Life’s Reflections: Mothers loved all over the country


I hope everyone out there had a wonderful Mother’s Day yesterday.

It was a quiet day for me but I got to spend it all day with my son, Jamie. I am so grateful for him.

However, I did miss having Mom around as usual. She passed on Sept. 25, 2019, three years and two months after our father died. You don’t know how many times I wish she were here to find out how she’s doing or wanting some of her sage advice.

I wanted to share something I saw on Facebook this past week. I love music, especially the tunes I grew up with.

Many times when we would be traveling as a family or just us “girls,” when Mom would start singing and we joined in. Those were the good old days.
I ran across something this weekend on Facebook, which entertained me a whole lot. I wish

I would have been the one to create it, but I never thought of it until then.

I sang while I was reading it because it was so well done. I am even thinking about one of these days, in some spare time, to do something similar.

The piece I am talking about was titled “Reflections of a Boomer” and here it goes:

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain.
I’ve been through the desert on a horse with no name.

I’ve gone to Kansas City, I sang in the sunshine.
I’ve been on the road again, with Georgia on my mind.

Like a rolling stone, I’ve given peace a chance.
I’ve put a camel to bed and danced the last dance.

Mr. Tambourine Man played a song for me.
I’ve whispered words of wisdom let it be.

I’ve been everywhere, I’ve been so lonesome I could cry.
I’ve driven my Chevy to the levee when the levee was dry.

I’ve been to Itchycoo Park in a yellow submarine.
I’ve made the scene in a time machine.

I’ve done the Hokey Pokey and turned myself around.
I’ve welcomed baby back to the poor side of town.

I’ve followed the tracks of my tears down a long and winding road.
I’ve kept on searching for a heart of gold.

I’ve sought shelter from the storm. I’ve sat on the dock of the bay.
I’ve rocked around the clock on a sunshiny day.

I’ve knocked on heaven’s door while blowing in the wind.
Joy to the world, those were the days my friend.

Lay lady lay, in crimson and clover.
It’s been a hard day’s night, the party’s over.

I, in turn, dedicate that to the memory of my mother, and a big thank-you to the person who created it.

Jamie and I extend our condolences to the families and friends of Roger Prescott, Phyllis Threewits and Dr. Karl Grossman Jr.

Please pray for these people: Mike Hopkins, DeWayne Yohey, Katrina Hoening, Kent Snyder, (cousin) Carol Byrd, Kinley Bernard, Kathy Burke, Gladys Neff, Kara Didier, Carl Francis, Craig “Cheese” Thompson, Bridget Brown, Don DeBord, Otis Stewart, Chris Clark, Kyle Kaiser, Tina Ruble Ullery, Cindy Lovejoy, Janet Kammer, Slug Midlam, Bob Peters, Phyllis Brumbaugh, Sonny Custer, Judy Collins, Linda Gasper, Carol Hemmerich, Stephanie Klingshirn, Brenda Schlechty, Betty Burnfield, Dan Lockhart, Roberta Hall, Pam Norman-Penticuff, Kelly Kelch, Mike Mayse, Larry Linder, Steve Waymire, Jamie Knick, Nikole Baldridge, Chester Bryant, Lester Beisner, Delores Beisner, Kermit Foureman, Chuck “C.W.” Cruze, Mark Lovejoy.
Also, Judy York, Donald Booker, Dennis Leeper, Connie Stachler, Randy Heck, Ronnie Norton, Jeremy “Jerm” Burke, Gary Eichler, David Pretzman, Clinton Randall, Ralph Byrd, Doug Winger, Sonja and Dan Coppess, Bruce Kaiser, Amanda Mote, Paul Gigandet, Doug Whittington, Tracy Pratt, John Rimmer, Joan Keen, Larry P. Fitzwater, Jim Thomas, Neal Gray, Judie Hathaway, Randy Garrison, Kathy Gragorace, Becky Everhart, Donna Bixler, Cathy Melling, Scott Clark, and all others who are suffering from other life-altering illnesses.
Happy birthday to:
May 16 to Nancy Fetters, Ethan Hemmerich, Ed Ruhe, Derick Hathaway, Jody Van Hoose, Kathy Street and Vickie Gossard.
May 17 to Deborah Nixon, and one of Jamie’s former teachers, Mike Appleman.
May 18 t,o Kathy Hamilton Kendra Earick, Zachary Brown, Torrance Wickham, Travis Shinn, Aaron Keaser, Corrina Alexander, Dixie Marker and Joyce Bowers.
May 19 to Alan Rismiller, Karen Lawrence, Katie Randall Crawford, Mike McCord, Mason Hiestand, Darla Ullery and Daniel Soward.
May 20 to Donna Pauline Elleman, Mike Bryant, Scott Ward, Libby Price, J.J. Hall, Danny Gibbs, Alice Barton, Tracy Richardson, Randy Taylor and Mary Moyers.
May 21 to Gaylen Blosser, Wanda Duncan Vetters, Cheryl Edwards, Bill Gibbons, Leanna Whittington, Matilda Lore and Debby Sodders.
May 22 to Gordon Knick, Blaze Anderson and Roy Harrison.

Happy anniversary to: Kris and Michelle Dickey on May 28 and Jeff and Kim Peters on May 20.
Think about it: “If you want to be the picture of health, make sure you have a happy frame of mind.” — Author Unknown