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Sunday Sermon and Smiling Grand-babies

26 Aug

A beautiful Sunday morning, but the Texas summer heat soon took over. But, all was cool and comfortable inside beautiful St. Gabriel church. I’m still in awe of the gorgeous architecture, stained glass, statues, and phenomenal paintings. It’s a peaceful place.

Today’s Gospel was about Jesus teaching and stopping in various towns on the way to Jerusalem. Someone asked Him who would be saved.

24 ‘Try your hardest to enter by the narrow door, because, I tell you, many will try to enter and will not succeed.

25 ‘Once the master of the house has got up and locked the door, you may find yourself standing outside knocking on the door, saying, “Lord, open to us,” but he will answer, “I do not know where you come from.”

My take on it…the narrow door represents how life is not always easy, and not everyone chooses the right path, so we must choose wisely. When your earthly life is over and you stand before your Creator, the good and just will be welcomed and those who were not, and chose evil, the doors will be locked. You can’t live a horrible selfish life then last minute, show up late, then knock on the door and expect to be welcomed with open arms.

After Mass, the Knights of Columbus hosted a pancake breakfast. I sat and visited with friends and even met a new parishioner, Peggy, from Illinois. We talked a while and I gave her my card so she could contact me.

Later in the afternoon, Joe texted asking if I wanted to FaceTime with the girls. Of course. I love seeing them grow, it seems like every week they get bigger.

Look how adorable. She giggled and gurgled and rolled over the whole time.

This little angel sang a song for me that ended with “Shhhhh.”

Then, she picked out her favorite book from the shelf. Lindsay said she picked it out from the local library book sale. It’s an illustrated book of the entire skeletal system of the human body. I think she’s going to be a doctor. Hopefully, in 25 years, she can help Gamma with her old body. I plan on hanging around.


Being a lazy steamy Sunday, I just lounged around all evening and picked a movie to watch. One of my all time favorites. FRIENDLY PERSUASION. Oh my, if you haven’t seen it, it’s a classic. I only cried three or four times. Mostly heartwarming tug at your heartstrings tears.

Oh, the theme song is so beautiful.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

Theme Song Thursday: Lucky Coins

31 Jul

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” Carl Sandburg 


When I was visiting Mom last month, I took a lot of pictures, did a lot of walking, observing, and contemplating life. Outside her building, there is a lovely fountain that provides a bit of ambience and a respite for thirsty birds.  After my morning walk/run, I would sit on the shaded bench, cooling off and thinking about my day. 

Now, those of you that know me already know that there is always a song or a show tune in my head. So, when I stood up to go inside one morning, I noticed that there were two pennies in the fountain. Well, that just wasn’t right! There must be three coins , because I started singing, “Three coins in the fountain.”  (I’m sure if you are younger than 60, you probably have no idea what I’m talking about.) I went upstairs, grabbed a penny from my purse, and returned to the fountain to make a wish and sing a show tune.  ( Yes, I’m a nut!)
There were only two, now there are three. 

Frank Sinatra sang it for the movie, but Doris Day did much better. No offense to Frank. I adore Frank.   

If you never saw this old 1954 classic, give it a try. 

Three Coins in the Fountain is a 1954 American romantic comedy film directed by Jean Negulesco and starring Clifton Webb, Dorothy McGuire, Jean Peters, Louis Jourdan, Rossano Brazzi, and Maggie McNamara. Written by John Patrick, the film is about three American women working in Rome who dream of finding romance in the Eternal City.[4]
The film’s main title song “Three Coins in the Fountain” (sung by an uncredited Frank Sinatra) went on to become an enduring standard. The story was adapted by John Patrick from the novel Coins in the Fountain by John H. Secondari. It was made in Italy during the “Hollywood on the Tiber” era.

Theme Song Thursday: Friendly Persuasion

20 Sep

One of my favorite movies of all time is the old classic, “Friendly Persuasion.” Pat Boone sang the theme song and it is a delightful love song. Today, I was reminded of the love that friends can share, thus I thought of this wonderful film. If you haven’t seen it, run… do not walk, and rent it. You’ll love it too. Friendly Persuasion is a 1956 Civil War film starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert Middleton and Phyllis Love. Wikipedia



Yesterday, I posted that I was going to document what I am grateful for each day. It really does help you start your day in a positive way.

Today I am Grateful For:
9/19/13- a beautiful morning, my health, the friends I will see and share time with today, I talked to my wonderful mom this morning and she is well, I have two great sons who adore me, and I adore them.

I’d love to hear what you are grateful for today.