I'm posting this tonight FYI.
As you know, Yvonne (damommy) lost her son on 9-19-2020.
Yvonne's birthday is Wednesday, Sept. 23.
I will be posting in the Profile thread a Happy Birthday message that others may add to it. The reason I'm writing this is to let all know so this info will not be part of the birthday message.
So when you read it, please add to it.
Yvonne is devastated. I want her birthday message to be cheery.
Thank you, Everyone. Jan
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I would like to thank Fanstonians for recent support in the review section, this has helped me no end, and goes to show what a great site this is when reviews are constructed in a helpful way, by either giving encouragement or suggesting changes to punctuation for example, in a way that the writer jumps on. The end result being a better readable story or poem.
Carlos' girl: agreed -
AJ McCall: I agree with both of you. Thank you FanStory! (Especially with my punctuation errors. :) -
As sunset draws near, and Rosh Hashanah comes to a close, I wish everyone a Happy Jewish New Year. A time of celebration, reflection and forgiveness.
This two-day period is also referred to as "The Days of Awe" and focuses on atonement.
In Judaism, Rosh Hashanah is considered the sixth day of "Creation," the day that Adam and Eve were made. Because of their creation, it's also considered the day the universe's potential was first recognized; therefore, it's also considered the birthday of the universe. And the day when the Lord writes your name in the book of life for the coming year.
How is Rosh Hashanah celebrated?
Several ways. Most notably, Jews will spend a lot of time in a synagogue or temple praying, listening to the blowing of the shofar, and reflecting on the year gone by. Also, there is a traditional trip to a body of water where bread is thrown, symbolizing the casting of sins into the depths of the sea, as referenced in the Bible.
Other Rosh Hashanah observances include candle lighting in the evenings and desisting from creative work.
It is a time where we ask forgiveness of those we have offended and forgive those who have offended against us, so we can move on with a glad heart. And this I heartily do on both accounts.
It's been a wonderful day, and Happy New Year!!!
Carlos' girl: beautiful -
AJ McCall: To you too! And very interesting. I didn't know any of that. :) -
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"Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones, in the right order, you can nudge the world a little."
Please pray for Yvonne (damommy).
Her son passed away this morning.
[Please look at the message on my profile for some info about me. When I posted this, that one scrolled off.
DR DIP: My sincere condolences Yvonne
AJ McCall: I'm so sorry for your loss. My condolences to you and your family. I'll be praying for you. -
Irish Rain: I am so terribly sorry to hear this Miss Yvonne, prayers for your family. -
CD Richards: Sorry to hear of your loss, Yvonne. Hope you are holding up OK and receiving the love and support you need from friends and family. -
Pearl Edwards: Yvonne my thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, hugs, Valda -
Colin John: This is heartbreaking news Yvonne, I am so sorry for your loss. -
sandramitchell: I am so dreadfully sorry Yvonne, I can't begin to imagine how you must be feeling now. My love and prayers are with you, my friend. God, watch over her, please. -
mrsmajor: I'm so very sorry to hear this sad new, Yvonne, My prayers are with you, and your family...May God be with you...Victoria -
Gloria ....: I am so sorry dear Yvonne. I can't imagine your sorrow. My thoughts are with you during this most difficult time. -
damommy: What dear friends you all are. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. I'm going to be away from FanStory for a while at least. I hope to be back someday. In the meantime, I love you all. -
I'm so busy I don't know whether I found a rope or lost my horse.
AJ McCall: ha! -
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No matter what, I will always reach out to the other,
out of compassion towards a human in need of
This is the best euphemism I've ever heard for fiddling while Rome burns. The human rights movement was the beginning of the end for the West and after this quote, I know why.
'Even if tomorrow I knew the World would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.' Martin Luther King Jr.
When I was a kid, I wanted to be older. It's not what I expected.
I thought growing old would take longer.
My body is a temple, ancient and crumbling, probably cursed or haunted.
mrsmajor: Yep, Jan, us old folks have learned to see only what we want to see when we look in the mirror...The thing is, what I see isn't looking back at me...hmmmm does that make sense... -
damommy: I know what you mean. Something's gone wrong with all the mirrors at my house. lol -
Colin John: When I was at school, I remember saying one day to friends," can you imagine being 50, now that is really old, hope I live that long" -
damommy: Yes! I couldn't picture myself being 56 when the turn of the new century came. But there I was. -
AJ McCall: Hahaha! -
Miss Cookie Atkinson: I love the words to your poem what you wrote is oh so true. My only problem I don't think I could write a poem as well as you.
It looks so hard to do.
thank you for sharing.
damommy: Oh, Miss Cookie, my money is on you. You can do anything. 8-) -
nor84: Who looks in a mirror anymore? When I was young, maybe 13 I said I wanted to be older. My dad, who was 50 years older than I was, looked at me sadly and said, "Norma, you'll be an old woman before you know it." Words of wisdom. -
mrsmajor: Come on now, guys, and dolls, what are you going to do when you reach my age..I thought people gave up by the time they got to my age,86 but actually it brought into my life..a new friend, whose name is Arthur! bet none of you know him...lol -
Jannypan (Jan) : Mrs. Major,
Could you be referring to arthiristis? Hopefully, I'm mistaken. -
mrsmajor: No Jan, you're not mistaken, Arthur wasn't invited, but he came on his own..and he won't leave...lol
I promise I won't send him your way, he's creepy! -