Happy Birthday, Joe

Today would have been my little brother, Joe’s 49th birthday. 

He will be celebrating in heaven with my mom. It’s almost been three years since Joe died. 

Not a day goes by that I don’t think of Joe. The good, bad and the ugly. 

I can picture him in heaven, celebrating his birthday with a strawberry cake with strawberry frosting. Eating a box of cereal. Downloading all the movies and TV shows he can. Eating something our mom made just for him. Listening to “Free Bird.” And drinking a Lemon-lime slush with extra fruit from Sonic. 

So, Happy Birthday, Joe. I misd you and I love you, as much as one can love a pain-in-the ass little brother. 

I’ll have a Lemon-lime slush with extra fruit from Sonic. 

Tell mom I love her and miss her too!

Random Pictures

Here are five (5) random pictures from my iPad. 


Ms. Diana Ross at The Majestic Theater. 


Michigan, my home State. 


South Texas sunset. 


I miss the smell of lilacs. 


Me, my niece, Pamela and sister, Cynthia on her wedding day. ❤️

Make it a great day. 

Dress You Up

I think this is one of my favorite Madonna songs, “Dress You Up.”


“Dress You Up” is a song by American singer Madonna from her second studio album Like a Virgin (1984). It was released on July 31, 1985. (From Wikipedia)

In case you want to sing along. 

Dress You Up by Madonna

You’ve got style

That’s what all the girls say

Satin sheets

And luxuries so fine

All your suits are custom made in London

I’ve got something that you’ll really like

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Feel the silky touch of my caresses

They will keep you looking so brand new

Let me cover you with velvet kisses

I’ll create a look that’s made for you

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

All over your body

In my love

All over, all over

From your head down to your toes

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

All over your body

In my love

All over, all over

From your head down to your toes

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

Gonna dress you up in my love

All over, all over

Dress you up in my love

In my love

All over your body

Songwriters: PEGGY STANZIALE, ANDREA LARUSSO

Just What I Needed

It never fails that I see something on Facebook that I need to read. Been think about my next move lately and trying to figure out what I’m supposed to be doing and what’s going to make me happy?

After reading/seeing this, it pints me in the right direction I need to be in. 


Make it a great day. 

I <3 Port Aransas, Texas

I met up with a co-worker and her friends at Port Aransas yesterday afternoon. 

I got are start, but I really needed to see the water. So I left in the afternoon and it was still sunny out and there was a cool breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. 

I had a great time. I met some great people. And we laughed and talked like we have known each other for a long time. 

Here are some of the pictures that I took.

The Gulf of Mexico. 

My shadow. 

The sunset was beautiful.

The moon was so pretty reflecting in the Gulf. 

I can’t wait till the next time I go to Port Arkansas or meet up the new friends I made. 

Side Note:

For those who know how much I love driving on the beach in Port A aka… driving in the Gulf of Mexico… I didn’t this time. The tide didn’t come up to the dunes this time. 😁

Also, meeting these new people and hanging out with them, showed me that there are good people out there. I need to forget the ones that crushed me and questioned me trusting people. 

Born Between 1930’s – 1980’s

I’ve shared something like this before. But I wanted to share it again. It amazes me the young people now a days have no idea of what people before them went through or have done. 

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL BORN IN 1930’s, 1940’s, 50’s, 60’s, 70’s and Early 80’s !!! 

First, you survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they carried us. They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a tin, and didn’t get tested for diabetes. Then after that trauma, your baby cots were covered with bright colored lead-based paints. You had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, doors or cabinets and when you rode your bikes, you had no helmets, not to mention, the risks you took hitchhiking .. 

As children, you would ride in cars with no seat belts or air bags. Riding in the back of a van – loose – was always great fun. You drank water from the garden hosepipe and NOT from a bottle. You shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle and NO ONE actually died from this. You ate cakes, white bread and real butter and drank pop with sugar in it, but you weren’t overweight because…… 

YOU WERE ALWAYS OUTSIDE PLAYING!! You would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on. No one was able to reach you all day. And you were OK. You would spend hours building your go-carts out of scraps and then ride down the hill, only to find out you forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, you learned to solve the problem . You did not have Playstations, Nintendo’s, X-boxes, no video games at all, no 99 channels on cable, no video tape movies, no surround sound, no mobile phones, no text messaging, no personal computers, no Internet or Internet chat rooms……….

YOU HAD FRIENDS and you went outside and found them! You fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth and there were no lawsuits from these accidents you played with worms(well most boys did) and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever. You made up games with sticks and tennis balls and although you were told it would happen, you did not poke out any eyes. You rode bikes or walked to a friend’s house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just yelled for them! Local teams had tryouts and not everyone made the team. Those who didn’t had to learn to deal with disappointment. Imagine that!! The idea of a parent bailing you out if you broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law! This generation has produced some of the best risk-takers, problem solvers and inventors ever! The past 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. You had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and you learned 

HOW TO DEAL WITH IT ALL! And YOU are one of them! 

CONGRATULATIONS! You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated our lives for our own good. And while you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave their parents were.

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