CAROLE E FUSED GLASS JEWELRY....caroleeliseusonjourney.com -        ENJOY EACH DAY...WITH KIND WORDS & LAUGHTER!
I NOW CAN WRITE ON THIS PAGE/'ARE YOU WILLING TO WAIT FOR
YOUR MIRACLE?'/U BETCHA!  TURTLE PACE...SLOWWWWWW!  NOT
IN A HURRY...LIKE I WAS...SO LONG AGO; REALIZING THAT THE TIME
IT TAKES...________________________________________________
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_______________________!' I AGREE/SO DO I!/ME TOO!/CE/12:48 PM

DURING THESE HOLIDAYS: 'THANKSGIVING & CHRISTMAS ARE MINE...U
HAVE YOURS, TOO:  __________________ & __________________!
DEPENDINNG ON WHERE U LIVE...LANGUAGES/CULTURES/COUNTRIES/
CITIES...LARGE & SMALL...CELEBRATIONS...SINGING/DANCING...ALL
KINDS OF...'DIFFERENT CELEBRATIONS'...DEPENDING ON OUR AGES...
____________, _________________, ________________, ___________.
OUR CHOICES...WHAT WE DECIDE TO: READ____/WATCH____/SAY__/
BUY/_____/GIVE______/ATTEND_______/SANTA______/RELIGION___/
EAT______/DRINK_____FAMILY GATHERINGS______/MOVIES______/
PLAYS_____('A CHRISTMAS CAROL'/FRANKLIN)/DINNERS_____/PARTIES
________/BAKING_______/DESIGNING______/BUILDING_______/_____/
________/_________/________/_________!/SO MANY CHOICES ON WHAT 2 DO/WHERE 2 GO/WHAT 2 EAT,DRINK/WHAT 2 BUY______/
WHAT 2 CHARGE?/OH! OH!_______IPHONE________(I DO NOT HAVE &
WANT 2 PROVE 2 U...I CAN GET ALONG...WITHOUT ONE...BECAUSE I
FILL MY DAYS WITH:  MOM & POP IT/GYAIG/PRACTICING OVER & OVER, TRIAL & ERRORS/UNTIL I FOUND MY:  PASSIONS ____, ______,
________, _________, _________!/PURPOSE?___________________
_________________________PROJECTS!!!/__________, ___________,
_________________!/GETAN IDEA...SOCIAL NETWORK...FOR MANY IT
WORKS/BUT I PREFER...'ANOTHER WEIGH'/MINE/RESEARCHED FOR 10
YEARS...'EATING LIKE I DID IN THE 50'S!'/WORKS FOR ME...VERY LITTLE
'PACKAGED PRODUCTS/READ THOSE LABELS:  SUGAR______SALT____
ALL THOSE ____, _________,__________/HORMONES?/PRESERVATIVES
COLORINGS?/YIKES!!!/EATING COLORFUL ______, ______, _______IT
IS OUR...'RESPONSIBILITY!!!'/2 READ...'WHAT'S IN IT?'/GOOD QUESTION
ALSO ON THOSE PILLS???/BE SO CAREFUL,BEST ANSWER?/'NO THANKS!
FIND SOME PROJECT TO WORK ON/VOLUNTEER & HELP OTHERS...THIS
TIME OF YEAR...'WHEN SOOOOO MANY ARE HURTING!/U BETCHA!'/CE

TAKES LOTS OF TIME/BE PATIENT & NEVER GIVE UP ON YOURSELF OR OTHERS WITH ILLNESSES & ADDICTIONS/SOME SO _____________!/CE
KEEP ON GOING...LIKE OUR ANCESTORS DID...STRUGGLING TO MAKE IT THRU...SUCH HARDSHIPS/DISASTERS/DIFFICULTIES/DISEASES/DEATHS/
DIVORCES/________/___________/_________!/AS SO MANY ARE DOING WITH:  'FIRES_____/FLOODS______FAMINE_____'/ALSO THESE 3: INSANITY_____/PROFANITY______HUMANITY_______/KNOWING THAT MANY...HERE & AROUND THIS WORLD...CONTINUE 2 STRUGGLE
YET...HAVING HOPE!/THAT 'STORMS IN LIFE & WEATHER ONES...DO NOT LAST...HOPELESS?______/HELPLESS?______/HOMELESS?______...
MANY ARE...HERE IN AMERICA/USA...BUT POSITIVELY SAYING EACH DAY:  'I'M GONNA WAIT UNTIL THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW BEFORE I:
__________________, _________________, _____________!'/I DO THIS
DAILY...WITH YOU...REMEMBERING WITH MY FAMILY/EVERY CHRISTMAS...LEAVING IN THAT...'BOX OF DECORATIONS'...MY WORDS:
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_______________!/U BETCHA!/BE PATIENT...'THERE IS ANOTHER WAY!'/KEEP SEARCHING 2 FIND YOUR WAY!/NEVER GIVE UP...EVEN WHEN DISASTERS/DIVORCE/DEATHS...________________________
____________________________________!/PRIVATE & PERSONAL
ANSWERS...NOMB!/'ENJOY EACH DAY...AS BEST U CAN...KNOWING THAT...IT IS FOR A 'LIMITED TIME!'/THEN...U WILL BE ___________________________________________________
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_______!/CE'/1:16 PM/11/19/2018/MORE PICTURES!/I HAVE FOUND MY PICTURES!!!  'MAY U FIND HAPPINESS & HEALTH...ONE DAY!'/CE
EACH LIFE...IS IMPORTANT!/WELCOME NEW FRIENDS...ALMOST A
MILLION PAGES READ ON ONE SITE:  FOCUS/11/U BETCHA!  I COULD
NOT DO THIS...WITHOUT THE HELP OF:________, _______________,
____________________, ____________, ______!/ALL YOUR CHOICES
ARE IMPORTANT...TOO!/CHOOSE WISELY/DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME
ON __________________, ________, _______!'/DON'T ASK!/CE

CHALLENGE YOURSELF TO DO SO ME? THING!/I DID WITH THESE PICTURES I WANTED TO...'GIVE'...2 U!/I DID IT!/U CAN DO IT 2!!!
BELIEVE IN YOURSELF...& A CHOICE_______!/'LOTS OF CHOICES OUT
THERE!/GYAIG!!/I WILL TOO!/I PROMISE!'/CE/1:30 PM...'ONLY ONE
WINNER YESTERDAY!/HE DID IT!/WOW!/CONGRATULATIONS!/CE








YES.....I REMEMBER.  HOW COULD I FORGET?  THIS BRAIN OF OURS IS SIMPLY AMAZING.  WE STORE EVENTS AND IMPORTANT DATES...MAYBE BIRTHDAYS...ANNIVERSARIES...GRADUATIONS..ETC.  WE CAN BRING BACK A MEMORY OF SOMETHING EITHER SO TRAGIC OR BEAUTIFUL...IT IS OUR CHOICE.  USUALLY I DON'T LIKE TO 'DOWNLOAD' TRAGIC REMINDERS...BUT IN THIS CASE...I WAS ONLY 22.  IN A VERY SMALL TOWN IN WISCONSIN...LIVING UPSTAIRS (OPEN) OF A LARGE HOUSE WE HAD RENTED..A FAMILY OF 7 BELOW US...CLOSE TO TOWN.  WE HAD TRAVELED FROM MINNESOTA... WITH ALL OUR 'EARTHLY' POSESSIONS, PACKED IN A 5X7 U-HAUL TRAILER.  THAT UPSTAIRS APARTMENT WAS FURNISHED AND I REMEMBER THAT DARK BLUE CARPET...THAT WAS SO HARD TO CLEAN!  EXCITED...AFTER THOSE TWO YEARS OF COLLEGE..(MY COMPLETED DEGREE WOULD HAVE TO WAIT ANOTHER 7 YEARS) FOR WE WERE THE PROUD PARENTS OF A 1 YEAR-OLD...GIRL.NAMED, WENDY..AND SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS FIRST YEAR OF TEACHING.WE WERE MAKING LOTS OF MONEY...$5000 FOR THE YEAR AND THEN $250 EXTRA FOR COACHING WRESTLING!  WE WERE ON OUR OWN AND NOW WE COULD START TO PAY BACK THOSE GOVERNMENT LOANS THAT HAD GOTTEN US THROUGH...VERY DIFFICULT TIMES.  AS I LOOKED OUT THAT UPSTAIRS WINDOW....THERE NEXT DOOR ...IN A BEAUTIFUL VICTORIAN HOUSE APPEARED A SMALL LITTLE LADY...WITH RUBBER BOOTS ON...CUTTING HER GRASS WITH A PUSH MOWER. I WENT OVER AND INTRODUCED MY SELF AND MY DAUGHTER AND PROCEEDED TO CUT HER GRASS.  SMILES WERE EXCHANGED...AND I KNEW I HAD MET MY FIRST FRIEND ...IN THIS LITTLE TOWN.  LATER THAT EVENING I HEARD SOMEONE COMING UP THOSE STAIRS OF OURS.  JUST THE TWO OF US WERE THERE...AND IT WAS VERY UNUSUAL TO HAVE GUESTS THAT EARLY...HMMM.TO MY DELIGHT... HERE WAS THAT LITTLE OLD LADY, WITH A BOUQUET OF FLOWERS FROM HER YARD.  SHE SAID NOTHING...JUST SMILED AND TURNED AROUND....HEARING MY 'THANKYOU' ...AS SHE WENT BACK TO HER HOME.  EXCITED TO HAVE A NEW 'FRIEND' IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS TURNED TO DISAPPOINTMENT AS
I WATCHED A MOVING TRUCK...LOAD ALL HER...'EARTHLY TREASURES' INTO HIS 'WE BUY ANTIQUES'...TRUCK.  OUT FROM THAT HOUSE...THEY CARRIED A HUGE GRAND PIANO...SO SAD TO SEE EVERYTHING GO AWAY. (CAN YOU IMAGINE THE STORIES SHE COULD HAVE TOLD ME ABOUT HER LIFE?).. IN THE FRONT GREW A HUGE PILE OF THINGS THAT JUST WERE NOT ACCEPTABLE TO THEM.  I NEVER SAW HER AGAIN...SHE SILENTLY SLIPPED OUT OF MY LIFE....AND WAS GONE.  THE NEXT DAY...AMONGEST ALL THAT 'RUBBLE'....WAS ONE OF THOSE OLD....PIANO STOOLS.  RATHER THAN LET THE DUMPSTER HAVE IT...I WENT DOWN AND 'SNATCHED' IT...BEFORE THE TRUCK...ARRIVED.  JUST A SMALL REMINDER...OF THAT LITTLE OLD LADY...I WANTED ...TO KNOW.  (I ASKED...WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO HER AND FOUND OUT THAT HER BROTHER HAD 'PUT HER IN A HOME.' ) THERE ARE LOTS OF 'OLD LADIES'...AND MEN OUT THERE JUST WAITING FOR YOU TO ASK A QUESTION.  THEY WILL BE DELIGHTED TO TELL YOU THEIR STORY.  AFTER THEY ARE GONE...YOU WILL WISH...YOU HAD...BELIEVE ME!  NOW THE 22ND OF NOVEMBER..1963!
IT WAS AROUND 1PM IN THE AFTERNOON...HUSBAND HOME FOR LUNCH AND HAD JUST LEFT.  I TURNED THE TV ON TO HEAR CRONKITE SAY...'HE IS DEAD!'  I RAN OUTSIDE TO SEE IF I COULD CATCH MY HUSBAND....BUT ..TOO LATE.  THEN THOSE NEXT FEW DAYS I SPENT....JUST GLUED TO THE TV.  WE LOVED OUR PRESIDENT....HIS YOUNG FAMILY...AND NOW...JOHNSON WOULD TAKE OVER.  I EVEN SAW THE ACTUAL SHOOTING (NO RERUN HERE) BY RUBY...OF LEE HARVEY OSWALD. (IT ACTUALLY DIDN'T EVEN SEEM REAL!)  THEN ALL THAT SADNESS THAT FOLLOWED.  I REALIZE THAT I DO HAVE...QUITE A FEW THINGS...STORED UP THERE!  IT ACTUALLY IS QUITE THERAPUDIC...GETTING ALL THESE THINGS ON PAPER.  I KNOW THERE IS SUCH A CONTROVERSY ABOUT THESE THINGS.  MAYBE 50 YEARS FROM NOW...IT WILL ALL COME OUT...WHO KNOWS.  BUT FOR TODAY...I HAVE PLANNED TO MEET KAREN AT MOWIE WOWIE FOR LUNCH.  I WILL PLAY TENNIS ON WEDNESDAY...AT 10.  ENJOY YOUR DAY....DON'T LIVE IN THE PAST...MAYBE, JUST VISIT...ONCE IN A WHILE!  CE
 
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