Category Archives: Family

A Gift That Keeps On Giving

Since my niece is thrilled with the Guitar which came with a 5 string p bass pickup, I gave her two Christmas’s ago, she and I have learned a bit about this type of iconic and popular electric guitar models. When I found this guitar for sale online I was reading in the description area about this guitar that started out in the Country and Western and Swing scene. It did eventually find it’s way into the hands and hearts of many legendary players and has been going strong for over fifty years strong now.

So on that Christmas afternoon after things had settled down from everyone opening up their presents and finding something to eat, I sat down with my niece and told her what I had found out about this type of electric guitar, she was genuinely interested and has learned so much more, two years later, that she is using all of her information for an essay in her Music Class at school. I think that is pretty darned cool. I can’t wait to see what kind of grade it brings her and of course I want to read it as soon as she gets it back. This makes me feel really good. She is a good kid so I’m sure she will be getting a good grade that I will be able to brag about to my friends and co-workers.



Music of YesterYear

It’s so cool to see that people are looking for and turning to the old vinyl album records that were popular and used back in the day when my parents were teenagers. My folks gave me a stack of old 45’s when I was about 11 and let me play them on an old portable record player that they found at a yard sale for only a couple of bucks in case I ruined it it wouldn’t cost them a lot of money to fix or replace.

The only songs that I remember that were on that stack of 45’s are Wild Thing and Suicide is Painless (the theme song for the hit TV series about the Korean War – MASH. And every time I hear either one of those songs such a flood of memories come rushing in and I can just see that old record player that was in a red and white striped case. Not sure what ever happened to that old thing or the stack of 45’s that they entrusted me with. Most likely it was trashed many years ago and will never be seen or used again by anyone, such a shame when I think about it.

There are a lot ways to get to listen to all types of music these days and a ton of music out there just waiting to go home with some one to be listened to and enjoyed over and over. Music is such a big part of most peoples lives. I can’t imagine life with out music. I have found an Oldies Music website that has a great selection of music from days gone by, as well as some pretty cool and unusual DVDs that they have put on their site for sale.



Isn’t It Ironic

It didn’t take long to find some affordable work clothes for my oldest sister to wear to her new job at at the front desk of one of the busiest pediatrician’s office in the area. After doing a quick Google search, I was surprised to find a great variety of scrubs that she will be able to wear there each day.

This is a girl who is a fashion diva, she has more clothes than anyone I know and for her to start a job where she has to wear a uniform instead of all of the fabulous clothes that we have spent so much money on throughout the years is just ironic to me.

wild about flexible scrubs by cherokee

Cherokee Flexibles Scrubs I’m Wild About You Print Top


Being Single On Valentine’s Day

The challenge to being single these days is the very troubling and potentially life altering question, what about Valentine’s Day, which is only one day a way by the way. Do it wrong and you can lose all hope of a future relationship with the women who might turn out to be Ms. Right. But on the other hand, if you over do you might end up sending the wrong message to Ms. Right Now.

Personally, I don’t plan on sending roses to my sweetheart until I am 100% convinced he is Mr. Right and we are actually engaged, with a ring and all. Until then, I don’t mind spoiling the men in my life with Valentine’s Day Gifts such as big boxes of gourmet chocolates or a nice dinner out. Of course, the chocolates have to be the best – like the ones at Gertrude Hawk Chocolates. I discovered Gertrude Hawk the last time I went to New York City on a business trip and one of the brokers brought up the subject of fine chocolates. The next day she introduced me to their Smidgens and I have been a fan ever since.

valentine love


Do You Preview Kids Movies?

Some of my friends who are moms were talking about the latest movies that are supposed to be for kids or family friendly. We pretty much count on Disney, Warner Brothers and Dreamworks to give us movies that we trust are appropriate for children.

All of my friends take their parenting responsibilities very seriously, but evidently some are much more protective and cautious than me. Several moms said that they preview all movies before deciding if the content is suitable for their children. The idea of watching every kid’s movie first just never occurred to me. I wonder if they ever see a movie that they think is bad and don’t let their kids watch it? I have never heard anyone say that a Disney movie was inappropriate for their kids, have you?