – even some took seconds.

   Something  to think about … a  most important thing that  is happening in our world  TODAY – –  I feel…  that there are lots of FAMILIES – – that will not be celebrating special times  with “GRAND-CHILDREN” – – as  FAMILIES  are… cutting down… on having  children… so it seems  to me…  this world  will soon have a  shortage of children.

When I was a small child… in school – – there was the saying… “The FAMILY that PRAYS together… STAYS TOGETHER!”   Something that I have not heard in a very long time!  

 Every day…  I give THANKS to the ALMIGHTY… since HE gave to me the best children and “GRAND-CHILDREN” – – something that I wish more people could  or even would say…  and  – also be so very  grateful to our CREATOR – – for all the wonderful gifts we receive daily – – and… that  starts with our very own FAMILY!

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“Alan, I have been Calling YOU, all-day”

Just wanted to CALL YOU… and sing “Happy Birthday” …

on the telephone to YOU!

But… for some reason or the other…

the phone did not connect to you???

So… I did have to check with a friend …

just to see…  what was wrong???

“No wonder … the TELEPHONE is not ringing”

This looks like my “Aunt Irene”  – – on the left.



I was wondering  – – why she told me the other day she called me  – – so often – – but that I did not pick up the phone – – to talk to her – – 

So… today – –  I receive this PHOTO  — above – – of someone showing  “Aunt Irene” – – that she has just picked up the wrong … gadget –  – – she needs some new glasses…

“Heavens knows… I need some help too!”

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“Friday PARTY, is so close… We’re ready”

“Let Us All Celebrate Today with Alan”


“Alan’s BIRTHDAY Party – – FUN for Everyone”

Alan and the Girls! – – “LET us begin…”


Alan invited everybody to his “BIRTHDAY PARTY” and everybody dressed in their  “cool” easy on the eyes Summer Fashion!

If you were at the party to sing “Happy Birthday Alan” and  many, many, more,  just  never can tell  but,  you may be seeing your  “photo”  here, too!

Sure hope that “whoever”  was taking pictures,  found out how to hold those new kind of cameras  extra  steady, because it sure looks like,  to me,  that someone is a real shaker or a  highly nervous and  excitable mover,   when it come to taking PHOTOS of very important people!

“Just one more time,  HAPPY BIRTHDAY  ALAN,  and many  more!” 
“OH, I  can not   forget”    “Have the best “BIRTHDAY YEAR” starting,  right NOW  and  for ever!”

“Starting  RIGHT about,  NOW!” 

“May “Alan” continue to receive all the best of Blessings from the Almighty Yahweh,  as “Alan”  always loves to share with his family and friends –

As  he is one of the best of friends, of the Almighty  and  doing that which,  all of his followers  do with bonding, reminiscing,  and finding common ground, when you’re spending time with  your loved ones in the coming weeks  and through out the coming years!”     D.V.

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“The Words in some SONGS, Say Everything”

“What Can I say – These Songs have the WORDS”

If you live long enough – sooner or latter –

You will hear and learn a thing or two – 

See if these songs  – the words – the music – the voice of the singer –  if maybe these songs sound like Prayers.”

When someone can  sing and play an instrument… like you see and hear,  in these songs that I  have selected –

I feel that every child,  should have the same opportunity  to start at a  very early day  in  their LIFE…

  With a chance to sing and be heard by the world –

and or at least – by their own family – 

because “Having a DREAM” –  “Your very own DREAM”

 You will  be making  this  “A  MOST Wonderful World!”


“Just start making the wonderful music… so that… we can just listen with our hearts and souls!

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“Happy Birthday Alan”

“This is the DAY…”



“If you want some of the “BIRTHDAY CAKES” – – You ‘ll all have to start singing!”



“While the  “BIRTHDAY CAKES” are being cut…

Let’s hear everyone sing nice and loud – –

So everyone on “GRAND AVENUE” – -can hear and join in!”  

  “One of those cakes  is called a “Triple Chocolate Cake”  – – and that is for all of you that never have  enough of the good stuff – –

It is also being served with your choice of  “ICE CREAMS”  – –

since “we all scream for Ice Cream”  – –

and we aim to please…  

 everyone  – – – with good taster’s  – –

this…  is where you can “laugh” a little more than at any other time!”


“Happy BIRTHDAY….ALAN….and many – many – more!”

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