Watch “Jada and Maya” on YouTube


Stephen and I have our own special sibling language. Kind of a modified sign language that Stephen uses to communicate with me when he has trouble finding words. 

Stephen is verbal and can give short responses. 

We know each other so well that speech is not necessary. 


Stephen can wash, dress and bathe himself. He also uses the bathroom on his own. My brother Stephen is a Blessing in every way. 

Satisfaction Guaranteed


 

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Satisfaction

This week, share something that satisfies you.

 

Satisfaction Guaranteed

 

Spending time with my brother Stephen!

My Crazy Kooky Cat Sylvester!!  ❤   ❤

 

 

Spending time in Nature which includes Gardens and Parks large or small. Any Green Space. It’s all good. Rejuvenating for the soul and spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

As the Human Jukebox you know I can find a song to go along with almost any subject or topic!  This is what happens as you get older.  You become a repository for songs, tunes and music going back over 50 years!  LOL!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Watch “Biffin and Turner” on YouTube


 

I can relate to these two brothers. My heart resonates with them. I feel the same about my brother Stephen. I am so Blessed and Thankful to have a brother like Stephen.  Yes we wrestled as kids!

Like Griffin and Turner we laughed as children and we are still laughing as middle-aged adults.  Stephen still loves to be near me and will come downstairs because he knows I’m camped out on the sofa while he has the bedroom. During times of stress Stephen will put his head on my shoulder. Ours is a bond that will last forever and I expect beyond this world and into the next. I see that same bond reflected with Griffin and Turner.

The van from Stephen’s Group Home Residence picked him up around 5:35. Sadness for me because the separation is so difficult to bear.  Time is precious and as you get older you know that your time on this earth is getting shorter.  So aging brings new priorities.

My hope and prayer is that Griffin and Turner will have many happy years together.

Griffin aka Biffin and Turner,

Love from DeBorah and Stephen

Love Lasts Forever

 

Biffin and Turner

 

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Me and My brother Stephen December 1961

The eyes of love – Griffin and his younger bother Turner (Down syndrome)

 

 

 

Stephen attended both my High School and College Graduations. It meant everything to me for him to be there and share in my special moments.

 

Teen invites twin brother with Down Syndrome to share the stage at graduation

 

 

I Love You Stephen Vincent Palmer!!  ❤  ❤

 

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.

 

Share Your World – August 7, 2017


 

 

Share Your World – August 7, 2017

Share Your World – August 7, 2017

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Good morning everyone.  I thought I would switch things up a bit on Share Your World.  I will still be asking four questions, but the fourth question will be the same each week.  The last question will be about anything that inspires you.  

What was the last URL that you bookmarked or saved?

 

An Annual Compendium of Black Photography that Was a Revolutionary Act

In 1973, a small band of black artists published the Black Photographers Annual, Volume I, a book that changed the history of photography in America.

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Do you believe in the afterlife?  Reincarnation?

Yes. Whether it is Heaven or Reincarnation I don’t know. As my Aunt Gladys told me once, Nobody has come back from the dead to tell us!  And I mean dead for several days! As a Christian I believe in Heaven. I want to see my family again. I want to be reunited with my Loved Ones who have Gone onto Glory.  I would not want to be reincarnated because who in their right mind wants to return to this horrible world called Earth!

If you were or are a writer do you prefer writing short stories, poems or novels?

Poems. My specialty is Poetry. I have dabbled in short stories but I suck at character development, story lines, etc… It’s best I stick with Poetry.

What inspired you this past week?  Feel free to use a quote, a photo, a story, or even a combination. 

My brother Stephen Palmer. I am on vacation so we spent time together this past weekend. Friday we rocked out to the music of the late great Robert Palmer. He goes back to his Group Home Residence today.  Here is a video of a walk we took through Mt. Prospect Park yesterday Sunday. Stephen was enjoying some chocolate flavored popcorn thus the popcorn lips.

 

 

If a movie was made based on your life, what actor/actress would play you?

Jada Pinkett Smith. She is a petite Black Woman like me. Eartha Kitt if she was still living. Love her Cat Vibes.  Also both women are Fierce and Feisty like me.

If you could be famous for one thing, what would it be?

Controversy.  Stirring up mix. Outspoken with No filters. Blunt. Straight. No Chaser. No wait, I’m already famous for that.  Guess I met the requirement.

I am the 21st Century version of the Warrior Goddess Judge DeBorah whose story is in the Bible book of Judges Chapters Four and Five.

 

 

Pizza Moments 


Well Stephen was not thrilled with the Honey BBQ Wings from Checkers so then I had to find some other food that Stephen would eat. Many thanks to Grub Hub. 

Stephen is a very discerning selective Autism Guy when it comes to food. Therefore I wind up eating food he won’t eat. Sigh…  Let the fat begin. 

Believe it or not Stephen stripped his pizza slice of the chicken and spinach topping but at least he’s eating the naked slices.  LOL! ♡ ☆ 

Stephen Palmer Rockin’ Out to Robert Palmer


 

Stephen Palmer Rockin’ Out to Robert Palmer

The Super Sibs are together for the Weekend!

Sorry for the Darkness of the Video. We are inside the house and the sun has gone down.  I apologize for my terrible singing!

Tomorrow we will take some outdoor photos.