A Love Story

Do Not Miss this post!! A Love Story that shows the benefits of being married! Loved the response from the writer at the end!!

Lori Greer in Portland

Barnes and Miriam were a senior couple who lived together for several years but were not married.  It was really sweet to see them together. Their devotion and enjoyment of each of other’s company was clearly evident.

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You are perfect

Come read John’s words, written for the pretty dancer, dancing alone on the lonely dance floor at the Stray Cat Lounge!


You are perfect

Old Poet wrote words for a pretty dancer at the Stray Cat lounge, she is dancing bare-footed and alone on the lonely dance floor..

“What is wrong, what is right, she doesn’t know anymore.
She is dancing alone again,
she tossed off her shoes,
Swaying and moving with the tempting Jazz songs.
Her bare feet caressing the dance floor and her eyes are closed.
She is dreaming, maybe wishing.
Sometimes beautiful things are broken and cannot be fixed.”

He watched her dance. Auburn hair beauty with the sad eyes. He wondered what journey and disappointments led her here? She turned to him and her eyes questioned his attention. She was painted perfect, her face covered in the part of the devil and the heartless. She walked to him, took his journal, she read the words slow and easy. He looked at her sad brown eyes and sleeveless…

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Broccoli can prevent hardening of neck arteries

Here’s a great incentive for those of you who hate broccoli to add it to your diet and reap the health benefits!!!



Eating cruciferous vegetables including broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage and sprouts three or more times per day can prevent hardening of neck arteries in elderly women and also decrease the risk of heart diseases, a study has found.

Researchers observed a 0.05 millimetre lower carotid artery wall thickness between high and low intakes of total vegetables.

“That is likely significant because a 0.1-millimeter decrease in carotid wall thickness is associated with a 10 per cent to 18 per cent decrease in risk of stroke and heart attack,” said lead author Lauren Blekkenhorst, from the University of Western Australia.

In addition, each 10 grams per day higher in cruciferous vegetable intake was associated with 0.8 per cent lower average carotid artery wall thickness.

“After adjusting for lifestyle, cardiovascular disease risk factors (including medication use) as well as other vegetable types and dietary factors, our results continued to show a protective association between cruciferous…

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for better or worse

Come read the beautiful reflection – For Better Or Worse!

Are You Thrilled

if there had not been pain
would we have stayed
you and I caught
in our addictions
to cracked ceilings
and thin carpets

I refused to acknowlege
what we both know (now)
to be true
that I could not live
in painless splendor
grabbing at every wish
through barbed wire
and crabgrass

so we remain
decades later
with skinned knees
and ugly, rough knuckles
knowing (until our deaths)
we will never be alone
and it will not (ever)
be easy
but we will (always)
be loved

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I Did, and I’d Do It Again

Come and enjoy Mary’s loving tribute in “I Did It And I’d Do It Again” to her Beloved!!

Reflections From the Heart

His laughter lit up my shadows. His eyes were trusting, his voice soothing. He took my hand and led the way. We danced on through the night.

On April 6, 1994—three years after meeting my soul mate and best friend—we joined hands and hearts, locked eyes and repeated our vows before God, family and friends, and announced, “I do.”

To my beloved husband:

If I never said that I was grateful to you, I say it now. Thank you for being my quiet strength, the voice of reason.

If I didn’t tell you that I loved you, I say it now. I love you with all my heart and can’t imagine my life without you.

Here’s to the rest of our lives.

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