Daily Quote: March 18, 2020

No one had ever told me that whites were supposed to sing one kind of music
and blacks another
– I sang what I liked in the only voice I had.
~ Charley Pride (American – Musician Born: March 18, 1938)

Awkward Moments Day

I remember walking into my sister-in-law’s house and hearing her favorite Charlie Pride Album filling the house from the floor model stereo.  She loved his music.  So much so that when she passed away her husband the song that played as we left the funeral home was “Chrystal Chandelier”.

We had the chance to see Charlie Pride perform at the 2014 Strawberry Festival in Plant City, Florida.  We even paid extra to ensure we had good seats closer to the stage.  It was worth every penny to see Charlie Pride sing live.

Daily Quote: January 1

Garner up pleasant thoughts in your mind,
for pleasant thoughts make pleasant lives.
~ John Wilkins (January 1, 1614 – November 19, 1672)

New Year’s Day

Welcome 2020!

Porte Photos celebrates 5 years as a registered business on January 15th.

Celebrations will begin with discounts of 20% for events booked between January 1st and January 15th for June-November 2020.

One year completed and now starting a second year of Daily Quotes paired with Original Photos by Porte Photos that can be viewed at PortePhotos.com.



Daily Quote: December 31

Beware of your habits.
The better they are the more surely they will be your undoing.
~ Holbrook Jackson (December 31, 1874 – June 16, 1948)

New Year’s Eve

A solemn time to stop and evaluate the past year.
Write down your thoughts
Plan your new goals
Make your New Year’s Resolutions

    • Strive to be better.
    • Lose weight.
    • Exercise more. 
    • Eat healthier.
    • Drink more water.
    • Worship, pray and meditate daily.
    • Spend more time with loved ones.
    • Walk the dog daily.
    • Tend your garden.
    • De-clutter your home.
    • Learn a new skill.
    • Love more.  
    • Stress less.
    • Go somewhere new.
    • Feel the sunshine/rain/wind.
    • Knit gifts.
    • Make memories.
    • Journal.
    • Take pictures.
    • Live to the best you can.
    • Start a new Project.
    • Finish an old Project.

Daily Quote: December 26

Youth smiles without any reason.
It is one of its chiefest charms.
~ Thomas Gray (December 26, 1716 – July 30, 1771)

Boxing Day

Candy Cane Day

Thank-you Note Day

Now that Christmas is past Canada Celebrates with Boxing Day Sales.  Before packing everything away for storage the Retail Stores offer Christmas decorations and supplies at greatly reduced prices.  But you have to get there early for the best selection. 

Candy Canes are no longer needed as tree decorations so you’re welcome to pluck them off the tree and eat them.

Take a moment to write those “Thank-you” notes for all the wonderful gifts and blessings you received.

Daily Quote: December 24

If you want to be happy for life,
love what you do.
~Mary Higgins Clark (Born: December 24, 1927)

Christmas Eve

Christmas Eve is when I celebrate the season with my children and their growing families. Leaving Christmas morning for my children to celebrate with their families and Boxing Day for them to celebrate with their in-laws.

At the very beginning of Christmas holidays I make supper for them.  This year we’re having ham, meatballs, cheesy potatoes, and creamed corn.

Gifts for the grandchildren of books to read during their holidays are opened.  I’ve prepared a small gift of homemade jam and dish clothes for our children with a universal gift certificate of cash included.  But the best gift of all is the one my husband and I receive of just being together with our family.

Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas filled with love and memories.

~ Deborah Porte