delray beach: Delray Beach- My Two Faves - 10/13/17 04:21 PM
Delray Beach- My Two Faves
 
When I graduated from high school way back when, it was a tradition for the drill team to take a 2 week road trip through DC, Boston, NY, and Canada.
We were supposed to see the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes but there was a scheduling oops moment and we saw instead Barefoot in the Park, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.
 
 
When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, 'Hey, I've got a new lease on this thing. So let's go.' Robert Redford
 
 
 
The movie is based on … (37 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- A Week That Stunned - 10/06/17 05:16 PM
Delray Beach- A Week That Stunned
 
If you think you feel as if a dark cloud has been hanging over you for the past few months, you’re not alone.
 
It’s been tough with hurricanes, fires, flooding, and then the news we woke up to on Monday morning.
 
 
There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage, and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart. Daisaku Ikeda
 
 
 
It’s hard to wrap your mind around the tragedy in Las Vegas. I wish the shooter had not taken his life so that we might … (27 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Another Year! - 09/29/17 03:28 PM
Delray Beach...Another Year!
 
A few months ago while I was waiting for my “turn” for treadmill stress test, there was a very nice gentleman waiting as well.
I knew that he’d been in the room before me, so I said: “you must be next.”

Oh no, honey. I’m 94 and have had bypass surgery. No treadmill for me!
I said: “It’s heck getting older, isn’t it!”
 
And he said...On no, dear! I’m happy to be getting older.
 
 
 
Age is inevitable. Aging isn’t.
Marv Levy
 
 
 
 
Getting older is inevitable and in fact, it’s desirable as opposed to ...well, you know...not getting older.
 
 
 
 
 
A few years ago, there … (39 comments)

delray beach: Nextdoor- Another Very Useful Tool - 09/25/17 12:13 PM
Nextdoor- Another Very Useful Tool
 
Social media has proven to be a valued tool for communicating with those who may be as far away as your family across the country or as close as neighbors just a few miles down the road.

During Hurricane Irma, a Delray Beach woman was rescued after she posted on Facebook that her roof was peeling back and water was coming in.Her calls to the police were not getting through.
 
While our experience was, thankfully, not as stressful, I used an app that many of you know about and it helped me before, during, and after the … (35 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Appreciating Mother Nature - 09/22/17 03:17 PM
Delray Beach- Appreciating Mother Nature
 
We were so happy to be able to see the beach after IRMA and drive throughout Palm Beach County to see what if any damage was still around.
 
 
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein
 
 
Larry and I noticed that Mom Nature knows what she’s doing because most of the trees that were down were olives or others but very few palm trees.
It’s should be no surprise because over time they have learned to withstand the storms and strong winds associated with the tropics.
 
To the artist, there is never anything ugly … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach….Whew! - 09/15/17 04:45 PM
Delray Beach….Whew!
 
If memory serves, Hurricane Irma makes my 7th or 8th hurricane...I’ve honestly lost count.
Up until last Saturday, when Irma veered west, she was the one who caused me the most fright.
As Larry pointed out to me, Harvey leveled Rockport, TX at 130 mph. Irma was projected to come in at 185 mph.
 
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature. Russel Honore
 
While we were fortunate for that turn, the west coast and the Keys weren’t. That said, we did have heavy winds and rain from the feeder bands.
We were … (37 comments)

delray beach: Help Hurricane Victims With Your Own Hurricane Supplies! - 09/14/17 04:32 PM
Help Hurricane Victims With Your Own Hurricane Supplies
 
This is an idea that someone in our community is doing and I wanted to pass it on.
 
If you have seen the videos of the flooding in Houston thanks to Harvey or the devastation that Irma inflicted on the Florida Keys, west coast, and Jacksonville areas, you know that there are many who need urgent assistance.
 
Having just gone through Irma myself, I know that I have a stockpile of supplies that are sitting waiting for the next (hope not) hurricane to hit.
 
What about taking those supplies and donating them to agencies … (38 comments)

delray beach: Monday-Monday-Am I Here or Was I Here? - 09/11/17 05:03 AM
Monday-Monday-Am I Here or Was I Here?
 
First of all, it’s not about the points but more about the discipline.
I’ve posted something every day now for I forget how many years. I wasn’t about to let IRMA get in my way.
 
That said, I have no idea what she is going to do on Sunday, which will have been yesterday by the time you read this.
 
 
Even with a whole house generator, she could have knocked off the internet. A cell tower could go.
 
So it is Monday...and am I here or was I here? Even as I write this My … (29 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Yikes! - 09/08/17 05:39 PM
Delray Beach- Yikes!

Talk about keeping you on your toes! Last week I was fretting over Hurricane Harvey and what was happening to my beautiful hometown of Houston.

And this week...Katie...bar the door. Really...bar the door, board the window, and fill the tub with water!
 
 
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D'Angelo
 
 
Today is Saturday which means we will be sheltering at a friend’s home. This week has been one of hurricane preparations, for no matter how much you feel you have planned, there are always last minute things that must take place.
 
If you … (31 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Hope and Community - 09/01/17 05:23 PM
Delray Beach- Hope and Community
 
What a week! It makes last week with Larry’s surgery seem like a cake walk.
So many people impacted and so many still feeling the aftereffects of Harvey and his unprecedented rain.
 
 
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu

 
 
 
 
Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. Anthony J. D'Angelo
 
 
 
 
This next one is for Sally K. & David L. Hanson  and Debbie Gartner , my fellow purple lovers.
 
 
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Henrik Ibsen
 
 
The … (27 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Celebrating Women - 08/25/17 03:13 PM
Delray Beach- Celebrating Women
 
It has been quite the week, with Larry’s surgery on Monday, doctor’s visits, a quick pit stop at the ER (everything A-OK),  worrying about my family in Houston and hurricane Harvey, and no beach time!
 
All in all, I can’t complain!
 
 
 
August 26th happens to be Women’s Equality Day, and this resonates with me because of all of the wonderful women I saw this week working in areas that a little over a hundred years ago, were not open to women.
Doctors, nurses, first responders...the doors are open if you want to venture through.
 
 
 
I distrust those people who know … (29 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- MeetUps, Unrest, and Appreciation - 08/18/17 03:57 PM
Delray Beach- MeetUps, Unrest, and Appreciation
 
It has been a busy week! There were two MeetUps and they were so much fun. The MeetUps are still going on so if you have the opportunity to attend one, I hope you’ll make every effort to attend!
 
 
In the midst of movement and chaos, keep stillness inside of you.  Deepak Chopra
 
 
No matter where you stand, it has been hard turning on the news. You don’t want to be an ostrich but at the same time, we need a break from everything going on.
 
 
I searched for something I could grasp...something I feel absolutely certain about. … (40 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Got Attitude? - 08/11/17 04:26 PM
Delray Beach- Got Attitude?

It’s been a busy week with a lot of opportunity around people to experience their customer/client services skills. And it is with a big smile that I say that my experience this week has been way above average!
 
 
 
 
A healthy attitude is contagious, but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
Tom Stoppard

 
 You know how it is when you experience someone in a service position that has such a bad attitude that you want to reach across the desk and give them a Leroy Jethro Gibbs head slap!  (that was an N.C.I.S. reference)

 
Larry had … (40 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Happy Birthday Moon Walker - 08/04/17 05:03 PM
 
Delray Beach- Happy Birthday Moon Walker
 
HappyBirthday, Neil Armstrong...the first man to walk on the moon.
 
 Are you old enough to remember when you could name the original 7 Mercury astronauts?  Or do you remember when we new when the next launch was going to take place and made sure we were in front of our television sets to watch?
 
Research is creating new knowledge. Neil Armstrong
 
 
I remember seeing night launches while sitting in our bass boat on a small lake in Orlando.  And, I saw a day launch from our balcony in Delray Beach.
 
 
Science has not yet mastered prophecy. We predict too … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Sizzling and Friends - 07/28/17 05:03 PM
 
Delray Beach- Sizzling and Friends
 
It has been hot yet again but we were able to visit with a friend's sister and brother-in-law who in turn have become our friends. We don’t have a whole lot in common except that we believe in the good in people. And for us, that's enough.
 
 
The sincere friends of this world are as ship lights in the stormiest of nights. Giotto di Bondone
 
 
These relatively new friends of ours are what Larry and I call “good people.” Anyone who needs help is offered assistance and there is no hesitation whatsoever. They will stop what they're doing … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Afternoon Showers - 07/21/17 04:54 PM
 
Delray Beach- Afternoon Showers
 
The typical South Florida summer afternoon thunderboomers are here!  They are, however, not limited to the afternoons. We’ve been seeing storm clouds on the horizon on our morning walks and often we can see the showers heading our way.
 
 
It’s been hard for all of us to focus on our walks because of the ongoing renovation of the boardwalk area.
 
 
Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. Greg Anderson
 
 
 
There’s orange netting around the palm trees, chunks of concrete off to the side, and signs closing off large … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach-The Word of the Day ...Heat - 07/14/17 03:59 PM
Delray Beach-The Word of the Day ...Heat

For my Saturday post and quotes, I was thinking of the heat and humidity that so many of us have been experiencing.  So in seeking quotes about heat I found many interesting quotes that had nothing to do with heat as relates to temperature but they were interesting nevertheless.
 
 
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat. Woodrow Wilson
 
 
The sidewalk along A1A and the beach has been a little quiet in the morning while the snowbirds are enjoying cooler temperatures up north.  
 
When … (35 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- 2017 All-America City for the 3rd Time! - 07/13/17 03:49 PM
Delray Beach- 2017 All-America City for the 3rd Time!
 
We are once again proud of Delray Beach for being named one of the 2017 All-America Cities!  And, Delray is the only Florida city to receive this honor three times. You can learn about the other All-America Cities here.
 
 
The All-America City award is the “oldest (1894) and most prestigious civic award by the National Civic League.”
 
The 15 cities chosen were recognized for their efforts in the campaign for grade-level reading.
 
In 2010, Delray learned that only half of the city’s children could read at grade level by the 3rd grade. This is … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Happy Birthday, Ringo! - 07/07/17 05:14 PM
 
Delray Beach- Happy Birthday, Ringo!
 
July 7th was Ringo Starr’s 77th Birthday!!! How can that be?? I was around when the Beatles traveled to NYC and appeared on the Ed Sullivan show (yes, I am that old) and have been a fan ever since.
 
 
 
At the end of the day, I can end up just totally wacky, because I've made mountains out of molehills. With meditation, I can keep them as molehills. Ringo Starr
 
 
 
 
 
And what a way to celebrate your birthday! Ringo announced that he will be releasing a new album this September!
 
 
My admiration for The Beatles aside as well as his … (37 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Heat, Humidity and Celebrating a Birthday. - 06/30/17 04:54 PM
 
Delray Beach- Heat, Humidity and Celebrating a Birthday.
 
Yes, it’s summer! And in Delray Beach, that means the two H’s...Heat and Humidity. As I write this the temperature is 89 degrees but with the humidity, it feels like 99.
One good thing is that we are out earlier for our morning walks to get some kind of break on the weather.
 
 
If we love our country, we should also love our countrymen. Ronald Reagan
 
 

I loved seeing some of the sailboats at the beach proudly flying our flag.
 
 
Those who won our independence... valued liberty as an end and as a means. They … (29 comments)

 
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