Daily Quote: September 11, 2021

Statues and pictures and verse may be grand,
But they are not the Life for which they stand.

~ James Thomson
Scottish – MusicianSeptember 11, 1700 – August 27, 1748

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

40 years ago today I gave birth to my first child, a boy and a joy. We named him after his father and I was promised I could always call him Jay. Children grow up and choose their own direction. He prefers his real name over his childhood name, but I refuse to call him anything but Jay. None of his friends even recognize the name for he is no longer a child. But he will always be my son. I wish him the very best for the next 40 years. ❤

Daily Quote: September 11, 2020

Statues and pictures and verse may be grand,
But they are not the Life for which they stand.
~ James Thomson (Scottish – Musician September 11, 1700 – August 27, 1748)


Holidays and Celebrations: September 11

Patriot Day – United States

Make Your Bed Day


9-11 has become synonymous with the terror attack on USA and the end of the twin towers.  Everyone can remember where they were when they first heard the news.  I was at Canadian Tire Gas bar filling up to visit my son on his birthday when the horrific news came on the news screens.

To me this day is a day of hope.  Only 9 days after my Mother died, my first son was born.  My nickname for him was Jay, meaning Joy.  He was the sunshine at the end of a long night.  He remains my joy.  For even though a son is only in his mother’s arms for a short time, he is in her heart forever.