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May 25, 2015

Memorial Day
The History of Memorial Day
How have, why have, we moved from honoring those who have served this nation and given their lives for our freedoms to grilling out and playing sports?
Did you know (chances you don't since I didn't) that on Memorial Day there is supposed to be a national moment of remembrance at 3 pm local time?  Does anyone do this?

National Missing Children's Day
Help Keep Hope Alive for Families

Tap Dance Day
The History of Tap Dance
International Tap Association
Fred Astaire said this was perhaps the best tap dance ever recorded...

Back in my day I loved the tap of Gregory Hines...

And today tap continues to be relevant and impressive...

End the day by watching the movie Tap with Gregory Hines.
The 10 Best Tap Dance Scenes In Film

Towel Day
I personally love this particular observation.  If you know me well and for a rather long time you may remember that I have a "thing" about towels.  I used to travel with them until one summer my brother Paul put a stop to it (and I couldn't take 15 towels to Africa with me plus all my clothes).  Now I will leave my own towels at home and use others but I must have a new one everyday, it's really difficult for me to use the same one two days in a row (or more) but I will do it if I have to!  :)
The other memory about towels that always sticks with me is my Mom. She used to carry a hand towel with her everywhere she went and put it down on the seat before sitting so she wouldn't stick to the chair!  As a kid I thought it was weird, as an adult I've thought about doing it myself - ha!


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Let's talk about style. Not current fashion but those fashions we sported back in our younger days. You know those days - when we thought we looked G.O.O.D. *wink* 
In the spirit of the day here's a few photos of my stellar fashion sense back in my day. 
August 1983 - I LOVED this dress, I wore it a lot and I thought I was quite the cutie in it! 
I'm not just outing my fashion sense today but my brother's as well - look at his shorts and socks! Hahaha! And then there's me. I remember this outfit very well - I put a lot of thought into it. I was definately going through a pink phase - you can't see it here obviously but my entire bedroom was pink walls - as in bubblegum pink - along with white wallpaper that had pink hearts on it. This was in July 1986. 
Huh. I just noticed that with the posting of this picture and the two above there's a lot of pink. I must have liked it much more than I thought. To be fair this sweater I'm wearing in September of 1987…


Today I want to celebrate transformation - the work we have each put in day after day, month after month, year after year to become not who we were. Let me say this - there is no shame in who we were because that was the hurt us - the baggage laden us - the angry us. And we've done the work so let's celebrate who we aren't and who we now are!  The song above is all about being transformed - from the choices to let go of pain and find healing. It inspired something called cardboard testimonies which I personally love. A way to share your story in one or two sentences/phrases. I don't know about you but I love not being who I was. I still have work to do but I love looking back and seeing the transformation I've gone through thus far. 

Here's some inspiration - yes, a lot of it is faith based (okay maybe all of it) but if you don't subscribe to a faith that's okay! You still have a cardboard testimony. 


So in case *you* didn't know...I have a wee obsession with the TV show Friends. Nothing that requires an intervention...well at least I don't think so. *wink*

Today's #FRIENDSFriday is all about how well do you, or I, know the show? It's time for a little Friends Trivia!

And in keeping with the trivia focus today here's a clip of one of my most favorite episodes of Friends that features one of the best games of trivia ever!

[Part 1]

[Part 2]