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The Serenity Garden (journal part II)

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475 posted 08-04-2004 09:54 AM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Yay!! It's Toerag !!

I knew you'd come around you sly devil. Now, let's hear a story or two.


Susan - oh, please, DO tell us about Richard Simmons! Were you on one of his tapes? I had a couple of them. blushing here....oh well. hee hee. I think he's adorable. But, is he a pain in the "you-know-what" in person? Come on Susan SPILL !!


Serenity & iliana - get feelin' better ladies! Hugs!
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476 posted 08-04-2004 01:18 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Chris, now you go get that skalliwag Toe started and there will be not stopping him.     Now then, that is not all that bad a thing now is it?  

Welcome to Serenity's Garden Toe.  This is the place where we drop stories about life in general, and one story simply leads to another.  So pull up those green blades under your butt, and start to spill those southern beans.  

Janet Marie, as to Spitfire - I was always in absolute awe of that young lady's writing and wondered where she got to.  She just went and re-invented herself, so thank goodness I know who she is.  Will have to catch up as I didn't miss a thing under her last writer's name.  Thanks Janet Marie.
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477 posted 08-04-2004 01:41 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Jump starting myself again, so for those of you who have read this before, go eat a tomato sandwich...

[Thoughts in a bubble bath.]

To lie disconsolate then, in shadows, is only a window into a bleak future, and thoughts rumble as to what can be changed, and what cannot.  Would steps toward improving a relationship go farther than to take the pin and prick the bubble?  Does indeed time heal all wounds, or leave them gasping for a last pump of life's blood in fading moments?  Should I wear boots to the pig-roast?

Where do the country songwriters get their lyrics, and why can't they stretch more as those who pen words for poetry's sake?  "Do, shoe, clue…" does not allow much room for emotional expansion.  What does my face look like when I'm really pondering?  Is it as old as my mother's was at this age?  When still and in repose, do the eye-wrinkles show up as much as when I smile, and heaven knows it's been said I smile too much.  Does that make me proud of my wrinkles? I've earned them…

I wonder what folks think when I end my messages with ellipses…do they know I just want to say more, and sometimes cannot express myself the way I really would like to do…

Will the chicken-salad be enough to take, or should I take more to the roast?  Will anyone feel the tension between us?  Will someone say something and will I respond in a way that by tomorrow morning I will regret?  I need to stay away from the open bar and just sip soda and keep my sanity and wit and laugh at those who sip once too much, and be glad for the wisdom of age and past youth's experience.

I believe I would often be amazed if anyone could hear the rattling around in my brain, I do believe they would call those men in white coats…I do ramble so.

Why do I go from the most serious of questions to a lighter-hearted joking with myself...

[Thoughts in a bubble bath.]
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478 posted 08-04-2004 02:23 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

"Oh! It's my party and I'll cry if I want to..cry if I want to..cry if I want to"
(feel free to sing along if you know the words)

Okay...okay..so it's my birthday..
But, it's raining cats and dogs here in Southwestern Ontario..
and everyone knows a Leo needs the sun!

As always on my birthday I take a few moments to reflect upon the past year.

This past year I would have to say the highlight is the ongoing friendships I have made here at Passions.  There are days, as some of you know, I just don't know what I would do without this place..and now to have Serenity's Garden to come to.  
To laugh and joke, cry or just relax.  

For this I thank you dear Karen.

You are all so precious to me and I love you all.

Toe!  It's great to see you here!
Stories please!

Little sister...Chrislane..Love ya lots and miss ya!

Vacation starts late tomorrow for three weeks,
but I'll pop in and out before I leave and stop in for a quick read
and maybe a post whenever I come back into town.

I wish I could take all of you with me...
I do have a laptop...hmmm....wondering where I can get Internet access.

I'll be back later...
Hugs all around.
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479 posted 08-04-2004 02:29 PM       View Profile for Soleil Noir   Email Soleil Noir   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Soleil Noir

Your sisters all will be here when you return, dearling Enchantress...have a wonderful birthday - the sun is out somewhere, you know...just waiting to break through the clouds!
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480 posted 08-04-2004 03:01 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

I had to pop in to hug my Nancy Lee...

Happy Birthday, my friend! Who needs the sun with a shining heart like yours, huh?

and Toerag, my old scalawag buddy, as soon as I'm able I'll be back. I'm just glad you finally showed, and in the meantime, how bout a N'awlins story...let's see. OH.

I'll bet YOU have been to the warehouse, huh?

DO Tell?

and blech, I'm going back to couch. Suddenly there's a lot of gravity in my life.

Love to all, and *ahem*, "carry on!"

I'll be 'round...
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481 posted 08-04-2004 03:29 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

The warehouse in Lafayette?....could be..LOL....Aaron Neville...Bonnie Raitt?....many others?.....
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482 posted 08-04-2004 03:35 PM       View Profile for Elan   Email Elan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elan

Any or all, Toe...

and then some.
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483 posted 08-04-2004 03:56 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Some know me as Buzz, you know me as Toe,
The following's my life story, which a few of you know.
I was born on a mountain top in Tennessee,
"Ooops! That's Davy Crockett, not me.

I'm a mild mannered guy now,
But haven't always been,
Wish I could live my life over,
I'd do differently then.

I've sung with Paul McCartney,
Been drunk with Sam the Sham,
Traveled the country over
With the Allman Brothers Band.

I've brought life to this world
And I've made life leave,
Word's can't express
What that's done to me.

I took a man's life,
In Georgia state,
It broke my heart
But prevented a rape.

I've had many surgeries,
Been cut-probed and sliced,
A few were from doctors,
The others weren't nice.

My best friend's my son,
He's gettin' too old
I can see myself in him,
He's the second "Toe"

My daughter is gorgeous,
She's a bundle of fun,
I wish I saw her more often,
(I hope she becomes a nun)

She's fifteen years old
She's thirty years wise,
I could spoil her with riches,
But that wouldn't be right.

I believe in God, and believe it or not,
You wouldn't believe the morals I've got
I had parents that loved me
Now they're both gone,
I've had some prayers answered,
My faith remains strong.

I've made friends here and there,
And some enemies too,
I do unto others
As they do to you.

I wear a clown's face,
I play the part well,
But deep in my heart,
I'm miserable as hell.

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484 posted 08-04-2004 04:03 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

We need Kit to devise a superhugger for moments like this.

You're a blessing in disguise...so don't pooh-pooh that - you know it's true...I see it in your eyes, just as you see me, too.

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485 posted 08-04-2004 04:45 PM       View Profile for Nightshade   Email Nightshade   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nightshade's Home Page   View IP for Nightshade

Ah, Toe.  My friend... and I am proud to call you that(among other things) .

Your just a lovable, huggable, rocknroll marshmallow that's had it's outsides made crispy over the coals. That can be a good thing.    So glad you've joined in!
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486 posted 08-04-2004 04:48 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

Serenity...just to find out your age...who was the Tchapatoulis Brothers?.....do you know?....
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487 posted 08-04-2004 04:53 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

You know Buzz, if everyone lived by that golden rule, of doing onto others as you would have them do onto you - what a great world it would be.

Bonnie Raitt - now you are talking - is that woman my favorite or what?  She is in a class all by herself that one.

Welcome aboard m'friend, looking forward to stories from the 60's and 70's you may have stashed in the trunk of one of those fancy cars?  

Pssst I sent you my answer in email  

[This message has been edited by Mysteria (08-04-2004 06:05 PM).]

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Hey Toe...any stories from the '50's?
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489 posted 08-04-2004 05:11 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Yes..let's hear 50's stories!!
Some of us are old enough to remember the 50's quite well yanno?!
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490 posted 08-04-2004 05:11 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Tchoupitoulas---laughing, I had to look that up too and I've lived here all my life!

and my hubby wants to know if you're talking about "Bo" (or Beau) Dollis of The Wild Tchoupitoulas? He seems to recall it was a family deal...

(and you don't have to guess my age, I'm 43.)

Looking forward to some of your stories...heh heh, I think you're a little older than I am.

Thanks for coming to my party, Toe. I'm pleased.
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491 posted 08-04-2004 05:13 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

yanno?

Given Serenity's age, that must mean I'm the BIG sister?

Sheesh...
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492 posted 08-04-2004 05:14 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Came back to add a pronunciation key for "Tchoupitoulas" for you folks who don't know--and hey we can say it, we just can't SPELL it.

It's pronounced "Chop-a-too-lus" and you should have seen the sheepish looks around here when I asked how to spell it too!

Not one of us knew!
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493 posted 08-04-2004 05:20 PM       View Profile for Toerag   Email Toerag   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Toerag

The Nevilles started out with that name...
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494 posted 08-04-2004 05:41 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Yep, that would be Charles. My hubby worked more with the Neville Brothers but I was more friends with his daughter, Charmaine, although the brothers are nice enough peops, by the time I was working in the booking end, they certainly didn't need help. But Charmaine and Reggie Houstan and Amasie are still together, playing every Thursday at the Snug Harbor. In fact, my son is named for the bass player, Zach.

All I really know about the brothers is I was told not to mention "Tell it Like it Is" to Aaron--the guys knew my penchant for running off at the mouth and had to warn me that it was a sore subject.

Wait a second, let me see if I can get somebody to post a pic for me, I've got a picture of my sis with Aaron backstage at some artsy awards show. (Now that's a funny story too--seems my sister met her idol Linda Rodstadt there and ended up calling her a witch with a captial "b.")

grin.

We just make friends everywhere we go, we do.

heh heh.
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495 posted 08-04-2004 05:45 PM       View Profile for Mysteria   Email Mysteria   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Mysteria

Snort, snort, chuckle, chuckle, but I love music of all kinds probably why I know a lot of useless stuff.  Karen, I had sent Toerag that answer by email.  Now there is a good exercise, who was what before they were whatever they are now.  Some actors had pathetic real names, no wonder you got your stars with star names.

Well back to ironing - I won't remember much from the 50's except all the stuff I couldn't have or couldn't do that is for sure.

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496 posted 08-04-2004 05:54 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

Another neat game we play is to name the tune and and all the re-makes...

For example, Elvis Presley's famous "Hounddog" was a remake of a Big Mama Thornton classic. (I think...heh, fried brains yanno)

man the list goes on and on and you really learn your blues brothers from that one!

gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

and I gotta run for a bit...Hope Kari has a present posted soon...grin?
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497 posted 08-04-2004 07:16 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Somebody's here...[geez, tell someone you're a big sis and you become a "somebody" really fast...young'un's have no respect...just no respect...]

Toe?

THIS is for YOU...



...and his music just happens to be on my computer, too...

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498 posted 08-04-2004 08:28 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

TOO COOL!!!!

AWESOME!!!
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499 posted 08-04-2004 09:15 PM       View Profile for serenity blaze   Email serenity blaze   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for serenity blaze

gleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

Thank you Kari! Now I need you all to circle the wagons around me, 'cause when twist finds out this is posted here, she's going to come after me hard!



(I'm only halfway joking, but since it's posted at her site too, I didn't see the harm...er, right, twist?)

 
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