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So what.

Can't write anything.

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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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The Black Velvet Coat

In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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Contributor to

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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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Monday
Oct222018

A son is a son

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A son is a son 'til he takes him a wife;

A daughter's a daughter for all of her life.

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On Friday night, we celebrated Brittany's birthday.

Which was actually yesterday, but she was in Knoxville with her family on the day.

On the afternoon of his wife's birthday, Andrew flew out of Knoxville for Sweden, where he'll fly refueling missions for three weeks.

On Thursday, Brittany will join him there for two of those weeks, because they're newlyweds and don't have children yet, and she has a current passport, and isn't it thrilling?

I can't wait to see pictures (I'm hoping to share a few with you) of the sweethearts schussing the Scandinavian ski slopes, or swanning around snowy Stockholm.

Meanwhile, last Friday evening we all assembled at Sun Ming, our favorite Chinese restaurant. 

We sat at a huge round table -- there were eight of us -- with a lazy Susan in the middle. That thing was three feet across.

Soon the revolving lacquered circle was laden with platters of General Tso's Chicken, Orange Chicken, Chow Steak Kew, Szechuan Beef, and Sesame Chicken.

There were bowls heaped with perfectly-prepared egg fried rice, and plain rice, and steamed broccoli.

I have a serious weakness for these dishes.

Apparently I'm not the Lone Ranger; everyone was chowing down with gusto, and chattering at the same time.

Much of the talk was of TG's and Dagny's adventures at the South Carolina State Fair the night before. Chad and Erica had met them at the fair, so there were many stories.

Like when Dagny fed a kangaroo a carrot, called him a "good boy!" then squatted down to have a look and make sure that "he doesn't have a baby."

There's a video.

She's apparently all clued in to the reproductive habits of marsupials. Don't ask me how.

Dagny had mentioned at least fifteen times that she saw dinosaurs at the fair, augmenting her claim with a pretty decent imitation of a T-Rex. 

(You know: hands up like claws, fierce expression, sound effect like RAAAAAWWWWWgggghhhhhhrrrrr!)

I finally asked why she believed she saw actual dinosaurs at the fair because -- you know -- if they had those, I was thinking I should have gone.

Turns out the prehistoric creatures were impressive animatronics. But still. I question my decision.

(Not really.)

Somewhere in there, I realized that someone (honestly I cannot remember who) was struggling to pronounce a word.

There were fits and starts: Velcr -- Vita -- Vacu -- Vola --

Veni Vidi Vici? No?

Then it happened:

Velociraptor, Andrew (sitting beside me, to my right) said.

Velociraptor, I said.

But we didn't only both say the word; we said it simultaneously.

And not only did we speak in unison; we pronounced the scary extinct creature's name in exactly the same way (correctly) at exactly the same time.

I'm talking each of the five syllables coming out of both of our mouths as if only one were speaking. 

With identical velocity, as it were.

I don't think anyone else even noticed. But Andrew and I did.

A half-beat later, we chuckled -- again, in exactly the same way, at exactly the same time.

His left elbow brushed my right elbow as our shoulders shook with shared mirth.

And that was all there was to it, and it took all of five seconds from start to finish, and it may not seem like anything worth mentioning, because perhaps you had to be there. 

But I was there, and -- 

Well. That's my boy.

He's busy; although his front door is a scant ten miles from mine and we attend the same church, I don't see much of him.

He has a demanding job and also serves in the United States Air Force.

He's got a lovely bride to whom he is devoted, just as she devotes herself to him. As it should be.

But as the meal concluded and we waited for the fortune cookies, I thought of how fortunate I am.

How fortunate we all are.

And that is all for now.

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Reader Comments (12)

Your son sounds like my youngest son, Ryan. We share such a special bond and say the same thing at the same time sometimes and then crack up...because we both think alike. We are great at making jokes at another family member's expense (doesn't matter who--it changes from moment to moment). It sounds like you have a wonderful family all the way around.
Congrats on the kids skiing and shuffling around in another country. How exciting is that.
And you missed the fair....lol....(me too-a planned miss on my part).

Have a wonderful week, Jenny!!! xo Diana

October 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterNanaDiana

Sounds like the perfect celebration! Bob and I were also eating Chinese food for supper Friday night. Unfortunately we tried out a new place with a buffet and it was a bust. The buffet was not stocked well (The General Tso's chicken was empty...) It was noisy and the food that was there, was nothing to write home about. So, I'm glad you enjoyed your dinner. We'll go somewhere else next time.
I love that you and Andrew think the same! I knew I liked him!

October 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMari

@Mari ... no General Tso's? I'd be devastated! This place is fabulous ... I think I may be addicted to Sun Ming. I agonize over what to get when we go there for takeout! WHEN (not if) you come to see me, Bob and you and TG and I will really tie one on at Sun Ming. That's a promise. xoxo

October 22, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

I had Chinese food also Friday, but we take carry out because I like to eat on my own clean table. Plus I can hear what Alan is saying at home :) I didn't like the fried rice or the General Tso. Others are complaining about the food there recently. Maybe it depends on the cook. Probably.

So glad that yours was heavenly since it was a birthday celebration. You should have kissed the cook! Hahaha!

October 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

@Cheryl ... Sun Ming is delightful whether eating in or taking out (which is what we usually do since I vastly prefer eating at home). Maybe they'll disappoint me one day but so far, they get an A plus! xoxo

October 22, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Aw... I just love that. Son connections are extra special.

October 22, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSydney

@Sydney ... you'd know, my friend! ... xoxo to Baby Henry

October 22, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

That's ironic but not surprising, Jenny. I've known other mothers and sons having that kind of connection.

Happy belated Birthday to Brittany, and I hope they will have a wonderful time!

xoxo

October 23, 2018 | Unregistered Commentersally

@Sally ... not especially ironic but coincidental in an amusing way. And lots of fun, as was celebrating Brittany's birthday with her. xoxo

October 23, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

@Diana ... sorry I didn't see your comment at first! My site labeled it as spam for some reason. I don't know why it does that. Andrew and I aren't pranksters but we do think alike on lots of issues. He's a great young man. And I hope he and Brittany won't shuffle on the slopes, but schuss! Haaahaha xoxo

October 23, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Yes - this is a lovely post, Jenny. I could picture your family enjoying themselves. I could see you and Andrew sharing a private moment. Good Memories being made.

November 5, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

@Barb ... all the better for being so rare these days! xoxo

November 6, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

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