Taking it all in today.
¡ Te Amo Mucho, Mi Abuela! Te Amo Mucho!
She turned 92 on May 23rd and she passed on the 30th.
My name is Chérie.
I am the first born of the first born namesake of Phyllis
And I am the first born grandchild of Phyllis and the late, great LeRoy
I loved cooking with my grandma. She taught me her famous fried cabbage, red beans and rice, and an Egg-in-a-Nest. Oohs, aaahs, smiles and “YESSS!” affirmations filled the room.
I loved that she taught me how to bake grandpa’s favorite Pinapple Upside Down Cake
Growing up, my grandma walked around the house talking to herself. “What did you say, Grandma?”, I would say. “Nothing. It’s just Spanish…” , she would say and continue talking to herself.
I wanted to know what she was saying! So, when I was in high school I decided to take a Spanish class.
The first thing I wanted to learn how to say was hello to my grandma. Because she was my grandma!
One day, I called her and surprised her. “¡Hola Mi Abuela!”
(There was a gasp for air…) “¡HOLA MI NIETA BONITA! ¿COMÓ ESTÁ?!……”
And she was ‘off to the races’ they say.
“Woah, woah! Slow down grandma! I’m just learning!” , I said.
My grandma could not stop laughing. ( I could feel her smiling through the phone).
From that day, my grandma promised me to only speak Spanish to her.😄
We would never say goodbye. We would always end our conversations with “I love you.”
So, the next thing I wanted to learn was how to say was ‘I love you ‘ to my grandma. Because she was my grandma.
As I choked back tears…¡TE AMO MUCHO MI ABUELA! ¡TE AMO MUCHO!
That was my speech when my grandmother passed.
I drew these roses when I was young. By the new cursive handwriting , I was young! 😛
#Starbucks #RightOffThePlane #YESSS
A week long affair…
She was still doing Zumba up until right before she passed!😂
My grandpa alwa had #ButterscotchCandy growing up! The funerals service set out a bowl of butterscotch candy without even knowing that information! #GrandpaWasThere
My grandpa at his bar in the basement. Fyi, some of the items in the background were full of liquor. #Collector
Thank you to #EVERYONE
🎵 Loving you
Is some kind of wonderful
Because you’ve shown me
Just how much you care
You’ve given me the thrill of a lifetime
And made me believe you’ve got more thrills to spare, oh
Everlasting Love ~ Natalie Cole
The dating game (not the show) is like being on a roller coaster ride. There are ups, downs, and more ups and downs. It’s also like playing Truth or Dare blindfolded with girls and boys at summer camp. Oh, no! You just don’t know what you’re in for OR what’s going to happen.
Question: What do you want or need in a relationship? Why?
Just A Friend ~Biz Markie
Respect ~Aretha Franklin
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People always say they’re in love, dating or married to their best friends. So, how do you introduce them to others? Let’s think this through.
Who do you talk to when you’re feeling down? Who do you share your deepest, darkest secrets with? And who do you go to about your love life? Your best friend, right? So, on the flip side. Who do you go to to about troubles with your best friend? Who’s shoulder do you cry on about the job? Money matters? Your goals and dreams? Your lover, yes? Well, what if they are one in the same? Who do you turn to? Who are you talking to and who’s talking back? If you’re angry at one, who’s going to be there for you? When you curse out your man, what’s your BFF going to say when you tell ’em? What if you get kicked to the curb or call it quits with your love, is your BFF going to be there to pick up the pieces? Are you thinking what I’m thinking???? Sing it Xscape: Who Can I Run To?
Now, let me be Dr. Phil for a moment…How’s that workin’ out for ya?
Before you know it, you’re going Halfcrazy like Musiq Soulchild
singing saying Cause when we kissed, the moment after I looked at you different…Damn I just want my friend back!
Question: Do you believe in homie-lover-friends? And who’s your favorite?