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Can You Relate To This?

Posted in Charity, Children, Family, Future, Gratitude, Hope, Inspiration, Kindness, Legacy, Life, Love, Marriage, Parenting, Planning Ahead, Relationships, Spirits, Thought For Today, Video Clips, Wisdom with tags on February 12, 2015 by Morguie

Money

This poignant clip is about saving up for a dream…and dipping into those savings along the way when life’s path was met with reasons or obstacles, emergencies or life’s unexpected kinks— to merit use of the hard-earned dream money.

I think most of us would be able to point to something in our lives that side-tracked us or put the dream on hold.

Usually, too, that thing which merited the funds diversion was something which gave us a sense of personal joy just to be able to help.

Thanks for coming by to share a thoughtful reminder that life indeed is too short.  What we make of it is everything, in the end.

I’d like to thank my sweetheart for passing this my way…to be able to share with all of you.

 

Hope you enjoy “Corvette Heaven” as much as we did!

 

Thank you,  baby.

©C.S. Thompson, 2015

International Holocaust Remembrance Day

Posted in Cremation, Death, Education, Family, Ghosts, Grief, History, Hope, Legacy, Losing A Parent, Loss, Memorialization, Mourning, Outcasts, Politics, Prison Inmates, Spirits, Tragic death, Truth, WAR with tags , , , , , , , , , , , on January 27, 2015 by Morguie
English: The main gate at the former Nazi deat...

English: The main gate at the former Nazi death camp of Birkenau. Note that this is inside the camp looking back from the loading ramp to the “Gate of Death”.(Photo credit: Wikipedia)

AUSCHWITZ CONCENTRATION CAMP    —- Liberation Day   70th  Anniversary

Some 1.1 million people, mostly Jews, were killed there between 1940 and 1945, when the Soviets liberated the camp.

It is expected to be the last major anniversary event survivors are able to attend in considerable numbers.

The entrance to Camp I at Auschwitz, with the ...

The entrance to Camp I at Auschwitz, with the sign on the gate reading Arbeit macht frei (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 

May we as human beings never allow for this terror to take place again.

Please click on the following links to learn more about the terrible atrocities and mass-murders of men, women, and children. Let us not forget history’s great lessons.

We are all brothers and sisters here on this earth.

 

 

AUSCHWITZ

 

 

A very graphic pictorial and history site that I encourage all visitors to stop to see:

http://isurvived.org/AUSCHWITZ_TheCamp.html

Peace Be With You All,

CJ

©C.S. Thompson, 2015.

 

Crackers and Bits: Bliss of Married Life

Posted in Comedy, Crackers and Bits, Family, Friendship, Fun and Entertainment, Hope, Humor, Kindness, Life, Love, Marriage, Musing, Parenting, Pet peeves and annoyances, Relationships, Thought For Today, Truth, Video Clips, Wisdom on January 14, 2015 by Morguie

The honeymoon…well, it’s o-v-e-r.

But not really…the little stuff one never seems to notice about the spouse just happens to be more noticeable after the afterglow.

Remember kids, it is the little stuff in life we stress over that really, in the end, doesn’t amount to anything.

It just irritates us in such a way as to make us feel it IS important.

So give each other a hug and a kiss and try to see things from the other’s point of view…then, go out and have some real quality time together…enjoy each other!

Enjoy these ‘universal issues’ in the cute clips we have for you today! Sending a shout out to Holly, CJ’s daughter, for bringing these to our attention!

P.S. Please hit the “LIKE” button on your way out, and thank you!

 

 

 

 

©C.S. Thompson, 2015.

2014 In Review — Special Thanks To You

Posted in American Military, Family, Friendship, Funeral Service Professional, Gratitude, Grief, History, Holidays, Hope, Inspiration, Life, Patriotism, Soldiers, Thought For Today, Tradition, Veterans, WAR, Wisdom, WWII with tags on January 1, 2015 by Morguie

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To Our Devoted Followers and Accidental Tourists,

Loyal  Friends and Family:

Our existence would cease here, were it not for your solid support and encouragement…

We owe what we are here…TO YOU. And so, we want you to know how very much that means to us and the heartfelt

affection and gratitude we hold for each of you…Thank you Ever So Much. We are very happy to get 2014 behind us…as many of you know,

we have had an extraordinarily hard year, as we have had to bid farewell to at least 10 of our dearest family and friends.  It seemed like a mass exodus had launched in

a very short period…6 or more just from the end of May to the end of July…it made for a time of low creativity and lots of days between posts.

We only averaged 2.4 posts a week, which is abysmal, especially since most of you are prolific with your own blogs, rain or shine, even in your own adversities.

If YOU can do it, then so can we. We are going to be more focused in 2015, more engaged, and we sincerely hope

to catch up on reading the huge volume of your uniquely interesting posts, giving you back some of the support you were so gracious to give to us.

So, thank you, again… we are humbled and honored to be able to know such talented and fascinating people; to have your friendship.

We want to Especially Thank our Faithful (visits and comments on nearly EVERY post),

Encouraging and Engaged Fans —if not, the most luxuriously whiskered, as in David’s case — 😛

❤ Lord David Prosser  http://barsetshirediaries.wordpress.com/

xxx HUGEST HUGS to Our Prince of Wales xxx

 Suz Jones — http://suzjones.wordpress.com, our kind and uplifting Lady from ‘Down Under’ ❤

gpcox  — http://pacificparatrooper.wordpress.com/    A truly amazing military historian,

 honoring America’s vets by telling of their sacrifices , ordeals, and victories serving WWII and Korean Wars

— Gp is dedicated and respectful, insightful and always factual — We salute you!!

Dan Antion– http://nofacilities.wordpress.com/ —  kind, empathetic, and thoughtful

— and quite a talented craftsman of both word and deed, a kindred soul—

Special peer in the ‘dismal trade’ who’s sincerely dedicated to family and community,

Ray Visotski   — http://villageundertaker.wordpress.com/  — beautiful stories of small town American funeral director –

Thanks for being THE top referrer for our site, Ray…

also thanks to Lucy,  http://wifeafterdeath.com , Gloria aka GrannyGee

and SOOOO many others who take time out for us. You are awesome!

We lift our glass up in a toast to you:

We wish you all a very Happy, Healthy, and Successful New Year!  We hope that 2015 is good to you in every way.

Always,

C J   2015and Morguie 

 

 

 

© C.S. Thompson, 2014-2015.

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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