Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 19, 2023

Art is forever.

~ Thomas Kinkade
American – Artist January 19, 1958 – April 6, 2012

Porte Ponderings:

A recent study says that people who retire early suffer mental or congnitive decline. Apparently work keeps your mind active and maintains social contact better than retiring? I think it depends on what you do when you retire. If you sit at home and do nothing, yes your congitive abilities will decline. If you travel, try art, write, take pictures, read, exercise and hike early retirement can increase your spiritual and congnitive activity.

Yes, I have more time to spend with family. I also found COVID was devestating to most people due to the isolation. I was lucky enough to have family and close friends that stayed in touch. Kayaking was a safe sport and so was hiking. I managed to continue my daily walks with my sister and dog. I also was lucky enough to work temporarily for Statistics Canada as a team leader. I was also able to spend time with my husband as he survived 2 major cancer battles (kidney cancer and colon cancer). I’ve learned to take pictures, and to paint (my COVID hobby).

So, I don’t know who they used in the recent study, but it wasn’t my Florida friends. They are active and alert. Busy with parties, sports, exercise and living life to the fullest in Heaven’s Waiting Room.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 16, 2023

We may have all come on different ships, but we’re in the same boat now.

~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
American – Leader January 15, 1929 – April 4, 1968 

Porte Ponderings:

Although yesterday was Martin Luther King Jr,’s birthday, today is a Holiday Monday to celebrate and remember this great man.

Every City in Florida has a MLK road/street.

Everyone in Florida celebrates the wisdom of MLK.

Porte Photos’ Daily Quote: January 13, 2023

From birth to age 18 a girl needs good parents.
From 18 to 35 she needs good looks.
From 35 to 55 she needs a good personality.
From 55 on, she needs good cash.

~ Sophie Tucker
American – Entertainer January 13, 1884 – February 9, 1966

Daily Quote: April 11, 2022

When we lose the right to be different,
we lose the privilege to be free.

~ Charles Evans Hughes
American – Judge / April 11, 1862 – August 27, 1948

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Israel is on high security alert as we enter Holy Monday, 6 days before Easter Sunday. Prayers and fasting continues on the 10th day of Ramadan and the 41st day of Lent, approaching the Jewish celebration of Passover.

Hug your pets as we celebrate National Pet Day, unless your pet is a python or a spider.

A very Canadian type of holiday to celebrate National Poutine Day. French Fries with cheese curds covered with hot gravy. Heart attack in a take-out container. Mmmm….. 😉

April 11th was my Father’s Birthday. He was born in St. Joseph’s Hospital during the great flood of London Ontario. A difficult birth using forceps, his mother’s pelvic bone was broken and he suffered lifelong with learning disabilities. But he did learn to read the comics, do word searches, play cards and become a high pressure welder. He was very handsome, stubborn and opinionated. He provided for and raised 4 daughters. He had a good life, cut short by small cell cancer. And I miss him everyday.

George and Sue (Beatrice) Porte

Daily Quote: April 4, 2022

At 50, I began to know who I was.
It was like waking up to myself.

~ Maya Angelou
American – Poet / April 4, 1928 – May 28, 2014

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

Fasting and prayer continues on the 3rd day of Ramadan.

I remember Princess Diana supporting the removal of mines in war torn countries. She travelled to the fields and showed us the hidden dangers. Speaking for the children who were being dismembered by the left over hidden mines. So remember International Mine Awareness Day.

Eat your carrots. Even if it’s in the form of a carrot cake. It’s easy to celebrate International Carrot Day.

I agree with Maya. At 50 you start to learn your true self. I celebrated the year by learning to ride a motorcycle. I enjoyed working as a Project Officer, designing and building new buildings, changing old buildings into useful buildings. Since I’ve retired I’ve become more in touch with my creative side. Walking, kayaking, biking, taking pictures, painting, playing my flute, days of leisure, watching my grandchildren grow. Growing old is a pleasure denied by many. Today I’m going to a baseball game with friends from Sleepy Hollow. I’m planning an adventure of a guided kayak trip. And I’m knitting a blanket for my expected new grandson.

Daily Quote: April 3, 2022

Living well is the best revenge.

~ George Herbert
British – Poet / April 3, 1593 – March 1, 1633

Holidays and Celebrations:

Porte Musings:

5th Sunday of Lent

Fasting and prayer continues for Muslims on the 2nd day of Ramadan.

Remember to do random good deeds on Good Deed Day.

For Doctor Who fans today is Fish Sticks and Custard Day. This meal was on the first show of the series aired on April 3, 2010. A perfect meal for a Sunday. Be certain to take a picture of your fish sticks and custard and post it #fishsticksand custard

Yes the best revenge is to live a prosperous, happy, long life. My step mother once told me the worst thing you can do is deny someone their inheritance. After my father died he left everything to her. When she died she shared among her children and left nothing to my sisters and I. As I’ve told others, her children were all in need, they needed our inheritance more than we did. And we continue to live a blessed life. I forgive her for being so jealous of my father that she wouldn’t even let him be buried beside his first wife and she insisted on being buried beside him instead of her first husband,(even though there are plots for each beside their deceased spouses). I forgive her for not understanding a person can love more than one person. A man can love as a husband, a father, a brother, a friend and a son. Our revenge for her selfishness is to live prosperous lives. After all, she was declared an unfit mother in court after she abandoned her children when they were little, so it’s only fair that she actually showed them some “love” when she died. I was lucky enough to know love by my parents, who never deserted me and my sisters. My parents always made sure we were loved, well fed, clothed and housed. No better inheritance can a parent give to their children than a good childhood filled with love. The past can’t be denied.