Jeanne's Bliss Blog

Friday, July 31, 2009

Very Touching Horse Story

Thanks Marilyn

Have a great long weekend everyone♥

Growing up in the Fabulous Fifties

Mike's PlaceThe Fifties

Were you a kid in the Fifties or so ?

Everybody makes fun of our childhood!

Comedians joke. Grandkids snicker.

Twenty-something's shudder and say "Eeeew!"

But was our childhood really all that bad?

Judge for yourself:

In 1953 the Canadian population was much less than now.

Yet you knew more people then, and knew them better ...

And that was good.

The average annual salary was under $3,000 .

Yet our parents could put some of it away for a rainy day

and still live a decent life .

And that was good.

A loaf of bread cost about 15 cents ...

But it was safe for a five-year-old to skate

to the store and buy one ...

And that was good.

Prime-Time meant I Love Lucy, Ozzie and Harriet, Gunsmoke and Lassie .

So nobody ever heard of ratings or filters ...

And that was good.

We didn't have air-conditioning ...

So the windows stayed up and half a dozen mothers

ran outside when you fell off your bike.

And that was good.

Your teacher was either Miss Matthews or Mrs. Logan or Mr. Adkins ...

But not Ms Becky or Mr.Dan .

And that was good.

The only hazardous material you knew about .

Was a patch of grassburrs around the light pole at the corner .

And that was good.

You loved to climb into a fresh bed ...

Because sheets were dried on the clothesline ..

And that was good.

People generally lived in the same hometown with their relatives ...

So "child care" meant grandparents or aunts and uncles .

And that was good.

Parents were respected and their rules were law .

Children did not talk back .

and that was good.

TV was in black-and-white ...

But all outdoors was in glorious color ...

And that was certainly good.

Your Dad knew how to adjust everybody's carburetor .

And the Dad next door knew how to adjust all the TV knobs ..

And that was very good.

Your grandma grew snap beans in the back yard .

And chickens behind the garage .

And that was definitely good.

And just when you were about to do something really bad ...

Chances were you'd run into your Dad's high school coach ...

Or the nosy old lady from up the street .

Or your little sister's piano teacher ...

Or somebody from Church .

ALL of whom knew your parents' phone number .

And YOUR first name .

And even THAT was good! ~~~~~


Send this on to someone who can still remember Nancy Drew,

The Hardy Boys, Laurel & Hardy, Abbott & Costello, Sky King,

Little Lulu comics, Brenda Starr, Howdy Doody and The Peanut Gallery,

The Lone Ranger, The Shadow Knows, Nellie Belle, Roy and Dale,

Trigger and Buttermilk as well as the sound of a reel mower on Saturday morning,

and summers filled with bike rides, playing in cowboy land,

playing hide and seek and kick-the-can and Simon Says,

baseball games, amateur shows at the local theater before the Saturday matinee,

bowling and visits to the pool...

and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar,

and wax lips and bubblegum cigars ..

Didn't that feel good, just to go back and say,

Yeah, I remember that!

And was it really that long ago?

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Ribbons in the sky for your love

Ribbons in the sky for your love

Photographs taken by me very early this morning of this most gorgeous
July 30 sky

Everyone have a nice long Civic Holiday here in Canada


Thanks to my dear friend Shelagh for this link

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Be at peace with your circumstances. Allow what you have no power over to just be as it is. Where you do have power and something needs changing, do what you can and then let go. You don't have to fix everything. (Peace Therapy by Carol Ann Morrow)

I love Wednesdays
My husband works from home..........

One fine Saturday morning on my early morning walk around our neighborhood
a deer was ever present.
I am glad our neighbor had her camera out to capture this precious moment.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

I love this artist Nguyen Thanh Binh

Thanks Nia for sending this beautiful card
I love them all
and for your sentiments for Justin and Ahram and
for me as well.
I love you darling Nia.

Monday, July 27, 2009

Thank you Judy

Carrot cake recipe from our relative Judy
Here you go sweet Angels

2 c flour 1 tsp salt 4 eggs 1 c sugar 2 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp cinnamon 1 1\2 tsp. baking powder 2 c shredded carrots

1 1\2 c oil 1 1\4 c drained crushed pineapple 1 c nuts (opt)

Mix dry ingredients plus oil and eggs. Beat for 1 minute. Add rest of ingredients and beat to mix. Bake 350 30 to 35 minutes.

Icing: 14 oz. cream cheese 1\2 c butter 2 c icing sugar 1 tsp vanilla Beat


Kiss the cook often and season everything with love♥

Use a gentle voice to call family members to the telephone, for dinner, or from play. Invite rather than command; anticipate cooperation rather than resistance. Be patient. Peace comes on soft wings, not in a thundering stampede. (Peace Therapy by Carol Ann Morrow)

A Photograph of my Uncle and Aunt in Europe.
Love everyone so much

Family faces are magic mirrors.

To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common....
...........this is to be my symphony.

William Henry Channing

Love this

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Stars Love Luck and Magic

"I will love the light for it shows me the way, Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars."

-- Og Mandino

Beautiful creations Gold and Silver
by my fabulous friend Dani.
Thank you Dani for your magic and your love♥
I still wish upon stars and believe in the magic of Fairies.

Stars love luck and magic and the things that dreams are made of.

When you wish upon a star
Makes no difference where you are
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true.

All photographs are courtesy of my Son and Ahram
on their time spend in New Zeland July 2009
Where my son proposed to his beautiful lady♥

When two people belong together they make a world.

Some photos I altered with PhotoFunia
Thank you

Out of all the treasures in the world there is nothing more
precious than giving someone a piece of your heart.
~Author unknown

To love and be loved in return,
is to be born anew.
~KayLynn Penaluna

The greatest thing you will ever learn
is just to love and be loved in return
from the movie
Moulin Rouge

Love suffers long
And is kind.
Love envies not.
Seeks not her own.
Thinks no evil.
Bears all things.
Believes all things.
Hopes all things.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-6

Love is the reward of love.

Love knows not its depth until the hour of separation.
~Kahil Gibran

Friday, July 24, 2009

The 101 day Srike for the City of Windsor is OVER~

We are so relieved the 101 day
City of Windsor Srike is OVER................


Three Little Birds Love this song so much

Three Little Birds

I love this song

Thanks for putting a song in my heart
with your love and kindness

Have a great weekend everyone
Love Jeanne♥

"When you follow your bliss... doors will open where you would not have thought there would be doors, and where there wouldn't be a door for anyone else."

- Joseph Campbell

Every mans life is a fairy tale hand written by God.............

Also love this song so very much

Birds by Emiliana Torrini

Have a great weekend everyone♥

Sing and dance every chance you get

And when Love comes along
Answer the call of your heart

When your heart speaks take good notes

Sunday, July 19, 2009

The Greatest Thing you Will Ever Learn

All photographs are courtesy of my Son.
Thank you Justin and Ahram for letting me share them.

The greatest thing you will ever learn is just to love and be loved in return.
~From the movie Moulin Rouge

When two people belong together they make a world.

~ Author Unknown ~

Sooner or later we begin to understand that love is more than verses on valentines and romance in the movies. We begin to know that love is here and now, real and true, the most important thing in our lives. For love is the creator of our favourite memories and the foundation of our fondest dreams. Love is a promise that is always kept, a fortune that can never be spent, a seed that can flourish in even the most unlikely of places. And this radiance that never fades, this mysterious and magical joy, is the greatest treasure of all - one known only by those who love.

"Thank You"

If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.

Kind woman, I give you my all, Kind woman, nothing more.

Little drops of rain whisper of the pain, tears of loves lost in the days gone by.
My love is strong, with you there is no wrong,
together we shall go until we die. My, my, my.
An inspiration is what you are to me, inspiration, look... see.

Thank you by Led Zepplin

And so today, my world it smiles, your hand in mine, we walk the miles,
Thanks to you it will be done, for you to me are the only one.
Happiness, no more be sad, happiness....I'm glad.
If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you.
When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me.

On Tuesday July 7th, 2009, at 3:00 PM

My Son proposed to lovely Ahram in Waitangi New Zealand, and she said YES~Congratulations to you both~
We are so excited and thrilled and share your joy and your love.

With a bright sunny blue sky the Pacific Ocean sparkling behind them
The grass so green and their hearts soaring with love...........

Love is the only magic I believe in..........

love you - those three words have my life in them.
~ by Alexandrea to Nicholas III ~

The one picture of Ahram with the bright light behind her was right
after Justin proposed.
A sign from Heaven
It will be a marriage made in Heaven~

And they lived
Happily Ever After

I wanted to wait until Ahram was home in Seoul and have her blessings to post this
and wanted to post it on today
Robbie, Justin's Dad is in Heaven 17 years today.
I am sure he is sending beams of blessings from Heaven
for our Son and his lovley lady.

And I love her

Love is ALL you need~

Saturday, July 18, 2009

I Believe

I Believe ...
Just because two people argue,
Doesn't mean they don't love each other.
And just because they don't argue,
Doesn't mean they do love each other.

I Believe ...
We don't have to change friends if
We understand friends change.

I Believe ...
No matter how good a friend is, they're going to hurt
You every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I Believe ...
True friendship continues to grow, even over
The longest distance. Same goes for true love.

I Believe ...
You can do something in an instant
That will give you heartache for life.

I Believe ...
it's taking me a long time
To become the person I want to be.

I Believe ...
You should always leave loved ones with
Loving words. It may be the last time you see them.

I Believe ...
You can keep going long after you think you can't.

I Believe ...
We are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I Believe ...
Either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I Believe ...
Heroes are the people who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done, regardless of consequences.

I Believe ...
Money is a lousy way of keeping score.

I Believe ...
My best friend and I can do anything or nothing
And have the best time.

I Believe ...
Sometimes the people you expect to kick you
When you're down will be the ones to help you get back up.

I Believe ...
Sometimes when I'm angry, I have the right to be angry,
But that doesn't give me the right to be cruel.

I Believe ...
Maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had
And what you've learned from them, and less to do
With how many birthdays you've celebrated.

I Believe ...
It isn't always enough to be forgiven by others;
Sometimes, you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I Believe ...
No matter how bad your heart is broken,
The world doesn't stop for your grief.

I Believe ...
Our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are,
But we are responsible for whom we become.

I Believe ...
You shouldn't be so eager to find
Out a secret. It could change your life forever.

I Believe ...
Two people can look at the exact same
Thing and see something totally different.

I Believe ...
Your life can be changed in a matter of
Hours by people who don't even know you.

I Believe ...
Even when you think you have no more to give, when
A friend cries out to you - you will find the strength to help.

I Believe ...
Credentials on the wall do not make you a decent human being.

I Believe ...
The people you care about most in life are taken from you too soon.

The happiest of people don't necessarily have the best of everything;
They just make the most of anything!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Boom Boom Ba

Boom Boom Ba

I love to listen to music..........
Soothing on a sultry summer day

Wearing Trimming Talk by Mac
The One by Dolce and Gabbana

and my Apron........

I love Bono and Pavrotti

Love to look at the recipes
at Mennonite Girls Can Cook

Love Jean Michel Jarre

Weekend Weekend
Cha Cha Cha♥

40 years ago the Eagle Landed

It seems like 10 years ago not 40 years ago
I watch the Eagle land on the Moon

Apollo 11

Ground Control to Major Tom

Shooooo bob shoo bob my baby

This heart melts my heart every time..........

What are you doing on this fabulous summer day?

Maya Angelou said this:
'I've learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow only if you want it to be.'

'I've learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: weather, respect and lost luggage.'

'I've learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you'll miss them when they're gone from your life . It is then you realize that no one can ever love and care for you more than they do. And that no one can ever replace them. I wish they were with me now!

'I've learned that making a 'living' is not the same thing as 'making a life.'

'I've learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance. So don't make the same mistakes again '

'I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back..'

'I've learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.'

'I've learned that even when I have pains, I don't have to be one.'

'I've learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back.'

'I've learned that I still have a lot to learn.'

'I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel , especially your loved ones .'

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Watch Where you Park your car Darlings

I had my back licence plate stolen off my car this morning at Zehr's parking lot
Manning and St. Gregory's Road Between 8:30 and 9:00 AM this morning.
Broad daylight a parking lot full of busy busy people.

Times are tough and people are desperate.

We reported it right away to the OPP and they said they are getting about 3 calls a week on average regarding this and crimes are rampant.
Paul went to the licence bureau right away and they said the same thing...........

They said always report it as if they use your licence plate and they are involved in a crime the OPP will be at your door.

Just a word of caution for everyone.

Be cautious and safe.

Love Jeanne

Note from our relative:

I also read somewhere that the stickers are being stolen. You should never place a sticker over another sticker. It is also important that you score the sticker so that it will not come off in one piece.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

The world is a great mirror

"The world is a great mirror. It reflects back to you what you are. If you are loving, if you are friendly, if you are helpful, the world will prove loving and friendly and helpful to you. The world is what you are."

- Thomas Dreier

Photograph from a greeting card I bought in Briitsh Columbia
from a gift shop called Sage

Monday, July 13, 2009

Dear God

Dear God:

The lady reading this
is beautiful, classy and
strong, and I love

Help her live her life to
the fullest.

Please promote her and
cause her to excel above her expectations.

Help her shine in the
darkest places where it is impossible to love.

Protect her at all
times, lift her up when she needs you the most,


let her know when she
walks with you,

She will always be

Love you Girl!!!!

There was a deer on our street on Saturday morning.
First time I ever seen one on our street.

Bath and Body works has finally arrived at Devonshire Mall.
On cloud 9.

Wearing my pink plaid lipstick by Mac
and embracing the sweetness of this sumemr day.
The farmers market stands are open out here
Today I bougth fresh picked green beans
tomatoes, small baby potatoes and corn on the cob.

Now a nice fresh salad with all the veggies will be a delight for dinner.

Love you all

My son and Ahram are having the time of their lives while she is visiting in New Zealand
more to come

Friday, July 10, 2009

Love is

Love is One and One makes ONE

Love is the only magic I belive in

Love is all you need.

The road to the head lies through the heart.
-- American Proverb

Have a fabulous weekend everyone.

Happy Birthday Erica
WE love you ♥

Thursday, July 09, 2009

All that is important is this one moment in movement. Make the moment important, vital, and worth living. Do not let it slip away unnoticed and unused."

- Martha Graham

Passion flower growing in our garden.

Embrace your bliss it is the key to happiness.

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Take Time

Today is 7 8 9

7th month 8th day 09

It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up, that we will begin to live each day to the fullest; as if it were the only one we had.
~Dr. Elizabeth Kubler-Ross~

I love the book The Little Prince and I loved this tribute to Michael Jackson
yesterday quoted by Brooke Shields from the book The Little Prince

In her tribute to Michael Jackson at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, Brooke Shields explained that she saw the singer like the titular character in "The Little Prince" by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

In her reference to the book and Jackson. "What moves me so deeply about this sleeping prince is his loyalty to a flower," explained the actress, telling the audience to remember Jackson not as the king of pop, but the little prince. In the book, the prince lives on a barren asteroid, caring for a little rose.

She quoted the line about the fragile, beautiful side of life we often overlook, taken here from Wikiquote: "Here is my secret. It is very simple: one sees well only with the heart. The essential is invisible to the eyes."

So touching.

Posted on Facebook by my beautiful friend Dani
I had to share it with all of you
Most beautiful

I love you Dani
Thank you

Take time notice the dewy web clinging cautiously to the morning grass.
Take time feel the fire's warm glow, and hear the crackling wood as it sparks randomly upwards.
Take time smell the sweet aroma of cookies wafting from the bustling kitchen.
Take time appreciate the laughter of children enjoying the first days of Spring.
Take time listen of the rushing stream as it glides swiftly under fallen limbs and over mossy pebbles.
Take time admire the diligence of the chattering squirrels seeking stores for their winter nests.
Take time wonder at the intricate crystal patterns frosting early morning windows.
Take time notice arid, shriveled leaves crunching with each step, along the tree-lined path.
Take time watch Autumn's crispness paint changes from branch to branch, decorating the landscape for a short time.
Take time feel the cool breeze blowing in the promise of a summer rain.
Take time hear the clicking crickets echoing in the blackness.
Take time count the stars as they emerge from the graying sky, one by one filling the dark.
Take time hear the lapping waves pound against the grainy surface, then recede in answer.
Take time enjoy the fragrant scents of blooming newness and life, sprouting an array of colors where brown slept many long months.
Take time follow a firefly as it winks across open-air chasing the evening silence.
Take time share a smile.
Take time give a hug.
Take time acknowledge a kindness.
Take time tell someone you care.
Take time say, I love you

Barbara S. Gosa

Photographs some of my relatives in North Carolina
Photograph courtesy of Michelle

Fuji Mum on our Kitchen Table..........

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Today is a slice of Heaven

Life is but a dream shaboom shaboom

Off to go for my walk darlings
Embrace your bliss

May you rest in peace


Don't lose touch with your capacity to love; in fact, nurture it, for you will find that it is something that can grow. Let yourself need people, and let them need you.

Elizabeth Drew

In love, one and one are one.

Jean-Paul Sartre

Photo above
Me in North Carolina
June 2009

Sunday, July 05, 2009

Did you know

Wishing my 2 darlings a fabulous reunion.
Take a gazillion pictures for me
Love you
Have fun~

Did you know

That since I am part American by birth I celebrate all the US holidays
as well as those in Canada........

smile enjoy your Sunday

Wearing my new lipstick called Paprika by Iman
and loving my Sunday time with my handsome guy
Smooches of the most Hungarian kind darlings.
We went shopping in the US today
Loving all the stuff.

I love Mimosa trees and Crape Myrtle and Magnolia trees
and the sweet wonderful people down south.
I love the way it has stepped back in time and most still sit on their porches
and wave to you as you drive by.
A slice of Heaven~

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Lessons in life

Regina Brett's 45 life lessons and 5 to grow on by Regina Brett
Sunday May 28, 2006, 10:13 AM
To celebrate growing older, I once wrote the 45 lessons life taught me.
(sent to me via an email I don't know who Regina Brett is but her list is too lovely not to share)

It is the most-requested column I've ever written. My odometer rolls over to 50 this week, so here's an update:

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 to waste time hating anyone.

4. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

5. Pay off your credit cards every month.

6. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

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. Life is too short for long pity parties. Get busy living, or get busy dying.

17. You can get through anything if you stay put in today.

18. A writer writes. If you want to be a writer, write.

19. It's never too late to have a happy childhood. But the second one is 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. Overprepare, 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 except you.

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

27. Always choose life.

28. Forgive everyone everything.

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. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

33. Believe in miracles.

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

35. Whatever doesn't kill you really does make you stronger.

36. Growing old beats the alternative - dying young.

37. Your children get only one childhood. Make it memorable.

38. Read the Psalms. They cover every human emotion.

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

42. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.

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

44. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

45. The best is yet to come.

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

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

48. If you don't ask, you don't get.

49. Yield.

50. Life isn't tied with a bow, but it's still a gift.

The Blessing

The man slowly looked up. This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life. His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.

"Leave me alone," he growled...

To his amazement, the woman continued standing. She was smiling -- her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. "Are you hungry?" she asked.

"No," he answered sarcastically. "I've just come from dining with the president. Now go away." The woman's smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.

"What are you doing, lady?" the man asked angrily. "I said to leave me alone.

Just then a policeman came up. "Is there any problem, ma'am?" he asked..

"No problem here, officer," the woman answered. "I'm just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?"

The officer scratched his head. "That's old Jack. He's been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?"

"See that cafeteria over there?" she asked. "I'm going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile."

"Are you crazy, lady?" the homeless man resisted. "I don't want to go in there!" Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. "Let me go, officer. I didn't do anything."

"This is a good deal for you, Jack," the officer answered. "Don't blow it."

Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived.The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table.

"What's going on here, officer?" he asked. "What is all this, is this man in trouble?"

"This lady brought this man in here to be fed," the policeman answered.

"Not in here!" the manager replied angrily. "Having a person like that here is bad for business."

Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. "See, lady. I told you so. Now if you'll let me go. I didn't want to come here in the first place."

The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. "Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?"

"Of course I am," the manager answered impatiently. "They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms."

"And do you make a goodly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?"

"What business is that of yours?"

I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company."


The woman smiled again. "I thought that might make a difference." She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. "Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?"

"No thanks, ma'am," the officer replied. "I'm on duty."

"Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?"

"Yes, ma'am.. That would be very nice."

The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, "I'll get your coffee for you right away, officer."

The officer watched him walk away. "You certainly put him in his place," he said.

"That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this."

She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest She stared at him intently. "Jack, do you remember me?"

Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes "I think so -- I mean you do look familiar."

"I'm a little older perhaps," she said. "Maybe I've even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry."

"Ma'am?" the officer said questioningly. He couldn't believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.

"I was just out of college," the woman began. "I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn't find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat."

Jack lit up with a smile. "Now I remember," he said. "I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy."

"I know," the woman continued. "Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble.Then, when I looked over, I saw you put the price of my food in the cash register I knew then that everything would be all right."

"So you started your own business?" Old Jack said.

"I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered." She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. "When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons.He's the personnel director of my company.

I'll go talk to him now and I'm certain he'll find something for you to do around the office." She smiled. "I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet.

If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you."

There were tears in the old man's eyes. "How can I ever thank you?" he said.

"Don't thank me," the woman answered. "To God goes the glory.

Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways."Thank you for all your help, officer," she said.

"On the contrary, Ms. Eddy," he answered. "Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And...And thank you for the coffee."

Have a Wonderful Day. May God Bless You Always.

And don't forget that when you "cast your bread upon the waters," you never know how it will be returned to you.

God is so big He can cover the whole world with his Love and so small He can curl up inside your heart.

When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! 'The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor. If you believe, send it. If you don't believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.. If you need God to open, some doors for you...send this on. Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing... and thank God for the blessings with which you have.

Friday, July 03, 2009

Happy Holiday weekend You All

"Freedom is nothing else but a chance to be better."

- Albert Camus

To all my American family and friends I wish you a Happy 4th of July weekend.
Have fun and stay safe.

Top photograph of my Uncle in Europe who could not make it to the reunion.
We were all holding you and your family in our thoughts with so much love.......

Family faces are magic mirrors.

L'Amour by Carla Bruni

I am wearing Macs
A Rose Romance Lipstick
I blow you a kiss and poof
the Jeanne is out of here
Off to embrace my bliss my darlings
Have a fabulous weekend full of joy and fun

Life is short
Make FUN of it.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

100 Things about me

100 Things about Jeanne

Treasure those you love and never take a moment in life for granted!

Celebrate you and surround yourself with people that do.

1. I was born during holy week, April 8th, in the 1950's, on a Tuesday. Mom adored us 3 daughters and always said

we were the loves of her lives. We miss our Mom greatly.

2. I loved our family reunion in North Carolina June 2009 and all of our relatives. Love you All~Giggles* Love the south and the sweet southern charm.

3. I would rather be a first rate version of myself rather than a carbon copy of someone else!
4. Our travels to Asia in Spring of 2007 were a trip of a lifetime and so beautiful........
5. I'm a sensitive soul. I miss everyone when I don't see them and treasure my family and all I love.
6. I was born and raised in Ontario Canada. Except for a short time living in North Carolina as a very small

child I have never lived anywhere else.

7. I've been married 15 years to a fantastic husband I have nicknamed Handsome Guy! I love the sound Honey

I am home, Hello Gorgeous, Hi Sweetie and Mom I am here~ And my Grandmothers voice is velvet and Love to me

a soothing balm to my soul.

8. Doing what I love best each and every day........Domestic Goddess and Lady of Luxury *Smiles*!
9. I love all music pretty well and listen to it constantly. The CD's my son makes for me are my favourites. And CD's made for me from many friends.
10. I'm terrible at good-byes. I was so thrilled to have my Son here in September 2008 from Asia. I miss him each and everyday.
11. I love to embrace my bliss, I am very good at this!
12. I love beautiful people with genuine kind loving souls.
13. I have a favourite latte.....sugar free low fat hazelnut.
14. I loved the Beatles, especially Paul.
15. I love Japanese and oriental things.
16. I love children and animals.
17. I'm a talkative person and make friends easily.
18. I am an older sister.
19. My greatest job is being a Mother and wife!
In the career of female fame, there are few prizes to be attained which can vie
with the obscure state of a beloved wife, or a happy Mother
~Jane Porter!
20. I Love Siamese cats and adored all of ours especially Sir Spencer,
and a pampered pooch Princess Abbey both now in Heaven!
21. I use to be an executive assistant for years, and have worked for both the provincial and federal governments.
22. Many things are sentimental to me, and I collect many things,
and love books and CD's and just about everything!
23. I have postcards and gifts from many parts of the world! I am very lucky and must admit very spoiled indeed.
24. I love the colour pink.
25. I love my family so dearly! I have such a gorgeous family. Both immediate and extended.
26. I love to garden.
27. I have never had an inkling to sew,
or knit or do things like that but love it when people make things like this for me.
28. I love to cook, especially for my husband and family!
29. I don't have a mean spirit, and don't like people who do.
30. I love to do laundry! I love everything clean and well kept.
31. I giggle often and love to smile and laugh.
32. I don't like to discuss politics or war movies or anything sad.
33. I receive great joy from the simple things in life.
34. My favourite movie is .........Far too many to choose one,
but I love Suspense Thrillers!
35. I love old romantic love stories.
36. My first car was a gift from my former husband Robbie. He died very young and we miss him Justin and I.
37. I love a mail box brimming, both email and regular.
38. I love to make people smile and happy!
39. I get homesick and am not a very good traveler.

40. I sleep with 4 pillows, but rarely sleep well!
41. I love having a life I share with those I love!
42. I love French perfumes, and Italian baked goods and cappuccino's and fine dining.
43. I love the smell of fresh cut roses from my garden
and a mowed lawn.
44. I enjoy watching children play.
45. I love flowers, just about every kind!
46. I miss my son dearly living so far away
47. I don't like people all wrapped
up in themselves and into everything material!
48. I Love Spring and am always in communion with nature!
49. I kiss and hug a lot and tell
my loved ones I love them constantly!
50. I love to wear lipstick,
perfume and earrings every day no matter what I am doing!
51. I love divine Swiss chocolate.
52. I love mashed potatoes, and comfort foods.
53. I am of great Faith so is my handsome guy.
54. I love living near the water, but have never learned to swim.

55. I love Tinkerbell and Fairies..
56. I don't like gossip and avoid gossipers and trouble makers!
57. I love hot chocolate by a cozy fire!
58. I love looking through my photograph albums, and there are many, far too many *Smiles*
59. I love the smell of linen fresh from the clothes line. I spray my bedding with lavender and have

fresh lavender from our gardens and Lily of the valley when they are fresh.
I still wish I had a clothes line!
60. I was Valedictorian both in Grade school
and high school and yes was the teachers pets! I was a very good student and always wished I had gone to University to further myself.
61. Everyday I focus on my many blessings!
62. I love romance in my life! I love romance and gentlemen who treat a lady well.
63. I took great pride in raising my son,
and am so proud to be his Mother!
64. I can't play any musical instrument, but always love music.
65. I don't like winter, except for my son's birthday
and of course Christmas!
66. I love fireflies in the summer night sky and picnics.
67. I love plays and culture.
68. I embrace all God's gifts with love!
69. I cried in the 2nd grade in front of the class
because someone was mean to another student and took that student under my wing!
70. I'm very loyal and trustworthy! I have never betrayed a confidence in my life.
71. I love old fashioned values.
72. I am looking forward to the celebrations of each day!
73. I love my Grandmother and and miss my Mother so much each moment since she has died! Now I have one Earth Angel!
74. I went to Florida Winter of 2004, and that was my first time there!
75. I love beautiful picture frames.....I take lots of pictures!
76. In the 70's I was a new bride at the age of 21.............and again a bride in 1994
77. I am not artistic, but am creative with my words.
78. I love tea and good books!
79. I buy too many food condiments, and gourmet items.
80. I still like to send handwritten letters, and receive them as well.
81. I'm not athletic.
82. I collect childrens books
for future grandchildren,.
83. I love each and every one of my friends dearly!
84. I'm ever thankful for technology!
85. I don't dwell on the negative.
86. I don't watch soap operas, or much TV at all.
87. I like to send lots of greeting cards!
88. I have a thing for cashmere, and the elegance of life.
89. I love Target stores and wish we had them here in Canada.
90. After 15 years at my current job,
domestic Goddess, I love it more each day!
91. I'm starting to feel the time passes far tooooooo quickly!
92. I love Sunshine and the beginning of each new day.
93. I love peace and contentment.
94. I wish at times I was not so sensitive.
95. I dislike hospitals both as a patient and a visitor!
96. I love beautiful French linens.
97. I laugh a lot.
98. I like to write with a delicious colour of bright and beautiful pens.
99. I love to spoil those I love.
100. I want to see my son live a long healthy happy life,
and someday I hope to hold his children in my arms!

Thank you for taking the time to read this!

My tastes are simple darlings I only love the best!
My family, faith and friends are
what tug at my heart strings.
I love children, animals, kind and caring and genuine people.

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Rabbit Rabbit

Photograph of July 1st courtesy of Ahram.......
Rabbit Rabbit

Famiy reunion picture taken by my husband.............
Photograph of me and my husband in North Carolina taken by my sister

Safe travels to New Zealand and love to you both
Take lots of pictures for me Ahram and Justin

We are home safe and sound.
Had a wonderful vacation and family time...........
Hope you are all doing well.
With so much love to you all