"...IF YOU FOLLOW YOUR BLISS, DOORS WILL OPEN FOR YOU THAT WOULDN'T HAVE OPENED FOR ANYONE ELSE." - Joseph Campbell

"SOMETIMES ON THE WAY TO YOUR DREAM, YOU GET LOST AND FIND A BETTER ONE." - Lisa Hammond

"IT IS POSSIBLE AT ANY AGE TO DISCOVER A LIFELONG DESIRE YOU NEVER KNEW YOU HAD." - Robert Brault


"IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO BE WHO YOU MIGHT HAVE BEEN." - George Eliot

"WE DID NOT CHANGE AS WE GREW OLDER. WE JUST BECAME MORE CLEARLY OURSELVES." - Lynn Hall

"GO CONFIDENTLY IN THE DIRECTION OF YOUR DREAMS! LIVE THE LIFE YOU HAVE IMAGED." - Henry David Thoreau

Saturday, April 30, 2011

* Saturday Centus *

Happy Anniversary to Saturday Centus! Yes, one year ago, Jenny Matlock started this wonderful meme. I haven't participated in quite a long time, but tonight I felt compelled to give it a try again. I hope it's acceptable! And Oh, it must be 100 words or less, not counting the prompt....which I forgot when I added mine up and tried so desperately to stay under 100! So, duh.....mine is 95 words, including the prompt!
*These Saturday Centus stories are fictional. *



Like always, Jenny provides us with a wonderful prompt (appearing below, in bold text). And as an extra gift to us on her special anniversary, she's allowing us to add a photo to our submission! My story and photo is below.
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Although the traditional gift for a first anniversary is paper...my fabulous, still-semi-newlywed husband decided to shower me with luxurious gifts. He said, "Bea, I know you love the song, String of Pearls, by Glenn Miller, so I bought you a lovely pearl necklace, with matching earrings and bracelet."

I was so excited, I immediately put the necklace around my neck, and before even trying on the other lovely items, began doing my Happy Dance, which in turn, caused my real....well, actually faux pearls, to fall off the string, bouncing and rolling all over the floor.
And Welcome to my Three Newest Followers: Terra, Donna & Joyce! Thanks so much and I hope you'll stop by often and always be pleased with what you see.

31 comments:

  1. OMG! I think you were a little too happy! That must have been SOME Happy Dance!!!

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  2. Becky - That photo is priceless! You'll get a chance to dance it again when your book comes out!!!

    _Marcia Gaye

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  3. You go, girl! I have a feeling you break out in dance and song often...

    Great job!

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  4. wow you must have been doing a mighty fine happy dance. Great job.

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  5. Woweeea! That was some dance and cute story.

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  6. That's a cute, feel-good story and picture.
    Cheers,
    Robyn

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  7. You should post that happy dance as your profile as inspiration.

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  8. Yea ha! Looks like you're having fun:@)

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  9. Faux's fine if the love's there, and there's clearly love of life in that pic too.

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  10. Ah, too bad the bead broke, but the guy's heart was in the right place!

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  11. Oh, Becky. I didn't know you were a newly wed. Was that a true story? So cute! Love the photo, too. Hope you are having a terrific weekend. Susan

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  12. Haha! You're adorable. Great story, and your husband is a smart guy, to realize what a gem he has.

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  13. Hi Becky,
    What a great photo. Love it!
    Donna

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  14. Love the photo...great story ;-) Thanks for the Joan of Arcadia...Peace and blessings

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  15. Hi Everyone and thanks for your comments!! Just to clarify some things:

    No, I'm not a newly wed and the story is purely fictitious! But the photo IS me, acting kooky and doing a happy dance! That was taken on my birthday...many, many moons ago!! :D

    My husband DOES know I like Glenn Miller music and he DID buy me a real string of pearls a couple of years ago for Christmas!!

    And yes, I do break out in song and dance quite often!!

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  16. What a photo! This whole piece is well done, especially your concrete images the "pearls" scattering all over the place as the happy dance was being performed. I love this.

    Namaste.........cj

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  17. Still laughing.... oh yes, the Happy Dance...we need to all gather around and dance, dance...dance! Thanks!

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  18. I love it Becky. Dance to your hearts delight. Your picture just brightened my day.

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  19. What a fun little party this is. I am going to check it out for sure.

    I love your little story. LOVE "String of Pearls," and I love a necklace or bracelet of pearls, so your story was right on for me.

    Hugs,
    Patti

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  20. OMGosh, did I get a real HOOT out of your story and photo...Great job !!!
    I need to take "happy lessons" from you on writing lighter, upbeat creations.

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  21. Cute story, Becky! I love the photo of you doing your happy dance. Any excuse to dance seems like a good one to me. :D

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  22. Sounds like an *extatic* dance with Bea swingin' her pearls! Very cute!

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  23. Great photo!!! This is too cute!

    Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment on today's post :)

    Keep Smiling!

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  24. that must have been one heck of a a happy dance!!!

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  25. Oh, dear! That happy dance can be a dangerous thing...

    ;)

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  26. Hey everyone! This is so much fun! I'm so glad I participated in Jenny's meme again.

    Thanks for the newest comments from: CJ, Karen S, Myrna, Patti, Nonna, Daisy, Tammy, Optimal Optimist, Jo, and Sue!

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  27. That was one major happy dance, Becky! ;-)

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  28. Hi there, Magpie! Yes, I was a happy dancer that day....and I still am! :)

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  29. Aww, how sweet - but what a shame about the pearls. Hope you didn't slip on any of them!

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  30. Oh that's a shame. What a lovely gift. I love pearls. I bought myself a pair of real pearl earrings for my 40th birthday...a gift from moi to moi... and lost one on vacation. Bummer. Love your use of the prompt. It was seamless!~Ames
    P.S. I'm your newest follower.

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  31. Hi Jabblog and Ames! Thanks for stopping and commenting. And an additional thanks to Ames, for being my newest follower! I can't believe I'm almost to 200! WOW!

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