It's Memorial Day in the US and as it's a day to honor and celebrate soldiers that have died, I want to write about my grandfather. He fought in World War II with the RAF in Canada. He was actually from the US but apparently he wasn't able to get into the US Air Force for reasons I can't remember. Anyway, He survived being shot down twice over the Atlantic and went on to run a successful insurance agency and help raise 8 children. He died an old man and I'm glad that I was able to know him. He never spoke of the war but he always seemed very brave to me and that is what I'll always remember about him. I send best wishes to all veterans and am thinking of those that are gone.
I wish you all the very best.
Sunday, May 28, 2017
Blues guitarist and singer/song writer T-Bone Walker was born today in 1910 and he composed this song called "Funky Town." I like it because listening to it reminds me of my dad and how he likes jazz music and I like listening to it with him. Plus, I live in a funky kind of town! So for all these reasons, this song makes me feel happy!
Saturday, May 27, 2017
I love singing and whenever I hear this lovely song called "How Can I Keep From Singing." I know it's a more serious song but it somehow makes me feel good when I hear it, especially because there are times when I really just can't keep from singing!
Friday, May 26, 2017
I saw this clip of a boy named Alex on the Ellen show who created an app to help people with disabilities find services and employment opportunities and navigate public spaces. I thought it was really cool. The app is currently a free prototype and it is called Ability app. What makes things even better is that Ellen decided to support app and helped Alex raise the money he needed and provided support to make the app the best it can be! For more information, watch the video below.
Thursday, May 25, 2017
I was thinking about things I feel like I appreciate more now as an adult, here are a few:
- Cartoons! -I think that's really why I love Minions so much.
- Being able to run around. I kind of miss having recess but then again, I'm glad I can still run around outside.
- Sleeping!-No, I wasn't an insomniac as a child but I was always pretty active as a kid and I never lied nap times. Although I don't make the time for naps as an adult either, I do find I appreciate sleep more.
- Eating dinner with my family. Although I eat with friends now that I live away from my family, there's something special about eating dinner with them when I go and visit them.
- Time! When I was a kid, as much as I valued time, I feel like it takes on new meaning as an adult.
So as you can see, the kid that I was, is still a part of me and that's what I'll always appreciate!
Wednesday, May 24, 2017
I was so happy when I saw this trailer for the new Despicable Me movie that's coming out soon. Minions always make me laugh and it makes me hope that everyone has something that brings them a lot of laughter and that allows the little kid inside all of us to come out and play for a bit. So, for your viewing pleasure, here are the Minions!
Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Today in 1785 Benjamin announced his invention of bifocals. This got me thinking of how although I don't wear bifocals, I'm jolly glad glasses were invented. They've made all the difference to so many people's lives, including mine. Glasses have allowed me to do things I love most: read, write, do research, and best of all travel (even if I lack a sense of direction!) I'm glad there are things in the world that give people the ability to do what they need to do in life. So I say thanks to Ben Franklin and everyone else who had a part in making glasses so great!