REMEMBER.....  

LustyTaurus 50M
12038 posts
8/13/2006 3:15 am

Last Read:
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REMEMBER.....

PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee,

Little Jackie Paper
loved that rascal PUFF,
and brought him strings and sealing wax
and other fancy stuff.

OH PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee,
PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee,


Together they would travel
on a boat with billowed sail
Jackie kept a lookout perched
on PUFF's gigantic tail.

Noble kings and princes
would bow whenever they came,
Pirate ships would lower their flag
when PUFF roared out his name

OH PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee,
PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee.


A dragon lives forever
but not so little boys
Painted wings and giant rings
make way for other toys.

One grey night it happened,
Jackie Paper came no more
And PUFF that mighty dragon,
he ceased his fearless roar.

OH PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee,
PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee


His head was bent in sorrow,
green scales fell like rain,
PUFF no longer went to play
along the cherry lane.

Without his life-long friend,
PUFF could not be brave,
So PUFF that mighty dragon
sadly slipped into his cave.

OH PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee,
PUFF, the magic dragon
lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
in a land called Honah Lee,


I first heard this song about 6 months before my Grandpa died when I was 8 or 9 years old...but I didn't understand it until the funeral was done and we were at the graveyard watching the casket with him in it being lowered into the ground.

Many people have come and gone in my life...some by death, others by divorce, some moved away for work...some people I just outgrew...there are many that I miss terribly but remember fondly.


Inspired in part by the lovely and talented

shayedkshayedk...this post is not

meant to be sad...but rather serve as an opportunity to reflect on all the good people that have passed our way.

For me, there are many, but one I think of often is my God-Mother who passed away in the late eighties. We visited often right up til the day she died at the age of 90. She never stopped living or learning...in fact she earned her last degree...Major-English, minor-Meta-Physics... at the age of 86!!

Another is the first girlfriend I had after my divorce. I was feeling very guilty and depressed and I'll never forget these words she said one day as we talked..."I know, I know...she's the Queen of England and you're a piece of shit...WAKE UP, it takes two you know"

WTF?? I never said that!!...but that's the message I sent. She was the first woman who cracked through and gave me an emotional slap up side the head...and believed in me. After 10 years with a very critical and negative woman in marriage, 'Jane' will never know how big an impact she had. We parted company on good terms three months later.


Who have been some of the major inspirations in your life? What did they teach you?

Are there people you're surprised to remember now they are not around?




FYI..."Women might be able to fake orgasms. But men can fake a whole relationship." (Sharon Stone)


TXBITCH2006 51F

8/13/2006 5:55 am

Who have been some of the major inspirations in your life? What did they teach you?
My grandma. She taught me to always strive to be the best at what I do.
My uncle. He's a wonderful man who is loved by all. I hope to be as loved one day.
My old boss Becky. She taught me so much in the years I worked for her and gave me opportunities to advance further in my career than I ever thought possible.
My son. He reminds me everyday how important unconditional love is.

Are there people you're surprised to remember now they are not around? Not that I can recall.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:16 pm:
Sounds like you've had some great sources of in spiration too bi...we all need that...

rm_PurryKitty2 49M/51F
9753 posts
8/13/2006 6:42 am

My grandmother is the first that comes to mind. She was just herself and didnt take anyone's crap, but she was sweet and that is pretty much how I am. The lil princess who does what she wants and too bad if you dont like it

Purry {=}

Purry


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:16 pm:
hahaha...one of my Grandmas was like that too...

lissi888888 53F
1401 posts
8/13/2006 6:46 am

My dad taught me to be strong and insisted I was a girly girl. Now that last part may sound funny...but looking like a fullback growing up, I certainly didn't "feel" like a girly girl. He taught me how special I was and how to support by giving that support...not just talking about it. He was sage (wise beyond his years), humble, honest, feisty and smart.

My grammy taught me that I could create. Started me off at 7 years old crocheting and opened up for me a way to unplug my own talents. Can't tell you how many artistic ventures I've tried now...but she planted the seed and for that I am eternally greatful. She was an interesting woman and we were kindred spirits in many ways. I also learned that you have to tell others how special they are because they need to hear it.

Mrs. Michaelowski and Mrs. Welton...both teachers...the first 4th grade and the second 7th & 9th. Both strong women...both expected the best from their students and thrilled when they got it. As teachers they were amazing, as people...even moreso. Mrs. Michaelowski taught me to keep plugging away cause I could do it...she had faith in me. She also taught me that having faith in someone else can inspire greatness. Mrs. Welton taught me to fulfill my dreams. She showed me it was possible and did it on a grand scale. She was a grand woman who (at 5 foot nothing) was larger than life.

I remember people every now and again. It's so strange to be sitting there and all of a sudden think of my best friend from elementary school or the trumpet player I had a crush on in 10th grade.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:18 pm:
thanks for sharing all that lissi. I know what you mean about people all of a sudden popping into your head for no apparent reason...

Sinderlicious 53F
310 posts
8/13/2006 7:27 am

I love that song *grinning hugely* I read it through once and then hummed it through with a smile on my face ~ thank you for that

I'll probably win the banality of the year award for this but ah well ~ I'm a believer in Karma and therefore, believe that life is organic...it changes, it grows and everything around us is alive, growing and changing in it's own pace on it's own path..we just don't always know where everyone or everything is in their own private timeline. Having said that...there are so very, very many who have impacted my life in big and small ways because I was taught to look for the gift they left me. From the stranger who hugged me in the cookie aisle in a Safeway because I was in tears after fighting with an ex who taught me in 30 seconds that empathy is still alive to my first husbands mother who I claim as my OWN mother 15 years after I left her son and teaches me daily that there truly IS unconditional love. The list is long and lustrous and sometimes painful to recall and retrospect can be a dizzying thing but gratefulness balances that out

Sin like you mean it!


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:20 pm:
well, I think that's the point I wanted to get out..rather than be sad for what was lost, be grateful for what was left behind

canyaz 50F
17104 posts
8/13/2006 8:31 am

That song always makes me cry! You Bastard, twice you have stuck a song in my head now!
My life has been touched and influenced by so many people. I believe every one you meet leaves some kind of impression on you. Of course, some are bigger and stronger than others. Good post man. Thanks.

There is a difference between a good BJ and a bad BJ.
canyaz


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:21 pm:
gee...ummm...well....sorry about that!!

Thanks for the kudos canyaz...

angelofmercy5 60F
17881 posts
8/13/2006 8:59 am

My grandson still sits in the backseat of my car and sings this song to the top of his lungs. I love to hear that! Probaby the most influential person in my life is my grandmother. She's still alive at 96.....but in Ohio....so I don't get to see her as much as I'd like to. She had a hard life in many ways....but as a child....I would never have guessed it. She was always happy and had a smile and her time to give to us kids.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:34 pm:
Isn't it remarkable to look back and appreciate what we took for granted as kids??...

RevJoseyWales 70M/67F
14393 posts
8/13/2006 9:06 am

Ahh, Puff the Magic Dragon. "GE miniguns, they light up your life." but you had to be there to know this one.

My mother. She's long gone, but she taught me to be a gentleman. Joe

"McVeigh had the right idea, wrong address."

"This ain't Dodge City, and you ain't Bill Hickok."


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:35 pm:


I remember you talking about your Mom before Joe...that's a good thing to have packed in your memory...

silverbreeze2 67F

8/13/2006 9:43 am

I have two people that were great inspirations in my life. My Grandmother who passed in 1972, and my best friend who passed in 2001 with cancer. They both taught me a lot, how to deal with things, just too many things to mention.
Gone but not forgotten...I think of them in some way almost daily, and always with a smile as they would have wanted!
Good post BTW...


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:42 pm:
thanks Silver..

It seems as though you've managed to keep a part of them alive...maybe the best of them.

EroticaXTC 51F

8/13/2006 9:52 am

go sharon

My grandmother, my grandfather and my great aunt all had a huge impact on my life...whether they intended it or not. They all set unique examples, I draw something from each of them.
I wouldn't say there are any people that I'm surprised to find are not around, but there are people who I'm sad to not find around.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:50 pm:
I learned a lot from the same generation in my family Erotica...and there are a couple people I really feel the need to run into.

pretty_blue_eyes 39F
2091 posts
8/13/2006 10:26 am

There are 2 that I miss terribly. They have both had an impact on my life.

My grandpa, he passed away in 95. He was a great man, would do anything to help a friend, family member, or a stranger. He loved to laugh and he was crazy about us "girls". He gave us so much love and support. I miss him so bad. I feel sorry for someone who didn't have a grandparent like him. He was/is truly a gift from God, I couldn't have been more blessed.

My Mom, she passed away in 98. I had just turned 20. Its hard losing a parent, especially your mom when young even at age 20. You think you know so much, when in reality you don't even have a clue. She knew so much more than I, if only I had listened. Perhaps I wouldn't be in the situation that I am in now. Hindsight is 20/20. She missed alot of important milestones in our lives, marriages and births of her grandchildren. I miss her so much, and think about her every day. My child knows about my mom, and I sing her favorite songs at night when I put my child to bed. Amazing Grace...


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:51 pm:
I'm sorry blue eyes...I guess the best we can do is retain the things we remember and the things they taught us..like you are doing. Thanks for sharing.

sexyariesgirl 59F

8/13/2006 10:40 am

Thanks for the post LT.....you've set off some memories today!

Power To FOK


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:53 pm:
You are very welcome Aries...

tracy_de_lacy 106F
9268 posts
8/13/2006 10:58 am

I loved that wee programme when it was on.

I miss my grandmother most of all. She was a strong woman who suffered through life yet still remained strong. There have been a few times in my life I have really needed her and she is gone.

Bye everyone, it was a blast


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:53 pm:
Peter, Paul and Mary certainly had a way...and you Grandmother sounds like she was a wonderful woman.

swngcplncosco 40M/35F

8/13/2006 11:19 am

Who have been some of the major inspirations in your life? What did they teach you?

My mom's grandmother taught me how to be a lady (which I use when I want to ). My dad's father taught me how to enjoy life to the fullest and how to clean fish, which comes in handy on the lake. Seriously, he taught me more than I could ever say, and I am eternally grateful for it.

So you learned a little from my true erotic story (-ies) eh? Good for you. Now it's your turn.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:54 pm:
I know...I could illustrate it too...

florallei 100F

8/13/2006 11:46 am

Hi Lusty,

A wonderful Post. I have had three best girlfriends in my life who were a source of strength and love for me. One of them died of cancer. The other two lives so far away and because of religious reasons we have parted ways. I am no longer in the religion and they are. I miss them so very much!!!
At the end of my marriage there was a wonderful woman from the crisis and abuse center who helped me get out and make a plan of escape. She literally saved my life and spirit.
My father who died from cancer whom I shall never see walk thru my door. What an unbelievable and great man.
My two present loves of my life who do not frame me within how I should love them but lets me be free to express it.
My children who taught me about unconditional love.
I have been blessed inspite of the sadness in my life.
I love your stories of your godmother and first GF after your divorce. I have had relationships with men who said, I made a them into a better man...it is wonderful to hear you say those things about the ones who touched your life.
Hugs,
flo (sorry for the lengthy answer)


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:56 pm:
thanks for sharing a bit of your special ones here florallei...and FYI, there is no word limit for you here...

curiousinlorain7 60F

8/13/2006 11:50 am

My son and daughter both have inspired me.. as well as my grandfather on both sides. Something in your blog made me think of the story from one of my son's inspirations...
My son was in the second grade when his grandmother...my mother in law... was dying of cancer. Starting after Christmas, my son's journey home from school started to take just a little bit longer.. he asked me if he could stop by and see his grandma on the way home... just three houses away from ours.

on her last day of life I looked over and saw a few dandelions in a glass by her bed side... I asked her where she got them... she said "don't you know?" and i said no... she told me that every day...every single day rain or shine...after school... my son brought her flowers. sometimes he'd knock on neighbor's doors and ask them if he could take a flower to his grandma... everyone knew she was dying.. and they'd let him pick one for her.. that's all he'd ever ask... just one. if no one had any blooming flowers he'd grab a handful of dandelions for her. while she told me this story I had tears running down my face... I can't , to this day.. look at a dandelion without thinking.. who needs encouragement today? thanks lusty


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:57 pm:
Thats an awesome story..thankyou.

meerkittykat 43F

8/13/2006 11:54 am

Lusty--

When my parents were getting divorced and my mom suddenly found herself working loads of hours having to support two kids with no help from a deadbeat, my grandma stepped in and helped us out.

I remember with fondness her nighttime lullabies, her morning prodding to get us up and going, and her insistence on including my bro and I in her day to day activities.

My mom is an amazing woman and I will always be greatful to her. It's no wonder that my second mom, my grandma, bore her. Their lessons were simple; be the best you can be.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:58 pm:
Simple isn't always easy..but the great people make it look easy don't they.

rm_AnOddGirl 58F
3469 posts
8/13/2006 11:56 am

Are you sure this song ain't about drugs???

I miss my Mum, had a good cry about/for her on this bithday weekend. While paying bills I wondered if I had enough money to pay off clothing charges on my card. Mum took that opportunity (the first time I've actually heard her since she died), 'I'll pay that for you, happy birthday'... Dayumit...


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 11:59 pm:
thanks Odds, and once again Happy Birthday...

willing2tryit42 41M
1141 posts
8/13/2006 12:35 pm

I miss both of my grandfathers terribly. Both very honorable, one a security guard, the other a peanut farmer and preacher!
A letter


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 12:00 am:
Sounds like you've retained some of who they were my friend.

catkit13 68F

8/13/2006 1:02 pm

years ago, a mentor said to me that "there are very few mistakes that are fatal." this has served me well over the years, because i learned that in almost every situation, i can get a "do-over" moment or hour or day if necessary! what a relief to know that i don't have to be perfect, mistakes will happen, and most can be fixed!
thanks for the thoughtful post


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 12:01 am:
those are true words cat...thanks and you're welcome.

ZZ_Todd 61M

8/13/2006 1:40 pm

My parents, mostly... Mom more than Dad. And some really fine teachers, high school and college. Reading the lyrics to "Puff" sure brought back a rush of great memories... it was the very first solo I did on stage... 10th grade "Spring Chorus Concert"... we couldn't find anyone among us who could play acoustic guitar so I san it acapella. Wow... haven't thought about that in years!


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 12:04 am:
That's a cool memeory ZZ.....thanks for telling about it...

collaredmuff01 53F
1956 posts
8/13/2006 2:23 pm

I've learned from everybody in my life, but my maternal grandparents taught me most aside from my parents. Life was hard, they worked hard and played even harder.

Muffy da Brat


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 12:05 am:
those are good lessons too...

Balibabe19 43F

8/13/2006 4:16 pm

My Oma was and still is a great inspiration to me...I miss her very much but I know she still comes and checks on me now and then...


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 12:06 am:
Isn't it great to know something like that?...

real36CgirlPA 39F

8/13/2006 4:53 pm

My great-grandmother was and is an inspiration to me. She raised a huge crew of kids by herself after her husband died at a young age by doing what she had to and working long hours cleaning at a hospital and at people's houses. She taught me that perseverence beats all obstacles, regardless of what they are. She only lost her will to live after 4 of her children, including by Nanny, died.

I still think of her every time I see a little old lady in a fuzzy cardigan sweater too.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 12:07 am:
that's a remarkable story..thankyou...

sassy1296 52F

8/13/2006 5:22 pm

My one true inspiration has been a Female friend of the family. She has never married and lived her life like she wanted. She was a MP in the military, she always went on the tour of duties so that a married person could stay home with thier family. Her willingness to do this so a family could be together just amazed me. She has seen terrors that most of us could not understand. Been in situations where her life was in danger. And yet through it all she is so down to earth and caring. Not the least bit jaded. I wish I could be more like her, and see things the way she does.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 12:09 am:
she sounds like a great lady sassy...and I think you should give yourself some credit too..you've had a tough go lately, and you still give me smiles...

HarrySullivan 61M
8 posts
8/13/2006 6:22 pm

My 9th grade teacher left a lasting impression. I was having great difficulty with Math and he patiently tutored me after hours at no cost until I understood. It was at least three months.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:10 pm:
Thanks HS...

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
8/13/2006 6:39 pm

My parents (although I hate admitting it).

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:10 pm:
...why is that Karma?

ButteryDelight 60F

8/13/2006 8:30 pm

my grandmother had a big impression me. she always liastened and encouraged me to do my best and to just be myself.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:11 pm:
It's amazing how a little encouragement can go a long way.

lustcurious42 58F

8/13/2006 8:38 pm

Damn, last time I came and read your blog you mentioned this song and it's been stuck in my head.....ya went and done it again!!


LustyTaurus replies on 8/13/2006 10:13 pm:
...its a great song though isn't it?..

MoutnainGirl 39F

8/13/2006 10:04 pm

I miss my grandmother. Lots I could say, but that is the just of it.

Moutnain Girl

Visit my blog: MoutnainGirl


LustyTaurus replies on 8/15/2006 12:52 am:
that's enough...thanks...

SingleWarrior 53M

8/14/2006 12:56 am

Who have been some of the major inspirations in your life? What did they teach you? The Drill Sgt's I had in Basic Training. At first I didn't think I was cut out for the military, being straight out of school and all. But they taught me a lot on being self sufficient and being a man.

Are there people you're surprised to remember now they are not around? Actually, no. I'm not suprised when I remember someone.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/15/2006 1:00 am:
that's a unique one...thanks warrior.

PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
8/14/2006 11:07 am

Because it's not all good...

Confirmation number: 747.. if only I could get on one and fly away...


The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 10:11 pm:
Whats up PK?..e-mail me here if you like...all standards can.

marathonman45202 54M
6640 posts
8/14/2006 12:54 pm

My paternal grandfather - I had the wonderful privilege of being asked to deliver the eulogy at his funeral. When I reflected on my relationship with him, I was struck by one simple thing about him: I never in my life remembered him asking how my grades were, how I was doing in a particular sport, what kind of car I had etc.,. He always, and only asked, "How are you - are you happy?"

I also realized that I never knew what my grandfather did for a living, how far he made it in school, whether he was an athlete, etc.,. But I did know that he loved me (and the others around us) unconditionally - nothing else mattered.

Robbie who died at too young an age (26) of leukemia. Possibly the only guy in my life who was (is) a soulmate. I still think about you everyday, bud!

Maternal grandmother - She lived her entire life preparing to meet her God. She was the true embodiment of generosity and selflessness.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 9:58 pm:
wow...sounds like you have retained some good qualities from these folks...

FrankPicasso 53M

8/14/2006 3:28 pm

Interesting post, LT. I meet people every day, who inspire me in different ways. My parents, various teachers, and of course, my wife and kids. People here on the blogs, too! Always loved that song, despite the possible herbal references. I wonder if Puff the Magic Dragon was supposed to be a spoonerism for "Drag the Magic Puff." Just googled it ... nothin'.

Great post, man!


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 9:53 pm:
Interestingly enough this song did get connected to drugs for a while...

catseyes23 62F

8/14/2006 6:46 pm

Puff the magic dragon brings back some nostalgic memories. It's a wonder how a song can bring back memories, don't you think?
I don't feel that anybody has been that influential in my life but I do give credit to my elder sister for all the love and warmth she showered on me. We were inseparable as kids and I do miss her.


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 9:52 pm:
Certain songs are very powerful with me for some reason...but they are few

chickandhubby 48M/44F

8/14/2006 9:06 pm

Love your blog but first time I have commented.

My mom. The day I lost her was the day I truly turned into a grown up. I felt like I was no longer anyone's baby


LustyTaurus replies on 8/14/2006 9:51 pm:
I'm glad you commented...and losing your Mom must have been very hard.

waerlookin4fun 51M/47F

8/15/2006 12:05 am

My grandpa was my inspiration and still is even though he's been gone for almost ten years now. He taught me values, honesty, how to be kind to others and help those who need it. He protected and loved me and my sisters through all the abuse we went through as children. He was and will always be my hero. I just wrote a post about him to honor his birthday. Great post and song, took me back to some great memories.......thanks


papyrina 52F
21133 posts
8/15/2006 10:12 am

i have a love hate relationship with this song,i love it but it always makes me sad,


I'm a

and
i'm here to stay


warmandsexy52 66M
13164 posts
8/15/2006 11:39 am

My dad, even though he died when I was 22, has had a profound influence on my life in such a subtle way. A lifelong soldier who worked his way right through the ranks to becoma an officer that way, he was brave (decorated in the field of battle) and manly, but equally had a gentle, understanding and sensitive side. He played the piano and loved poetry.

My mum died six years ago. She was really intelligent and quite eccentric. She had a great sense of adventure, and would go on trekking holidays to out of the way places till she was well into her 70s.

And so many others it would take a whole book to write about.

warm


multitasksextoy 60M  
3511 posts
8/15/2006 5:53 pm

A few older ladies and I'm not telling. and yes there are a few people pop in my head once and awhile.


Nina_Dee 62F

8/16/2006 2:08 am

I have known many people in my life but none have influenced me as much as my parents and extended family as a whole.
Always there for me and never critisizing my decisions in life.


partygirl3869 50F

8/16/2006 7:47 am

Lusty,

I have two people that have or are a great inspiration in my life...one old and one very young.

The first was my grandmother. I can remember days at her house...picking flowers from her garden, standing on the pump house doing talent shows, and playing dress up in her clothes and shoes. I grew up with parent's that were divorced, and it was very hard for me. I grew to hide my feelings and then no one would know when I was hurting. My grandmother, who I loved soooo much, died in 1991, without ever hearing me say I loved her. I felt so much guilt after someone that showed me so much love died without ever hearing me say I loved her. That was the day that I vowed to tell people exactly how I feel. So, whether I love you or hate you, you will always know where you stand with me. I learned a valuable lesson about this day could be your last.

Second, is my 4 year old daughter. I took fertility drugs to have her, and when she was born she almost died. Today she is the perfect princess...She is loving and caring and just the sweetest person with the biggest heart! When the hurricane hit LA, she watched the waters on the tv flood all of the homes...she wanted, and we did, to pack up many of her toys to send to the children that had lost their's in the water. She is only 4 years old and the past 2 Christmas' she has gathered some of her own toys, as well as, shopped with me for things for children that have little or nothing. She is a true inspiration in my life. I am sooo lucky that I have her. I'm proud to be her mother. As much as I hate to see her grow up, I know that she will continue to make me proud. This very morning, on our way to school.....she said..."Mama...You are my best friend, and I love you very much!" One of the proudest moments in my life!!


goodatpoetry2 68M
16569 posts
8/16/2006 1:12 pm

Puff The Magic Dragon. What a silly song.
WRONG!
It makes me tear up. How enbarressing!
Sadly, I've never really had a mentor in my life. No one to teach me the "finer" points. I was a polite, but anti-social kid. And too much of a loner to ever get to know anyone that well.
I can't think of anyone who taught me anything that I wouldn't be better off not knowing. Oh, there have been some fine people I've known.
Maybe I was just a bad student.


starvingnow 49F

8/16/2006 5:16 pm

That quote from Sharon Stone made me smile...SO TRUE....Thanks


BadAssBlonde1 58F
4989 posts
8/16/2006 8:20 pm

LT,

I adore that song. It brings back fond memories. My Father has been the biggest influence in my life. The 2nd one is/was my Sister. She passed away shortly after her 39th birthday, five years ago. I miss her terribly. Many have influenced my life in many ways and the memories I have I cherish them with my heart. Thank you for sharing. I would have loved your Grandmother. She sounds like she loved life and lived it to the fullest.

Warm Regards,
Lady Hunter


After all the sex is gone, there is the mind - Lady Hunter / BAB

Copyright © House of Lady Hunter 1998-2009


funintheday2006 57M
9659 posts
8/16/2006 11:31 pm

First guy I ever worked with ( he was 65 and weeks a way from retirement) said to me : Do not stay working for someone else, they will dictate your path in life and thats your responsibility, dont sell it cheap.
Left a week after him and I've never drawn a salary since. Great guy.


PrincessKarma 45F
6188 posts
8/17/2006 8:46 am

Sent you email...

The Big Bang was the mother of all orgasms.PrincessKarma


4biddenlove4us 50F

8/23/2006 6:59 pm

All I have to say on this subject is that " Behind every good man is a good woman "
Have you met any lately?


BadAssBlonde1 58F
4989 posts
9/1/2006 2:59 am

LT,

I haven't heard that song in ages. Thanks for the memories. My Sister, May She Rest in Peace, My Grandmother May She Rest in Peace, both spit-fires but highly intelliegent women. Kudos to your first girlfriend after your marriage. Amazing what a slap upside da head will do LOL My Daddy is the One that has been the Rock in my Life. He is the one that said to me when I was born, time to walk. Oh well, the rest is history. Oh yeah, my Mom was there too but a very gentile woman.

Good Post dear!
LH


After all the sex is gone, there is the mind - Lady Hunter / BAB

Copyright © House of Lady Hunter 1998-2009


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