5.25.2020

THE EVERYDAY SOLDIER


IT IS THE SOLDIER
written by Charles M. Province
U.S. Army
1970-2010 ©


THE EVERYDAY SOLDIER
It seems appropriate as well to take time today to honor all those who are serving us in so very many ways, and serving at great risk to themselves and their own loved ones.  Of course we offer thanks and prayers for all in the medical community including first responders who are there twenty-four hours a day, week in and out ~ and so many among them, world wide who have lost their lives in the fight against the pandemic that has covered our earth in sorrow and death.  We honor and thank the men on our street who faithfully come every Thursday to take away the weeks trash and recycling.  We thank and honor our postman, who arrives daily with mail.  We thank and honor those working in our nearby grocery store and drug store, keeping regular hours and stocking the shelves to provide us with the foods and medicines we all need.  By and large, we do not know the names of these women, these men.  Though we have likely seen them often for years now, they have been a regular part of our daily lives, making our lives just a bit easier, in ways we don't give much of a thought to.  Maybe we smile, nod or even say "hello" from time to time.  Is that enough?  These women and these men are our neighbors, they are part of our community.  They are the everyday soldiers of our lives, some have become ill, and tragically some have not survived the war being fought right now.  So, for them, also, we pray today and we remember and we are thankful for what they have given and are giving to us. 

5.24.2020

THE ZOOLATRY GIRLS, PART 24


My Sunday Selfie ~ 
from Heaven.

"guess what furriends ~ I had a meeting, well, a very short one, with the
Angel In Charge ~ and she told me that real soon, like purrty soon, I might just
receive my wings and maybe a shiny, sparkling halo, too!  

I only have to be very very very good for just a few more days, 
Maggy and TK and of course Poppy Vic will help me with that.

and like that famous little choo-choo train ...

I think I can, I think I can, I think I can."


5.23.2020

THE ZOOLATRY GIRLS, PART 23


This has been a month in memory of Maggy and Zoey, showing and sharing many of our favorite and special photos of them.  I don't remember when or why we decided to start changing our blog header each month ~ perhaps for the seasons, or the holidays ~ or just another opportunity to practice our Photoshop and CATURDAY ART, but somewhere along the years it became a regular thing to do.  Above a few favorites with Maggy and Zoey ... and below, transitioning when Dougie Dog joined us.

5.22.2020

THE ZOOLATRY GIRLS, PART 22


Just some photos I loved of a little girl kitty I loved.
Photographed in my Florida home, 2009 through 2012.

Was that last photo prophetic? 
was she then, as right now, in discussion with the
Angel in Charge
about  how to get her "halo and wings" when the time came,
did she know that it just might be a wee bit difficult
... wondering ...

5.21.2020

THE ZOOLATRY GIRLS, PART 21

Usually Zoey was very thankful, but not always ...