Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Friends - Close & Far

Friends are wonderful. Some live close to us. Others live far away.

We were invited out last evening to a friend's home for a wonderful meal and warm fellowship. Lovely Celia is a wonderful friend. She's a widow twice, and leads a nice life in Kingsport. She amazes us. She is in her eighties, takes no medication, walks at least 2 miles every day, and is always full of vim, vigor and vitality. She has lived an amazing life filled with unusual experiences. She has not let her age slow her down one bit. We enjoy her company and it seems like every time we're with her, that we learn something new about her pathway through life. Here's a picture of her beside the table she set for us last night in her home.
Beverly and I have another friend named Denise. But Denise lives in Wisconsin which is not so close. Even though we cannot enjoy her company we do enjoy her piano music. We just received her latest CD a few days ago, It is called Snapshots of Love. We always buy at least 10 copies of her CDs, because they make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Denise markets her CDs under the name of Denise B and has produced a variety of CDs and tapes of some of the most beautiful piano music I have ever heard. She composes some of her music, including her patriotic song, Let Our Flags Fly Free, which was sung for George H. and Barbara Bush. Now she has a new baby and a host of hobbies, and still finds time to operate Piano Line Productions, Inc., a wholesale distribution company. They sell piano and instrumental music CDs of various artists to gift stores and other markets. Some of the "Denise B" CDs she has released include:
  • Mother's Lullaby: From Cradle to Crayons
  • River Dreaming
  • Lakeside Dreaming
  • Let Our Flags Fly Free
  • Prairie Dreaming
  • Greatest Love Songs
  • Snapshots of Love
Click on this cover of her latest album, Snapshots of Love, to go to her web site and for samples of her music.


Quote of the Day
Families are like fudge - mostly sweet with a few nuts.
~ Author Unknown

Joke of the Day
A minister told his congregation, "Next week I plan to preach about the sin of lying. To help you understand my sermon, I want you all to read Mark 17." The following Sunday, as he prepared to deliver his sermon, the minister asked for a show of hands. He wanted to know how many had read Mark 17. Every hand went up. The minister smiled and said, "Mark has only sixteen chapters. I will now proceed with my sermon on the sin of lying."

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