I Wish You Enough

I like the posts that my friends put on their Facebook page. My friend Jayson post this one and I wanted to pass it along.

While I was reading it, it made me think of my mom and how much I miss her.
If we could only follow what is said in this, life would be a little better.

Thanks for posting this Jayson.



Recently, I overheard a mother and daughter in their last moments together at the airport as the daughter’s departure had been announced. Standing near the security gate, they hugged and the mother said:

“I love you and I wish you enough.”

The daughter replied, “Mom, our life together has been more than enough. Your love is all I ever needed. I wish you enough, too, Mom.” They kissed and the daughter left.

The mother walked over to the window where I sat. Standing there, I could see she wanted and needed to cry.

I tried not to intrude on her privacy but she welcomed me in by asking, “Did you ever say good-bye to someone knowing it would be forever?” “Yes, I have,” I replied. “Forgive me for asking but why is this a forever good-bye?”

“I am old and she lives so far away. I have challenges ahead and the reality is the next trip back will be for my funeral,” she said.

When you were saying good-bye, I heard you say, “I wish you enough.” May I ask what that means?”

She began to smile. “That’s a wish that has been handed down from other generations. My parents used to say it to everyone.” She paused a moment and looked up as if trying to remember it in detail and she smiled even more.

“When we said ‘I wish you enough’ we were wanting the other person to have a life filled with just enough good things to sustain them”. Then turning toward me, she shared the following, reciting it from memory,

“I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright.

I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more.

I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive.

I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger.

I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting.

I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess.

I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye.”

She then began to cry and walked away.

They say it takes a minute to find a special person. An hour to appreciate them. A day to love them. And an entire life to forget them.

– Author Unknown

Chicago (The Band)

Earlier this month I posted the people/groups that are nominated to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Well, after letting a few days pass by, I’m just going to put my 2-cents in about Chicago.


OK, I feel a little better getting that off my chest.

Chicago (2001)

Here are some of the reasons why Chicago needs to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame:

The band had hits in the 1960′s, 1970′s, 1980′s, 1990′s, and 2000′s. They have remained relevant and influential despite the change of time and personnel.

Notable Songs: “25 or 6 to 4“, “Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?“, “Beginnings,” “Saturday in the Park,” “Make Me Smile“, “Feelin’ Stronger Every Day,” “Just You ‘N’ Me,” “Call on Me,” “Old Days,” “If You Leave Me Now,” “Baby, What a Big Surprise,” “Hard to Say I’m Sorry,” “Hard Habit to Break,” “You’re the Inspiration,” “Will You Still Love Me?” “Look Away,” “What Kind of Man Would I Be,” “Here In My Heart”.

Some of the best musicians are/were in the band:

Walter Parazaider (1967-Present: saxophone; clarinet; flute; songwriter)
Lee Loughnane (1967-Present: vocals; trumpet; flugelhorn; songwriter)
James Pankow (1967-Present: vocals; trombone; songwriter)
Robert Lamm (1967-Present: vocals; piano; keyboards; songwriter)
Terry Kath (1967-1978: vocals; guitar; songwriter)
Peter Cetera (1967-1985: vocals; bass guitar; songwriter)
Danny Seraphine (1967-1991: drums; songwriter)
Laudir De Oliveira (1973-1980: percussions)
Bill Champlin (1981-2009: vocals; keyboards; guitar; songwriter)
Jason Scheff (1985-Present: vocals; bass guitar; songwriter)
Tris Imboden (1990 -Present: drums)
Keith Howland (1995 – Present; vocals; guitar)
Lou Pardini (1990 – Present; vocals; keyboards)

So maybe next year will be the year that Chicago will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Six Ethics of Life

I saw this on my god-brother, Eddie’s Facebook page. I thought I would share it.

Dancing with the Stars — The All-Stars — Week 10: Finale

Dancing with the Stars — The All-Stars


The final pairs of season 15 are:

Well after three months, it comes down to the final three pair. Tonight’s show was good and all three pairs did their best.

And the pair that I think deserves to win is Melissa and Tony. There is no drama like with Kelly and Val; no stunts and breaking to rules like Shawn and Derek. Melissa and Tony dance like they know what they are doing plus being entertaining.

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani repeated their Week 3 dance on Monday.(Photo: Adam Taylor, ABC)

Best song(s) of the night —

Conga“—Gloria Estefan/Miami Sound Machine

I have always loved this song. If this song doesn’t get you moving, nothing will.



Side note:

The picture of the three finalists is from Dancing with the Stars Facebook page. Why did they pick a picture of Kelly looking so mean? That is one of the reason that I don’t care for Kelly.

I think it is time for Carrie Ann Inaba to leave. She is just too over the top sometimes. And that is hard to do when you have Bruno Tonioli sitting next to you.

While I watch the show, I am on the social media site, Get Glue. I have has so much fun posting on Get Glue with other DWTS fans. Sometimes, someone gets their panties in a bunch, but overall it is god, clean fun.

All-Star Teams

R.I.P. Larry Hagman

When I was getting ready for bed the other night, I got a text alert that Larry Hagman had passed away at the age of 81.

First, I thought how said. Then I remembered him in his iconic TV roles on I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas.

Larry Hagman
(September 21, 1931 – November 23, 2012)

This was posted on Larry Hagman’s website:

It is with sad news that we announce Larry passed away this afternoon, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012. His family has released this statement:

“Larry was back in his beloved Dallas re-enacting the iconic role he loved most.  Larry’s family and close friends had joined him in Dallas for the Thanksgiving holiday. When he passed, he was surrounded by loved ones. It was a peaceful passing, just as he had wished for.” The family requests privacy at this time.

Hagman’s family

When I was surfing the internet to find information about Larry Hagman, I was trying to think of another TV charterer that was even in the same ballpark as his “J.R. Ewing” character. A man you love to hate. One that you wouldn’t trust as far as you could throw him. On that you wouldn’t mind have a couple of drinks with.

I was so thrilled when TNT’s continuation of Dallas, began in 2012. It was nice to see the old gang back with the some new cast members, but the same twists and turns as the original show.

Dallas (2012)

And what little girl growing up watching “I didn’t want to marry Major Anthony Nelson?

I Dream of Jeannie
Barbara Eden and Larry Hagman

So, R.I.P. Larry Hagman, you will be remember for the person you were and the iconic roles, good and bad, you played.

Side note:

Both I Dream of Jeannie and Dallas theme songs are on my Top 50 TV Theme song list on my iTunes library.

I had blogged about the “Dallas” theme song a couple of months ago. The 2012 opening is good, but the original open in better. Click here for video.

Happy Thanksgiving

I wish for happiness and health for everyone, and a very happy Thanksgiving!



The most familiar story of the first Thanksgiving took place in Plymouth Colony, in present-day Massachusetts, in 1621. More than 200 years later, President Abraham Lincoln declared the final Thursday in November as a national day of thanksgiving. Congress finally made Thanksgiving Day an official national holiday in 1941.

Sarah Josepha Hale, the enormously influential magazine editor and author who waged a tireless campaign to make Thanksgiving a national holiday in the mid-19th century, was also the author of the classic nursery rhyme “Mary Had a Little Lamb.”

In 2001, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative Thanksgiving stamp. Designed by the artist Margaret Cusack in a style resembling traditional folk-art needlework, it depicted a cornucopia overflowing with fruits and vegetables, under the phrase “We Give Thanks.”

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Minnesota is the top turkey-producing state in America, with a planned production total of 46.5 million in 2011. Six states-Minnesota, North Carolina, Arkansas, Missouri, Virginia, and Indinia-account for nearly two-thirds of the 248 million turkeys that will be raised in the U.S. this year.

Originally known as Macy’s Christmas Parade-to signify the launch of the Christmas shopping season-the first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade took place in New York City in 1924. It was launched by Macy’s employees and featured animals from the Central Park Zoo. Today, some 3 million people attend the annual parade and another 44 million watch it on television.

The first time the Detroit Lions played football on Thanksgiving Day was in 1934, when they hosted the Chicago Bears at the University of Detroit stadium, in front of 26,000 fans. The NBC radio network broadcast the game on 94 stations across the country–the first national Thanksgiving football broadcast. Since that time, the Lions have played a game every Thanksgiving (except between 1939 and 1944); in 1956, fans watched the game on television for the first time.

Dancing with the Stars — The All-Stars — Week 9

Dancing with the Stars — The All-Stars

Week 9: Semi-finals

The five remaining couples have two dances each this week: one unlearned dance to the music from Michael Jackson‘s album Bad and one dance chosen by the other couples. The theme of the last dance was also chosen by the other couples. Kelly and Val chose the “Caveman” Hustle for Melissa and Tony, Emmitt and Cheryl chose the “Knight Rider” Bhangra for Shawn and Derek, Gilles and Peta chose the “Big Top” Jazz for Apolo and Karina and Shawn and Derek chose the “Espionage” Lindy Hop for Emmitt and Cheryl. This left the “Surfer” Flamenco for Kelly and Val. Gilles and Peta would have danced the “Mad Monk” Merengue chosen by Apolo and Karina had they not been eliminated.

There will also be another double elimination this week, due to the Finals.

The final pairs of season 15 are:

Now the only star that has not won is Melissa Rycroft. All season long, I have said that I really want Tony Dovolani to finally win a mirror ball trophy. But that would mean Melissa would need to win too. I really have never liked Melissa. But if I want my pick to win, I guess I have to root for her too.

Plus, I really think that a star who has not won, should win this season.

So my lick (finally) of who I want to win this season… Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani. They have really done a really good job this season and they have improved since the first time they were on the show. So they deserve it.

Melissa Rycroft and Tony Dovolani

Best song(s) of the night —

Man in the Mirror“—Michael Jackson



Side note:

While I watch the show, I am on the social media site, Get Glue. I have has so much fun posting on Get Glue with other DWTS fans. Sometimes, someone gets their panties in a bunch, but overall it is god, clean fun.

All-Star Teams

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

The nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013. Some of the inductees I agree on, they are in bold.

The Paul Butterfield Blues Band
Deep Purple
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Albert King
The Marvelettes
The Meters
Randy Newman
Procol Harum
Public Enemy
Donna Summer

To be eligible for nomination, an individual artist or band must have released its first single or album at least 25 years prior to the year of nomination. The 2013 Nominees had to release their first recording no later than 1987.

It’s a good list, but there are some singers and/or groups that are missing from it. Here is my 2-cents on who else needed to be on this list.

The Cars
ForeignerElectric Light OrchestraREO Speedwagon
Bon Jovi
Chubby Checker
Grand Funk Railroad
Seals and Crofts
Three Dog Night
Steve Miller
J. Geils Band
The Association
Stevie Ray Vaughan
Hall & Oates
Cheap Trick

Will see if any of these groups will ever get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Happy Birthday, Mom

Lydia M. Garza
(1940 – 2010)


Happy Birthday in Heaven Mom

If roses grow in Heaven, Lord,
please pick a bunch for me,
Place them in my Mother’s arms and tell her they’re from me.

Tell her, I love her and I miss her, and when she turns to smile, place a kiss upon her cheek and hold her for awhile.

Remembering her is easy,
I do it every day, but there’s an ache within my heart that will never go away.

I love and miss you so much Mom!

Song of the Day

Here is a song good song to listen today.

Don’t Rush” is a song by American recording artist Kelly Clarkson, featuring American country singer-songwriter Vince Gill

I first heard this song on the Kelly Clarkson and Vince Gill performed the song for the first time on the 46th Annual Country Music Association Awards on November 1, 2012.



I liked it the first time that i heard it. And that night, I had to get it to add to my music library. I think I have already played it 15 times since I put it on my iPod last week.



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