Tuesday, November 22, 2011

~ I won't.....~

Life.....and all its details.....I won't be remembered for the music that played in my youth ... I will be remembered for the music filling the air of our home ,making  music important, and grow to appreciate  .  I won't be remembered for the first car I owned..... I will be remembered for teaching someone to drive with a philosophic outlook and a good sense of humor .I won't be remembered for The Wedding gown that I wore.... I will be remembered by How it sat on display my entire married life , just next to my bedside in my room. So to never forget just how fortunate I was to find love . I won't be remembered for my house keeping capabilities... I will be remembered  by the home we made together... was always open to the lost souls, wayward teenagers, family and friends that walked over the threshold with the aroma of fresh baking bread in the ~circa~1900 oven ....filling the air . I won't be remembered for being a good and loving daughter , for that I know  I wasn't... I will be remembered for being the best Mother I could be . The love and care I have given each child and for the son I no longer have. I won't be remembered for  the 1858 piano that stayed in the dining room...I will be remembered for teaching each child to play Chopin with great love. I won't be remembered on the amount of money I spent on developing  film... I will be remembered for the all photographs that I have taken , framed and hung  with great care.... So Greg didn't miss the important and the not so important days of his children's lives. I won't be remembered by all the great books I have read.... I will be remembered for the grand collection I left behind and have hidden  notes ,Stamps ,photographs,  dried flower ,old currency  and my children and grand-children's  art work in just about every book . I won't be remembered by  the political views I held or how I choice to vote..... But....I will be remembered by my laughter ....my loving heart....my kind soul...my eccentric ways.... and oh yes.....the long red hair ^,~

Thursday, July 21, 2011

~Reflection of the past~

~My girlfriend and I have went thru many stages in our lives together...Middle school...High school... marriage... family  and the loss of our mothers.  We are still friends to this day. To clothes..music....movies.. ..boys and broken hearts they left behind in our fabulous teen years. And thru it all we are there for each other. I was listening to a song  just the other day playing on the radio . I stopped to listen for the first time....though it has played just about non stop on the radio since its release .... And I thought of the days sitting on my girlfriend's bedroom floor as we mixed tapes for every cause we had...be the "In love" tape ..to the "Creep broke my heart " tape and everything in between.While this song played..I thought too bad this one wasn't around back then. Fairly fitting to some of the guys we met and thought...You're gonna wish you never had met me.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYEDA3JcQqw

Friday, July 1, 2011

~A Ginger Life~

Life of a redhead. . . .
When I was growing up in the 70's and 80's, it was not popular to be a redhead. Memories of my childhood{Which were gruesome
to say the least} rang with heckles of "Freckle-Face","Pippi Longstocking" and my most favorite "Medusa" . My brothers were always quick to my defense  ,both tan ,one blond the other sand colored hair . I was the freaky baby sister with the fair skin .The only other family members that had red hair were Dad who stands 6'2 now with grey hair and my 2 aunts {Fay and Sheila}who I thought were so pretty.
I never possessed the California or Maui tan that many of my family and friends had. No matter how hard I tried, the best I could come up with was  the "Savage Tan," which bore an eye catching resemblance to a sunburn.
If I was really lucky  I didn't blister . . . and peel .

As for  today, grateful  to actresses like Julia Roberts
and Gillian Anderson ,{Who my big brother Mike said I look like and love him for that } red hair is wicked hot. I've learned to welcome the fact that I was hallowed to be born with a hair color that is outside the realm of the ordinary. We redheads are a rare and exotic breed. Our temperament matches our hair color, fiery, uninhabited and passionate.
Naturally red hair is scarce. In fact, only about two percent of the United States population is born with red hair. So rare are true redheads that, for centuries, redheaded women were hung or burned as witches. Some theorize that the red hair gene is so recessive that redheads are ultimately doomed for extinction. 

I have many daughters and a son that say I'm pretty to have the color of hair I have ,and how I tried for years to change it.
With that I just smile . . and think "WOW . . What an incredible crew I was astonishing bless to have and keep ."

Thursday, June 16, 2011

~ A Pirate's Life For Me~

I have a son ..who like his Mum has a love of Pirates . So much so....He had a part in the school play of Treasure Island as Billy Bones.  That's my Boy C=

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

~.~*¨*•♪♫•*¨The Love of Music~*¨*•♪♫•*¨~

 I have a many loves... to name a few....Disneyland....Antiques and Music. Case in point....I grew up with vinyl records. To this day...I still listen to them...raising all my kids to have a love for the artists from days past .My crew knows who Harry Chapin is and love his sound~http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5dwksSbD34

Friday, April 8, 2011

~A Dear Friend~

I saw your picture again today....and I miss you....I miss your laughter ...I miss your smile .I miss your good nature.
I came across a poem ...and I knew..it was just for you .

Around the corner I have a friend,
In this great city that has no end,
Yet the days go by and weeks rush on,
And before I know it, a year is gone.
And I never see my old friends face,
For life is a swift and terrible race, She knows I like her just as well,
As in the days when I rang her bell.
And she rang mine but we were younger then,
And now we are busy, tired women.
Tired of playing a foolish game,
Tired of trying to make a name.
'Tomorrow' I say! 'I will call on Jane
Just to show that I'm thinking of her.'
But tomorrow comes and tomorrow goes,
And distance between us grows and grows.
Around the corner, yet miles away,
'Here's a telegram miss,' 'Jane died today.'
And that's what we get and deserve in the end.
Around the corner, a vanished friend.

Remember to always say what you mean.
If you love someone, tell them.
Because when you decide that it is the right time it might
be too late.

Cheers to skies Anita.... I love you so.



Monday, March 14, 2011

~Photograph XX~

~Wash Day~ I on average do at least 100 loads a month. For a family of so many...the washer is always going.
And the only way to do this messed up job is with ....Style~

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

~Photograph XIX~

~Wild Things...playing on Tutu's bed....~

Monday, February 21, 2011

~Photograph XVIII~

~Our life of Details~ As we start a new normal....again ,with no little ones running around. Back to the grind we go~

Sunday, February 20, 2011

~Photograph XVII~

~Moving Day~

I have a home full of Details.......all with names, faces ,character and charm .The time comes , in our case more then once... an adult child moves out. And with that she takes even more details with her. My eldest...she moves out today taking with her....my 3 grandchildren. Its an odd thing...When a house seems just so small, full and busy ,that with the leaving of some will leave the house feeling a bit bigger and empty .Really a sad thing .That part will pass...I know....and something else will move into the empty slot ...It always does. So as I help you my eldest leave this home once again to start your own life with your own family..know this..I'm proud of you and love you more.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

~Photograph XVI~

I have many children and I love them all.With all families everyone has his or her own place..be it the Eldest child {Head ruler over younger siblings}..Middle children {Their job is to bust the humps of the younger ones under them and talk back to the eldest} and there is the baby of the family .We all have them...the beloved 'Baby of the family' who gets away with almost anything . Is the last child in a run of so many spoiled??? Maybe?? Most likely?? Perhaps??.......
 Definitely!! Case in point .... A little girl and her love of  Justin B~ .We were at the Elementary school Book Fair. She wanted this poster something fierce. I told her I thought she was a bit young to have a poster of a 'BOY' on her wall. What happened to the days of  kittens playing in the grass or Disney princess/ movie posters on her wall??? My days are numbered with this one..my baby...my littlest of details. As you can see by the look on her face..I gave in ....
.....By the end of the night ..J.B~ was places safe and sound in a frame and her poster was hung in its place before the night's end. Sleep well little one...Mum loves you~

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

~Photograph XIV~


~Photograph XIII~

~Play Dates at there Finest~

Monday, February 7, 2011

~Photograph XII~

~I love coffee...and  this is what pumps threw my veins at any given moment .....Fresh grind....A french press and hot water..will make the perfect cup of joy!!!~{with fresh cream and sugar}

~Photograph XI~

~This is the point of view of a child the age of 3yrs old in my house....And how she loves to climb this to get to the 1800's bottle collection ~

Friday, January 28, 2011

~Photograph X~

.......Breakfast in America.....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

~Photograph IX~

There are some things I just won't eat, But.....My Bear will.......YUM????

Thursday, January 20, 2011

~Photograph VIII~

~When you are married for awhile.....you get up graded ...from gold to platinum .Thank you Sawyer~

~Photograph VII~

 .....Birthdays are Huge at my place...Ask and it shall be.... Case in point.....
~Its sometimes..all about the cake. So in this case...A litttle girl and her love  for Pirates.....

Sunday, January 16, 2011

~Photograph VI~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uCacbNlrqYk{After 22 yrs of Marriage}~How lucky am I to have this fella ..?? Plus every time I hear this song....
 I think of him.

~Photograph V~

{The year 1987}
You meet someone by chance... fall in love...and marry less then 3 months later....How grand is that???

Friday, January 14, 2011

~Photograph IV~

~My Big brother....He will always be the best...and his grand wife who loves him ...too~ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HPoNH4gidLg&feature=player_embedded#!

Monday, January 10, 2011

~Photograph III~

~{1972}When life seemed....perfect. Ahh...The life of The Hollidays . It was destined  to fail.~ Mother and blond son are also gone from this photograph...And what is left behind... is a splintered family.~

~Photograph II~

~My Mum's family....{1940's} all are gone but one..My beloved Aunt. I'm blessed to have her in my life.~


As time passes...more people will leave the picture taken when I was a small child.Only one is let in this one.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011


~After almost 11 Years.... The letters are gone. I'm glad I was able to get one more picture with some of my crew in front of it.



~Some of my crew were in this play at school.....

Maybe some actors in the mix????