Sentimental | The Daily Post

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This is a word often associated with romance and marriage. The first one does not last at least not in my case. Too many Exes– so there was never a “Jumping the Broom” stage. When I was young and stupid I used to get all doe eyed sweet but as the years pass reality has set in. Sometimes I do get nostalgic for childhood. No bills. No money worries. Few responsibilities. Very little stress. No crazy bosses, insane co-workers or psychotic jobs! Mom and Dad took care of us and life ran smoothly but once again reality showed up in the form of cancer and the Happy Life went up in smoke.

However let’s indulge the word Sentimental and take a journey down Memory Lane.  My parents world of Big Bands, 78s, the Brooklyn Dodgers, transistor radios and a little of my innocent care-free past.

Sentimental Journey


Come with me as we enter the Make Believe Ballroom

Glenn Miller ~~ Sentimental Journey


Ella Fitzgerald ~~ Sentimental Journey



Now Let me bring you some Baby Boomer Forget Me Not Tunes.

Patrice Rushen – Forget Me Nots


Finally a song from one of the greatest Female Singers ever. A song that brings tears to my eyes because I still have many faded photographs from Happy times gone by.  Miss you much Minnie Riperton. Sooner or later everyone we have ever loved or cherished will leave us leaving on distant untouchable memories.


Memory Lane – Minnie Riperton



Share Your World – 2016 Week 10


What would you ask for if a genie granted you three wishes?

Good health

Loads and Loads of Money. I want to be Rich. I want to be Wealthy because Rich people have options that poor people don’t have!

More time with my brother Stephen.


What experiences are most meaningful to you?

Spending time with my brother Stephen.



As a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?

At first I wanted to be a Mommy  then as I got older I realized I wanted to work outside the home like my Daddy.  For a while I thought I was going to be an Artist because I enjoyed drawing and sketching. Finally in my later teenage years I wanted to be a writer. Well I’m neither a Mommy nor an Artist. I do write but I don’t get paid to do so and I doubt I’ll every make a living as a writer. Lucky for me Writing is something I will always do whether I ever get published or not.

Complete this sentence:  The best day of my life was…. 

Earning my BA in English and graduating from Marymount Manhattan College in May 2002!!

Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?

Grateful for last week’s vacation and time spent with my brother Stephen this past weekend. Looking forward to next weekend.