In 1969, the United States of America (USAF) landed me in Taegu, South Korea: now Daegu! What are the traditional colors of Korea?White: The most commonly used color in Korea. Koreans were sometimes referred to as “the white clad people.” The color white symbolizes purity, innocence, peace and patriotism. Traditionally, white represents the element metal and…… Continue reading The Traditional Colors of Korea
Julie Barbera is a published author, narrator, and certified wellness and resilience coach in Boca Raton, Florida. She helps women feel confident in their own skin so they can bounce back from setbacks and find the freedom to do what they love. Her programs empower them to get unstuck and confidently take action to align…… Continue reading Is This Your Story?
Say it with pictures not words I do say! I’m in that Zoo, somewhere!
I do remember the day, Amy McCay, moved away. Friday, September 26, 1952, and me thinks it rained later that day. What can I say, really, about Amy McCay, and that faithful day?Her father was in the U.S. State Department and was sent to an overseas Embassy. And wouldn’t you know it, I was a…… Continue reading Ghost Memories of the Past!
Why do I write posts that seem to die when submitted to the host? Why do I get so few comments and likes? Sometimes I write posts that seems to be clear. In my mind they are, I hope, organized and dear. And in some respects, maybe even persuasive. But only a small group, I…… Continue reading Why Do You Not Care?
A Cute Judy Lee Seasonal Post: Thanksgiving and Christmas are very dear in my heart. The Thanksgiving turkey is wonderful. The pies taste, oh so, delicious. Our hearts are so full of Love! We love our friends and our family. But we have COVID-19 this year. Yet, still we must have cheer and Love not Fear! …… Continue reading Happy Holidays This Year!
My young grandson’s self portrait found in a box in our walk-in closet. Sebastian Barrera Yes! An unexpected treasure indeed! Don’t you dare mess with The brothers Barrera ……
Weather forecastingcan indeed be a pain forecast partly cloudy you get gusty winds and six inches of rain … Rain … RAIN! 🌥…🌧…💨…💧💦💦 Former USAF Weather Observer and 12 years as a Weather Officer and Weather Forecaster! Hindcasting is surely much, much better given that butterflies flapping their wings affects the weather!
Wednesday, November 11, Veterans Day 2020 in United States: Since its founding in 1776, the United States has fought in about a dozen major wars—and intervened militarily on hundreds of others—with every generation of Americans witnessing combat in one form or another. As such, tens of millions of Americans have suited up for the armed…… Continue reading In Remembrance of Veterans Day!
As Harold took a bite of Bavarian sugar cookie, he finally felt as if everything was going to be ok. Sometimes, when we lose ourselves in fear and despair, in routine and constancy, in hopelessness and tragedy, we can thank God for Bavarian sugar cookies. And, fortunately, when there aren’t any cookies, we can still…… Continue reading A Bavarian Sugar Cookie Day!
Say What? Deck the Halls with 40s stories, well-built houses in all their glory. When Christmas spirit filled the air on TV and well-lite streets most everywhere. When Santa did land atop my roof, stuff my sock, didn’t dare to knock … but did seem to care.But now it’s just X-Mas in most hearts, not…… Continue reading Some Early Melancholy: Where Has Christmas Really Gone?
How to Accomplish Everything by Doing Absolutely Nothing! (Random Memoirs of a Ghoul!) Rex (or is it Ted), PHD Practice what you preach you “son of a beach!”A Beach Ball, that is! “Good, Good, Good … Good Vibrato!” 🎼🎸🎹” High fat-head, fiberless fare! Or is it just a bad case of the crabs?
DARE NOT TO LOOK! Not at the beautiful lady with the rounded build … bòidheach gu dearbh! But at the Scottish Bagpiper with nothing under his kilt! Yes! It must have been quite breezy for that bagpiper…IMAO A lovely, snazzy paisley rig-out! Actually entering Canada on the way to Nova Scotia I fear. But……
We must remember this … A wet kiss is still a kiss A pizza can sometimes be a pie The fundamentals do apply As ‘The Now’ does go by … And when two lovers ‘whippy woo’ They still say “I do whippy you” On that you can not deny No matter what Karen Carpenter sings…… Continue reading As ‘The Now’ Does Go By
The End is Near!
Took the picture of my wife, Cute Judy Lee, in Nova Scotia, July 1971, and made it into an oil painting: The orginal photo was taken July 1971 on the east coast of Nova Scotia, Canada. For me, it invokes the feeling of a nostalgic Andrew Wyeth painting. Andrew Wyeth is considered one of the…… Continue reading Breezy In Nova Scotia!
Thursday, August 20, 2015, time unknown: State of mind surely unknown… A doodle psychological test in which a subjects’ scribbles and such are recorded and then analyzed using drugs, pseudo-psychological interpretation, complex algorithms, and/or whatever. Some doodling psychologists use this test to examine a person’s personality characteristics and emotional functioning. An Albino Seal rejected by…… Continue reading What Happened This Day?
Circa mid-50s or was that circus mid-50s!?Marching with the Pitman Original Hobo Band and playing a tuba of all things! And not very good cause I never told a lesson. I just huffed and puffed away! And what’s with that weird polka dot, no, polka square pattern outfit! Me thinks we were playing, When the…… Continue reading I Was Once a Teenage Hobo!
Who Needed Halloween, anyhow, when you had an old-world or other-worldly Sicilian Grandmother! It has oft been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, ‘submitted for your approval,’ is a lovely picture of my Sicilian grandmother, Catherine ‘Merlino’ Barbera. But first be warned though! View with extreme caution only after deep prayer! But…… Continue reading My Sicilian Nonna’s Evil Eye!
Memories stirred by A Fragile Mind, “Some Sunny Day:” https://afragilemind.home.blog/2019/11/15/some-sunny-day/ Yes ……We’ll meet again Don’t know where Don’t know when But I know we’ll meet again some sunny day … Keep smiling through Just like you always do ‘Til the blue skies Drive the dark clouds far away … *** So will you please say…… Continue reading Yes! …… One Sunny Day!