HIPPO BIRDIES TO EWES....JANINE- AND MY SISTER FRAN IN PAGOSA SPRINGS COLORADO. IN THE "BLUE TOWELS WERE ON SALE LAST WEEK AT ALMY'S" DEPARTMENT..I HAVE TO TELL YOU .. ALL FEMALES IN MY FAMILY WERE BORN ON THE 1ST OR 30TH OF THE MONTH...MOTHER SISTERS KIDS... OK....
SO WHAT IS TEH BLUE TOWEL BIT..-- ? THAT IS TEH NECESSITY TO PASS ON TOTALLY USELESS INFORMATION-- THAT TOQWEL BIT WAS SAID TO ME ONCE-- AND I SPENT ALOT OF TIME TRYING TO FIGURE OUT WHAT ON EARTH WAS THE VALUS--- THE SALE WAS LAST WEEK- IF YOU HAVE TO FILL UP THE SILENCE WITH CHATTER....HOW MUCH MORE INTERESTING AND CHALLANGING IT IS TO ARGUE HOW MANY ANGELS FIT ON THE HEAD OF A PIN... IT IS BETTER MENTAL EXERCISE THAN DEAD END CONVERSATION.
MY DOG TRAINING EXPERISE HAS EVOLVED TO NAPPING AND EATING-- I SPENT 2 HOURS NAPPING AT THE BEVERLY TRAIN STATION TO GET JAEGAR INTRODUCED TO THE NOISE OF TRAINS--- AS HE WILL HOPEFULLY BE A CITY DOG AND HAVE TO RIDE SUBWAYS ETC. AS FOR TEH DEAD HEAD BIT...I SPENT AN HOUR SITTING AT THE LUNCH TABLES AT COSTCO IN SUCH A WAY THAT LACEY HAD TO GET USED TO SHOPPING CARTS COMING UP BEHIND HER. WIL I WATCHED PEOPLE
MUST BE.... THAT SHE WAS HIT FROM BEHIND WITH A SHOPPING CART- BECAUSE SHE IS VERY NERVOUS-- SWIVEL HEADDED ---ABOUT THEM-- SO THERE I SAT WATCHING PEOPLE EAT PIZZA AND GO BY WITH THEIR FULL SHOPPING CARTS....-- ... NOW THESE DOGS ARE BIG- AND TO MANY PEOPLE SHOCKINLY SO-- SO WHEN THEY WENT BY I GOT THE USUAL SMAILE AND "GOT A SADDLE" COMMENT 98% OF TEH TIME... BUT THERE IS TEH 1% OF PEOPLE-- STONE FACED- WHO WHEN THEY SEE THE DOG, DON'T CHANGE THEIR SOMEWHAT SOUR EXPRESSION. THE OTHER 1% DON'T SEE THE DOG AT ALL -- BECAUSE THEY DON'T SEE ANYTHING EXCEPT EXACTLY WHAT WILL BE THEIR WORLD-- THE NEXT 10 FEET IN FRONT OF THEM.
IT IS MY SUSPICION THAT THOSE WHO ONLY SEE THEIR EXACT ENVIRONMENT,LEAD A VERY DULL AND BORING LIFE WITH NOTHING TO SMILE AT-- BECAUSE THEY AREN'T EVEN LOOKING AROUND. THAT COMES WITH AGE-- I HATE TO SAY-- BUT... CHILDREN AGE 1 TO 5 ARE CURIOUS ABOUT EVERYTHING-- 360 DEGREE CURIOSITY- SEEMS LIKE IT IS DOWNHILL FROM THERE...I TRY AND FIGHT THAT !!
YOU COUD CONCIEVE OF A CHILD ON THEIRHANDSAND KNEES STUDYING AN ANT HILL BUT IF YOU COME TO A N 80 YEAR OLD DOING THAT, YOU WOULD LOCK THEM UP. I DON'T KNOW WHY THAT IS. ? BAD KNEES?
SOMEBODY LATELY// MAYBE JUDY?? SETS A MONTHLY GOAL- GET A NEW THOUGHT- TRY ANEW EXPERIENCE-. TASTE A NEW FOOD. SO IF YOU SEE JDUY AND I ON OUR KNEES- JUST LEAVE US TEHRE.
WELL ... MAYBE LINE UP A CREW OT GET ME BACK ONMY FEET.
KEN ROBERTSON ( TED LECTURE) CONTENDS THAT CHILDREN' CREATIVITY IS NOT LIMITED BY AN EDUCATION- HE TELLS OF HIS KID IN A NATIVITY SCENE WITH A TEA TOWEL ON HIS HEAD- CRRYING GIFTS TO THE CHRIST CHILD-- FIRST KID RECITES HIS LINE "I BRING YOU GOLD" SECOND KID "I BRING YOU MUHR" AND KEN'S CHILD SAYS "FRANKIE SENT THIS"
A NEW IDEA- NOT MINE- BUT Barb FROM VANCOUVER CANADA----.IS ON A BANDWAGON INSTEAD OF HAVING KIDS DANCE OR MUSIC RECITALS IN SOME HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM THAT IS 1/10 OCCUPIED BY ADORING GRANDPARENTS, WHY NOT HAVE THEM AT THE LOCAL ASSISTED LIVING PLACE?
Another case of thinking outside the box, though, is the daughter of a gal I know. Daisy, the daughter, teaches violin out of her own small studio. Most of her students are children and we all know how moms and dads love to watch their kids perform! Well, Daisy decided to do something a little different as far as “recitals” go and contacted the local senior’s home and got a resounding YES, so Daisy and all her little proteges, and their parents, spent a lovely time entertaining and visiting with the folks at the seniors home - much better than sitting on an uncomfortable pew in a mostly empty church listening to screech after screech and the beauty of it is that most of the folks wouldn’t be able to hear the screeching but sure would appreciate the cute kids with their violins.
I’m going to arrange to go to my mother-in-law’s nursing home with a group of ukulele players to play and sing for the dementia folks. I do take my uke up and play for my demented 92 year old MIL and she still remembers the words to A Bicycle Built for Two and East Side, West Side. I think a little ukulele “choir” might brighten up a few lives. I know that they have a music therapist who comes in but every little bit helps.
I guess my point here is that what you and Judy, Daisy and, to a certain extent, me is a very good thing and we need to encourage more people to do things like this. Onward and upward.
SOME OF THESE PLACES ARE DESTITUTE...
HUMOR IS WHERE YO FIND IT--
I WISH MR CUMMINGS WOULD SEE FIT TO SPONSOR THIS PROJECT FOR US TO SET UP CONNECTIONS TO IMPROVE TEH DAILY LIVING OF THESE --- I HATE TO USE THE WORK--- "CAPTIVES" BUT IT AMMOUNTS TO THAT IN MANY PLACES... THE THERAPY DOGS ARE WONDERFUL- BUT THAT IS ONLY TEH BEGINNING OF IDEAS... WE HAD TEH IDEA OF HAVING TEH ALTZHEIMER GROUP COLOR OUR POO PICKERS FOR US- AND THE TRIAL WAS A HUGE SUCCESS--- I BOUGHT CRAYOLA CRAYONS AND TEHY DO WRITE ON POO PICKERS. THESE PEOPLE ARE DESPARATE FOR SOMETHING TO DO !!
IN THAT VEIN... APPARENTLY TEH STUDENT WE WENT TO VISIT ARE COMING HERE FOR A FIELD TRIP
I SEE KIDS LIKE THAT-- WITH THEIR CELL PHONES AND I WONDERIF THEY EVEN KNOW ABOUT THE "INKY DINKY SPIDER GOING UP THE WATER SPOUT"