It was sheer delight to receive these flowers
from my grand daughter, over the miles.
Thanks to internet we can share our lives and experiences.
She is a very busy gal, what, with school and outside activities.
It is our pleasure to share in all her successes
and joys as we watch her grow and develop into a fine young lady.
May the wind be always at her back and
May God Bless!
It was wonderful to receive this from my son and family.
It is displayed and appreciated as it should be.
I took a picture for posterity.
Thank you with all my heart for this touching gesture
across the miles.!!!!
Red flowers keep on coming.
They stay soo long
Fall brings in so many new birds.
Huge wood peckers, black headed blue birds.
The trees are full of chirps.
They come to get fed and continue their journey south.
As days get shorter, we get interchangeable weather.
One minute it's hot, one minute it is cold and cloudy .
The rain lasts longer.
Well seems google is clamping down on freedom of speech
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So if you want to share you will no longer be able to.
This is to control outside media from the lies
normal media spreads. By
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Trudeau wants people to again pay carbon tax
The pollution we get up here comes from the US.
It is blown up by the wind . Harper understood this.
It's a scam to force people to pay.
Mean while people in Calgary are giving up their pets cause
Trudeau only caters to foreign interests and could care less
about his own people.
He brought in an IMF woman who seems to have corruption charges
laid against her.
We don't need Europe here.
I managed to capture it in its' glory.
What a beautiful flower to wake up to!
The days have been nice lately. We are able to enjoy some sunshine.
Although one day we went to Home Depot and it began to down pour.
I thought oh boy, there go my plants, but when I got home,
it was nice and dry, so I counted my blessings.
I cut some cuttings from the grape plant and thought why throw them out?
So I stuck them into the ground to see what happens.
We watch the news and think our leaders have gone insane.
Only one talking sense is Trump and he is being attacked by liberals
who are smooth talking liars and thieves.
It upsets me a lot when Trudeau says Canadians have to decide how we
will bring our products to market and this is what we will do.
He has done nothing but honeymoon since he got in power.
He takes the onus off of the government and puts it on a small group of people,
putting people against people.
Is he saying all Canadians want him to continue honey mooning
while the country is being sold out? It makes him a very dangerous man.
I wish the public would get smart for a change.
But they see new naive people growing up and think now is the time
Trudeau does not speak for all Canadians. We do not want Europe here.
We don't want globalism in control and our little potato head doesn't understand
what China is telling him.
Today I saw cars with infowarscom stickers
Better to listen to outside news because our news sold us out for advertising. lol
They plant them in rows but I love making different color
bouquets out of them. This way they make for wonderful table
In winter roots can be dried and replanted in spring.
I prefer potted bouquets to rows in the ground.
They look so much nicer.
This is a sample of the gorgeous blooms I get
from the miniature
Usually I am not very good with miniature roses but this year, they love me.
Well they must know how much I love them too. lol
Between them and the hummingbirds, which came to visit so often,
my days were made.
It is much easier to look after plants in pots.
Easier to weed, transplant, water.
I will never plant black berries in a back yard because they just take over.
It is soo hard to stop them from growing but in a pot, where they can be controlled,
I just think wow! What great plants and berries.
I took cuttings off of our lilac tree and it let out babies so now I have more lilacs
and one vine of fragrant flowers begets you so many
cuttings to fill your whole yard with smells only to be got from
a perfume bottle.
Once you get enough flowers, you can boil them with vegetable oil and water
till the water evaporates and leaves you fragrant oil to which you
add a few drops of alcohol and you have a scent to last you a long long time.
These miniature roses grew tall and just gave me so much pleasure.
As the bloom aged it became creamier and then white but new buds were
The bush was full of flowers.
The shallots I grew in the pot were much tastier than what you buy in the store.
It encourages me to try bringing in the butternut squash and have them
grow indoors. I tried to dry the seeds and they sprouted instead. lol
They have a great will to thrive.
Some years nothing grows no matter what you do.
This is almost a dream flower as it only lasts one day.
The colors are vibrant and the blooms were huge this year.
Every morning they treated me to something new
The seeds I collected from butternut squash sprouted in the plate,
so I put them into a container and they look so strong
but it is a little
too late in the year and now my heart is broken that they will die.
Every day I keep thinking what to do to give them a chance to grow.,
I love looking at the vibrant colors.
Summer is almost over and
time is now needed preparing the plants for the cold wet weather ahead.
I trimmed the grape leaves and covered the base with newspaper.
Some I already took indoors as they are desert plants.
The roses are blooming beautifully and I have plans to bring them indoors
as they are miniature indoor roses. Hope they make it through
Donald Trump full speech in toledo Ohio.
Pays to look up.
Trumps speeches are not aired like Hillarys' esp not by CNN.
Anything bad on Clinton they cut out the bad parts, distorting the truth.
The Press only puts out bits and pcs to trample Trump
so here is the full speech and it's good.
Puts Hillary Biden and Obama to shame.
The liberals do not understand they are being used as chumps by the liberal parties
What about atheists? What about corrupt politics and politicians who
destroy our freedoms in the name of political correctness?
Google is going to make a few changes ignoring the fact
that they will be destroying and trying to change history.
ie tearing down Saddam Husseins' statue, does not change
Tearing down Lenins' statue does not change anything.
Changing street names from Dorchester to Rene Levesque
does not change anything.
If you can't make something new, changing the old does not change history.
Google by denying freedom of speech in their so called LIBERAL
organization, will not change the fact that masses will not be stopped.
They will just go in a different direction and maybe one day get angry enough
to stop killing innocent people and go after the big wigs who do bad things
to countries. Why have elections if the people elected do not do the job they
were elected for and ran under false pretenses.
Conspiracy theories will become historical truths as history has already shown
in the past.
There are only so many lies before it all comes back to you and hits you in the face.
This is what makes the Christian religion and especially the 10 Commandments an original
truth that cannot be denied and therefore never erased.
No matter what you, what you believe in, or where you go, it will always
come back to haunt you.
It is much stronger than Muhammad could ever be because it is the cold raw truth.
Cold raw truth is hated because people do not want to live up to it. and
make excuses to deny it calling it political correctness.
lol Ya . Right.
If it's wrong, Political correctness will not make it right.
The secret is finally out as the old hill billies disclose their lives
growing up and making moon shine hidden in forests away from
the law and other members of society.
They made their living doing this and for sure it was not an easy job to do.
They disclosed some secrets for making the best moonshine no other
video can offer.
They also show how our changing environment will practically make it
impossible to get the great stuff our grand parents and great grand parents
made and grew. Those were glory days, true and blue.
Today everything is artificial and just plain bad.
They made this movie for the young people, as they know they are a dying race.
As time moves on, going back is harder and harder to do.
These old fellows don't drink anymore.
But as the saying goes....
We'll drink when we're hungry and eat when we are thirsty,
If whisky don't kill us ,
we'll live till we die.
This man truly had an interesting life.
I always loved Hemingways' stories.
Here his children and grand child discuss his life.
We today could never say we could live the experiences
hunting, fishing, travelling.... in the same way
Those were the good ol days.
I find this interesting.
Our teachers always said we did not have to relive issues.
We had to learn 2+2 = 4 not the history of how we got to thinking this way.
Today I disagree.
This video makes you want to learn more.
As you get into more complicated math and science, It becomes more important to understand
how and why things evolved.I think students would get hooked with the history.
Finacial Management is a great responsibility.
At school one student was asked what the difference was between a
plan and a budget.
His reply: A plan is what we want to do
and a budget is why we can't.
Countries who learn this are kept free. Countries who don't
know this are bought and sold and the people have no
choice in the matter.
Time is a river.. and books are boats
many volumes start down that stream,
only to be wrecked and lost beyond recall
in its sands.
Only a few, a very few, endure the testings
of time and live to bless the ages following.
Because you're mine,. I walk the line.
This is love for sure.
I have gotten into doing cross word puzzles.
They are always beside the horoscope in our paper lol
I still like to read the horoscope.
I tried my hand at sudoku and I have to say I am awful at it
Everything works until the end. lol
I never played solitary either.
I remember a boy sat me down to play chess.
I was about 5.
I had no idea how to play and as a result I never liked it.
But checkers.... now you are talking.lol
My Dad would want to play games with me and my Mom.
He hated to lose and when I lost, he would sit gloating.
He'd keep saying things like, oh look shee's upset. Oh look what a sore loser..
The fact of the matter was, that I never cared to win or to lose.
I played to make him happy. lol
But I would lose my good will nature when he would begin the incessant
teasing about how I felt about losing.
It almost made me not want to play games with him but if I didn't, he
would probably have teased about that too.
I would console myself by thinking that maybe this was how he felt when he lost.
He was a lot more competitive than I ever was.
I was always happy when people were happy, win or lose.
He just didn't understand that.
A brain I will never be lol
But I will always be a student because of my thirst for knowledge.
Before it was about shopping for things and today, it is about shopping for
food bargains. Most people are complaining about the food
I keep saying ... keep it local.... but the government is right and
the people are wrong.
Even the stores are saying that it's scary.
They buy at higher prices and if the people dont buy ie asparagass
at $ 7.00 a bunch, it rots and they lose money.
Smart is the guy who buys local.
Smart are the towns that do green house grow ops. or hydrophonic gardens.
People always need food.
Bowie passed away today. More and more actors and singers
are leaving us at a very early age.
The weather this morning was brisk and icy but then it warmed up into rain.
On the whole it was pretty dull the whole day.
The morning sky was pale blue at the bottom of the horizon, turning into mauve with
clouds edging in pink from the sun above. It was unbelievably beautiful .
I don't think I've ever seen a sky so striking.
It didn't last.
We managed to get to the farmers market.
I got two huge cucumbers (over one foot long) for 1.50 each
Most of the veggies were cheaper so I got the broccoli,lettuce tomatoes, ginger , spinach
and eggplant . Zuccinis for some reason were still expensive.
The olive oil was cheaper too but hubby said we'll come back.
We need mazola lol It was not cheap. lol
It's a lot more fun to shop at farmers markets.
You never know what you will find there.
The tomatoes were expensive at the Superstore and worse.... rotten.
One wonders how they could charge so much for rotten vegetables.
I got out one of my paintings to finish.
As I was looking at it from afar, things started to click in place as to how to finish it
but now it's up close, and the visual perspective from yesterday declined.
It's always good to step back when painting something.
Today I remembered my childhood. My Mom put me to bed at six ever night and I spent the rest of the evening pestering her for food and water and pee time. lol
Disney land came on TV at 6 so when I saw that, I would beg her to stay up and watch it.
She would relent saying ok Just Disneyland and then to bed you go.
Maybe this is why I hate sleeping. I always wish it was day and day and day.
What a treat it was to watch Disneyland and Mr Disney was such a special man to me.
Today our throw away society doesn't appreciate 3/4's of what's out there.
Something breaks, get a new one.
When you learn not to treasure your belongings, you obtain bad habits which then
affects friendships, families, pets, marriages, education.....not to mention a dump full of things which
could have been recycled and reused.
People don't want used today but used carries with it an air of mystery to discover.
Who owned it? How was it used? What spiritual imprint was left on the object.
What era did it come from?
Take amber for instance. Amber was very much valued by my Grand mother.
Today we see amber and much of it is fake. Even the real ones may not be the ones
from resin trees that are supposed to be over 1000 years old.
They even put insects into it to get more value
Real amber does not melt. It burns. But they drill holes and put in insects or scorpions etc...
and then fill in the holes with some plastic filler.
So now, even if you want to buy it, it somehow loses it's mystery knowing how people try to cheat you.
Living a so called solitary life, whereby one really stands out as an individual,
being all about oneself, can be a lonely existence and experience.
Eventually one tires of it and looks to connect with another soul.
Lucky are those who can find a soul mate, willing to stand by you through
thick and thin.
Very special indeed.
Some people sold their Alf at the Flea Market but I still have mine. lol
It was my sons and I am keeping it for him.
It is a way to not forget the past when we enjoyed him on tv.
He comes out at Christmas along with all the other toys and train set
keeping up with tradition.
I hope one day when I am gone my kids will bring out these toys and
put them around the tree to enjoy the nostalgia of Christmas past.
It is very chilly this morning as I took the dogs out.
My son was already vacuuming his car.lol
This is inspirational.
Today was a beautiful spring day.
People have taken down all the lights while mine are still on.
They were put up late so I am trying to make the best of them.
Some houses are still lit up and the tree is in the front window .
The 6th is our Christmas., Hay under the table to represent the manger
Wheat to represent the abundance of Christ coming
Linen Table cloth to represent Jesus' clothing
12 course meal to represent the 12 apostles. : barley, honey, stewed prunes, pierogi, sauerkraut,
potatoes, lima beans, garlic, Lenten bread, mushroom soup and salt.
All to remind people life is both bitter and sweet/ Life is everyday a work in progress.
A candle represents the star in Bethlehem.
An extra setting is always set ( do it all the time) for Jesus in spirit or as a traveller.
Honey is crossed over our forehead : May we love one another as a bee loves honey
A cup of wine is passed around
Uniting faith and love bread is broken and dipped in honey to eat.
Garlic is cracked between the teeth is eaten to ward us from evil
Food is eaten without knives or pepper as these represent argument and cutting relationships.
candle is blown out gently. If the smoke rises straight up it means a
blessing for the year.
I love tradition. Makes celebrating special.
The crock pot soup in my kitchen is delicious and soothes the spirit
otherwise disturbed by world events.
The Kennel Club accepted two new dog breeds . One is a hairless
terrier. I like it. It looks like a naked Miniature Dalmation Pincher. lol
The other is like an Grayhound. A very docile sporty looking dog.
If I was in a dog buying mood I would definitely look at these new breeds.
The terrier looks very smart and can be taught well. I wish I was younger
to play with them but alas the small dogs I have now,
are wonderful dogs for me.
I tried sweeping leaves outside but it was a fruitless attempt everything
being wet and dirty.
My acorns opened up like the day which slowly ebbed into nightfall.
Days , like life and the spirit , are regenerated
Worth watching 1 2 and 3 as well.
We should all awaken and live with our third eye.
I love pine cones.
Whenever I take the dogs out, I always find one or two
that have fallen from the tree.
So I pick them up and dry them out inside the house.
Some have seeds which I plant and others do not being
already eaten by the so many birds and squirrels we have here.
We don't know the symbol of the pine cone and it is found
in basically all religions symbolizing regeneration.
A pine cone is a sign that Jesus will always regenerate
and this means he is always with us.
Europe was quiet this year but Vancouver put on a huge fireworks display.
The first in 10 years.
We are always the last to celebrate after the world finishes so we try to go to New York
and Hong Kong but this year we had our own celebration and the people were very happy.
There was a small one earlier for the kids too.
My Tanya was petrified of the fireworks She sat the whole night shaking.
Natalie Cole died This is the first person this new year.
I loved her Dad. What nice songs he sang.
Last night Jack Frost created a winter wonderland to look at.
Everything was glistening under a brisk clear sky.
We stayed up but saw no lights in the sky (aurora borealis).
I wonder who did?
The year of the monkey should prove to be interesting.
So the holidays are finally over. They go by so fast.
When I was a kid there seemed to be so much more going on in our house.
In our family every one is hardly ever home. There are no excuses to stay
home to shovel snow or school cancellations.
No excuses to look for Santa or prepare milk and cookies.
No one singing Christmas Carols on the street .
No excitement families usually have when they have small children.
None of the hustle and bustle and frills.
Times have changed and so have the people.
This morning there is the Polar Swim so people have to get up early to
freeze some butts lol
The sun is shining on the frosty trees and birds have begun to sing.
We don't see so many but they are out there.
Might be the moon cause dogs have attacked people both on the street and in homes.
It is not normal for dogs to flip out like that.
According to the Horoscope, this year is the year of the Red Monkey.
Apart from going down town Vancouver, where they say a lot of security
will be hired so people could enjoy the fireworks,
tonight is a good night to enjoy at home .
Tonight is the time for Tarot cards and Horsoscope and predictions
for the New Year.
Tonight is the time for New Year resolutions and closing the page
to begin a new.
Dust yourself off and start again.
For most, it should be a very positive year to look forward to.
Hope you all have a nice drink ready. I am partying already with New Zealand
It's a whole day reserved for toasting countries as every one celebrates at different times.
We in BC are the last ones. Kinda makes us the Lonely West Coast doesnt it. lol
But New York Time Square is at 9pm and we will watch the big blue ball with enthusiasm.
We had a jolt like no other at 11:49 last night.
It was like a sonic boom!
Scared us out of our pants.
They said 10,000 people could die in Vancouver
from a serious quake and the island could split in half.
Thankfully this time it was small but Princeton gets many
and Charlotte Island where you could buy a summer place for 19k.
I guess its good until it's gone.
Not a good sign for the new year. too many quakes
This was an amazing part of history come to an end.
I have always admired Lee Quan Yew because he reminded me
of our own Mayor Jean Drapeau ,of Montreal, Quebec, who equally
loved his city and country.
Our Mayor once threatened to separate Montreal from Quebec if
Quebec ever tried to separate from Canada.
Lee Kuan Yew was surprised Malaysia let Singapore go.
He now was left alone to build Singapore
and what a job he did!
This Island state was the safest and best place to raise children.
It almost made you cry when coming back home, your children had to face
a culture of drugs, foul language, bullying, etc....
Some say the culture shock was in Asia at the time but coming back,
I found the culture shock was in North America, to see just how far down
the ladder people had fallen.
The poor, the homeless, the damaged souls, living under bridges,
in city street lanes....the drugs, alcoholism, people walking with wet pants,
having peed in them, people fighting with street lamps...
just not things one would see in Singapore during Lee Kuan Yews' time even at the thieves market lol
Lee Kuan Yew left a Legacy he can be proud of. He was Singapore.
If all the Mayors of cities and Premiers of Provinces and the Federal Government,
took the example of Lee Kuan Yew, we would have a strong country to be proud of.
Lee Kuan Yew did not follow political correctness, but what was correct.
Some of the issues Justin Trudeau was elected on, seems down right shameful
as Canada quietly falls from a country of the first world, into a country of the third world.
Yes, we are falling. Our leaders did not inspire our people do do what is correct and instead
we follow what is politically correct and this is nothing short of lies our Justin Trudeau's
wide open mouth keeps spewing every day and tells us that he will continue to keep his mouth
One day the flies will fly in and choke him, since there can only be one truth.
Not political truth but truth and every one, deep inside know what that is.
We cannot succeed running a country on corrupt values, be they in government or business
or the banking system. Eventually it all comes to an end and then so many will fall
into an abyss which is called hell and pull every one else along with them.
In Canada, Justin won on the issue of fear. He manipulated vigilance into fear.
But fear is what inspired Lee Kuan Yew, because he loved his country.
Fear built a swamp into a wonder city people can now enjoy. Fear kept the people clean and pure.
Fear made the world turn around and pay attention to this little island.
Part two - the eulogies - are important to listen to since many called this Garden State, land of the orchid , The Lion City and a friendly dictatorship.
Order works but order is not supported by many in North America, who think freedom lies in drugs, abortions, assisted suicide, gay pride and contracts written to make sure the customer fails and can be extorted from, keeping him poor.
The aim of justice is to encourage people to trust and believe in a system , geared towards the benefit and enrichment of the people, not the destruction of the middle class.
There in lies the difference between giants of men and wannabees running for government, to gain a larger pension.
I made a total of 12 angels.
The two red ones are the latest and these are all going on the tree.
I'd like the pink and beige one to be a tree topper She had the most work done on her.
One would use toilet paper centers to place over the top and the angel over.
As candle covers , one would again use the center of the toilet rolls to place 3-4 candles inside.
Being held tight they would then allow the angel to sit over them.
These angels are so much fun to make.
This year we see so much of Merry Christmas as opposed to Happy Holidays and
Christmas carolers .
May you all have a wonderful safe Christmas.!!!
Such a wonderful singer.
Laura Branigan died in 2004 from a brain aneurism.
I was wondering why all of a sudden she disappeared.
Went to a hot spring this week end. The hot water sure was nice
to soak in.
Stores were not too over crowded. The more they improve malls,
the more rent they charge and the higher the prices for shopping there.
Slippers which generally cost 39.-45.00 now cost 98.00
Then they wonder why Walmart does so well. lol
Most stores shocked me out of there.
Metro town had much better prices.
My son got his niece a few things from Frost. This is a nice story
about a Princess turning everything she touched to ice.
I had no idea it was so popular but then I had boys and I'd be
looking at Star Wars lol
Years go by but some things just stay popular through generations.
It was nice to spend time with my son. The day was his treat and he
was in a wonderful mood and the winner was me for most of the day. lol
Life goes in waves. Some waves are warm graceful waves
where you feel wrapped in silky satin.
Others are waves that make you sputter and choke as they
are swift and irregular not giving you a chance to take a breath..
Then you have the bashing thrashing waves that really take you through
the wringer. If they cast you ashore still alive, consider yourself lucky.
Poseiden had pity on you.
Life is always to be accepted for what it is.
It is in charge and it is in control and it decides when it is time to move forward.
If you are one to believe in destiny and in a path that was written well
before your birth, then it is easier to accept life such as it is.
Life is an act of being that is never ending.
It continues in its' act of exploration and experience , as it does when a child is born
into a new world, taking its first breath and then at the end when God and angels
show it the light and allow it to breath in a new phase of existence.
In that sense we are always children to continuously be educated.
We grow old and still wonder what this was all about?
What is the truth of it all?
The truth is in being at peace and allowing destiny to continue showing you the way.
Man is no different from the corals which send out spores into the universe.
The act of life is laborious in nature but there are moments of rest and peace
when the silky satin wave appears and grace overtakes the trusting soul and
shows it the way.
We reject many things not believing in their existence but thankfully,
what is, still believes in us and this makes all the difference knowing,
I will be there.
Life always presents you with unexpected things.
No matter who you are, life surrounds pain, suffering, joy,
regret, love, hate
................ and teaches you to bend.
You are not alone. There is no shame.
Every one loses self control at one point in life or another.
This is what makes us human and alive.
These are the learning experiences that help make us grow in body and spirit
into mature understanding people.
What would life be without problems to resolve?
With nothing to lose self control over..... life would be boring.
Just think.. Today we had snow.
Big... beautiful... fluffy snowflakes
to lose control in.
I felt like Gene Kelly dancing in the rain. lol
I felt like Picasso exploring images beyond human comprehension.
It's nice to let go and just be yourself.
There is life and then there is life.
One is to let go in and the other..... is to say to....
You want to take my self control and sometimes you do
When I met my beloved husband I called him eagle eyes.
They were so bright
and seemed to glisten like the wild eagle, full of strength,
passion, innocence and power.
A hunter, survivor, a symbol of pride and elegance,
How could a gal resist such eyes? lol
I compared his eyes, to the Russian song Your Dark Eyes,
a song I loved so much about hypnotic black eyes .
But.............. black eyes
often scared me as they seemed to be doors to the underworld.
There was a door one dare not pass through until the time was right.
Very light blue eyes were also too hard to look at,
as they seemed to be cold.
Eyes, after all , are windows to the soul.
It's funny how people interpret other people through such simple things
like eyes ears nose smile. My husband had ears nose and smile I also loved.
Attraction as they say, is not a potato and beauty is truly in the eye of the beholder.
Michael Jackson was ahead of the times loving life the way all
life should be loved and cared for.
His video shows how much he wanted love to reign on this planet.
Very touching video.
Well, I must say I've been reading a lot.
After fasting 12 hours, I gave myself a gallbladder flush consisting of
olive oil and lemon juice.
My son and I argue about food we should eat . We agree on a low carb diet
but apparently our body does need fat.
The gall bladder consists of bile and cholesterol
which it injects into the lower intestine for digestion purposes.
If you have no fat to dissolve ( meaning if you are vegetarian, no fat) the cholesterol
and bile crystallize and form gallbladder stones because there is no fat for them to
Some stones can be dissolved with drugs like
ursodiol or chenodol which takes about 6-8 weeks,
or they can inject something into the gall bladder and
dissolve the stones within 6-12 hours .
This procedure involves a painful burning sensation.
Then there is the removal of the gall bladder which involves 5-6 days in hospital.
Apparently they have a new, less intrusive way to do this today than in the past.
All in all , fat is required in ones' body to function properly so binge diets, aimed at quick
weight loss, is also bad to do for the above reason.
So when it comes to fat, my son and I are at a grid lock.
Every day they come up with something new. Who to believe.
Live and learn lol Made great soup today The smell is unbelievable.
We forget time is timeless and the world can survive with or without us.
Would be nice to enjoy and wake up to the sun, take a deep breath
and think..... what a beautiful world!
If only people would stop fighting and get along.
Michael Jackson left a great legacy.
Weather still dull and rain is consistent but the mountains look beautiful.
This is interesting. La Foule was discovered by Edith Piaf ,in Argentina.
She made it famous in 1957.
She didn't like the original lyrics by Enrique Dizeo so she made her own.
The song was composed by Angel Cabral of Argentina in 1936
The original song is called "Que nadie sepa mi sufrir", and is one of
two Argentine composed Peruvian waltzes that were regional hits, being
"Amarraditos" the other. "Que nadie sepa mi sufrir" was composed in
1936, almost twenty years before Edith Piaf heard it from the the 1953
recording by Alberto Castillo (the first recording was done in 1936 by
Hugo del Carril).the song completely creating the world hit that is known today as
The original lyrics are clearly meant to be sung by a
heartbroken man who has been abandoned by his lover, whereas the Edith
Piaf song keeps the heartbreak in the context of a dazed girl who falls
for a man in a crowd and then loses him almost immediately.
The song is something like this:
don't be amazed if I tell you what you were
an ungrateful person with my poor heart
- because the fire of your beautiful black eyes
illuminated the way of another other love
and to think that I loved you tenderly
- that I felt better than ever by your side
- and because of those funny things in my life
I saw myself without the kiss from your mouth
lover of my lovers, love of mine
What have to done to me, that I can't resign myself
- without contemplating about you
- as you paid back badly for my sincere affection
what you'll get is I never mention you again
love of my loves you stopped loving me
don't worry about it, nobody will find out
what do I gain by telling you that there's a many that changed my luck
they make fun of my and nobody knows of my suffering
don't be surprised if I tell you what you were like
an ungrateful heartbreaker
because the fire of your beautiful black eyes
illuminated a new love
and to think I simply adored you
that with you I felt like never before
and with those fateful turns of life
I was faced with losing your kisses
love of all my loves you stopped loving me
don't worry about it, nobody will find out
what will i gain by saying there's a man who changed my luck
they mock me because nobody knows my suffering
I will die of lovesickness and nobody will be the wiser.
amor de mis amores si dejaste de quererme / (repeated chorus)
no hay cuidado que la gente de esto no se enterara
que gano con decir que un hombre cambio mi suerte
se burlaran de mi que nadie sepa mi sufrir
In past 150 yrs Armenia, Holocaust Cambodia Darfur Rwanda Bosnia Native Americans all
12th C, Sultan of Delhi ,Kutb-d Din Aibak practiced what was called Democide.
In 1221 the Mongol army slaughtered 1,300,000 people.
Democide is a term revived and redefined by the political scientistR. J. Rummel (1932-2014) as "the murder of any person or people by their government, including genocide, politicide and mass murder". Rummel created the term as an extended concept to include forms of government murder that are not covered by the term genocide, and it has become accepted among other scholars. According to Rummel, democide surpassed war as the leading cause of non-natural death in the 20th century.
used to remember tribes in South America, who actually could claim
genocide, but there is no one left to talk about them.They are hard to
find on line or maybe I just don't know where to look. Every one today, who talks about genocide, can only claim attempts at genocide if anything. Even the Germans, can't claim to have succeeded and we have Israel to prove it. The
Germans did not only kill Jews. They killed every one and Slavs were
next on their list to exterminate. How do you also explain people
killing their own people like in the Russian Revolution, French
Revolution,or Iraq and Syria, Hiroshima and Nagasaki etc... Do you claim the killing of Non Muslims genocide? The aim is to kill
Non Muslims not races of people, which is like 76.98% of the world?
If one goes into multicultural countries like Canada and the US, we cannot claim genocide since there are so many cultures and races found here . There has never been total ethnic cleansing by the people claiming this was done to them. When there is total ethnic cleansing, there is no one left to talk about it. This then would be genocide.
A better term would be found in the word Democide.
If you go back in time far enough, no one is immune to the word Democide. There is war and in war, people die. xoxoxoxo
My Angel City is growing .
I should find them some flowers and ribbons.
Religion is again under attack.
The Pope asks for changes to be made
and the conservatives again voted for very little.
When God has to change his values to those of the devil....
well this means the church is dying.
If the church values die there will be no reason to believe in God.
He will have no mandate to direct, instruct people or play as a role model
to promote truth and justice if he has nothing to teach.
If there is no truth in the words of God, then a watered down religion
is no religion at all.
Life has ebbs and flows and what today may be popular, a more mature society, might see fads to be exactly what they are, fads, and not truth as it really and truly is.
Granted society is full of so many different people on different planes
of growth but the aim is to grow and not stagnate society to believe that this way is right and the other is wrong especially when the right way, Gods' way, is the true way.
Today the fads are showing their teeth and becoming more fascist with their ideas than the church is.
and this can be seen with Germaine Greer below.
Germaine Greer, a champion of human rights for women, is being asked many questions these days. She is being called a fascist by the gay lesbian organization on her comments on trans women, who she does not believe in.
Truth hurts and the gay/lesbian organization is showing its' teeth and its' fascism as opposed to Germaine Greer. No one it seems, can disagree with them. They are afraid of the truth.
I remember way back when, when feminists equated married women to
prostitutes because they do the same thing as prostitutes do. They are supported by husbands and have sex. I was offended saying there is a lot of difference. You needs sex sanctified by God so it stays beautiful and meaningful. Sex is not just sex.
People like me never tried to stop her from airing her right to speak as the gay/lesbian people are trying to do today. Her voice matters.
Sex is not a reason to change oneself.
To have sex is important in life for obvious reasons, but when sex becomes an obsession and a need
far greater than life and living, then it becomes a sickness.
Another example we can use is " breasts" and breast feeding.
Breasts are a normal part of a female anatomy and men in other societies see them as such and they don't bother them. In our society
breasts have become a symbol of sex and lust.
There is so much money being made today on breasts that it's become a sickness.
Of course one cannot say it is because people get offended but
I don't see animals getting excited over breasts when they have to do what they have to do. lol it goes by smell and whether or not a female is
ready for it at certain times of the year.
The animal female is not sexually abused every day. A male does not need sex every day as it is being explained to humans every day.
So the topic of sex is distorted and lied about and this can't be discussed today, as sex could not be discussed openly a few years back.
So most of the changes which take place today are fads.
But truth is what lies in the beginnings of the church which was also abused by people steering it to reasons for war.
The church is supposed to keep doors open for people who grow up and come to understand of their own volition, that they speak the truth.
It is to guide people, into becoming better people.
Politics does not make better people because it is about power, manipulation and lies.
A good government seeks votes through truth and justice a bad government gets votes for power through manipulation and lies and appealing to vices hurting people.
Playing La Playa takes me back a long way. I still love it.
Some things are just not fads that come and go.
They stay with generations of people signifying that truth is truth,
love is love and political correctness is not something we should
lay down our lives for.
One must always question and not sit in political myopic views.
Always look at the long range of decision making.
Today they said on the news that they have a drug
that will come out in 2 years, that will only attack cancer cells.
To this I say .....Yipee!!
So every one who has or had cancer and worries about
it returning, I'd say this is good news.
In the future, I shudder to think how many people will
be affected by cancer. Might be in the millions.
Personally I know throughout my life, I drank so much
hot coffee from plastic and styro foam cups.
I am probably as toxic as the poor Beluga Whales in the St Lawrence River.
They are my very favorite whales, resembling dolphins,
and my heart bleeds for them.
Apparently they were estimated to have enough toxins to kill 10 men and
were miraculously handling it.
People just do not realize how much harm plastic does to one and every
one is fed plastic in one form or another.
I think the best thing for plastic, is to melt it down back into oil.
The Japanese have the machine one could keep at home to do it.
Imagine beaches cleaned by these purifying plastic melting machines.
They would never hurt anyone,ever again and supply people with good oil to reuse.
She sits and watches your every move,
knowing you better than you know yourself.
She walks with you, sleeps with you and sits
politely waiting for her tid bits.
She cleans you and pities you and loves you.
She defends you with a pure lion heart when
you are attacked by people who come into the yard at night and
try to steal things like lawn mowers and yard decorations.
Though small, this little dog can be a best friend in more ways
than one, in a world laughing at justice and abusing it to
win elections, court cases, and international debates.
This little dog, sitting in a home, knows right from wrong
better than people do.
This little dog knows justice better than people do.
This little dog knows a lie when it hears one and
truth in the eye of the beholder.
This little dog is all soul and conscience staring at you.
The world of animals is quietly being destroyed.
The animal gene pool is quietly being destroyed
and man with his "Rights" does not hear the call of the wild
in its' pure form and exposes himself to dangers he cannot see
or understand with his myopic view of life.
Man is losing his rights by destroying the senses which sift
through right and wrong.
Man is losing rights by losing mental capacities to listen
and loving truth.
What is today if not the future we lay out for ourselves?
If you don't care enough today, to say no,
tomorrow, will not care about you
Prevention requires the word NO.
I really enjoyed this Poldark series and what makes it exciting
is that Vision TV is putting it on as well.
However, the movie actors are different from the TV version.
If the tv actors are as good as the actors in the movie version,
it should be equally enjoyable to watch.
I would always see the faces
of the movie actors since I just saw it and got attached to them.
They were brilliant!
This is my last Angel for the year.
Made 5 and that's enough.
This one took a lot of cotton thread. It is very lacy.
I used the doily I made previously for the wings.
There is no glue used so if one day I get tired of the Angel,
I can take it apart and still have 2 doilies plus a head and body with hair
for another project.
It is also easy to wash. Just let it sit in some gentle soap to get the dust out
rinse and air dry.
The weather continues to be wet and damp.
My hibiscus continues to flower but the poor sunflowers have all their heads down
from all this rain. I am not sure the coleus likes it indoors but the apple trees
seem to be doing well. I will try to keep them indoors this year and see what happens.
The lemon trees are growing very well.
When you compare pics from spring, they like quadrupled in size.
Know what I'm sayin? lol
So many people voted already in the advance polls. Doesn;t look good for Mr Harper
but then he's been in power a long time and its always good to change but
handing power people not experienced in running a country is not good news.
This might leave a hard future for the youth of today.
Already there is discussion of giving every one a guaranteed income because companies
are all going robotic. There will be no jobs left for people to do.
If you consider how much taxes are collected every year, if every one was given 1 mill
there would be no poverty in Canada and still some money left for government.
I suggested it a while back and seems someone heard. lol
Our Library is a treasure trove of good movies.
I always say use your library so it doesn't close down.
I found Koodo books. Sort of like Kindle .
I enjoyed reading them cause the words were big and did not strain
your eyes. Each Koodo had about 4-5 books on it.
One movie I watched is The Horde.
It takes place in 1357
when half of the Eastern
world was controlled by the Golden Horde.
I love movies with good sceneries and this was a foreign film which
is always a breath of fresh air.
When the Khan gets sick, they required a Christian Saint to be brought
for a cure.
When God failed the Saint, the Saint was put through hell by the Horde
but when the Khan was cured a day later, they began to believe it was
due to the Saint. What followed was truly Gods' will and the movie shows
we are all not in control.
There is no one beyond the almightys' power.
The Return is another foreign movie. Think I've seen it before on TV.
My son tells me that it seems there is not one movie I did not see. lol
I tell him that is why I am so smart lol
This movie is a psychological thriller.
It is about two boys who come home one day to find that their estranged Dad
returned. The Mom is nervous and tells them they have to go fishing with their Dad
for a week.
The Dad takes them on a journey. He is not much of a talker and gives a lot of orders
and demands respect. The boys see this as threatening behavior
and begin to fear him.
A test of wills begins early.
Seems the Dad has problems seeing life through a childs' mind but he
also wants to teach them things.
He wants to be a Dad, something that just
doesn't happen overnight.
Anyway, unfortunately it doesn't work out for the Dad.
The kids did learn valuable lessons and there are secrets which are left
undisclosed in the movie which stayed with the Dad.
Intriguing movie by Andrei Tarkovsky and Roman Polansky.
I liked it.
This is a close up of the pretty angel I made for my sons' girl friend
She likes the color purple..
They are beautiful to display for Christmas.
Today they showed a young lady who wrote a book about her experiences
in North Korea. Life was hard and she and her Mom escaped for a bowl of rice.
They got caught by a group who sold women as sex slaves and were abused by these men.
They escaped and found a group who told them they would be free with them.
It took me back to Thailand where a man asked me if I was a jealous woman (I gathered
because he wanted to sell my husband a woman for sex) I found this question rather odd
and told him yes, I am jealous. And he answered, oh that's not good.
I then told him to ask my husband if he was jealous but this question did not relate to men.
It did not relate to men because this was a mans' world where women were objects to be bought and sold. Selling of sex was a way of life to survive.
In Kuwait, one felt vulnerable as well. One did not feel human but like a piece of meat to be used as the men saw fit.
Women mean nothing there.
Without a husband,anything could happen to you.
This is why safe guarding our freedoms here in North America
is very important and when new immigrants come in , supporting this mans' world, it is insulting
to every North American woman who fought hard to obtain freedom.
Of course these new immigrants don't understand why there is such a fuss made coming from a mans' world. They are used to this abuse because it is normal and natural for them.
I guess you can compare this to birds. If you raise a crow in a cage, it doesnt mind being in a cage
but if you take a crow from the wild and stick it into a cage, it will die.
Such is the difference between freedom and slavery .
Freedom and prison.
Freedom and the niqab.
Women from the old world, are imprisoned in their beliefs. They don't mind living in a cage.
Lucky for them that in this country, they have the cage door open to flee any time they want to.
Some never will.
Some will fight not to only stay in the cage but to put you into one as well.
There in lies the problem.