Monday, May 20, 2013

Talk About Paying It Forward...

To let all of my blogger friends know, Randi Lee is putting together a 3-Ups Bloghop.
She says it will work like this: "Each blogger will pick the blogger listed below them, visit his or her site, read a post or two, and then tell them three things they like about the person or his or her blog. Easy enough, right? And how good will you feel after making someone else's day? I reckon pretty darn good." Visit her site for details (link in the name of the bloghop above)

Thought you might like to participate being as it's a one time thing and who knows who you might find out there who clicks with you?

Wednesday we head for North Carolina for my father's memorial. I am glad the time has finally come. I'm glad we'll be seeing family and friends and sharing our memories, thoughts and emotions together. A dear friend who has also passed away much too soon will also be honored and remembered. Marc Lammens has been an adopted part of our family for well over 20-something years. He was 56 and is greatly missed by not only his wife and 13 year old son, but by all of us who knew him as well. I'm hoping for bright sunny weather, they would both appreciate that. I'll be back to writing and blogging next week and can't wait. I've got some kind of "bee's nest" stirred up in my head right now and it's buzzing like crazy. As Cat Stevens says, "I can't keep it in, No, I gotta let it out!" Listen below! Love love this song...

Until next week Happy Memorial Day weekend for those of you in the States and Happy Weekend for those of you elsewhere!

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  1. Hi Lisa .. lovely thoughts about your father's memorial and then for including your friend and his family ... it sounds like a sad, yet happy time - just the way a memorial service should be.

    With thoughts and hopes for a sunny day .. cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks Hilary, I am looking forward to this weekend and am happy to be going...

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  2. Lisa--thank you SO much for giving 3ups a nod. It means the world to me :D!!!! New follower here :)And I love your blog. You have some great stuff here!

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    1. My pleasure Randi! I'm really looking forward to your hop, and, so glad we've found each other!

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  3. Dear Lisa,

    I shall have a check of your "Randi Lee's" "3ups" blog hop. Of course, you might of gathered my thoughts about blog hops :)

    And the memorial ceremony will be doubly poignant. And with the words of Cat Stevens, I'm wishing you a family reunion of peace and tranquil reflection.

    In kindness and goodwill,

    Gary

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    1. Yes I know Gary and thank you for looking anyway! Do you know Cat Steven's Moonshadow song? That is part of the music on the video/photos we have of my father. Thank you for your thoughts and words. I liked your blog before. I'm becoming rather fond of you now,and of course, Penny! I know she is of much inspiration to you :-)

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  4. I'm glad we've found each other, as well! You're a class act, Lisa :)

    3 Ups is a go! Your "Upee" is Mark Means over at http://leftandwriteblog.blogspot.com/

    No need to rush in giving your Ups. Whenever you can is fine.

    And thank you again and again for helping the cause!!!

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    1. Awesome, and guess what? I LOVE Mark's blog so that will be easy! I'll head over shortly...

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  5. Gahh....sorry Lisa, I thought I had already commented here..(hence my lateness)

    Condolences on the losses and I'm hoping you have great weather for the memorial.

    It's never easy to say goodbye to a loved one, but I wish you the best.

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    1. Mark, you did comment earlier on the other posts about my father so please don't apologize! I'm ready to catch up to you though, so I'll be coming over shortly...

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  6. Hi Lisa! Guess what? You're the person I get to 3-Up! I read through quite a few of your posts, and from what I've read, I can see that you are a loving, caring, down to earth person. So glad to "meet" you! Have a fantastic day!

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  7. Hey Lisa, I gave you the "official" 3-Up at my blog, Mama Diaries. If you'd like to read it, please hop over. Hope you have a great weekend!

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    1. I SO will come over and pay you a visit. I'm back home now and so hope to spend the next few days catching up!

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  8. Hopped from the blog hope, great reflection on your father's memorial too.

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    1. Thanks for hopping over! I will come by and visit your as well now that I'm home and trying to catch up!

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  9. Hello Lisa! I'm saddened to be meeting you on such an occasion, but happy to be meeting you now. My 3Upee Sherry sent me over here and in a brief moment I'm already sure she was spot on about what a down-to-earth person you are.

    My thoughts and prayer for a sunny day filled with wonderful stories and memories shared with you and yours.

    Much love, Beverly

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    1. Thanks so much Beverly. I'm home now so hope to catch up on the 3Upee blogs! I appreciate your words and thoughts and I'll be over to visit shortly!

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