Around The Bend

Meanderer

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Around The bend

I know that this isn't much
Just a few words in a rhyme
But I hope this cheers you up
And makes this worth your time
When the world seems against you
And all you see is grey
When all the good seems far and few
I only have one thing to say
Always treasure your life
Look forward to what's around the bend
Even when nothing goes right
Bad things aren't set in cement


Alex Kult
 

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While watching a video of the Bullet Train, in Japan, I learned the obvious.....that it had to be built on flat level farmland so it could travel in a straight line....with no curves. A 200 mph, "bullet life" is not for me.

As we move through life, we find that there's always a bend in the road up ahead. We never know if on the other side of the berry bush, awaits a black bear or ....a laughing lass. The truth is there is always something waiting for us around the bend.

The beauty of it is that each of us has a different curve in a different road.....waiting up ahead, to face! I don't know what this diary will turn out to be, will just have to wait and see. Like Anne, I expect it to be "the best".

Here is Dave Brubeck being interviewed at the piano, by Clint Eastwood. It 'made my day'!

 
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NancyNGA

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The Bend in the Road - by Georges Schreiber

"During the Second World War, the United States Navy commissioned Schreiber to create paintings to use as posters. When fellow artists criticized him for this kind of work, Schreiber replied that 'art for art’s sake' should be shelved for the duration of the war and voiced his approval of any medium which brought good art to great numbers of people."


 

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Jesse Thompson is an old gent that I like to listen to on YouTube. A favorite of mine is "Little Old Log Cabin In the Lane"!
 

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Meanderer, I ran across this picture and thought of your journal title. Did/do you ever do much fishing?

Up and over and around the bend... :)

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I might have gone fishing...... Nancy, I am not a fisherman, but did tag along for some fly fishing, while at Fort Dix NJ. I found it boring.
 

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Hard to believe it’s been 40 years since my Wife & I along with 4 kids, moved into our little house on this curve, back in June of 77’ on a 90 degree day. Like most of the used cars I’ve possessed….it “needed work”!

It’s a blind curve, posted at 35 mph….with yellow “suggested” speed signs , at 25 mph. Yeah, right!

It’s kinda like living by the bend in the river. You see the world passin by. Sometimes the “River” overflows, and the wheels leave the road. When we moved here, there were no Chevrons, arrows, guard rails (excuse me, in PA they are now called “guide rails”).

While working for a Utility Co. I found 2 Arrow signs in a gully and brought them home and nailed them to the lonesome “telephone” pole, on the bend. That pole got knocked off twice within one year.


The State added guide rails , and I added Split rail fencing, with reflectors. I tried adding my own speed limit signs, but gave up, as PennDot frowns on that. No Fatalities, thank God. The landscape has not changed much and we have had a very peaceful life here otherwise.

I wanted to put up a sign “Peaceful Place”, but never did. But it is.
:)
 

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Here's another Jesse, whose singin' I like. Jesse Ferguson on guitar.


lyrics by Dr. Brewster M. Higley

VERSE 1


Oh, give me a home where the buffalo
roam,
Where the deer and the antelope play,
Where seldom is heard a discouraging
word
And the sky is not clouded all day.


VERSE 2


Oh, give me the land where the bright
diamond sand
Throws its light from the glittering stream
Where glideth along the graceful white swan,
Like a maid in a heavenly dream.


VERSE 3


Oh, give me the gale of the Solomon vale,
Where life streams with buoyancy flow,
On the banks of the Beaver, where seldom if ever
Any poisonous herbage doth grow.


VERSE 4


I love the wild flowers in this bright land of ours;
I love too the wild curley's scream,
The bluffs and white rocks and antelope flocks
That graze on the hillsides so green.


VERSE 5


How often at night, when the heavens are bright
With the light of the glittering stars,
Have I stood here amazed and asked as I gazed
If their glory exceeds this of ours.


VERSE 6


The air is so clear, the breeze so pure,
The zephyrs so balmy and light,
I would not exchange my home here to range
Forever in azure so bright.
 

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Time Bends in the Distance (But my Trip is to Beyond) -- harmonica, guitar vocals by Paul. (Best watched in full screen with volume up......repeat. Echo effect caused by time-bending.)

"A song written by me, Paul Hall, by a railroad track in a cafee one morning in Montpellier, while on the road between Huelva, Spain, and Paris, France in 1980".


"Einstein found that light curved in space due to relativity and so might time itself. In this regard, each of us is a traveler as our star, the sun, propels us through the universe at speed. The planet itself can eventually wear out, but the words of correct information are as enduring as road signs for our voyage through the stars".:eek:nthego:
 

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Moon River Waiting round the bend

"Moon River" is a song composed by Henry Mancini with lyrics by Johnny Mercer. It was originally performed by Audrey Hepburn in the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany's, winning an Academy Award for Best Original Song”.


“Comments about the lyrics have noted that they are particularly reminiscent of Mercer's youth in the Southern United States and his longing to expand his horizons. An inlet near Savannah, Johnny Mercer's hometown, was named Moon River in honor of him and this song”.


The history of Henry Mancini's Moon River


...there's such a lot of World to see!
 
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Meanderer

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Here's my own version of "Little Ben". I found this "Cat & Mouse Clock" at GW, and it appears to be hand fired. The cat is waitin' round the bend!
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"A tribute to the famous and beloved master canoe builder from Border Country of Minnesota, Joe Seliga - this photo journey of his life is underscored by the song, 'See You 'Round The Bend,' written by Pat Surface and featured on the Spiritwood Music CD, DUE NORTH, by Pat Surface and the Boundary Water Boys".
 


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