Living for the Weekend

“To every man there comes a time when he is figuratively tapped on the shoulder and offered the chance to do a great and mighty work; unique to him and fitted to his talents; what a tragedy if that moment finds him unprepared or unqualified for the moment that could be his finest hour.” Winston Churchill

“I believe I can fly” Watching Gabby Douglass flying through the air from beam to beam, handling herself with the grace and aplomb of a seasoned athlete made us proud to be an American.

“Many don’t work out or learn to swim because of their relaxed hair. It’s something that needs to be talked about because it really is costing us our health.” Dominique Dawes

Our world turned “misty blue” as we shed tears watching Gabby looking around awe-struck, as her dream unfolded before millions. Her infectious million- dollar smile lighted the world when she stood with pride in the ring of honor, a young lady whose dream was not deferred.

“It’s not what’s on your head it’s what’s underneath I am not my hair I am not this skin I am not your expectations I am the soul that lives within” India Arie

I was aghast when I heard the comments about Gabby’s hair. Instead of marveling in the spirit of her victory, they criticized her hair! Did they miss India’s “I’m not my Hair” or Jill Scott’s song “Hate on me Hater.”

“That it ain't up to you, go on do what you do hate on me hater. Now or later cause I'm gonna do me.” Jill Scott As for me, I cannot wait to buy my box of cornflakes with her picture, hair and smile.

“To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream not only plan but also believe.” Anatole France

“If you would hit the mark, you must aim a little above it; every arrow that flies feels the attraction of earth.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“We're having a couple of drinks tonight!” Spike Lee

What do you do when you pick too many blackberries? Debbie Furman of Reisterstown made blackberry Sangria, invited friends to bring a bottle of wine, and had a wine tasting party complete with tasty foods.

“Follow me follow me” to the Havana Club’s happy hour for dancing and $7 appetizers on Thursdays starting at 4:30;or join us on Sunday evenings at Pazo’s for a Spanish guitar concert.

Urbanite Magazine’s monthly rollout party at Cakewalk Art Galley on Charles Street provided guests the opportunity to mingle with the artists whose work was displayed throughout the gallery. The food catered by Charles Street’s Sammy’s Trattoria Italian Cuisine was mouth-watering. We enjoyed stuffed fried mushrooms, chicken cacciatore, prosciutto and melon, artichokes and cannolis.

“Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill-designed for the purpose” Winston Churchill

Congratulations to my grandson Matthew Packer for making Virginia’s South County High School’s golf team. Hit them straight Matthew.

“The leaves of memory seemed to make a mournful rustling in the dark” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Condolences to Wanda Winkler Tucker and family on the death of her sister Barbara Purnell,

“I wish you bluebirds in the spring a cozy fire to keep you warm, but more much more than that I wish you love” Gloria Lynn

It’s hard to believe that my daughter and son- in-law Lisa and Gregory Packer are celebrating their 20th anniversary. We are proud of the “precious memories” of family and friends that celebrated the wedding day and have now transitioned.

Then was our mouth filled with laughter and our tongue with shouts of joy. Psalms 126:2

Enjoy your anniversary Sara and Eugene Smalley and remember “Whatever with the past has gone, the best is always yet to come.” Lucy Larcom

If music be the food of love, play on” William Shakespeare

“Plant the seeds of love in your hearts. Let them grow into trees of service and shower the sweet fruit of Ananda. Share the Ananda with all. That is the proper way to celebrate the Birthday.”Sri Sathya Sai Baba

“I’ll be seeing you” Valerie & the Friday Night Bunch

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