delray beach: Delray Beach- Achievement - 12/15/17 04:27 PM
Delray Beach- Achievement
 
Why is it that the holidays, even though you know that they’re coming, and do so at the same time every year, still manage to find you scrambling to get things done in time?
 
 
I’ve made my list of “yet-to-be-done” things and am crossing them off. All I can say is thank goodness for Amazon Prime.
 
 
The aim of education is the knowledge, not of facts, but of values. William S. Burroughs
 
 
On Friday I watched my niece, Jennifer, graduate from the University of Houston with a Masters in Education. I wasn’t in Houston but thanks to today’s technology, I was … (16 comments)

delray beach: Highlights from the Delray Beach Christmas Parade-2017 - 12/10/17 05:03 PM
Highlights from the Delray Beach Christmas Parade-2017
 
One of the many things that we love about living in Delray Beach is going to the parades. Yes, they're bigger in New York but there’s nothing quite like going to a hometown parade.
 
 
Delray Beach had their annual Christmas parade Saturday night and even with cooler temperatures (OK...low 60’s and breezy) we still enjoyed it.
At one time, I remember the parades taking place in the afternoons but for several years now the parades have been at night.

Our viewing has transitioned from going just to have fun and another excuse for adult reverie to … (28 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Giving - 12/08/17 04:40 PM
Delray Beach...Giving
 
‘Tis the season and the crunch is on for buying, wrapping, baking and preparing for the next year.

It is the season to open our hearts and give to others...and that includes people we don’t even know.
 
For it is in giving that we receive. Francis of Assisi
 
 
 
This week I saw something on one of the morning shows about a young girl who saw a need and took it upon herself to get the ball rolling. Rachel Ritchie saw that some children could not access her playground because of their special needs.  She knew that this was not right.
 
But instead … (28 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Change - 12/01/17 01:28 PM
Delray Beach...Change
 
There is so much change going on in all our lives. Delray Beach has a new tree (still 100 feet high) in a somewhat new location.
New businesses are coming to town, and others have left.
 
 
It’s not that I don’t like change. But I prefer it when I am the one making the change, not the one having to adjust to it.
 
Just when I think I have learned the way to live, life changes. Hugh Prather
 
 
I suppose it’s one of the first of the many life lessons that we learn in life...nothing stays the same.
 
 
However, some … (27 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach-It’s All About Friends and Family. - 11/24/17 06:52 PM
Delray Beach-It’s All About Friends and Family.
 
Just in case it has escaped anyone, we are deep into the season of giving, being kind to each other and spending an inordinate amount of time with our friends and family. And, I for one, love every minute of it.
 
 
You go through life wondering what is it all about but at the end of the day it's all about family. Rod Stewart
 
 
We spent time in Houston to celebrate my brother’s 60th birthday. And the timing was just right because we got to see him and his band, The Checkered Past, play. I’m the … (27 comments)

delray beach: Thankful for the Beach - 11/16/17 11:28 AM
Thankful For the Beach
 
From the moment we moved to Delray Beach 30 years ago I was in love with the beach. It wasn’t my first experience with the beach since I am from Houston and we went to the beach often when I was growing up.
However, there are the Texas beaches, and then there are FLORIDA beaches!
 
The beach is my source of energy before I start the day. It is ever changing-like a lake on some days and rough and choppy on others.
 
 
 
You never know who or what you’ll see.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I’ve been told the sea and sands on … (33 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...To All Those Who Serve and Have Served. - 11/10/17 05:05 PM
Delray Beach...To All Those Who Serve and Have Served.
We have had Chamber of Commerce weather this week, and word of warning to my friends up north...prepare for our annual onslaught of sunny beaches and warm weather from all of your friends down south!!!
The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war. Douglas MacArthur
 
 
If your community has any special events today to honor your Veterans, I hope you’ll be able to attend.  
As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest … (24 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- A Championship Week - 11/03/17 05:42 PM
Delray Beach- A Championship Week
 
What a week! I had about 200 Trick or Treaters at the house for Halloween! I’d made 170 bags to hand out but had loose pieces left over...thank goodness.
We had beautiful weather so most of the Givers sat out on our front porch waiting for all of the costumed kiddies and adults to stroll by.
 
I love our neighborhood because they have activities for kids before a parade and then the candy gathering begins!
 
Saturday we caught part of the Witches of Delray Annual Ride through Downtown Delray.  
 

 
 
A champion team will always beat a team … (24 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Halloween is Here! - 10/27/17 06:28 PM
Delray Beach- Halloween is Here!

Delray Beach finally got a bit of fall weather this week...Thursday morning when we began our walk at the beach it was 58 degrees!!!

That may not seem like much to some of you but when you’re usually walking in 80+ degree weather with high humidity at 7 AM, this was a real treat.
 
 
 
 
On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me. Rodney Dangerfield

 
 
I have been making little bags of candy to hand out this Tuesday. So far, I have 90 bagged and will do about 30 or 40 more. It’s not that I’m all … (29 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Patience - 10/20/17 04:18 PM
Delray Beach...Patience
 
Residents in Palm Beach County had to exercise some patience this week.  SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) took place this week at 3 locations in Palm Beach County and one of them was in Delray Beach.
 
This program is for those families who are not ordinarily eligible for food assistance such as Food Stamps but lost food in Hurricane Irma.
 
 
Patience is not simply the ability to wait - it's how we behave while we're waiting. Joyce Meyer
 
 
As we drove by those who were in line or trying to get in line or find the line...you get my drift...I felt … (27 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- My Two Faves - 10/13/17 04:21 PM
Delray Beach- My Two Faves
 
When I graduated from high school way back when, it was a tradition for the drill team to take a 2 week road trip through DC, Boston, NY, and Canada.
We were supposed to see the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes but there was a scheduling oops moment and we saw instead Barefoot in the Park, starring Robert Redford and Jane Fonda.
 
 
When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, 'Hey, I've got a new lease on this thing. So let's go.' Robert Redford
 
 
 
The movie is based on … (37 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- A Week That Stunned - 10/06/17 05:16 PM
Delray Beach- A Week That Stunned
 
If you think you feel as if a dark cloud has been hanging over you for the past few months, you’re not alone.
 
It’s been tough with hurricanes, fires, flooding, and then the news we woke up to on Monday morning.
 
 
There are no greater treasures than the highest human qualities such as compassion, courage, and hope. Not even tragic accident or disaster can destroy such treasures of the heart. Daisaku Ikeda
 
 
 
It’s hard to wrap your mind around the tragedy in Las Vegas. I wish the shooter had not taken his life so that we might … (27 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach...Another Year! - 09/29/17 03:28 PM
Delray Beach...Another Year!
 
A few months ago while I was waiting for my “turn” for treadmill stress test, there was a very nice gentleman waiting as well.
I knew that he’d been in the room before me, so I said: “you must be next.”

Oh no, honey. I’m 94 and have had bypass surgery. No treadmill for me!
I said: “It’s heck getting older, isn’t it!”
 
And he said...On no, dear! I’m happy to be getting older.
 
 
 
Age is inevitable. Aging isn’t.
Marv Levy
 
 
 
 
Getting older is inevitable and in fact, it’s desirable as opposed to ...well, you know...not getting older.
 
 
 
 
 
A few years ago, there … (39 comments)

delray beach: Nextdoor- Another Very Useful Tool - 09/25/17 12:13 PM
Nextdoor- Another Very Useful Tool
 
Social media has proven to be a valued tool for communicating with those who may be as far away as your family across the country or as close as neighbors just a few miles down the road.

During Hurricane Irma, a Delray Beach woman was rescued after she posted on Facebook that her roof was peeling back and water was coming in.Her calls to the police were not getting through.
 
While our experience was, thankfully, not as stressful, I used an app that many of you know about and it helped me before, during, and after the … (37 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Appreciating Mother Nature - 09/22/17 03:17 PM
Delray Beach- Appreciating Mother Nature
 
We were so happy to be able to see the beach after IRMA and drive throughout Palm Beach County to see what if any damage was still around.
 
 
Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better. Albert Einstein
 
 
Larry and I noticed that Mom Nature knows what she’s doing because most of the trees that were down were olives or others but very few palm trees.
It’s should be no surprise because over time they have learned to withstand the storms and strong winds associated with the tropics.
 
To the artist, there is never anything ugly … (30 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach….Whew! - 09/15/17 04:45 PM
Delray Beach….Whew!
 
If memory serves, Hurricane Irma makes my 7th or 8th hurricane...I’ve honestly lost count.
Up until last Saturday, when Irma veered west, she was the one who caused me the most fright.
As Larry pointed out to me, Harvey leveled Rockport, TX at 130 mph. Irma was projected to come in at 185 mph.
 
People need to be cautious because anything built by man can be destroyed by Mother Nature. Russel Honore
 
While we were fortunate for that turn, the west coast and the Keys weren’t. That said, we did have heavy winds and rain from the feeder bands.
We were … (37 comments)

delray beach: Help Hurricane Victims With Your Own Hurricane Supplies! - 09/14/17 04:32 PM
Help Hurricane Victims With Your Own Hurricane Supplies
 
This is an idea that someone in our community is doing and I wanted to pass it on.
 
If you have seen the videos of the flooding in Houston thanks to Harvey or the devastation that Irma inflicted on the Florida Keys, west coast, and Jacksonville areas, you know that there are many who need urgent assistance.
 
Having just gone through Irma myself, I know that I have a stockpile of supplies that are sitting waiting for the next (hope not) hurricane to hit.
 
What about taking those supplies and donating them to agencies … (38 comments)

delray beach: Monday-Monday-Am I Here or Was I Here? - 09/11/17 05:03 AM
Monday-Monday-Am I Here or Was I Here?
 
First of all, it’s not about the points but more about the discipline.
I’ve posted something every day now for I forget how many years. I wasn’t about to let IRMA get in my way.
 
That said, I have no idea what she is going to do on Sunday, which will have been yesterday by the time you read this.
 
 
Even with a whole house generator, she could have knocked off the internet. A cell tower could go.
 
So it is Monday...and am I here or was I here? Even as I write this My … (29 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Yikes! - 09/08/17 05:39 PM
Delray Beach- Yikes!

Talk about keeping you on your toes! Last week I was fretting over Hurricane Harvey and what was happening to my beautiful hometown of Houston.

And this week...Katie...bar the door. Really...bar the door, board the window, and fill the tub with water!
 
 
Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine. Anthony J. D'Angelo
 
 
Today is Saturday which means we will be sheltering at a friend’s home. This week has been one of hurricane preparations, for no matter how much you feel you have planned, there are always last minute things that must take place.
 
If you … (31 comments)

delray beach: Delray Beach- Hope and Community - 09/01/17 05:23 PM
Delray Beach- Hope and Community
 
What a week! It makes last week with Larry’s surgery seem like a cake walk.
So many people impacted and so many still feeling the aftereffects of Harvey and his unprecedented rain.
 
 
Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness. Desmond Tutu

 
 
 
 
Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community. Anthony J. D'Angelo
 
 
 
 
This next one is for Sally K. & David L. Hanson  and Debbie Gartner , my fellow purple lovers.
 
 
A community is like a ship; everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. Henrik Ibsen
 
 
The … (27 comments)

 
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