Archive for December, 2015

Happy New Year 2016! Thank You to our True Heroes:)

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

Dressed in a suit and red tie, the little boy sits on an officer’s shoulders, one arm lifted in a solemn salute — a goodbye to his slain father.

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It’s a poignant image that captured the heartbreak of the somber occasion: A farewell to Joseph Lemm, a respected NYPD detective who was killed last week by a suicide bomber in Afghanistan while serving with the Air National Guard.

Thousands of people — including NYPD Commissioner William Bratton, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and hundreds of uniformed police and U.S. military service officers — gathered in Manhattan on Wednesday to pay their final respects to Lemm.

My deepest heartfelt love and condolences to the family and all their loved ones. May the family find peace and solace. Blessings for the coming year.
We will never forget your sacrifice.

Sweetest Friends…Posting will be light till after the New Year.

Tired of all the bad, sad news actually…and just dancing my cares away for now.

As yet another year ends,
Do not forget your precious family and friends.

Remember how they enrich your lives,
As the bright new Year quickly arrives.(at least some of them eh?) ha

Remember: A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ha

God bless you all my warrior, patriotic friends.

On New Years, just remember: if your cup runneth over, you’ve probably reached your limit.

Despite it all—Party Hardy my friends.

See y’all next year!

Happy Holidays!!!..Chanukkah and Christmas that is….heh :-)

Thursday, December 24th, 2015



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Holiday Time.

Some free advice.
Don’t let stress ruin your holidays my friends.

Don’t get thrown if misunderstandings between family members increase.
If they really get to ya, sneak away.

Spend some time alone if you like.
There’s nothing like a few minutes of solitude.
Take a walk at night and gaze at the the moon and stunning stars.
Listen to your favorite music.

Have a cookie.
In fact, have two.

You may be sad or lonely if you find yourself without a loved one.

It’s all okay.
It’s all normal.

Just feel the feelings.
No need to manufacture feelings you may not have “just because “tis the season to be jolly.”
Then again, reaching out and helping others is a sure fire way to lift your spirits.

If your’e in a bit of financial bind, don’t fret that “everyone on your gift list be happy” by overspending and feeling anxious afterward.

It’s not only about opening presents, but opening your hearts.

Remember:
He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.
Roy L. Smith

Indulge. C’mon.
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.
Jim Davis

Worries go down better with soup.
Jewish Proverb

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Most of all…the biggest challenge of the Season:
Practice forgiveness.
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Some of us, especially activitsts and bloggers, try desperately to help light the world. Perhaps, at this time……… we just need to learn how to light up our own lives.

May the lights of Chanukah and Christmas usher in a better world for all humankind.
And may love and light fill your homes and hearts this holiday season my sweet friends.

Principal Bans Christmas and Pledge of Allegiance

Sunday, December 13th, 2015

YES THIS IS HAPPENING.

Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. “Harvest festival” has replaced Thanksgiving, and “winter celebrations” substitute for Christmas parties.

New principal Eujin Jaela Kim has given PS 169 in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, a politically correct scrub-down, to the dismay of teachers and parents.

“We definitely can’t say Christmas, nothing with Christmas on it, nothing with Santa,” PTA president Mimi Ferrer said administrators told her. “No angels. We can’t even have a star because it can represent a religious system, like the Star of David.”

Kim, 33, did not return a call or e-mail seeking comment.

A memo last month from assistant principal Jose Chaparro suggested a “harvest festival instead of Thanksgiving or a winter celebration instead of a Christmas party.” He urged staff to “be sensitive of the diversity of our families. Not all children celebrate the same holidays.”

Ninety-five percent of the 1,600 kids at PS 169 are Asian or Hispanic.

Principal Eujin Jaela Kim

School principal bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance

BACK IN THE REAL WORLD………………

Please watch or listen Sweet Friends…………..

Camouflage And Christmas Lights by Rodney Carrington

Another Year has come and gone,
And I’m still here holdin’ on,
To this rifle and a picture of my kids,
They’re sayin’ its a holiday,
Sure as hell don’t feel that way,
I don’t think Jesus meant for it to be like this.

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A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Boombox playin’ silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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There probably up on the hill by now
Bundled up and sleddin’ down
Catchin’ snowflakes on the edge of their tongues
Standin’ up at the top would be
The prettiest girl I’ve ever seen
Whispering a quiet prayer for all of us.

A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Boombox playin’ silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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Some say I’m a hero
But I’m just a Dad
Who’s trying to protect
The most precious thing I have
Someday I’ll be home again
And our world will be right
But for tonight

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A paper star on a plastic tree
Cotton snow in a manger scene
We do the best we can to make it feel like home.
Turkey dinner on paper plates
Sargent bows his head to pray
Thank God it’s a silent night
Camouflage and Christmas Lights.

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We know they serve our country best
Their loyalty— a proven test
Every sweet American soldier’s soul
Bears the burden of this honorable goal.

Please keep them in your prayers this holiday season.

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS AND belated CHANUKKAH Sweet Friends~!