"...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." - Unknown (as seen on River's blog, "Drifting Through Life")

"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



Sunday, June 30, 2013

* NOSTALGIC SUNDAY *

It's Time for Another Nostalgic Sunday


Oh my goodness, I haven't posted a Nostalgic Sunday since April 21st! The Ronald and I were just talking about how fast time is going, and how "all of a sudden" we became old!


I think it's time to watch Back to the Future again.
(Gotta be the original one. I just love that movie!)


Yes, I'm feeling nostalgic, but looking back at fond memories is a way of life for me. Even when I was much younger, my happy childhood days would just pop into my mind. Obviously, since I've been writing my memoir for a number of years, I'm constantly surrounded with them. And for whatever reason(s), the majority are, thankfully, happy memories. 

Yesterday, I attended the Saturday Writers meeting and had such a wonderful time. I think I've only been to a couple of meetings this year which is really unusual for me. I saw many friends that I hadn't seen in a long time. It was like "Old Home Week." The speaker, author Pamela Foster, gave a very entertaining presentation, including challenging writing prompts.

Afterwards, a few of us dined together at a local Mexican restaurant, having a raucous time! (I'm not naming any names and you can't make me!) It was a fabulous day and one I needed much more than I realized. Friendship and camaraderie can help to heal many wounds. 

May all of you have a beautiful, blissful week!




"In everyone's life, at some time, our inner fire goes out. It is then burst into flame by an encounter with another human being. We should all be thankful for those people who rekindle the inner spirit." -- Albert Schweitzer

36 comments:

  1. I love the Albert Schweitzer quote!
    It is always nice seeing old friends. Sounds like you had a fun time : )

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    1. Hi Lady Cat! How wonderful to have you visit me! Thanks so much for stopping and commenting. Glad you love the quote!

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  2. Happy Sunday to you, Becky!

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    1. Hi Claudia! Right back at ya! :)

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  3. Oh, I'm so glad you found my blog! We're going to get along just great! :)

    Look at that sweet Vern! aw. :)

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    1. Hi Betsy! I'm so glad I found your blog, too! And that you think we'll get along just great....because I think the same!
      Anyone who loves sweet Vern...is a friend of mine! :)
      Thanks for becoming a new follower, too!

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  4. I had dinner with friends yesterday too. That unity and sharing really does awaken one and rekindle good things within. Glad you had a good time at your get-together. Have a great week.

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    1. Hi Myrna ~ I'm glad you had a dinner with friends, too! Wishing you a fabulous week! Give those two doggies of yours hugs from me!

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  5. Hello! Geo. from "Trainride of The Enigmas". I had a couple friends help me through a very hot day...which also counts, even though rekindling, any kindling, sounded too inflammatory for California today. Enjoyed your post and quote. My compliments.

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    1. Hello Geo! How fun to have a new visitor! How did you happen to arrive here? It's such fun to find out. I'm sorry about your extreme heat. We actually had a lot of 100+ days last summer, which is kind of rare for us. I know something like 105, though, is lukewarm for what you're going through! Thanks for stopping, leaving a comment, and the compliments.

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  6. It was great seeing you yesterday, Becky! Like you, I had the opportunity to visit with many ol' pals I hadn't seen in quite some time. Sorry I missed the lunch!

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    1. Thanks, Dianna! You would've had a blast at lunch!

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  7. That is a wonderful quote. And inspiring. It would be nice to be remembered as a fire-lighter rather than a damp squib.
    I am very, very glad you had so much fun with other like-minded souls - and Mexican food is always good.

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    1. Hi EC! You always make my day! Thank you!

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  8. i like that quote. good to keep in mind. we should all try to be that spark for someone else. i tend to forget that.

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    1. Thanks! So glad you like the quote, too. It's a really good one! I try to be "sparkly" for others, but it doesn't always work for me, either!

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  9. I enjoyed both Pam's presentation and the lunch! Since I spend so much time alone (working or writing), I sometimes forget how important it is to spend time with "my people"! I always get inspired! I had a great time, Becky!

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    1. Hi Kim! So true. I don't get out much any more, either. It was a wonderful day of spending time with our peeps!

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  10. Great quote! Your lunch sounds like it was a lot of fun. My writers group met on Saturday and I missed it because the way Friday went I didn't check my emails so I literally missed the memo. LOL

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    1. Hey Lisa! Oh no! I'm so sorry you missed your meeting! Maybe someone should call and remind you?!

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  11. Sounds like you had a fantastic outing. Anything worth doing is made better by doing it with friends. I absolutely LOVE that Schweitzer quote. He was one of my heroes when I was a kid. Yeah, I was a weird kid.

    Take care!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! You are correct, too, m'dear! I liked Albert Schwweitzer when I was a kid, too....Oh no! We're way too similar sometimes! LOL

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  12. It was a good meeting, wasn't it? And even better to see folks I haven't seen in a while. Wish I could have made it to lunch!

    Pat
    Critter Alley

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    1. Hi Pat! I'm sorry I didn't get to talk to you very much. We need more breaks! (*hint*Jennifer, are you reading this?!) Wish you could've come to lunch, too.

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  13. It was a fun meeting and lunch. Lunch felt more like a comedy event than anything else. Good times!

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    1. Hi Karen! I agree, especially about our Comedy Club Lunch! :)

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  14. Sounds like you had a fantastic time! It does not seem like that long since your last Nostalgic Sunday. Time does, indeed, fly.

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    1. Hey Val! For some reason, this comment landed in my "Spam" comments and I just now realized it! (July 30th!)I'm so sorry! That is so weird. Thanks so much for stopping and commenting!

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  15. Sounds like you had a great time with the writers! And I agree, it's so important to get together with friends, even ones you haven't seen in a while! Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs! sandy ;)

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    1. Hi Sandy! Thanks, and yes, we really need our friends, don't we? Wishing you a wonderful week, too!

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  16. So nice that you have such a fun group of writers to hang out with!!! I just realized we are both in the dogs book--need to read yours!

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    1. Hi Terri! How happy I am to hear from you! I didn't know you were in the doggie book, too! I'll have to read yours, too!

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  17. Getting to spend some time away with friends can really do wonders for you. Glad to hear you had such a good time.

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    1. Thanks, Daisy! It was a much needed day of fun and learning!

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  18. Friendship and gut-splitting laughter along with the ability to shed tears together is indeed very precious!

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    1. Hi Julie! You are so right, and we did a lot of that kind of laughing, too! :)

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