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My Dearest Darling

In Health, Higher Ed, Home Sweet Home, Pro-DiSPO, Relationships, Travel, Workin' Woman, Yours Truly on 03/05/2011 at 18:45

Happy 101st Birthday, ROSA TABERNERO REYES! My maternal grandmother lived a long life by what I call the S trio:
*strength
*struggle
*success
She & I were pen pals, so I’m about to read the letters that she air mailed to me from the PI, in which she always started off by writing w/endearment: “My Dearest Darling Elaine”…
As a fellow school teacher, I didn’t realize that I’d follow in her footsteps, yet she encouraged me to pursue a career in the fine arts, since she was impressed by my calligraphy & drawings that I’d send to her + my musical interests. Today, & the entire month of March, I shall especially celebrate my Lola Rosing: my mentor, my role model, my idol, my hero, my best friend, my favorite person on Earth, & now my guardian angel watching over me from Heaven.
~*~ R.I.P., NANAY ROSA (March 5, 1910-March 14, 2008) ~*~

Cat Scare & Centennials

In Health, Home Sweet Home, Relationships on 02/10/2011 at 20:30

I imagine that a parent’s worst feeling would be to lose his or her child.
That was my fear when my parents helped me move. On the day after Super Bowl XLV, I couldn’t wait to get to my old home from my work commute, but when I arrived, my mom informed me that Annie ran away when she & my dad tried to disarm my alarm. Needless to say, I freaked out & dug through a box full of my tenis to run around my neighborhood in search of my cat. Since she found me just over a year ago as an abandoned kitten, I refused to risk her getting hurt out in the wild again.
Here are the measures that I took:
*I called Banfield, the Pet Hospital, to report her missing & put her on lost pet alert to scan her microchip
*I asked every single neighbor who I approached
*I turned on my flashlight in every bush, underneath every car, & all over the open spaces.
An added bonus was that a gang of neighborhood boys, ranging from 2nd to 7th grade, helped me look for Annie, but they kept saying that they found her when any random kitty passed by or would chase them away. Whenever they went off on their own to play, I continued searching for her on my way own & literally bumped into my dad as I turned the street corner. My 2hr Annie hunt reached a close as she happened to be hiding in a box, much to my relief! Plus, it turns out that my neighbors’ kids weren’t just joining my mission from the goodness of their ♥s, but also from my mom’s money offer if any of them found Annie!
On a bright note, my Lolo Tico (my maternal granddad) would’ve turned 102 today, & Super Bowl Sun (2/6/11) also happened to be be The Great Communicator, President Ronald Reagan’s 100th Birthday, so here are bits & pcs of his speeches as our Commander-in-Chief + others who spoke @ his memorial: Ronald Reagan Tribute