Tuesday, May 31, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Shirley Maclaine

Shirley Maclaine, is a beautiful successful actress, who has achieved many goals in her lifetime.

When I was a young girl,  my hair was cut short like hers. In fact people would often come up to me and say, "You know who you remind me of, Shirley Maclaine. And I in turn would thank them,. because she is one of my favorite actress.

When I did a play in Upstate New York, "Home Free"  many many years ago, I was told by an audience member how much I resembled her. Of course I can't sing, or dance  like her, and if they ever made a movie about Shirley Maclaine's life, I certainly couldn't portray her.  But I could play her younger sister.. lol.. without the singing or dancing that is..

And now I'm reading her book,  "I'm Over All That."  I honestly can relate to a lot of the things she is saying. I believe when you reach a certain age, that you don't take life too seriously.

When your young, it seems like the end of the world, or you're so carefree, that nothing seems to bother you. It only begins to affect you, in the middle age of life. Then as you get over that stage, and you're in the final chapter of your life, then you sit back and reflect and realize, you are all over that.

Therefore it's now time to reap the benefits of what life gave you, and what you took from it. Maybe you'll be happy with the results, or maybe not, but at least you survived. What more can one ask for.

So for me SHIRLEY MACLAINE, will always be a great artist, and FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, May 30, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the weekend is over, another week begins

Well the weekend is over, and another week begins.  But today is a very special day, it's Memorial Day. A day to honor all those who sacrificed their lives, to keep us from harms way.

And for those who had their fun in the sun, get home safe and sound.  And if you had a quiet weekend like I did, then good for you, sometimes you need to reflect on your life, and what you need to do, or not do, whichever it is, as long as you're happy with yourself..

And hopefully the week ahead, will be a good one. I can handle that, and so can you..


Friday, May 27, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/Happy Memorial Weekend

Well it's finally here. Memorial Weekend officially will begin after 6pm. At least in my book  it does.
And it will be a beautiful and gorgeous weekend. For a change that is.

But it's not only a time to have fun in the sun. It's a time to remember our servicemen and women...
because  if we didn't have these young men and women fighting for our freedom, where would we be. where would our country be, and where would the world be.

Wouldn't it be great if everyone got along, and everything could have a peaceful ending. But as far back as I can remember, peace was the hardest promise to keep... and yet we still strive for it everyday, every hour, and every minute.

So I wish everyone a happy and safe MEMORIAL WEEKEND.


Thursday, May 26, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my buddies, laughter and crying

Drama and comedy, go hand in hand.. 

And as you know there is more drama in life, then laughter.. therefore laughter needs to play a bigger part in our lives, even though in life, there is more to cry about...

But here's a little story..

When I was younger, I used to laugh and cry at the same time..And I was asked often, "how can you be crying and laughing at the same time."

Or they would ask me, which is it, "are you upset, or are you happy".... Well maybe I was a little bit of both, or maybe I just couldn't decide what I was feeling.

But frankly, there wasn't an answer.  I really didn't know, why I laughed and cried at the same time. It just came out that way....

So if  I was looking for sympathy and compassion, my laughter would make light of it..

But in the end, I chose to laugh. But I never regretted crying either..

And if you remember the old saying, "laughter is the best medicine," well, I also believe crying is also the best medicine.

Because when you cry, it releases the tension and stress in your body, and when you laugh, it also releases the tension and stress in your body.  And when you put both emotions together, you feel absolutely free, and can see your problems or situation, in a newer perspective.

I'm not a scientists or a doctor... It's just my own personal formula, because I've put these two emotions together, most of my life...

And I said most of my life because lately, the laughter is slowly disappearing, ..  and that's definitely a no, no.

Therefore  laughter and crying will always be buddies,.. and for me, these two emotions will always be


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my prayers go out to all tornado victims

When I didn't have my blog to write in, it felt like I lost a friend. So it's great to be home once again.

I write my blog to be lighthearted, and have fun, and to bring a laugh or two to others who visit my blog. I didn't want to  talk about drama.But I need and want to take this moment, and say to all the families who have recently suffered through these devastating tornadoes,  in Joplin, Texas, etc..that my prayers are with you.

Each day we live on earth is a precious gift, because you never know what will happen next.

The old saying is " here today, gone tomorrow," has rung true for many of these families and friends...

Sometimes words are easy to say, but it's the action that proves you to be worthy of the words, that really count.

So for me all these families will be in my heart and prayers, and therefore will always be FOREVER YOUNG.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/is finally up and running.

Great news, My blog is now up and running. It's been almost a week since I couldn't post anything on it, but thought I would check once again, and long and behold, it's working, and now I can post...

So tomorrow, I will begin once again, on my blog FOREVER YOUNG

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/change is good

Have you ever been in one of those moods, when you just wanted to clean up house. And I don't mean washing clothes, or doing the dishes

For example, I just cleaned up my facebook page.

I joined facebook to network, but it turned out to be something else. And sorry to say, the networking never happened. But that's okay, it's just time for me to move on, that's all. No hard feelings. I wish everyone great success, and a great life..

Then I'm getting ready to downsize my house.  I will be putting it up on the market next June, but as you know the market isn't what it used to be. My kids are grown, and this house is perfect for a family. We just need a smaller place...with a nice backyard so my husband can still garden. He loves to do that..and of course a yard for our two dogs..

And I'm going to delete a part of my writing group, which is the adult group. Unless I get more people who are really serious about writing, then it's time to let go.  After all I've had the group for four and a half years.   But I will keep the teen group, for now. They seem to be more interested in writing then most....and if that begins to dwindle, then I will delete that as well.  I've also had this group for four and a half years, and I enjoy my teens very much. They make me laugh, and the time just flies, when I'm with them..

Change is good for many things. And at this stage of my life, that's what I'm doing. Changing. In more ways then one...And I like to believe for the better, not worse... at least that's my goal.

I 'm also telling others I will no longer be available to help them, yet we will remain friends as always..

Life passes us by so quickly, because we are so busy taking care of others, that we forget to take care of ourselves. but I have no regrets, because I've enjoyed that part of my life, and now that  I'm not needed in the same way, well it's just time to sit back and think of what I need to do, to make myself feel  happy, and fulfilled, and that's doing something I want to do, instead of what's expected of me to do..

So change is and always will be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, May 16, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/I'm still here

I didn't go away, not just yet. So you can still look for my blog, it didn't disappear.  I'll let you know when my last entry will be.

But I enjoy writing about anything and everything, so who knows when I'll call it quits. Maybe when I reach my 1000th entry, then I can say that's it, I have nothing more to say.

Therefore, please continue to enjoy the little segments of my life, and others, and the stories that I might tell or not. And thank you again for your interest and I hope you continue to view my blog


FOREVER YOUNG/the writing process will always be

It's Monday again.   It seems to come around faster and faster doesn't it.

Well today I will begin the writing process, again....I will work on a story and then hopefully get some ideas for another script.

I am anxiously waiting to hear about my other script that has been sent in for a pitch competition, and my short story of Angelina's Heartfelt Journey, which has been sent out to a publisher.  Probably will send it out to another one as well...

Such a process this is. In this business all you do is wait, hope and pray that your work will be recognized and published. At this point it's not about the money, as much as the exposure of having your story in print somewhere other then your computer.

How many other artists out there are doing the same thing. I imagine many... and hopefully they will also break into this difficult but rewarding industry.  But in the end, no matter what happens, no one can take away your gift of words and how you put them together.

They are your stories to be told, and that can be very fulfilling in many ways.

so for me the writing process always remains FOREVER YOUNG

Sunday, May 15, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/thank you, for your pageviews

Thank you to all, who have been reading my blog. I hope I've given you some things to laugh about, think about, or just enjoy reading about.

It's Sunday morning and 7:45am.   I'm having my usual cup of coffee. And then the morning ritual begins. I turn on the news to see what's happening in the world. Then I check my e-mail, which most is junk mail anyway, some more interesting then others. And then I check my status on my blog to see how many page views I've had.

I didn't write my blog, just to see how many will read it, but you have given me the incentive, to keep on writing.   Thank you for your patronage.  

I enjoy making you laugh, especially if you're having a bad day. Or if you can relate to the kind of days I've had, or am having, that also makes me glad I'm writing. And if you just like to go down memory lane, hopefully my blog brought back many memories in your life as well.....or when I write about someone I admire, maybe you've learned a little more about that person's life, famous or not, and how they affected my life.

And by all means, feel free to comment on anything you've read about....I would really like to hear from you.

Have a great Day or Evening, wherever you live in this vast, vast world of ours.

And thank you again, because you make me feel, FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, May 14, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/missed the last two days

Missed the last two days. Was visiting my cousin. Just had to get away from everything, and really didn't want to think about anything.

And to tell you the truth, I'm tired, and my mind can't think of anything to write about, even though I know there is plenty to say, I'll just have to put it off for another day.

Therefore, I'm making this entry to my blog a short one.

So enjoy your Saturday, and I will try writing again tomorrow....


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/competition will stir up memories

I'm entering a short story contest. The story line is about past loves. Well I didn't have too many of those, but there was one or two that I was smitten with, (which I'm only going to write about one).. that is until I met my husband, at the age of twenty-one, and really fell in love.

This competition isn't easy. It will stir up memories of the soldiers, who fought in Viet Nam. I lived in the city, and the naval hospital wasn't too far from my house.  As a young teen of eighteen, I would visit these fine young navy men.  It was a rude awakening for me, because many of these men were my age, or a little older. And they had lost an arm, leg, or both.  It was a sad time for many families.

But  regardless of their injuries, their eyes lit up,  and they smiled at me, just knowing someone, a complete stranger cared enough to visit them.  Many were far away from home. They talked to me about their wife's or girlfriends. And all they wanted, was to go home and see their mom, and their family.

So today, I will give my story a little more thought, painful as it is, but I have no regrets. because these men stood for courage, and they sacrificed so much, to make our world a better place to live in.

The story's not due until August, so I have plenty of time to reflect.

so for me, these navy men will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, May 9, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my car needs a transmission?

My car's transmission is sick, and I have to make it all better,  It's ten years old and I don't want to let go. But as you know, parts begin to wear and tear, as we get older.

But sooner or later, I know,  my car will start costing me plenty. But I'm desperately trying to save it, from the junkyard burial. So I'll do whatever I can, to keep that from happening.

Because as you know, I really love my car. It's reliable and steady, what more can I ask for.

Therefore,  I must hold my head up high, be strong, and confront the situation head on.

Because my day begins, and ends with a decision, about my transmission.


Sunday, May 8, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/happy mother's day to all

Today is a very special day. To all the mother's or soon to be mother's, I wish you a Happy Mother's Day.

Whether you stay at home, or go out with your family, just sit back and relax.  Enjoy this wonderful moment, when your loved one's want to show their love and appreciation, for all you've done for them.

And for those mother's who have passed on, just know your memories of them will live on, and your heart will always know the love they gave you, from the first day you were born.

As a mother, I  too, will take this time to  reflect. As I remember the day, when I was told, "you're going to have a baby." But in my case, my first born, were identical twin boys.  Then four years later, I was also blessed with a little girl.  I'm thankful to God, because they are my pride and joy.

So Mother's Day for me,  will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Saturday, May 7, 2011


Sorry I missed yesterday. But things in my life are kind of upside down.

I wanted to  think, and  then I didn't want to think at all, if that makes sense.  

So because my mind is full of marbles, I really can't think of anything to write, so I'll just leave it at that, and if the mood strikes, I will take out my trusty computer, and log into my blog, and if not, there is always tomorrow.


Thursday, May 5, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/celebrating mother's day

Mother's day is just around the corner.

Celebrating Mother's, who have given their love unconditionally, and have taken care of their family the best way they know how. Putting their children's needs before theirs. Only wanting the best for them, and working hard to give them everything they need and want.

As a mother, I don't want to see my children struggle. But sometimes a mother needs to step back and let their children find their own way. This is a very difficult thing to do, since a mother's natural instinct is to  help and protect their children, and make them feel better,  especially when they have a problem.

So I give them their space, and yet stay close by just in case.... after all I'm still a mother..

Because a mother's job is never done. Once a mother always a mother, there is no break, no reprieve, and I doubt a mother want's one. They loved to feel needed, and their proud of their children and their accomplishments, no matter how big or small.

And all a mother prays for, is that when their children leave home, they take one step at a time, and if they fall, just pick themselves up and start all over again. It doesn't matter, how long it takes... that's what life is all about.. doing things, the best way you can.

So for me, being a mother is a joy, a blessing and the best thing that ever happened to me, and for that I will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/the smell of coffee in the air

Coffee. The potent smell filtering through the air.  The liquid flowing through my body, waking up all my senses.

Reminding me of a time, when my mom's coffee was perking on the stove, as she prepared for work, and I for school. And even though I never drank coffee, at such a young age, it still made me feel warm and cozy inside. A sense of family time, even if only for a few moments.

And when something is bothering me, I make pot of coffee, and somehow it makes me feel better. It relaxes me, and I look at things in a new way. You could say coffee wakes up the channels of my mind, and the reality of life is a little less intimidating.

And no matter how the coffee is made, whether it's perked, electric or drip,  The feeling is the same. A feeling I've come home, even though I'm sitting at my kitchen table.

Many decisions are made over a cup of coffee. You get to know someone over a cup of coffee. The warmth and smell of the coffee makes for better conversation. A cold atmosphere becomes warmer with a cup of coffee.

Yes the smell of coffee brewing, makes life a little bit easier to handle,  You somehow get through the day, and accomplished some, or most of what you intended to do.

So for me coffee will always be FOREVER YOUNG


Tuesday, May 3, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/my uncle's dancing feet will keep moving..

My mom called, and told me my uncle's in the hospital. The man who imitated Elvis until he was 85. Well he's almost 89...  He had a mini-stroke, the doctors think.  The tests came out good... and he's doing just fine. You just can't keep a good singing and dancing man down.

So I called him up, and he sounded good, but tired.  You know these hospitals, you think you go in for a rest, but you need a rest when you get out, because their always poking you for something, or testing you for something, and when you're just about falling asleep, they come in a give you a pill, so you can go to sleep.  Okay, I'm just making fun, but as you know being in a hospital is not fun.

So uncle, I pray you'll be okay.  Because I believe nothing can keep you down, and as long as your dancing feet keep moving, and your strength and determination is still there, you will always be FOREVER YOUNG

Monday, May 2, 2011

FOREVER YOUNG/one of those real dreams/never dull

I had one of those real dreams last night.  Most times my dreams come in bits and pieces, and then  I wake up not knowing the ending, but this dream was quick and to the point.

There were four people. Three men and woman. They had just robbed a place, and apparently I was the law.

They locked themselves in a house, which was located across from the Emerson Movie Theatre down the street., and there was also a hospital on the other side.

Somehow I managed to get into the house.  I had a partner, and we somehow managed to take them on. I left her in charged., while I searched for a phone to call 911.  Now here's the funny part. my cousin was standing by a tree talking to someone. I asked her to dial 911, and she looked at me as if I was crazy. Then she continued to talk on the phone.

So I went back into the house, and as I was going in, one man tried to escape and I shot him. grazed him really, but enough for him to back into the house. My partner had slipped on the job, wasn't paying attention.

Finally got a call through to the FBI.  Then tried talking to the four people, who really weren't strangers. They looked familiar to me, but don't ask me their names, don't know, remember this is only a dream...

There was a knock on the door. It was men dressed in uniforms. One of them tried to get the man I shot free, by using his influence, until the man in uniform realized there was nothing he could do.  Now the FBI came and the man I shot was laying in the tub for some reason, and they pulled him out. He wasn't hurt much at all.  And off they went.  

The End.  

But then I wake up and hear Bin Laden was killed.  and in my dream, men in uniforms, man shot..... but in my dream the guy didn't die..

What a weird and strange dream that was, and it seem so real.    I'm glad, the dream was completed, but if I'm going to dream, I would rather dream of something fantastic, like taking a limo ride, see a  great show, then off to a nice beach, drinking smoothies' or pina colada's.   But no, it's always got to be about some type of drama.... oh well.... at least my dreams are never dull.

That's it for now, dreams will continue to be FOREVER YOUNG.

Sunday, May 1, 2011


Did I ever tell you about the senior citizen complex my mom lives in. Well it's like a regular Peyton Place. For those who don't remember the tv series  Peyton Place, or film with Lana Tuner, and Hope Lang..  it's a story about a town where people knew everything about everyone, and who did what and where...... and you never know what's going to happen next.

And that's why I compare my mom's apartment complex to Peyton Place.  You just never know what to expect, from seniors.. so many incident's and funny mishaps.  And I will share some of these stories periodically on my blog. .... it should be pretty funny, maybe shocking, and definitely not boring..

Sort of gives you one hope, when I reach their age.   That life just gets pretty darn interesting.

Well that's it for now, pretty tired. Had a long day.... but tomorrow is another day....

So for me, it's goodnight for now....FOREVER YOUNG