Extraordinary Dreams of an Ireland Traveler
Finds That More Dreams Can Come True!
|Douglas & Sandy|
|Kecia & Dexter|
The photo of this young girl is of Mamie. At this time in her life she knew that she was to stand alone and was unwanted. Within a few years she made up her mind she would someday have friends that would fill her life and have a common interest. As time passed it became clear that she wanted to fill her life with those that cared about each other and it finally came to pass-her Extraordinary Dream-a family and friends she could love and cherish, helping each other, grieving for one another, and finally being part of laughter that intertwines with so many.
Sadness has filled the very surroundings with events of storms and violence to many around her and now the time seems right to share these friends and her family and share her concerns for those that have been hurt through violence and or Mother Nature.
|Sandy Wright & |
Many friends across the country suffered at the hands of this Super storm Sandy that saddened the country as we sat helplessly by watching a path of destruction and praying our loved ones were safe. Yet feeling a sense of grief for those we do not know but harmed just the same. These two friends were in the path of this storm but managed not to be personally harmed but felt the rage from its destruction of their nearby neighbors. I count my blessings these friends are safe.
One of my extended family members is Robert Punt whom is a Physiotherapist. A giving compassionate medical professional that cares about everyone and their well being. On September 13th, 2012 at approximately 7 PM, from his clinic he observed what appeared to be someone that may need help. So he walked outside his clinic towards this half dressed man laying on the ground upon twigs and found him to appear as unresponsive. Robert turned to go get help when this man suddenly in a drunken stupor and apparently high on drugs, attached him striking Robert in the head with a rock and repeatedly telling Robert he was going to kill him. My blessing-His injury was bad but he was alive and well after recovering. Sad because our justice system has taken so long to even arrest this man. Now, this is an abbreviated version of this story and there is much more to share but this is another story!
I am not sure what the fire, floods, earthquakes, tsunami's, violence, rage and disease have come to mean or if it is a sign of what is to come for our futures, but we must find that special way to find thanks for all we do have by remembering our friends and family..
Just for fun, I decided to look up in the Webster Dictionary the meaning of family and friends.
Ginny Cash, Author
|Allen Kane, MD|
Seems this was also a time to reflect on friends that have lost their loved ones and those we had lost ourselves. A friend whose husband of almost 50 years now alone but cradled by her family and friends. Another, again I am helpless to comfort but so grateful to call a friend.
The names are listed from above are from left to right.
Top Row: Ron L. Cherry, CA.; Peggy Strack, NewYork; Linda Hales, Ontario; Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins, WA.; T.R. Heinan, AZ.; Martha Char Love, Hawaii; Jon Magee, Scotland; Stuart Carruthers, Taiwan;
Clayton Bye, Ontario; Ron L. Cherry; Delinda McCann, WA.; Bryan Murphy, Italy and England; Louise Malbon-Reddix, Maryland; Sandra Nichlinger; Micki Peluso, New York; Kenneth Weene, AZ; Sharla Shults, Georgia; Dicy McCullough, North Carolina;
Randi Fine; Cynthia Ainsworthe, Florida; Clint Evans, Texas;
Tony Bertot, Arizona; Tyler Tichelaar, Pennsylvania; Raani York, CA.; Linneann Larsen, CA; Laura Vosika, Minn; Marta Merajver, Buenos Aires
Dan O'Brien, CA; Sandra McLeod Humphrey, MN.; Patricia Garia, Germany; Timothy N Stelly Sr, CA; D. M. Pirrone, ILL.; Rev. Yves Johnson, AZ; Monica Brinkman; Mary Firmin, CA; Cherrye Vasquez, Texas
Family: Anyone that is blood related or anyone you love! That is my own definition. Webster's was too complicated!
Photo: Doug & Kecia, Sister-in-law, Diane helped with my book proofreading and hand drew my map, Doug, myself, daughter-Kecia and son-in-law, Jonathan & husband Douglas, Sweet Sandy.
This is my immediate family but there are more whose photos were not available. They are my riches and blessings so great no words will explain.
I love you all-Family and Friends. Do remember to stop and give thanks for yours.
Thank you for once again visiting my blog and I look forward to your return.
Rosemary "Mamie" Adkins