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My Prized Possession

To most, this is just a piece of junk. Anyone looking through my utensil drawer would think I should have tossed it long ago.  Afterall, it's no longer functional. It just takes up space!  In my eyes it is beautiful. All of its imperfections are part of its story. Part of MY story. In 1984 I was moving into my very first apartment.  I was about to have my own kitchen.  I had nothing to put in it of course except for a set of dishes I purchased at a yard sale and some glasses Id collected from work lol. My mother took me to the store and bought me a set of pots & pans.  She also reached into her own utensil drawer and took out this very spatula.  It was one of her older ones.  Its handle already had several battle wounds from being against the side of a skillet a little too long as she used it to prepare meals for my dad and me. Over the years I have used it to prepare meals for my own family.  My children used it as they learned to cook.   I
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Precious Moments Stolen

Almost a month to the day of my mothers' passing I had a dream. It wasn't the first time she had come to me in a dream, but to this point, I was the last. I was standing in the circle part of her driveway. There was a chill in the air. The grass was brown and there were no leaves on the trees. I was standing there...waiting. I was waiting for her to get there. The driver showed up, took her into the house and pulled away. rather than her wheelchair, he put her on the sofa where she used to sit and watch tv. He left the front door wide open. I could see her sitting in there by herself. She looked out at me and smiled. I said to myself, I'm going in until someone tells me I have to leave. She was alone. I curled up next to her on the couch, just like I did when I was little. She put her arm around me and held me like that for the longest time. It felt so good to curl up next to her like that again after all these years. After a while, she yawned. She looked do
The Obituary of Peggy Ward (as it should have read) (photo by Lisa Mae) Peggy Ward, 77 of Hot Springs passed away on January 7, 2020. She was borne in Hot Springs on November 10, 1942, to her parents, Tommy Cotnam and Mae (Cross) Cotnam. Peggy was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, Doug and Wayne Cotnam. 3 sisters, Lee Lanna Cotnam, Bert Hughen and Marie Hunt. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, James Ward of Hot Springs and  daughter Lisa Mae Wingo of Alaska. 2 Brothers, Tommy and Bob Cotnam both of Hot Springs 2 grandchildren AJ Shook of Texas, Summer Shook of Hot Springs 2 step-daughters: Lisa Fae Robbins - Trina, Trisha, Amber & Cody Sharon Ward - Amanda & Amy and a plethora of nieces and nephews whom she loved as her own.
Hey peeps, let's talk about promos, and what makes a good one! Well, it really depends on what the product is. For example, if you wanted to promo a town or forest. You want to show as much of it as you can without it being obvious. Perfect example by Anita. The figure is just a part of the scene. It doesn't dominate it. It's clear that what we are selling here is the environment, not model. What about this one? It's a cool piece, but what am I selling here? Am I selling the architecture, the ship behind her, or the girl up front? WTF knows? I didn't utilize my camera properly! The model should be off to the side, and my focal point should have been on that ship back there. And this one!   There is entirely too much going on here. Your eyes go all over the place when they SHOULD be focused on that model. I know.  We have lots of toys we want to play with But when it comes to promos, LESS IS MORE! Here

YouTube Red, Take Ten and Gwen

Good morning everyone! Its 5:17am Alaska time and the holding at+23 degrees. The wind was howling all day yesterday. It finally seems to have calmed. I was waiting with baited breath for the power to die lol. Hence the reason for not being here yesterday. I eeked out one promo and shut it down for the day. I found a show on YouTube Red called Escape The Night yesterday . Have you seen it? It's like one of those murder mystery getaway thingies. They have to solve various types of puzzles to find the next clue. Synopsys: In this surreality competition series, 10 guests are invited from the modern world to attend a dinner at the host's newly acquired mansion estate, which has been locked in the 1920's. This is a dinner party to die for. No one is safe. Ok, I'm ready for Latte #2. Before I go, I want to share an artistic promo I did via Sympatico Studio featuring  The lovely Take Ten Jumper by Nirvy. It's a Dforce garment and is perfect for a relaxing nigh

More snow, Excellent Jewelry and Sassy Hair!

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Gwen, Zora Hair, Moon and Mundane Junk lol

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Moose Troubles and The New Girl

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