Friday, September 23rd, 2022. 8:08 PM.
The 266th day of the year.
Have You Ever Met Her?
[derived from the word miscellaneous]
Thoughts Written Down
Before they go missing on this second-to-the-last day of The Summer of ’22.
Have you ever really seen Lois Lane?
Has your heart ever been touched by Her?
Kathy’s Song with Lyrics – Simon & Garfunkel
Kathy’s Song with Lyrics – Simon & Garfunkel – YouTube
For Emily – Whenever I May Find Her ~ Simon & Garfunkel (with lyrics)
For Emily – Whenever I May Find Her ~ Simon & Garfunkel (with lyrics) – YouTube
Penny Lane Is In My Heart
The Beatles – Penny Lane
The Beatles – Penny Lane – YouTube
The Summer Knows
( Barbra Streisand ) – ” The Summer Knows “
( Barbra Streisand ) – ” The Summer Knows ” – YouTube
Oo Oo Oo . . . the little baby coos to his mother
Uu Uu Uu the little boy stutters as he tries to talk to anyone who’ll listen to him . . .
My mom said that when I was very young, I said “Tada . . . Tada” before speaking – for example: at the dinner table, if I wanted her to pour a glass of milk for me, I said: “Tada . . . tada – I want a glass of milk.”
She found that odd. She just didn’t understand me. This is what it was all about. My mom was practically always talking; so, if I wanted her to listen to me, I had to get her attention first. So, I announced my little speech by first making a sound to get her attention. Tada . . . tada . . . was like a drum roll before delivering my words.
Uutchcumbowwow Lady Baby Way Bee . . .
Uuchi Uuchi Uuchi
My mother got me into watching TV when I was very young: shows like “I Love Lucy” and “Big Brother Bob Emmery” and “Fury” and “Rin Tin Tin” and “Pow Wow the Indian Boy” and many others: “Howdy Dowdy” and “The Mickey Mouse Show” and “Walt Disney Presents” and “Leave It to Beaver.” My mom had 7 children; and when the 6th or 7th one was born I heard her say from another room, something close to: “You older ones have to take care of yourselves now. I’ve got these youngest ones to take care of now.” It may seem that I was close to my mom; but, it wasn’t like that for me. When I was older she suggested things to me – and I tried them – but they didn’t work out well. She suggested I enroll in an inhalation therapy course [respiratory therapy was formerly called inhalation therapy]. I did so. I had to borrow from a bank $2000 in 1971-’72 for that course. I had to move out of my apartment and go live at the YMCA for several months during my one-year course in respiratory therapy at the New England Educational Center in Holliston, Massachusetts. After completing the 12-month course successfully, I went to work in a machine shop rather than a hospital. I did not want to do respiratory therapy work. I paid off my $2000 debt one month at a time until it was all paid. Another time, my mom suggested I go on hikes with the RI Hikers Club on Sunday afternoons. I began doing that, too – in 1974. On the first hike in May I met Eileen. She had been my classmate for 5 years in grade school – 4th through 8th grades. We began dating that “Summer of ’74.” Her parents had a cottage near the southern coast of RI. I would drive 50 miles at least once a week to spend time with Eileen that summer. By mid-August that summer romance was over. And I felt sad. And in late December of that year my dad died. And Eileen – who I was no longer dating – came with her mother to the wake. Eileen looked very pretty. She came over and spoke to me. We were standing about 4 feet away from my dad’s open casket. She told me she was really sorry. All I could say was “OK Eileen. OK.” If she had called me and we had spoken on the phone . . . or if we had met somewhere else perhaps we could have resumed our friendship; but there in the funeral parlor just a few feet away from dad’s body – it just wasn’t the place for us to talk about us. That night, I went for a long walk alone; and I was thinking: Eileen’s appearance at my dad’s wake was troubling me more than my dad’s death. I spoke to my mother about this – about not knowing whether to call Eileen or not. My mother said something like: She probably just thought that coming to the wake was the right thing to do. That did not encourage me to believe that Eileen wanted to resume our friendship – so I did not call her. So 1974 ended with Eileen gone and my dad gone. And then, about 10 years later, my mom suggested I go to a restaurant with her and my sister. She told me of a waitress working there who was having marital problems. I knew that waitress. As children we had both lived in the same neighborhood. She and her brother and mom and dad had lived in the same tenement house as my good friend Charley – just up the street from where I lived on Sweet Avenue. I went with my mom and sister to that restaurant and saw the waitress. We began speaking on the phone for a while. We went out to a restaurant once for dinner. We continued to speak by phone for a while. She got back with her husband again. So that was the end of that. And whenever I visited my mom, she always talked non-stop. And in 1984, I went on a 3-week cross country bus trip to California and Oregon. I didn’t tell anyone. I just left a note on the small blackboard in my sister’s pantry. It said “Mark went traveling.” When I got back to Woonsocket, I visited my mom. She didn’t ask me about my cross-country journey to the West coast – not one question. She just talked to me non-stop as usual. I had such tormenting thoughts about my mother. There was a time when I was having such angry thoughts of her every day – I was imagining taking a kitchen chair and walking all the way to her house and breaking every window of her house with that chair. I never did it; but once she came to visit me – which was very unusual for her to visit me –and as we were sitting down at the small table in my pantry I told her of these thoughts I was having. She left crying. And after years and years of listening and listening and listening to her non-stop talking, I began to wonder if she had a demonic spirit that made her talk so much – a demon of talk. And I thought: maybe that’s why I have these bad thoughts about my mom – maybe when she talks so much and I listen and listen and listen . . . maybe I’m listening to a demon talking out of her mouth – and becoming infected by that demonic spirit. On the phone once – it may have been the last time I ever spoke with my mom – I said, evenly: It isn’t easy to listen and listen and listen. She replied, “Well, I don’t know what else to do.” And another time, she explained her verbosity by saying she was “filling in the silence.” And as I sat there listening to her filling in the silence, I noticed that my ear drums were feeling very excessively innervated — as if they were getting no rest from the constant stimulation of her words – like a drum that is being beaten non-stop by a drummer who just won’t stop and rest from hitting his drum. And after listening for several minutes – if I said something – I could just barely get to the end of that one sentence before she continued her non-stop talking. At 17, I began seeing a psychiatrist; after he interviewed me alone he sat down with both of us – my mom and me – and he evenly told her she had a domineering personality.
The Little Drummer Boy | 1968 | HD | 1080p | Full Movie | Christmas Movies for Kids
The Little Drummer Boy | 1968 | HD | 1080p | Full Movie | Christmas Movies for Kids – YouTube
Pow Wow the Indian Boy
Pow Wow in The Magic Spigot
Pow Wow in The Magic Spigot – YouTube
The Song of Hiawatha
The Song of Hiawatha – YouTube
I Want My Maypo Cereal Commercial HD
I Want My Maypo Cereal Commercial HD – YouTube
Old Wheatena Comercials
Old Wheatena Comercials – YouTube
What was the color of “The Horse of a Different Color” in The Wizard of Oz?
Did he ever appear in the movie at all?
Cyndi Lauper – True Colors (from Live…At Last)
Cyndi Lauper – True Colors (from Live…At Last) – YouTube
When I was a very little boy in the 1950s, I imagined that life in the old days was all in black & white –
Because all the old pictures I saw were in black & white.
Paul Simon – Kodachrome (+lyrics)
Paul Simon – Kodachrome (+lyrics) – YouTube
Summer of 42 – Jennifer O’Neill / Music by Michel Legrand
Summer of 42 – Jennifer O’Neill / Music by Michel Legrand – YouTube
After seeing the movie: “The Summer of ‘42” I began to understand a little about “the summer of ’74.” I began to have an ink_ling . . . maybe all my writing is inking out an understanding of the things God has given to the days of my life. “Like sand through an hourglass . . . these are the days of our lives.” [a quotation from the long-running soap opera that played in the afternoons while Me mere Richer was keeping me on Reed Avenue while mom was working at The Falls Yarn textile mill in Market Square in Woonsocket, Rhode Island during the mid-1950s.]
SUPERMAN ll : The Richard Donner Cut – LOIS discovers SUPERMAN’s secret identity
SUPERMAN ll : The Richard Donner Cut – LOIS discovers SUPERMAN’s secret identity – YouTube
Barbra Streisand – Memory (with lyrics)
Barbra Streisand – Memory (with lyrics) – YouTube
Ode: Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth
Ode: Intimations of Immortality by William Wordsworth – YouTube
O Shenandoah . . .
The Wide Missouri
In the name Missouri are the words Miss_Our_I
Oh Shenandoah – The Kingston Trio
Oh Shenandoah – The Kingston Trio – YouTube
Speaking of “I” . . . it is written:
“Be still, and know that I am God.” -Psalm 46:10 ESV Study Bible.
Psalm 46, 47, 48.
Psalm 46-48 ESV – God Is Our Fortress – To the – Bible Gateway
Shenandoah (Guitar instrumental)
Shenandoah (Guitar instrumental) – YouTube
As the Deer Panteth for the Water
As the deer pants for the water English Christian worship song
As the deer pants for the water English Christian worship song – YouTube
Above All [with lyrics] – Lenny LeBlanc
Above All [with lyrics] – Lenny LeBlanc – YouTube
One Desire – Lenny Leblanc (dvd quality)
One Desire – Lenny Leblanc (dvd quality) – YouTube
Rascal Flatts – I Won’t Let Go (Official Video)
Rascal Flatts – I Won’t Let Go (Official Video) – YouTube
Spiritual Awakening ~ Shofar Blast
Spiritual Awakening ~ Shofar Blast – YouTube
Second Coming of Jesus Christ – Polar Shift & Global Earthquake (NOT THE ONE ON JULY 29th)
Second Coming of Jesus Christ – Polar Shift & Global Earthquake (NOT THE ONE ON JULY 29th) – YouTube
The MARK of the BEAST [Bible Prophecy Movie]
The MARK of the BEAST [Bible Prophecy Movie] – YouTube
“That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear its sound, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is born of the Spirit.” -John 3:6-8 ESV Study Bible.
John 3 ESV – You Must Be Born Again – Now there was – Bible Gateway
BORN AGAIN: 37 YEARS OF RELIGIOUS DARKNESS
Born Again: 37 Years of Religious Darkness – Moments With The Book (mwtb.org)
September 22, 2022
The first full day of Fall 2022
The Lord gives me things to write; and gives the day things to do.
I read a chapter in Proverbs this morning that touched my heart to feel like crying.
Proverbs 16 ESV – The plans of the heart belong to man, – Bible Gateway
“Miscellaneous adj 1 of mixed composition or character. 2 (foll. by pl. noun) of various kinds. 3 (of a person) many-sided . . .” The Oxford English Reference Dictionary
Oxford University Press 1995, 1996
“El Shaddai The name of God (translated ‘God Almighty’) by which, according to Exodus 6:3, he appeared to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob – recorded once to Abraham (Genesis 17:1) and four times to Jacob (Gen 28:3; 35:11; 43:14; 48:3). Often ‘the Almighty’ (Shaddai without El) is used as a name of God: in Jacob’s deathbed words (Gen 49:25), in Balaam’s prophecies (Num 24:4, 16), by Naomi (Ruth 1:20, 21), thirty times by Job and his friends (Job 5:17 – 37:23), by God himself (Job 40:2), and twice in the Psalms (Psalm 68:14; 91:1). The name is rare in the prophets (Isa 13:6; Ezek 1:24; 10:5 [“Almighty God”]; Joel 1:15). “God (the) Almighty” (Gr.pantokrator, “all-powerful”) occurs nine times in the NT (2 Cor 6:18; eight times in Revelation). So this name for God, which was a favorite of the patriarchs, especially Jacob and Job, becomes prominent in the songs of heaven. The etymology of El Shaddai is in dispute, “Almighty God” being the widely accepted meaning; some who would derive the Hebrew religion from pagan cults favor “mountain god.” ER. Quoted from New International Bible Dictionary –Zondervan 1987.
EL SHADDAI BY AMY GRANT
EL SHADDAI BY AMY GRANT – YouTube
Simon & Garfunkel – April Come She Will (Lyrics)