10-03-14-My Morning Thoughts: “The Forts” Did you guys take the blankets out and drape them over dining room chairs and end tables and create these wondrous worlds of your own? I use to make the best forts ever!...now the best blankets were my Great Aunt Sass’s homemade quilts cause they were big and heavy and they stayed right where ya put them. You didn’t have to weigh-em down that much with magazines, books and other things like lamps that would get pulled off and break sometimes. My Aunt Beanie’s house in PA (just down the hill from my Aunt Sass and a little across the way from my grandparents’ house) I once made the coolest fort ever…you see she had this really long house that kind-a had the living room and the dining room and then an attached bedroom all in a row, a fort builders heaven! I’m not exactly sure how long it was but I do remember a thanksgiving dinner there, that had my grandparents, parents, to aunts and uncles, their friend Chapy, and five cousins eating together at the table… anyway I proceeded to build this fort to beat all forts…thinking back, I ‘m pretty sure my big sister helped on this fort cause it was way to elaborate for my thinking…So this fort had the table covered for the big area underneath and then a six chair tunnel to the coffee table tunnel and hung-a-right at the end of the coffee table and went to the corner of this old peddle pumping organ and then extended into the extra room off the bed mattress on its side and stopped at the bathroom…we are talking a serious fort here!...I’m not so sure why these beautiful memories from the past continue to reunite with my present but you can be sure on one thing, that I will be teaching my grandchildren the art of house blanket fort building…and now I have my first customer, Kyliana Grace Insana!...and especially now because I won’t have to clean it up, ha ha!...great old times melding into new great times, can’t wait!…have a great safe weekend all…plain and simple.
09-26-14-My Morning Thoughts: Still Reeling!!! I am definitely the king of my castle…fortunately the queen has many more moves than I…have a great safe weekend everyone and enjoy your family and friends…you know I will be!…plain and simple.
09-25-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Love” Love, Love, Love…its easy…and it’s my only thought today except for a very gracious thank you for all your well wishes for our new granddaughter Kyliana Grace Insana… plain and simple.
09-23-14-My Morning Thoughts: “Team Sports” You must have a “team effort” to win! A team is; starters, subs, coaches, trainers and fans!...any deviation’s or weaknesses in any of these categories make it extremely harder to win, consistently!...even the modern pro golfers talk about their “team” in interviews and they say things like “we really played well today”…just saying…plain and simple.
09-22-14-My Morning Thoughts: train of thought? I lost my “train” of thought again!…oh well how about a “train” story then, ha ha!,,,,,,MOM don’t read this one...Ya me, Andy, Ron and just about every other kid at Willow Arms played on the railroad tracks and messed around on the trains and some of us got hurt but for the most part it was all-in-all good constructive youthful misbehavior…you can’t expect to grow up by the railroad tracks and never break a rule every now and again…plain and simple.
09-19-14-My Morning Thoughts: “you can’t get away” Nobody ever told me that as you get older you get more fatigued a-lot faster. Ya we could run every day and do all the exercises and eat all those correct PC foods and not smoke and not drink and on and on and on…but we can’t avoid father time…so I will Laugh, Love and Live in the meanwhile with the family and friends I’ve been blessed with and enjoy every second…have a great weekend all and be safe in your travels…plain and simple.
09-18-14-My Morning Thoughts: TBT What was the name of that place with the root beer floats served in that big barrel like glass and the roller-skating waitresses? I remember my parents use to take us out there every once in a while on Sundays or coming back from visiting the PA relatives…for some reason coffee is just NOT working on my memory section this fine morning…anyway I remember it was fun!...plain and simple.
09-17-14-My Morning Thoughts: While walking all alone in the woods, if a tree falls on me, will it really matter if it makes a noise or not?...just asking…plain and simple.
09-16-14-My Morning Thoughts: “old things” So many of us treat their old stuff like precious gold…old toys, old books, old cars, old pictures, old furniture, old fishing poles, old boats and just about everything you can think of is cherished from one time to another…just don’t forget the most precious old thing we can ever have…those that have come before us!!!...let’s not forget to treat them like precious gold too…plain and simple.
Isn’t there a difference, while acting on your constitutional rights as peaceful protesters, standing up for beliefs, distinguishing the madness of injustice…and/or the destroying of public property, private property and infringing on others safety?...why must there be the goodness of innocence eradicated to prove a point that needs to be proven?...stand strong, speak loud and show the violence that the power of peace will prevail…I know it’s easier to say than do but I had to say it!…plain and simple.