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but there's no shortage of irony.

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I flunked charm school.

So what.

Can't write anything.

= Jennifer =

Causing considerable consternation
to many fine folk since 1957

Pepper and me ... Seattle 1962

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= Jenny the Pirate =

Hoist The Colors

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I am a Blue Star Mother

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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Your own gift you can present

every moment

with the cumulative force

of a whole life’s cultivation;

but of the adopted talent of another

you have only an extemporaneous

half possession.

That which each can do best,

none but his Maker can teach him.

= Ralph Waldo Emerson =

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Represent:

The Black Velvet Coat

In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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Contributor to

American Cemetery

published by Kates-Boylston

A Pistol With One Shot

Ecstatically shooting everything in sight using my beloved Nikon D3100 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G prime lens.

Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal.

And then there was the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom. We're done here.

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
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 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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Keep To The Code

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You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I BELIEVED, AND THEREFORE HAVE I SPOKEN; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 4

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Not Without My Effects

My Compass Works Fine

The Courage Of Our Hearts

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Daft Like Jack

 "I can name fingers and point names ..."

And We'll Sing It All The Time
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That Dog Is Never Going To Move

~ RIP JAVIER ~

1999-2016

Columbia's Finest Chihuahua

Simple. Easy To Remember.

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Tuesday
Jul312018

Basketiquette

Confession is good for the soul, so here we go.

I am guilty of not paying it forward. I may have even paid it backward.

Allow me to elaborate.

TG and I swung by a discount generic food chain store on the way home from church on Sunday afternoon.

We do not shop at this market more than once or twice a year, but I needed frozen berries and Audrey had told me they had them for an excellent price.

And since I'm always in the mood to shop, I was open to other possibilities as well.

At this particular store, the shopping carts are lined up outside, locked together.

You need a quarter to rent a rolling basket. 

I had my quarter in my hand and was attempting to figure out where to put it and unlock a unit from the line, when I heard a kind voice.

Here, ma'am. Here's a basket all ready for you, the voice said.

I turned to see a smiling young man proffering his shopping basket in my direction.

Oh, thank you! I said, and smiled back. As I took the cart and steered it into the store, I plopped my purse into the child seat part, and slipped the quarter I'd saved down inside.

TG, who had dropped me off and was parking the car, did not witness the transaction.

Not another thought was given to the basket or the quarter saved, as I was busy selecting items to buy.

We ended up with animal crackers, caramel nut covfefe cake (MAGA), milk, thick-sliced hickory smoked gourmet bacon, dry breakfast cereal for the grandchildren (who are coming for a visit next week), and several other things, in addition to the frozen berries we'd gone in there to get.

Having paid for our purchases and secured them in the trunk of our car, TG took the basket back up to the store to replace it into the outdoor locked line of baskets just like it.

(At that point, I believe you get your quarter back.)

We were parked in such a way that I could see him as he did this.

But when he approached the baskets, a lady walked up -- much as I had done twenty minutes earlier -- and began to place a quarter into the slot.

TG gallantly offered her our paid-for basket, to save her the trouble.

She gratefully (as far as I could tell) took it. And that's when it happened.

The lady extended her arm toward TG and even from a distance, I could tell her fingers held a quarter.

TG pocketed the two bits and strode back to the car.

Oh no.

I was flushed with shame. I was supposed to give the smiling young man who offered me his basket, a quarter! The one that was right there in my hand! And like an ungrateful Greedy Gus, I'd put it into my purse instead!

So now I feel like an idiot. I kept our quarter and we made another quarter! A hundred-percent return on money we didn't even spend! And we'd saved at least two dollars on frozen raspberries too, compared to the market where you don't have to pay for a shoppting basket, and they put your items into bags!

How I wish that smiling young man would appear before me so that I could fish that quarter out of my purse and hand it to him, with a sincere apology for my blunder.

But I doubt I'd even recognize him so if he's hanging around the basket line at that store, waiting for me, he should go on home.

Tell you what. Next time I go to that store, I'll pay a quarter for a basket.

Then, when I wheel it back up to the entrance after unloading my groceries into the trunk, I'll give it to someone who's poised to put a quarter into the slot.

And when they offer me that quarter? I won't take it.

Please tell me that my sacrifice will atone for my deep-discount-store ignorance.

And that is all for now.

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Happy Tuesday

Friday
Jul202018

Take the Dagnycure

Dagny was here to swim yesterday, the weather being perfect for summer activities.

Audrey and Brittany each joined us in the pool for a delightful hour.

Afterwards, Dagny had some lunch and, in a break from playing indoors, told me she wanted her nails painted.

I believe what sparked her interest in having a manicure was seeing me removing my own fingernail polish with fluffy cotton balls soaked in pure acetone.

Naturally I acquiesced to her request and soon I was applying red lacquer to the tiny nails of her splayed fingers.

She's on track to become a fully-fledged glamour girl in three, two one.

As it should be.

And that is all for now.

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Happy Friday

Tuesday
Jul172018

First hummer of the summer

The hummingbirds have been slow to visit my matching front-porch and back-deck feeders this year.

I watched and waited. Finally, at least two weeks since I'd first filled the feeders, a tiny baby hummer appeared in the kitchen window and sipped at the nectar.

He was small even for the smallest of bird breeds. I'd be surprised if he weighed half an ounce.

After him, there was what seemed to me a long dry spell.

Yesterday, I sat for hours on the front porch. I hadn't meant to stay so long -- it was an uncomfortably muggy day -- but when I'd been there reading for a while, I heard the familiar buzz-whirr of tiny wings.

It was the fellow you see above -- if a hummingbird could ever be called ordinary, this one would be, because it has fewer of the jewel-colored feathers than one normally likes to see.

I believe the bird to be a female ruby-throat because the females of that species have next to no color. Certainly as you can see, no ruby-colored throat.

But she is no less precious for not being a flying gem in the strictest sense.

At any rate I went and fetched my camera, brought it outside, and waited.

I had no choice but to wait, not just for the hummingbird, but for my camera's lens to adjust from being in a cool house to coming out into the hot, humid afternoon.

You have to be patient until condensation stops forming on the lens, then wipe it with a soft cloth.

She didn't come back. I put the camera down and picked up my book. Enough time elapsed for me to read Joan Didion's short essay 7000 Romaine, Los Angeles 38.

Thus my nose was in the book when I next heard the whir of wings. I looked up slowly and soundlessly, since any quick movement or sound will startle the hummers.

I expected to see the female ruby throat again and was mad at myself for having put the camera down.

But it wasn't the lady. This time, it was the gentleman. Glossy black, with a throat so red it took my breath away. I'd never before been so close to one so vivid.

He hovered, indulging in a sip or two, but mostly turning himself so that his blood-red neck feathers blazed and glowed.

Since I was sitting three feet from him, it was no use reaching for my camera. He would have been gone in less than a blink.

He was exquisite. I was spellbound and became obsessed with getting his picture.

All afternoon I waited, holding the heavy camera near my eye, through TG coming home from playing golf, through an hour-plus summer rain, through cicadas changing their tune from their croaky daytime song to the shriller one they sing in the early evening, until time to go inside and make supper.

He never came back. But she did -- again and again, to drink her fill -- and here she is for your amazement and enjoyment.

Now I'm on a mission to get her man. Fairly obsessed.

Just wait and see. That's what I'll be doing.

And that is all for the present.

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Happy Tuesday

Monday
Jul162018

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Happy Monday
Monday
Jul092018

Here's your sign

Ah, no. No, you didn't.

And you haven't conquered the fine art of spelling, either.

I despair at times, for my beloved English language.

And that is all for now.

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Happy Monday