Life’s Playlist….. American Trilogy performed by Elvis Presley

This patriotic anthem has nothing to do with Labor Day, I just love it and when I hear Elvis sing it makes me feel close to Gracie Hudson, one of the most important women in my life.

I have been thinking a lot about Gracie lately, I miss her, but I know she and my mama are sitting on the banks of a pond in heaven, cane pole in hand, catfish biting and laughs galore.

Gracie was a powerhouse and I loved her deeply, in my childhood she was my Rochelle mama and she loved Elvis like no one else!

I remember watching this very concert in the Hudson’s little house in Rochelle, far too many of us crowded into the living room over Thanksgiving weekend with Gracie squealing to each note out of Elvis mouth.

It’s not Labor Day, but special memories, something I hope you will create on this Labor Day 2017.

Thanks to all the men and women who keep America running…. the workforce of our great country!  Happy Labor Day!

Life’s Playlist…. You’ll Never Walk Alone performed by Elvis Presley

As we watch the misery of Hurricane Harvey continue to beat down the city of Houston and the entire east coast of Texas, our hearts break for the loss these citizens are enduring.

I have been through 4 hurricanes in my life, there are no words I can share here to describe the misery they inflict.

As the devastation continues to be felt, we keep those affected in our prayers.

On this date in 2005, America’s most expensive hurricane destroyed New Orleans when Katrina engulfed the Crescent City.

The affects of hurricane Katrina, Harvey and all the others impact communities for years on end.  Lives are never the same after these storms hit land.

As devastating as the force of nature becomes, one thing also is fully on display when these tragedies strike….. the human spirit and kindness of strangers.

As Americans we don’t always get it right, but when our neighbors, either near are far, are in need we respond.

Sunday Playlist…. Peace in the Valley performed by Elvis Presley

Short Notes – 8.30.13

Friday’s Hero – Sweet Lorraine

Jerry Lee Lewis

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BB15 Ep 28  & HOH Spoiler

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Life’s Playlist… Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis

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Life’s Playlist… Great Balls of Fire by Jerry Lee Lewis