… sentimental, cheesy, slow, heartfelt, all of the above. I’m listening to music as I write this, & thought about songs with special meaning. As we approach Valentine’s Day, what’s your favorite love song, the one that always makes you think of your special someone. Maybe it’s a 1st-dance-at-our-wedding song, or 1st-date, or whatever.

Mine & Anthony’s song, I’m sure that everyone knows it by now, its Conway Twitty’s version of “I’d Love To Lay You Down.” He sings it to me often. We play it over our two ways. Although it wasn’t our first song, I used to sing Donna Fargo’s “Somebody Special,” but somehow, we stopped listening to it. I still play it every now & then. I love to hear it. So I’m playing it while I write this. Sh… Don’t tell Anthony that I shared that. He’s a very private person and don’t like me to share the really personal stuff. But I have a tendency to share just about everything. I want my Grandchildren & their Grandchildren to know how much love they came from.

What song is love music to your ears?


Valentines Day Punch

4 (12-oz.) bottles strawberry soda
1 cup pineapple juice
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 cup water
2 quarts ginger ale, chilled
1 cup orange juice

Freeze the strawberry soda in ice cube trays. Boil sugar and water for 5 minutes. Add fruit juice and chill. To serve, put cubes in punch bowl and pour juices over. Add ginger ale before serving.

Variation: To make a yellow punch for Easter, freeze mountain dew.

In each action we must look beyond the action at our past, present, and future state, and at others whom it affects, and see the relations of all those things. And then we shall be very cautious. ~ Blaise Pascal (19 Jun 1623 – 19 Aug 1662).

As scribed on a paper and always carried with him: “Fire. God of Abraham, God of Isaac, God of Jacob, not of the philosophers and the scholars.. Psalm 119:16:I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word. Amen.” ~ Blaise Pascal