Vacation Notes….

Vacation was needed, deserved and appreciated.  Some of the things I learned on my summer vacation….

  • This vacation was as much a “working” vacation as anything.  With daddy moving into assisted living, my 23 yr old niece will be moving into the house.  Obviously she doesn’t want to live in a house decorated over 40 years by her grandparents.  The main objective of the trip was for me to go through the house and trash, donate, take or use what was there.
  • Sorting through 40 years of memories is at times heart-warming at times heart-breaking and always difficult. It occurred to me while going through the papers and photos, that after this trip I no longer have a home in God’s Country.  After mama died, I still had my home because daddy lived there, now he no longer lives in the house and we are moving on, sadly we are moving on.
  • Evidently I have always enjoyed writing.  I wrote daily letters to my parents from summer camp that my mother found the need to keep, along with every sketch, photo, report card and playbill, football program or spelling test of my brothers and I.
  • Seeing the Dawgs beat South Carolina is always nice, seeing it happen IN Georgia is perfection.  A Gator loss is perfection anywhere!
  • Family hikes are awesome and the pay-off reinforces my belief that my homeland really is God’s Country….


  • Boot Camp with a 23 yr old will KICK YOUR BUTT!
  • A feisty 82-year-old man is still plenty feisty.
  • As much fun as nieces and nephews are when they are cute little babies, they can be even more fun as adults!


  • Friends from childhood are blessings that continue to give.
  • Taking a sabbatical from social media is good for the soul… difficult but good.
  • Having a sabbatical from social media end is good for the soul…. much easier than the start.


  • For Lita Rumsey, a couch is a couch is a couch.

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  • At 84, my Aunt Beck is still the best traveling companion I have ever had.
  • Some memories mean nothing to anyone but me.  This set of dishware sat atop my mother’s refrigerator for as long as I can remember, now it will hold a special place of honor in my home, in recognition of a lifetime of memories and blessings.


  • Vacations are never long enough, but there’s really no place like home!

Tuesday 10 – Tim Byrd

TuesdayIt’s been a crazy few weeks and the Tuesday 10 has fallen by the wayside, you know how it is sometimes life just gets in the way.

This week as we welcome back the Tuesday 10, I am pleased to showcase one of the most “in the know” people in all of the Palm Beaches.  For many years this guy has been renowned as a television and radio personality in the area.  Recently he has expanded his talents to the internet as publisher of Palm Beach Live, Work, Play

LWP’s Mission Statement sums it up….

Mission Statement

Our mission is to showcase Palm Beach, Palm Beach County via a world-class news and entertainment virtual publication using content rich blogs, feature stories and video podcasts. We will demonstrate how residents and visitors, both nationally and internationally, can obtain an insider’s view of why Palm Beach County is the best place to live, work, play.

This Week‘s Tuesday 10 Feature is….. Tim “The Byrdman” Byrd.  Thanks for participating Tim!

1)    Excluding family members, who inspires you?  People who achieve against all odds

2)    What is your guilty pleasure?  down time, i work very hard almost all the time, so to relax is a guilty pleasure of mine  4750_1172569351590_2654828_n

3)    If you were to write a book, who is one person you would want to list in the acknowledgements and what would you say?  Claude Casey a B movie actor and owner of a small radio station in South Carolina that gave me my first break

4)    What is your favorite sandwich?  Besides a hamburger, turkey bacon on a deli flat

5)    What is the best professional advice you ever received?  Keep your nose clean and do your best, careful of the company you keep, use your influence wisely

6)    As a child, what was your favorite bedtime story?  Uncle Remus stories

7)    Who is the first Presidential candidate you ever voted for?  President Ronald Reagan

8)    What is the one career achievement you are most proud of?  Having spent over 11 years broadcasting successfully in the number 1 market in the world, being one of the original on air personalities on Vh-1 and pioneering that channel

9)    If you could spend the day with any fictional character, who would you choose and why?  Superman

10) What is the best meal you ever ate?  My Mother who is from Southern Georgia can cook better tasting food than any i have ever eaten(everything)

Tim Byrd “The Byrdman” world renown radio/TV personality, publisher, and lover of Palm Beach County

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Thanks for being part of the Tuesday 10 Tim, appreciate your participation and service to our community!