Real Ghosts!

Thirteen is a great age and I cannot think of a friend who wasn’t delighted on their thirteenth birthday, because after all it’s the first day you become an actual teenager and as far as we were concerned we were practically adults.

That is with a few exceptions, we still could not get into an R-rated movie, smoke or drink, date without our parent’s watchful eyes, enter a night club, or trick or treat. Oh, but we were resourceful and one Halloween it occurred to a buddie and I that we actually could trick-or-treat.  After all, adults dressed up and went to parties, in fact, our parents were going to a party, but we were supposed to stay home with a “baby” sitter? 

Awww Mondays!

Hello, today is Monday, which means it's time for Awww Mondays! Every Monday, my dear friend of Comedy Plus posts a picture that makes you say Awww....

All you have to do is post a picture that makes you say Awww and link your post back to Comedy Plus.  Just copy and paste the code beneath your image for Awww Mondays and add the link to your post to the Mondays link list. Then, visit the other blogs on the list, it's fun. - You will find the code for the link list on Comedy Plus. -

Awww Monday's is a great way to start the week, meet a lot of friends, and enjoy a variety of photos.

So, have a good time and enjoy a spectacular day!


Heaven Knows

She feels joy, but won't admit it.
She feels pain, and won't forget it.
But, it's alright, she has a place inside.
A special home where she can hide.
Her name is written in the stars above.
And on earth she shares her love.
She looks to heaven for hours.
For the colors in rainbows and the color of flowers.
She will go where the wind blows...
This is something no one knows.
Except for her which she hides...
In her home deep inside.
Where the wind blows is where she goes...
It's just something she undergoes...
-Ann Clemmons


Tuesday's Question: When have you felt your biggest adrenaline rush?

Brag Tag

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question. First, I would like to thank all of you who participated in last weeks Tuesday's Question, asked by Sandee of Comedy Plus and ANPITS who won the first Brag Tag. 

Please refer to my apology post for my absence, entitled, Friendship  or if you missed last Tuesday's Question, just click the link which includes an excellent question with courageous answers. I hate to have to keep leading you to other posts, but here is the link to the  Tuesday's Question that Sandee won, which also explains how to win the Brag Tag and the opportunity to ask the next Tuesday's Question.

All answers will receive a link back to their blog or website, and I must warn you, your answer may be posted at some point, as "Best Answers To Tuesday's Question." However, if you would rather I didn't post your answers in a published post, just let me know in "comments" and I will be happy to respect your wishes.  Okay, I'll answer first...and I will announce the next "Brag Tag" winner following my answer. ;)

Click read more for my answer:


The Mystery Of The Soda Pop Bottle

Right now, I have a two liter bottle of "Soda Pop," that I cannot open. I have tried to cut the top open with a knife, run it under hot water, hit it with the back of the knife, smash it against the counter, cut the tab off, plead with it, in the best words I could find, but no, the bottle will not open! I've had this problem before and these techniques worked, but not this time.

This bottle is against me, I'm sure of it and I'm gonna open the top if it's the last thing I do, and it just might be the last thing I do...'cause it's the most hostile bottle of pop I've ever bought.

I do not want to mention the brand name of the soda, because it's the bottles fault. Although, I have to say, if I was inside a soda bottle I might not want to come out either.

But then again, I wonder what is inside? Does it have slivers of Gold in it, or what?



     I would like to thank my dear friend Sandee from Comedy Plus for posting, asking, and responding to the wonderful comments on Tuesday's Question.

Friendship is one of the most valuable gifts we have in our lives and I am grateful for Sandee's and everyone who took the time to write about the stories of their childhood, which I understand is a gutsy thing to do.

I have been ill, but determined to keep ANPITS rolling. So, for some time, I haven't posted on a regular basis or visited all of your wonderful blogs and I was astonished to be hospitalized on a day I was looking forward to.

It was the first time I have invited another blogger to ask Tuesday's Question, but Sandee is a loyal friend and the first to win the Brag Tag, (seen on Sandee's post.) due to her fabulous answers for many years.  

So, I'm sure you can understand how disappointed I was to miss Sandee's post and answer her question and I would like to apologize to all of you for my absence.

So now, I will answer Tuesday's Question, which my dear friend wrote and answered, along with all of you who took the time to visit.

Here is my answer to Sandee's excellent question:-


Tuesday's Question

One of my favorite blogging buddies, Annie of A Nice Place In The Sun, has been doing Tuesday's Question for a very long time. I think I've played along each week she's posed a question.


It's Tuesday's...So It's Time For Tuesday's Question:

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question! Every Tuesday, - Or Almost- I post a question for you and I to answer. All you have to do is answer it and I will post a link back to your blog. That's it, except, I must warn you, your answer may be posted on one of my " Best answers to Tuesday's Question posts," at which time the best answer will earn one of my "Brag tags."- Image on the left- and the reader the opportunity to ask the following Tuesday's Question.

But, please do not let the "Brag Tag" or the possibility of your answer being published in a post, stop you from being honest. Because, I promise I will not publish your answer against your wishes, -just let me in comments- and second, I started Tuesday Question to get to know my readers and for you to get to know me all the way back in 2007 and we cannot truly know you if you're not honest.

Plus, whoever wins a brag tag, will have an opportunity to ask me a question I haven't asked or answered yet.

Alright, alright, I know you want to know what today's question so...


My Music Man

I started to write a post today, but my mind has been on my son lately, so I couldn't concentrate. My son, Taylor, is a Musician so I never know where he is and this song reminds me of him.

It's a hard career, but you're born a Musician, it's really not a choice. I worry about him...I will write a post tomorrow. Thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun. :)))))

And remember to follow your bliss-


Wordless Wednesday! Life Finds A Way

Wordless Wednesday is a fabulous meme, hosted by my dear friend and fellow blogger, Sandee of Comedy Plus.

WW is what Sandee refers to as a "visual blogosphere phenomenon" and I have to agree.  It's an easy and fun way to meet other bloggers in the blogging world. 

All you have to do is post a photo, picture or cartoon that speaks for itself.  Then, add your name to the WW link list where you will find links to other participants blogs and they can find a link to yours.    

Visit Sandee on Comedy Plus for the WW code and join in the fun.  Here is my contribution for this week...

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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 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






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

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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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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