Tuesday, August 24, 2010


This happy fellow, sitting beside a real live turtle, is named Gaylord.
He lives at the Gaylord Hotel, in Kissimmee, Florida, with many of his
brothers and sisters.
He couldn't have chosen a better place as the restaurants leftovers must be terrific!!
and I guess once in a while he must catch himself a man or two for desert. lol
These guys do not live in a cage but in a beautiful pond with turtles.
What luck, to be able to live in such a gorgeous place!
Worth a visit for sure. :)

I've never made a fortune, and it's probably too late now.
But I don't worry about that much, I'm happy anyhow
And as I go along life's way,
I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

Haven't got a lot of riches,
and sometimes the going's tough
But I've got loving ones all around me,
and that makes me rich enough.
I thank GOD for his Blessings,
and the Mercies HE's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed..

I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin..
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
and the sun peeped through again.

So LORD, help me not to gripe,
about the tough rows I have hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

If GOD gives me strength and courage,
When the way grows steep and rough.
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already Blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy,
to help others bear their loads..
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.

When I think of how many people in this world have it worse
than I do, I realize just how BLESSED WE really are.

When I read this poem I can just hear Paul Reid's voice from CJAD Radio in Montreal.
He had this soft low crooning voice and he'd read stories and poems and he'd finish his show saying "This is Paul Reid....... and the night is ours."
I loved that man and wish I could find some parts of his show to put on line.
He is well worth remembering.


George said...

I've visited the Gaylord hotel in Nashville. Fortunately they did not have any of these critters running around there.
Thanks for sharing the poem with us.

A Lady's Life said...

George - the Gaylord in Kissimmee is really nice.
More pics tomorrow.

juliana said...

he looks a handsome fellow albeit not the kind to mess with ;)

A Lady's Life said...

No. That's for sure Juliana lol
I worry about those turtles though but they don't seem to touch them.
Go figure.