Saturday, September 3, 2011

Simple Saturday

Le Rendezvous c. 1920s

Harry Pearson

I am having a magnificient time, walking, looking in Paris  . . .  stopping at the Alésia for a café
crème, hot and delicious.  Reading . . .  and being dreamy.  I like this dreamy, less productive side.

         ~Gloria Bowles, June 5, 1986

                              ♣  ♣  ♣  ♣

Early last evening I was in the midst of making meat
balls when I heard Clint say,
"You've got to see this cloud".

Running to get my camera,
the cloud was even more spectacular
with the passing of a few seconds.

 I know, I do post a lot
of clouds, sunsets, sunrises.  Can't help it, I'm
 always looking up

It's been a quiet day at the Ellisons.  Clint has been sick most of the week, a severe cold and severe back pain at the same time!  One alone is bad enough but together has been really tough on him.  He has not been out of the house in a few days.  I was about to get concerned yesterday but felt better this morning when he said he was better. We both are very thankful he is better.  He was just saying how these things sometimes hit us out of the blue!  How well we all know the uncertainty of making plans.

One of my daughter's cats, Phoebe, died this morning while she was holding her. I know they are sad about it, they got her in 1999.  My grandson, Canyon,  made the remark, "Well, the good news is I'm still alive".  This sounds like something a six year old would say. ☺ Clint commented on Facebook that he "liked Canyon's  honest philosophy".

Trying to get caught up with my letter writing, I have some girl friends who have been writing me such nice letters (emails). (Hey Kathy and Patricia, "You've Got Mail".)  I still need to write my very talented cousin in Florida, she is an interior decorator. We are first cousins, similar in age and have a lot in common.

As I said, it is a very quiet day at the Ellisons.  Let me end this blog entry on a somber note:

With all the sadness and trauma in the world, it is worth reflecting on the death of a very important person that almost went unnoticed. Larry LaPrise, the man who wrote "The Hokey Pokey" died peacefully last week in his sleep at the age of 93. The most traumatic part for the family was getting him into the coffin. They put his left leg in; and then the trouble started ...


Clint said...

Yes, I'm a lot better. Your homemade chicken noodle soup is the reason.

Yes, Canyon did cut directly to the chase when he responded to the demise of the family feline. Ha.

As to the death of Larry LaPrise, all I can say is "That's what it's all about!"

Shady Del Knight said...

LOL You really sucked me in on that last one, Cindy! My parents used to dance the Hokey Pokey right in front of me to teach me about "good" music (their music), hoping that I'd forget about Elvis and Buddy Holly and throw myself wholeheartedly into artists like Liberace, Nat King Cole, Perry Como and Julius LaRosa (the guy who sang on Arthur Godfrey). Their vile scheme didn't work. As far as I was concerned, the Hokey Pokey was not "what it's all about."

I'm glad Clint's bouncing back. Clint, take care of yourself, my friend!

I got my dog in 1999 and I know that it will soon be my turn to cry when she dies. I am so sorry that your daughter lost her kitty.

I love Impressionist art and I am very fond of the Giclee print you posted here. I collected many Giclees a few years ago but they were all Elvgren pin-ups.

Life isn't worth living unless we all make time for our "dreamy, less productive side."

Happy weekend, dear Cindy!

Cindy Ellison said...

Shady, that is hilarious your mom and dad danced the Hokey Pokey in front of you! Really it is rather sweet of them but I am glad their "vile scheme" didn't work, too. If their scheming had worked, today we would be without the Shady Dell Music & Memories blog! We had to do the Hokey Pokey and the Virgina Reel in Phys. Ed. Now there's some outdated words.

I know Toto is so close to you and Mrs. Shady, it's something you just don't want to think about. I can't even bring myself to blog about my loves, Tashy and Lashy.

Since I love the old vintage images, I know the Elvgren Giclees would really appeal to me. I need to find a printing company around here who does quality Giclees, if such a company as this exists.

Hope you, Mrs. Shady and Toto have a peaceful and relaxing weekend and Monday!

Carol Blackburn said...

Don't kids say the darnest things? I bet you remember that old TV show. Wan't it Art Linkletter? Hope Clint has a speedy recovery. Chicken soup should do the trick for the nasty cold but the back....hmmm, maybe in the form of a plaster. :) Now tell Clint I didn't mean to get plastered.

SweetMother ;) said...

Kid's honesty is refreshing, isn't it? Hearing a child's point of view always makes me think and evaluate my attitude.
The cloud pic is an AWESOME capture! Thank you for sharing!!
Angela Marie

Cindy Ellison said...

Hi Carol, funny you should mention the old Art Linkletter show, I think it was called "House Party". I think he also had a book entitled "Kids Say the Darndest Things". I remember at the end he would interview some children. Anyway, I was thinking of this old Linkletter segment yesterday when I read what my grandson said.

BTW, I gave Clint your message about the plaster for the back and "not to get plastered" but sadly, it was too late! ;~) Sure hope you and your family are enjoying this weekend. Thank you Carol for your visit!

SweetMother (Angela) - I know it, children's honesty is so refreshing. I love their point of view and they are so darn funny. They are always saying something to make me laugh. Clint and I love anything in the sky, day or night. There is a site that is called something like "Cloud Appreication Society, I need to check it out and join it. Hope you are enjoying your weekend ... have a relaxing one! Thank you, Angela! ♥