6/17/18

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day Dads!
This is your day and I hope it's a marvelous one!
Here is a photo of my father when his was seventeen years old with his first horse. My mother told me that when my father and her were teenagers they rode double on this mare all day.
She said she was surprised they didn't ride her to death. But, I cannot see how that could have happened, due to my parents love of horses.
I can see them riding in a pasture all day. Because of him my childhood was surrounded by life. I witnessed the birth of foals, had a pony and later a horse. I fell off horses, jumped back on, and was surrounded by great people who boarded their horses at my parents barn; people who put up with a small child on a daily basis. I believe we're shaped by our environment in early childhood, so I was terribly lucky.
Lucky to have a father with a great sense of humor, heart, and character. A man who loves people, his children, horse's, and fish. Today he is a deep sea fisherman.

6/5/18

Tuesday's Question and Tuesday's Fun!

Hello, happy Tuesday, and welcome to A Nice Place In The Sun.

Tuesday's Question is easy, all you have to do is answer a question, and I will answer it too!

Plus, I've decided to join a new meme, entitled, Tuesday's Fun, created by Sandee of Comedy Plus, which I think is a great idea.  It looks like we're going to have a lot of fun on Tuesday's.



Okay, here's this weeks Tuesday's Question-

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Today's Popular Children's Picture Books

Today's Popular Children's Picture Books
Click on the titles below for the link to Publishers Weekly.com

The Boogeyman Man From Planet-Lackawanna-

You will lose yourself in the imaginative dreams of eleven year old Theodore Wilson's. Don't miss this review coming soon.

More reviews and available for purchase on Amazon .com. Just click on image of book and the link will take you there.

Thank you!

Upcoming Book Review

Upcoming Book Review
Gretchen Zufall (Author) Mike Paar (Illustrator)

Motherhood- Courage


Motherhood is an art impossible to explain, one which requires a vast sea of love, devotion, compassion, and understanding, unmatched by any affection we will ever know again.- Ann Clemmons

Courage-

Courage



Humor-

Humor


Words-

Words are the core of our souls, without written, vocal or lyrical expression we lose sight of one another or worse, ourselves. Words bring forth the essence of the human spirit; so express yourself without abandon.

Ann Clemmons

Written Phrase

Why is it that those we should know or believe turn out to be the ones we least understand? I suppose the world is an illusion until we find our way home.-Ann Clemmons

Favorite Phrase

I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...

Beatrix Potter’s Journal, 17 November 1896, from the National Trust collection.

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The Storyteller, by Dawn Drover

Alone in her world
of make believe
weaving her stories
of magic and light

She brings joy
to the eyes
of innocent minds
less jaded and free

For only they know
what's in her heart
holding the secrets
she guards so well

Life's hidden mysteries
belong to those
whose wisdom and truth
shine on in imagination


Written for Ann
~Dawn Drover~

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Imagine

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Most of the worlds' great things were born of adversity and hardship; because these roadblocks encourage us to dream, imagine and believe.- Ann Clemmons

Favorite quotes-

In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”'


F. Scott Fitzgerald. (Lines from The Great Gatsby)
"A Southerner Talks Music"

Mark Twain

"A book must be the ax for the frozen sea inside us."

Franz Kafka

An author values a compliment even when it comes from a source of doubtful competency.

- Mark Twain in Eruption

"I like a good story well told. That is the reason I am sometimes forced to tell them myself"

Mark Twain

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