Ever ran out of gas in your vehicle?
No. Never. When I was able to drive I always made sure that I had a full tank of gas.
Which are better: black or green olives?
Neither one. Olives are too salty and I cannot eat them. High Blood Pressure. Pass the grapes or blueberries instead.
If you were a great explorer, what would you explore?
Africa. For me it would be like going home since that is where my ancestors are from. Not so much explore as it would be a Pilgrimage. Return to the Motherland. Fortunately I’ve made many friends from Africa via Blogging so I will go to Africa some day.
Quotes List: At least three of your favorite quotes?
King James Version (KJV)
2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that reads it.
King James Version (KJV)
7 Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding.
And anything my parents used to say. Here are three from my Dad Edward G. Palmer:
I complained because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.
It is better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.
Get something in your head not just on your head.
And from my Mom Mable Palmer:
If you mess up. You clean up.
God don’t like Ugly.
What goes around comes around.
Optional Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up?
Grateful that today is my Birthday and God has allowed me to see another year of life. Happy to be 58!! Looking forward to my upcoming vacation starting Friday. Planning to spend time with my brother Stephen and relax.
Celebrate getting Older because Life is a Fantastic Voyage! I am the Captain of My Voyage!
Lakeside – Fantastic Voyage Official Video
Pisces Birthday Diva Reigns and Rules
The Nails Have it!!
Okay Folks!! Time to hit the Dance Floor and Get Our Groove On!! Together Let’s Boogie and Trip the Light Fantastic!!
The Whispers – And The Beat Goes On Official Video
The Whispers – Rock Steady Official Video
Earth, Wind & Fire – Boogie Wonderland
The Brothers Johnson – Stomp!
Let’s Get this Birthday Party Started!!
It Feels Great to be 58!!!!
Shirley Bassey – Get The Party Started (Official Video)
The Gap Band – Party Train
Make Your Own Kind of Music!!
Looking Great at age 58!!!
Celebrate (1975) – Three Dog Night
Kool & the Gang – Get Down On It
Kool & The Gang – Ladies Night
Missy Elliott – Work It (Official Video)
Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On [OFFICIAL VIDEO]
No Scrubs Need Apply! Application: Denied!!
TLC – No Scrubs
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Not every Lady from the 1950s wore corny wacky fashions during the 1950s. As you can see from the photos my Mom had great taste, was fashionably attired and was Elegance personified. Simple yet Refined. She was the cream of the crop out of all the Ladies in Dayton, Ohio. These pictures taken in Dayton, Ohio probably around 1956 at a local park.
My parents were married in December 1955 and stayed married for 40 years. Only death separated them when my Dad died in 1995 and death brought them back together in 1998 when my Dad came for his Beloved Bride.
Sometimes when I look in the mirror I can see her face within mine. Thank you Mom for carrying me for 9 months within your womb and raising me to be a responsible hard working faithful adult. I Love and Miss you dearly.