Cypress Hills Cemetery


 

 

Cypress Hills Cemetery is where my parents, grandparents and other family members are buried.

My sympathies, prayers and heart go out to all Asian-Americans affected by this terrible desecration.

http://www.amny.com/news/teens-vandalize-brooklyn-cemetery-write-anti-asian-slurs-on-headstones-nypd-says-1.14057839

Stephen’s Picture/Photo Collage


 

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The Finished Photo Collage. 90% Stephen and 10% Sister DeBorah!! Hooray for Stephen!!

Given the opportunity people with Autism can express their Creativity in unique ways. Some like Stephen’s friends and fellow consumers in the AABR Choir have magnificent voices the bring happiness and joy to those who hear them sing.

Stephen enjoys Art and even though the Art program at AABR has been eliminated due to budget cuts I will continue to bring art into Stephen’s life by taking him to various New York City Museums (Our Favorite is the Brooklyn Museum) and purchasing art supplies for him so we can do our artist thing when Stephen comes to visit me.

 

Curlfest 2017 ~~ Prospect Park –Brooklyn NY


 

Curlfest 2017 ~~ Prospect Park –Brooklyn NY

 

A Celebration of Black Women. Black Culture and Black Hair in all its Glorious Forms and Textures!!

Black Girls Rock!

Sisters and Brothers, Welcome to Radio Station W.E.B.B.

We Enjoy Being Black!

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Ladies and some Gentlemen from across the Diaspora to Celebrate the Beauty and Intelligence of Black Women.  Representing Africa, America, and the Caribbean. A salute to All Shades of Black and All African textures! We gathered once again in Prospect Park located in Brooklyn, New York not only to dance and get our groove on but to support Black business and Black Entrepreneurs.

Here are some Highlights from today’s event!!  ❤

 

 

 

Spike Lee was in the House!!

 

Fun in the Sun!!

 

 

On the Way there!!

 

Arrival and Let the Fun Begin!!  Wobble Baby! Wobble Baby!! Wobble Baby!  Wobble!!

 

 

THURSDAY’S SPECIAL: VISION


 

https://bopaula.wordpress.com/2017/06/22/thursdays-special-vision/

 

Proverbs 29:18

King James Version (KJV)

18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

 

Bible Scripture Verse the Lord gave me way back in the mid-1980s concerning my writing. 

 

Habakkuk 2:2-3

King James Version (KJV)

And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.

 

 

Dawning Visiions
Dawning Visions

Free Form ‘Fro


 

More Hair Experimentation

Afro Rojo has no fear of trying different styles!!  Afro Rojo is the Definition of Style!

Twist and Shout!

Eclectic. Respect it.

 

 

Getting that Coily ‘Fro.  I know mine is messy but that’s my style. Everybody has their own methods in using the Twist Sponge. I do need to use more product for better results. In the meantime I’m Loving my Freedom Coily Curls.

 

 

 

Wishes 


 

 

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/photo-challenges/wish/#like-252742

Wish

Sharing wishes with strangers makes a powerful emotional statement.

Shinnyo-en Lantern Floating 2014

https://www.shinnyoen.org/beliefs/her-holiness.html

http://www.shinnyocenternyc.org/about-us/

You write your wishes/prayers on the Lantern then float it in a body of water. I’ve done various volunteer activities with this Buddhist Temple.  I don’t attend as much as I used to but I still get together with my Japanese friends for Buddhist services, chanting and meditation.

 

 

My Greatest Wish is to spend more time with my brother Stephen who is an Awesome Autism Guy! ♡ ♡ ☆ ☆

 

 

Surf Scented Memories


 

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Scent

An idea for this post came while I was riding the subway home. Suddenly the scents, smells, odors and fragrances of my childhood visits to Coney Island and Rockaway Playland came back to me.  In a moment while I was riding on the funky L train I could actually smell, the surf, sand, the ocean and of course those World Famous Nathan’s Hot Dogs!!

Of course outside of New York Coney Island is probably the better known of the two. I remember my paternal cousins used to live in Brooklyn and when I got old enough to ride the bus from Queens into Brooklyn by myself I would visit them, making friends with their friends. One Coney Island memory stands out from all the rest. I was about 15 and I was hanging out with this boy (I was not allowed to date and I doubt I told my parents I was spending time with a boy!!) Anyway we played handball. I sucked but he put up with me and at some point we went to Coney Island. At some point he wanted to ride the famous Coney Island Cyclone roller-coaster. Now this is after we had been chowing down on hot dogs and other food! Well I finally gave in to his entreaties and on we went. Needless to say the Cyclone did not agree with me and all the food I had previous eaten was then forcibly ejected from my body. Even though the wild ride on the Cyclone had stopped my digestive system went into volcano mode with lunch becoming a memory littering the ground! I think at that point the fellow felt bad but other than that disaster over all I had a nice time.

Of course over the years I have been back to Coney Island many times but have avoided the Cyclone and ALL Roller Coasters at any venue including Six Flags!! Can’t stomach them!!

Now my brother Stephen on the other hand is totally different from me. He LOVES Roller Coasters and that includes the ones where you are suspended by a harness with your legs flying free in the breeze!! Strange how two siblings can have such different tastes!! LOL!!

Here is some more information on Coney Island:

Coney Island Cyclone 

 http://lunaparknyc.com/attractions/cyclone/
Luna Park is the name of an amusement park in the neighborhood of Coney Island, Brooklyn in New York City that opened on May 29, 2010 at the former site of Astroland, an amusement park that had been in operation for 46 years.
Address: 1000 Surf Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11224
Opened: 2010
Opened: June 26, 1927

 

Another great Coney Island event which I hope to attend this year is the Annual Mermaid Parade. After all I’ve been living in Brooklyn since the end of 2012 and have not made it out to the parade. Now where or not I will dress up as a Mermaid depends upon my mood and the weather as we get closer to June.  I should just go ahead and order a Mermaid Costume perhaps in April. Now that will be something because I have never seen a Black Mermaid!  So I may be the first African-American Mermaid unless some other Beautiful Sister has beat me to the punch.

http://www.coneyisland.com/programs/mermaid-parade

Here my link to photos of three gorgeous mermaids I ran into on the subway after last years parade!!  Lovely Ladies All!!

https://roamingurbangypsy.com/2016/06/19/mermaids-on-the-l-subway-train/

 

rockaway-playland

My most vivid beach memories are of Rockaway Playland which consisted of not only the beach but arcade games that were fun to play. Go with your boyfriend or husband and get them to win one of those gigantic stuffed animals for you. Or compete with your beloved, family and friends to see whose is the fastest and who has the best aim to hit those targets!!

By the 1970s my cousins had moved to an apartment development called Bay Towers so I spent plenty of time with family, walking along the board walk and allowing the sand to sift between my toes. No Swimming because basically nobody in my family can swim!! That may have changed now since Stephen’s Residence takes him to the YMCA for swimming however I never conquered my fear of having my head underwater so I will let Stephen take the lead on this activity!

http://www.amny.com/news/old-rockaways-playland-photos-remembering-one-of-nyc-s-forgotten-amusement-parks-1.10636629

One summer beach vacation with me, Stephen, Our Dad were walking along the Boardwalk and this was the Summer Jam for 1974!! Whenever I hear this song immediately it takes me back to the Summer of 74 and Rockaway Playland!!

 

George McCrae – Rock Your Baby (1974)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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