Author Archives: Ray V.

About Ray V.

Living in Aiken, South Carolina, USA, I like to share what I am looking at, thinking about or listening to. I refer to this as the view out my window. Thanks for stopping by.

Relationships

I have never heard anyone refer to their relationship with their pet as being estranged or complicated. Coleen Ellis Some of our family relationships. Nothing complicated and definitely not estranged.      

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On Regrets

I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. -Lucille Ball Good and bad, we all have our stories, don’t we?

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Music From A Lazy Saturday

I’m back in Aiken for a few days and enjoying some downtime.  Seeing Alicia, playing with the dogs, puttzing around the house, garage, and yard, it’s nice to take a break. Tomorrow, Adeline will be visiting (OK, so is Elissa … Continue reading

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Still Remembering

A story with links to many stories. I will aways remember. Yes, Remember.   If nothing else, please take a few minutes and listen to this piece of music composed by Jessica Locke. Haunting is an understatement.

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Tell Me How You Really Feel

Here is a lesson sent to me this morning by our middle daughter, the mother of our granddaughter. It was being passed around by some teachers.  The great oracle, Google, attributes it to Joey deVilla and about a dozen others. … Continue reading

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Mott The Who?

One of the English bands that made a fairly big splash on this side of the pond was Mott The Hoople.  Lead by the always sunglass wearing Ian Hunter, Mott was one of the first bands we would refer to … Continue reading

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Opening Paragraphs

  Two monks were walking down a country road. They came across a beautiful young girl standing by a muddy stream, afraid to cross it by herself. One monk went over too her, picked her up, and safely carried her … Continue reading

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Encouragement

“There are high spots in all our lives and most of them come about through encouragement from someone else. Encouragement is oxygen to the soul” -George Matthew Adams   While this has nothing to do with encouragement, here is a … Continue reading

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The Week In Review (No Politics. . . Mostly)

Things are starting to settle down and I’m not having to commute 262 miles each day.  Thank you to the owner of my company for providing me a place to stay. Driving that much leaves little time or mental reserves … Continue reading

Posted in 2020, Adeline, Anniversary, Babies, Back in the day, Blogs, Chick-fil-a, daughters, family, Music of the 1980's, Observations, Politics, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 13 Comments

Imagination

The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination. -Albert Einstein The imagination of a baby is limitless. . .  fun to observe up close while it fuels your own imagination. Big. Red likes to get up close and … Continue reading

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