If having a soul means being able to feel love and loyalty and gratitude,
~ James Herriot
then animals are better off than a lot of humans.
British – Writer / October 3, 1916 – February 23, 1995
Rickie certainly feels love and loyalty and gratitude.
One of my favorite memes: A man dies and goes to heaven. At the first gate there are glorious statues and gardens There is a sign that says Welcome to Heaven, and another sign that says “NO DOGS ALLOWED”. The man says if dogs aren’t allowed I don’t want to go there. So, he continues along the path and comes to a second gate. He can see beyond the gate are dogs running, large trees and forests. He approaches the gate and is welcomed. He asks the gatekeeper about the first gate. The gatekeeper says: oh, that is actually Hell, it weeds out a lot of people. After all what would heaven be without dogs?
I intend to live forever,
~ Groucho Marx
or die trying.
American – Comedian October 2, 1890 – August 19, 1977
Groucho Marx, a comedian who was known to play a curmudgeon old man with a unique outlook on the world. But I agree with this philosophy. I’ve already told my grandchildren I’m living to be 120. Now that I’ve lived longer than both of my parents it seems like I could make it come true.
Luckily group activities have resumed. 3 weeks of Zumba on Fridays and 5 more to go. Put a smile on your face, do what you can and most importantly have fun.
Daily walks with my sister at least 3-4 times a week.
Kayaking at least 1 a week.
Motorcycling with CMC 021 now also added to my list of things to do.
Church on Sundays, with Junior Church (or Sunday School) starting again today.
Yes, I might just live to be 120 or die trying. ❤
I have often wanted to drown my troubles,
~ Jimmy Carter
but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.
American – President Born: October 1, 1924
OK, so as a comedian Jimmy Carter wasn’t the most famous or the best. He considered himself a failure as a President because he was only elected for one term and wasn’t re-elected. But he did believe in equality, gay marriage, and ensured that Rowe vs Wade was upheld. His actions always spoke louder than his words as he worked hands on with Habitat for Humanity to build affordable homes. Yes, the peanut farmer who grew up to be the President of the United States embodied the American Dream. His faith was the foundation for his actions. Happy 98th Birthday Jimmy Carter.
“At 98 years old, Carter is both the oldest living and longest-lived president, as well as the one with the longest post-presidency, and his 76-year-long marriage makes him the longest-married president. He is also the third-oldest living person to have served as a state leader.” ~ https://en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Jimmy_Carter
The volunteers and organizers did an outstanding job of preparing and providing this event to Celebrate 150 years of people getting together to share their interest in Horticulture.
Below is a slide show of the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society’s 150th Anniversary Celebration:
Failure is the condiment that gives success its flavor.
~ Truman Capote
American – Novelist / September 30, 1924 – August 25, 1984
Today is the Canadian National Day for Truth and Reconciliation or Orange Shirt Day. We remember the Residential School Survivors and wear an Orange shirt to honour the children who attended them. Stripped of their favorite shirts, hair cut, languages and cultures lost, intergenerational trauma. Children ripped from their homes to attend schools in far away places some of who never returned home, their bodies to be found decades later in unmarked graves.
You can’t wear an orange shirt because you can’t afford one? That’s OK take an orange marker and draw an orange heart on the back of your hand. Listen today to the words being played on local radio stations and let’s live as equals sharing the same rights and privileges in this wonderful country. Celebrate our differences while we honour each other in peace.
The fool inherits,
~ William Cartwright
but the wise must get.
English – Dramatist September 1, 1611 – November 29, 1643
The wise love, learn and earn a good life. Sharing love with their parents and enjoying the lessons they are being taught for as long as they can.
But a fool waits for their inheritance and is always waiting for their parents to die so they can get their share. Unable to love, learn or earn while waiting for their dues.
It is sad to grow old but nice to ripen.
~ Brigitte Bardot
French – Actress Born: September 28, 1934
Today is the day my husband goes for his shoulder surgery. It’s been more than 20 years since he was first told surgery was the only solution. Doctors change and technology improves so hopefully the surgery stops the pain and allows my husband to use his arm again.
Why should I care
~ Avril Lavigne
what other people think of me?
I am who I am.
And who I wanna be.
Canadian – Musician Born: September 27, 1984
Rainy days are great for editing the weekend photos. That job done.
Now to get ready for my husband’s shoulder surgery tomorrow.
I don’t know what my path is yet.
~ Olivia Newton-John
I’m just walking on it.
Musician / Born: September 26, 1948 Died: August 8, 2022
Busy weekend over and I’m ready for the 2nd Repatha shot. If the weather co-operates I’ll also be going on my second ride with CMC 021. I really am a fair weather only rider.
Of all the songs Olivia Newton-John did when she passed everyone only remembered her for Grease but I remember her for Physical and the Promise (the Dolphin Song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jau-m6qlc84.
So, even though you may not know your path, keep walking it ❤
When you create art,
~ Will Smith
the world has to wait.
American – Actor / Born: September 25, 1968
Yesterday was busy.
I have pictures to edit for the Strathroy-Caradoc Horticultural Society’s 150th Anniversary. I’ve never seen a group of volunteers swoop in decorate and set-up for a party so fast and with such attention to detail. By the time I was done setting up the photo booth the facility was changed from an empty room to an amazing space to celebrate. 30 of the 80 participants had their pictures taken at the photo booth. So now to edit and e-mail the pictures to the correct participants. Only 1 person didn’t want their photos shared on social media.
Similarly the Canada Post Heritage Club Annual Dinner was also amazing. Seeing co-workers again after so many years was wonderful. As always there were enough door prizes for everyone. The Magician was amazing. I have no idea how he got Ursula’s $20 bill inside the lemon and neither does she. Bob looked amazing at 83; Wayne’s sense of humour still brings a laugh; Sherry’s laugh is still just as wonderful; and it’s hard to believe that youthful Theresa has retired.
Many of the COVID restrictions are no longer in place but the varied rules are confusing to all of us. Some of the participants for the 150th celebration couldn’t understand why they have to wear masks when they leave their rooms in their local nursing homes, but could attend our event without masks. I’m just hoping the hospital doesn’t have another outbreak before my husband’s surgery on Wednesday.
You can’t solve the world’s problems, but you can paint. To me the acrylic colours on the paintings seem to get more vibrant with age. The Autumn Fox I used for today’s quote is now up and hanging in the Den. The colours are more vibrant and the layering of colours seems to have more texture than last year.