Hello my dear friends,
With our December posting (date & topic undecided at this time), I will sign off with our lovely group which has lasted for 5+ years.
As we all know life is a series of cycles, and this cycle has had a really good run for which I thank each one of you, as without you there would have never have been a BIO.
Each of our lives have changed, a little or a lot, and so too have our interests.
I know I don’t need to say anything else. You all know how much your support has meant to me over the years. I will continue to blog, albeit a bit differently than before as I now find most things frivolous and unworthy of my limited time (or yours). As I saw my husband through his hideous demise from Alzheimer’s you guys sustained me, made me laugh, made me realize there were wonderful women all around the world & that each of us finds a way to sustain ourselves, shelter ourselves from the many problems life shoves upon us.
If any one of you wish to take up the leadership mantel please do so.
I will read and comment on every post.
I only ask this:
Will each of you please post for our last united time?
I would love to hear from you.
& if you have any suggestions for a topic please let me know.
I love each one of you and I wish you the absolute BEST holiday season ever !!!
This DEAR READERS was from OUR HEAD HONCHO of the BY INVITATION ONLY GROUP where we would write a POST once a month and give YOU the READERS A chance to read and ENJOY and comment on OTHER peoples BLOGS.
WE ALL WROTE ON THE SAME TOPIC!
I was SO HONORED to have been ASKED to join this GROUP as the BLOGGERESSESS in this GROUP I considered to be BIG STUFF!
I told my ITALIAN HUSBAND ,”I don’t think I can do it!”
He pushed ME and said,”WHY NOT?!!”
I knew WHY NOT in MY head but JUMPED In FULL THROTTLE.
IAM SO HAPPY I DID!
I learned to COPY & PASTE!!!!!!
I learned how to ADD A LINK…………..RECeNTLY TOO I MIGHT ADD!
I would WORRY about MY CONTENT verses the other BLOGGERS and spend HOURS putting a POST together.
When it came time to PUSH that PUBLISH button I would HOLD MY BREATH!
I would wait for the first COMMENT To come rolling in…………….
But what I ENJOYED the MOST was becoming FRIENDS with these WOMEN through OUR COMMENTS!
The CAMARADERIE is ENORMOUS!
I ENJOYED skipping from BLOG POST to BLOG POST and seeing each of our TAKES on the same subject.
TODAYS SUBJECT was suggested by VICKI ARCHER:
“Perhaps we could all write our thoughts on blogging, the changes, the highs and the lows.. the future where we see it leading.”
I REALLY have NO IDEA where all this SHARING and WRITING will lead.
I was told last year by a FRIEND that SOON everything will be VIDEO.
I will NOT be a PART of THAT.
THAT’s just NOT ME.
Although, I am GUILTY of taking a SELFIE once in awhile!
I can TELL YOU WHY I Love to do it!
For me it’s a JOURNEY of SORTS……..
MY FOLLOWERS are MY PEN PALS and they are from ALL OVER THE WORLD!
I do not have to wait weeks for their letter or thoughts to arrive by snail mail.
I hear back within a DAY maybe three at most!
I find people with similar interests…..
We form a BOND.
“WHERE IS BLOGGING HEADED?”
IT started off a one person platform………
Now MOST BLOGGERS ADVERTISE!
I hear they make a PeNNY a click if one were too TAP the AD button!
I cannot STAND THE ADS MYSELF.They take over the BLOG.
Then there is the PIN SCREEN that comes over THE PHOTOS which makes me not able to see the photo clearly!
It annoys ME!
Then when you finish READING the POST one has to wade through more ADVERTISEMENT!!
I WANT TO COMMENT NOT WAIT for the AD TO LOAD!!!On Most BLOGS the comment BUTTON is SO SMALL………..I figure A MAN designed that.
NEEDS TO BE BIG and BOLD!
EASY TO SEE!!
(CAN YOU SPY MY DOUBLE CHIN HERE!?)
I think WE loved the BLOGS Of YESTERDAY!
They were like NEWSPAPERS without the ADS!
Or television without COMMERCIALS.
They were a PIECE of ART.
A piece of THAT PERSON you did or DIDNOT know in REAL LIFE.
It was an escape to another country in some BLOGS that could make you D R E A M.
(VICKI & COTY YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THIS!)
MOST blogs come to FREQUENTLY.Perhaps to get more of the PENNY clicks?
Content…….well lets just say some are REACHING for something to write about!
Then there are THOSE BIG GUNS who ALWAYS have something GREAT TO SHARE with us!
As they tend to LIVE EXTRAORDINARY LIVES.
I considered coming to a HALT a few months ago.
THAT was a fleeing moment.
I am still here.
Sharing MY STUFF.
It is a way for me to stay IN THE GAME so to speak of this GENERATION.
A way for me to connect to FUN people.
A reason to TRAVEL to meet THE FUN PEOPLE.
A reason for LIVING.
TO ESCAPE my DAILY DUTIES……………….
I ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS BLOG WORLD!
The BEAUTY is you can SUBSCRIBE or UNSUBSCRIBE with a CLICK!
YOU can decide if a BLOG is WORTHY of your TIME or NOT!
WE are ALL SO BUSY doing what; I REALLY DON’T KNOW!
I had a FRENCH FRIEND who said, this to me, ” YOU AMERICANS are so busy you never have time for a get together.”
SHE was RIGHT.
To STOP doing what was THE PLAN and INTERRUPT our DAY……………..NEVER!
We were on a MISSION to complete the daily TASKS.
SHE UN~SUBSCRIBED from THE VINTAGE CONTESSA about a year ago!
AFTER ALL THOSE YEARS I did not DESERVE HER TIME or INTERESTS.
THAT is A ~ OKAY.
I caNOT please ALL OF YOU ALL OF THE TIME.
But the ONES I CAN PLEASE ………I CHERISH.
I would GIVE The COAT off my BACK.
THAT IS WHY I will continue HERE until TECHNOLOGY becomes TOO MUCH for me to maneuver.
DEAR DEAR , MARSHA……………I THANK YOU for the OPPORTUNITY you gave me!YOU REALLY gave me a GIFT like no other.I am SO SORRY about YOUR DEAR HUSBAND.I cannot even IMAGINE what you have gone through.I WISH YOU THE VERY BEST in 2 0 1 6.I feel CERTAIN I will make it to TEXAS or you to CALIFORNIA and OUR PATHS will CROSS!
I PROMISE TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN!!!
THAT is MY GIFT to YOU!!!
I THANK YOU for allowing me be a part of this SPECIAL group.
I GREW, I ENJOYED and I made NEW FRIENDS!
MERRY CHRISTMAS………..HAPPY HOLIDAYS!!!!
SIGNING OUT for 2015!!!!!!!!!
GO HERE To SEE what the other BLOGERESSESS have to say!It may be early on in the day so do check back for their LINK.The LINK is way down on MARSHA’s site……….keep scrolling until you see photos and names in BOXES!