April 2 is World Autism Awareness Day and for 2016, Autism Help Foundation is celebrating in style. It will start with us partnering the Autism Ambassadors of Ghana and other schools and associations in Accra on Saturday April 2, 2016
Then the Autism Help Foundation will move Yendi with Kampakuya Naa Abdulai Yakubu Andani to raise awareness of autism on the same April 2, 2016.
We move in Wa the same day raising awareness with the Wa School for the Deaf.
With your answers, please remember we are in the SYW world and which may not always match our reality.
Are you left or right handed?
If you had only one TV, would you prefer the TV in the living room or another room?
I don’t have a TV in my current location. No room. I can’t afford a TV or the high cost of Cable Television. I did save my Mom’s small TV after she died but that is in storage. Now I’m used to not watching or having a TV so even if my housing situation improves I doubt I would purchase one.
Have you ever participated in a distance walking, swimming, running, or biking event? Tell your story.
Thanks to Uncle Sam who had me marching, walking and running long distances Yes. I served in the U.S. Army from 1977 – 1981 and believe me like that old TV commercial used to say soldiers do more before 9:00 am than most people do during an entire day. Good Old Papa Tango or PT!! CQ banging on your door with a metal stick at 5:00 am so you can make a 6:00 am formation. We ran in boots sometimes our Jump Boots. No fancy sneakers or running shoes. Usually the Sgt. is running alongside the formation calling Cadence. Most of these songs raunchy but you got used to it. They weren’t there to pamper your ears. Here are two of the cleaner Cadence songs from my Army Days.
I was in the 569th PSC, Augsburg, Germany and the 101st Airborne Division (Screaming Eagles)!!
While working at my former company I did participate in one of those Heart or Cancer walks. Can’t remember which one. Maybe once I retire if it is physically possible I might start doing some 5K walks. No running. Bad arthritic knees.
C130 Rolling Down The Strip – Military Running Cadence
Rock Steady Running Cadence
Complete this sentence: Love is… .
My brother Stephen Vincent Palmer
Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
My one week vacation for the first week in May got approved!! Hooray!! Now I will be able to be with and help Celebrate my brother Stephen’s 55th Birthday!! Yippee!! I am also Thankful for a wonderful Palm Sunday and yesterday Easter Sunday. Looking forward to the month of April and hopefully warmer weather for the New York City area.
If your furniture, appliances, and other inanimate objects at home had feelings and emotions, to which item would you owe the biggest apology?
Grandma Eva Sophronia Gordon Palmer — Grandmother Music Sewing Box
Grandmother Eva’s Music Sewing Box
Eva Sophronia Gordon Palmer — Grandmother Music Sewing Box
Pictured is my Grandmother’s musical sewing box. When opened it plays an instrumental “Let Me Call You Sweetheart.” I would guess this was a popular song in 1919 when she was wed to my Grandfather William Palmer. She passed away when I was around 5 or 6 so I don’t know if she brought this musical sewing box with her into the marriage or my Grandfather gifted it to her at one point during their marriage. I do know that when she passed away my Dad, her son Edward G. Palmer inherited it. Then when my Dad died in 1995 it became mine. Before she married my Grandmother was a Milliner.
Because I was so young when she left the body I never really got to know her well. My memories of my Grandmother Eva are few and faint. Growing dimmer as time passes yet sometimes flashes of her being enter my mind. Her musical sewing box remains a point of connection between us. Every time I touch the box or turn it upside down to wind the key so that I may once again hear it’s wonderful musical refrain sometimes I sense a touch of sadness. Sadness from the box because it is no longer touched, held or played on a regular basis anymore. Sadness of missing it’s original owner. Wondering in fear what will happen when it’s current owner ~~ me passes from time into eternity.
Lately I’ve heard the box call out to me. Perhaps a part of my Grandmother’s spirit still resides within. Maybe through this precious musical sewing box she still calls out to me that during her lifetime she had many Sweethearts. Her parents. My Grandfather, all her children including the two boys lost to polio, my Dad who was nicknamed Precious because he was the only boy to survive. Her grandchildren.
So I vow to open and play you more often. I Love you Sweetheart. Not to worry I shall make provision for you. You are forever Precious in my sight.
The Mills Brothers recorded their version of the song in the year I was born 1959.
The Isley Brothers – Footsteps in the Dark, Pts. 1 & 2 (Audio)
Footprints in the Sand
Footprints in the Sand, a beautiful poem!
One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”
He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you.”