Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Places To Go, People To See--Or--August This And That

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"... those who are rich in this present world should not be arrogant nor put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment." --- 1 Timothy 6:17


1.) Did you see how all the houses in a Nevada neighborhood switched out their porch lights for blue ones so to 'Back The Blue'? What a wonderful thing! (Watch the video here.)

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2.) Oh Youtube! Your 'music reaction' videos delight my heart as I watch young people discover the songs we 'of a certain age' grew up tapping our fingers to on our radios.
And it sounds weird, but while listening to the 20 and 30-somethings' awe-filled reactions to performers of 50+ years ago I recall this verse:

"A man’s gift makes room for him, and brings him before great men."   ---Proverbs 18:16

A majority of these singers no longer walk this Earth, but their gift--which they did not hide--still makes room for them, still creates melody in the hearts of young and old in 2020.

My favorite 'reaction folks' are Twins The New Trend, but I've branched out this week and found others. Videos like this one were great fun: watch their expressions! And here's one for Rainy Days and Mondays, a favorite of Jr. High Debra. Oh my.

(But you must promise not to become addicted to these like I am.)  シ

3.) So remember the 2 original 1930's Nancy Drew books I showed you?

 Well, immediately upon finishing The Clue of The Tapping Heels, I skimmed my updated, 1960's copy and gah! They'd ripped the heart and soul away. Changed some characters, left out the wild adventures, and used words like 'groovy'. 

I sat on the carpet beside my bookshelves and exclaimed, "This is garbage! Garbage!"(Tell us how you really feel, Debra.)  シ

Well, now I'm gonna replace every 1960+ updated version of Nancy Drews that I can. I'll consider each book on a case-by-case basis and will soon march down to the Salvation Army bin with a bag of too-modern-for-me Nancy Drew books.

(In the 90's, Applewood Publishers reissued the first 21 books in their original form and 2 are speeding toward me.)

4.) Speaking of books, I must mention again. Just fill in the title and author of book you're searching for and they'll rush you to the cheapest copy in all of Internet Land. 

In fact, in my Ebay cart I had one of those Applewood ND books for $8, but I zipped over to Bookfinder, where they took me back to Ebay, whose search had not shown me the $5 copy available(!) Really, imo, Bookfinder is one awesome place for us penny-pinching bibliophiles. Indeed.

5.) Anyone else ever watch the news lately and recall this verse?

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6.) Yay! And also at Ebay, I bought two seasons of The Rockford Files.

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Season 2 episodes weren't available to us on tv so Tom and I are happy to watch these at each weekday's end. Some old tv series don't 'hold up' after tons of decades, but this one, to us, certainly does. It 'scratches our take-me-back-to-the-1970's itch'.  シ

7.) Loved this. I'm a huge fan of those who create rather than complain.

Image may contain: text that says '©2016 CREATORS It's always so pleasant taking tea with Vivian here by the lake.'

(Thanks for sharing that at Facebook, Dolores!)

8.) Now here's a wonderful verse for our Times!

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9.) Remember the Oui yogurt jar upon my window sill with the tealight? Well, here are lots more ways to use those adorable jars (and others).




"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Betsy said...

Lots of gems here today Debra. A few years ago I bought a book from my childhood for our grandchildren. I don't remember the name right now. Oh how I was disappointed. They had changed the family structure to "update" it among other things. Needless to say I returned the book.
Take care my friend.

Pam said...

I want to say a big thank you, Debra, for all the encouragement, spiritual truth, humor and plain old good info that you always share with us. I truly appreciate it.

Debi @ Tuesdays Child said...

Not that they all aren't but this post was so uplifting to me - and I have to confess that most times I never feel I have the time to go and check out videos that have been shared but I did today and LOVED THEM!

The Blue Lights Video was incredible (and so are those in that neighborhood!) AND the video with reactions from listening to "Unchained Melody" ... it was awesome watching the peoples reactions to the singer and song.

The verses you shared were as always, right on target as always.

AND the cartoons you shared - #7 and #10 were hysterical.

Thanks for being here and for starting my day off with a smile. Have an awesome day, Debra! (Hugs)

Debi @ Tuesdays Child said...

Sorry about the redundancy in my comment - I didn't mean to write "The verses you shared were as always, right on target as always." Well, I meant to write most of it but not the second "as always" at the end. lol Oh well, it's early in the day so there still might be hope for me yet. Ha! Ha!

Debra said...

Betsy--thanks so much! And I'm sorry to hear about your own book experience. Yep, sticking with the originals these days seems to be the way to go. Alas.

Pam--I appreciate your kind words so much! I'm glad the things I posted today have blessed you. <3

Debi--Thank-you! And I'm glad you were able to check out the links this time. I try to share what blesses me and I'm thankful that these, in turn, blessed you!

Thanks so much for reading here, Everyone! Blessings, Debra