Happy Memorial Day

  • Quote for the day
    Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton Thanks for joining me! FOLLOW ME! SHARE! LIKE!  
  • Hello!
    Hello. I hope you are reading some of my poems. I think once you do you can relate to them. I write things that come off the top of my mind and never do I practice writing. It just comes really easy for me, I use my writings as a form of therapy , if … Continue reading Hello!
  • I’m “Special”
    I remember being in second grade and standing on my seat to my desk telling the class something very special.  It was during a party for someone’s birthday. What I was telling my classmates was that I was adopted.  I remember this kid asking me what that meant. Now this was a big topic for … Continue reading I’m “Special”
  • Am I awkward?
    When you grow up not knowing from whom you came from, this being my case since I was adopted, you feel like you are living in someone else’s life.  It is easy to feel weird or awkward.  I felt this way throughout my younger years. Here I was living in a house with a dad, … Continue reading Am I awkward?
  • Links to my books
    FOLLOW ME! SHARE! LIKE! http://www.lulu.com/content/paperback-book/heart-paths/21895283 shop/mws-r/heartstones/paperback/product-23592335.html  https://www.amazon.com/gp/r.html?C=Z9SQXHR9LXA4&M=urn:correios:msg:20180519160410f24111c88d7f452396861edf6910p0na&R=2O4CQ75WHK4XQ&T=C&U=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.amazon.com%2Fauthor%2Fmwsr%3Fref_%3Dpe_1724030_132998060&H=8Y3NHZVAEB9AD6SOMJTRRSQZEVQA&ref_=pe_1724030_132998060
  • The Past Counts
    How can a person think that your past is insignificant? I’m not saying every single facet has to be recorded somewhere, and kept track of. On the contrary, the past is irrelevant, to the point of having it brought up, when it’s a person’s future they are trying to better, or improve upon. For example, … Continue reading The Past Counts
  • Disappear-Daily prompt
    Photo by Artem Bali on Pexels.com There was a place I went to frequently, back in my younger years. It was a place I felt I could sneak to and where I could DISAPPEAR. This place was a secret, no one knew about. I went there on days when I was feeling “blue”. Often times … Continue reading Disappear-Daily prompt
  • Daily Prompt-Assumption
    There is a saying, ” Don’t assume, it makes an *&& out of you and me”.   Well, I am not going to type out the word but it starts with an “A” and ends in double “S”.  I think it is safe to say that not everyone knows everything about another person. I certainly … Continue reading Daily Prompt-Assumption
    “I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition.” ― Martha Washington https://www.facebook.com/Thoughtful-Mind-115687011876423/
  • In blue I can see…
    In Blue I Can See Forbearance has always been a part of my life Enough that I can wear it like a second skin. There is so much that I don’t share Simply because there is no one who really cares. Oh, they say they do But when they find something they don’t like or … Continue reading In blue I can see…
  • Quotes Of Mine
            From time to time I share my own thoughts or my expressive self  to others on my Facebook page. I like sharing because if it can help another person or touch another person , well then I have done my part in contributing to this world we live in. I love … Continue reading Quotes Of Mine
  • Let Me Take A Look
    There was never  a safe place for me when I was a child, at my home. Things that were out to get me came in the form of a parent.  I was naïve to a fault.  I got into the normal trouble others would at my age and always got a spanking or grounded or … Continue reading Let Me Take A Look
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  • Insignificant
    Like a storm from out of nowhere Drifting away like a dream or stare. More scattered than the grains of sand But finding common ground to stand. Troubles thicker than molasses Smears that collect upon the glasses. Too much sometimes Too little I find. Promises that prick you like roses People that will leave you … Continue reading Insignificant
  • Things that make you go…
    Today is Memorial Day. It is a time when people all over the USA share their sentiments, respects, reverence for those that have been in our armed forces, stood on battle fields, and have given their own lives to insure our constitutional rights and so forth. I for one, have had family members that have … Continue reading Things that make you go…
  • Abstract
    Abstract by RR
  • Information about my page
    I add to my POEMS page ever so often, just more poems that I have to share. I am not good at adding tags yet but I am working on it I have a lot of poems. I have used some in my books for which I try to add a link to, so please … Continue reading Information about my page
  • Daily Prompt/Broken
    At the spur of a moment In a second or two You are surrounded and don’t know what to do. Pain starts to shut down all your capable reasoning You are compromised without much notice or heckling. Whirlwinds of effort all thrown to the wind No one beside you, not even one friend. Things fall … Continue reading Daily Prompt/Broken
  • Quote for Today
    “Everyone has inside of him a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” ― Anne Frank Thoughtful Mind  
  • Shattered(after the abuse)
    When everything is said and done, When with the loss of love, you start to rhyme. Some gentle wisps of independence A special kind of penance, A choice you can make finally on your own Despite the fact you left your home. Wondering is for those who appear lost, Yet, you find a place, despite … Continue reading Shattered(after the abuse)
  • Parenting is not easy
    Desperately, I look for some re-assurance, some acknowledgement,that everything I have done was handled the right way. I try to stay positive, yet there is so much I question and  then question again. Did I not do all I could to ensure that my family is happy, healthy, and have their needs taken care of? … Continue reading Parenting is not easy
  • Fragment
    Her heart, she displayed like a billboard sign. There was nothing left, at least not much anymore. Even though she discarded a lot of her past baggage somewhere alongside the never-ending road, she still had some that managed to show up, mixed in a lot of her  other emotions. Whenever she wanted to rest, she … Continue reading Fragment
  • Quote For the Day
    “Things never go the way you expect them to. That’s both the joy and frustration in life. I’m finding as I get older that I don’t mind, though. It’s the surprises that tickle me the most, the things you don’t see coming.” ― Michael Stuhlbarg
  • Cats and me
      Cats are some of my dearest treasures. I own quite a bunch. I only picked out one, his name is Meow Meow. The rest came to me, one could say. Cats are so smart and each one has their own personality. They are so independent yet they need love and affection, of course it is … Continue reading Cats and me
  • Pictures/Share
  • Heart Moon
    There’s a moon in my heart. It only comes out in times of dark. You’ll never hear it remark For it has no words. Shining yet a shadow over feelings and thoughts. The purpose of it is quite simple It is to give new definition Give a different perspective. Like all moons it can be … Continue reading Heart Moon
  • King of Nothing(my daughter made)
    My daughter made this. She titled it”King of Nothing”, so I am using it for this blog.
  • Where does one go?
    Feeling the stresses of the tasks at hand Nothing really makes sense in the terrible land Trying to stay compassionate, yet whole some how  All this has your head in a doubt filled cloud. Gone are the days of tranquility and rest You sometimes see no way out of this mess. Why does everything get … Continue reading Where does one go?

Memorial Day

Memorial Day Facts

It was originally called Decoration Day

To honor the deceased, soldiers would decorate graves of their fallen comrades with flowers, flags and wreaths. Hence Decoration Day. Although Memorial Day became its official title in the 1880s, the holiday wouldn’t legally become Memorial Day until 1967.


7 Interesting Facts About Memorial Day | Time

Memorial Day Craft, DIY

little boy holding a boquet of flowers made from watercolors and coffee filters
red white and blue paper flowers on table


supplies for coffee filter flowers


  • Watercolor paint makes these super easy, but you could substitute food coloring if that’s what you have on hand.
  • You can use any color pipe cleaners you have on hand. We suggest patriotic colors like red, white, blue, silver, or gold.
  • have younger kids wear smocks or an oversized t-shirt, just in case!
close up of coffee filter flowers

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  1. Place one of the coffee filters onto the paper plate and flatten out.
  2. Paint the coffee filter with water color paint. Paint some solid red, some solid blue and others a combination of blue and red, leaving some areas unpainted.
painted coffee filter on a paper plate

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  1. Move the coffee filter to the towel and lay flat to dry. Repeat with the second coffee filter.
three painted coffee filters on paper towels
  1. Leaving the center of the filter in tact, cut the coffee filter in strips, working you way around the circle.
coffee filter that has been cut with scissors

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  1. Cut a 1.5″ piece off of one end of a pipe cleaner and set aside.
  2. Take the longer piece of the pipe cleaner and poke it through the center of the coffee filter. There should be about 2″ of pipe cleaner poked through.
painted coffee filters and pipe cleaners on a table
  1. Turn the entire thing upside down and grasp the filter with your fingers.
pipe cleaner sticking out of coffee filter

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  1. Gather it around the pipe cleaner and secure it by wrapping the extra piece of stem that you cut off in an earlier step. Twist it around the part you are holding and turn the flower back upright.
pipe cleaner wrapped around coffee filter

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  1. Manipulate with your finger until strips are spread out and it looks the way you want it to.

This fun 4th of July craft is great for kids of all age levels. Make some today!

boy holding bouquet of coffee filter flowers

Things that make you go…


Today is Memorial Day. It is a time when people all over the USA share their sentiments, respects, reverence for those that have been in our armed forces, stood on battle fields, and have given their own lives to insure our constitutional rights and so forth.

I for one, have had family members that have served in the armed forces so I am a respecter of those select individuals. I believe it takes a strong person to lay down his own life for someone they have never even met. I also believe that not every one is cut out to be one of those people.  My Uncle served for our country and he was even stationed over in Germany for a while. Our family never truly knew what it was that he did until his death. He designed bombs and was held to a secrecy of utmost importance. He was always someone I admired but not because of that, for I knew none of that when I was growing up, but rather for his personable self. I always laughed at his jokes and his big smile was captivating.  He was special to me then and since finding out about his sacrifices he personally made to protect our country, well, that makes him even more special.

You see it all the time on our televisions, references to the people who defend our liberties and rights. You hear sometimes of their tragedies as well as their bravery.  The news sometimes tells of the heroic actions of some while paying respects to those whose lives were ended in battle or  certain tragedies. We hear of things from World War 1, and World War 2, and the bravery that followed all those bravery is something that we definitely can relate to the individuals that have served, are serving, and will be. There can be no doubt that those individuals are special.

In honor of todays holiday, I hope that you as well as I, remember the sacrifices these types of individuals give. It is also not only them but their families and all that love them. It is hard to pick up at the spur of any given time and just move, not to mention having the tremendous burden of worry for your loved one that serves our country. Those types of feelings and sacrifices are what helps to make our nation great. They deserve respect and honor.


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