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From the Lady Cave: Spirit

What does the word “Spirit” mean to you?

What is the first thing you think of when you see this word?

Sometimes I just get curious about a word, its meaning and how it affects me…

Definition:

1. The non physical part of a person which is the seat of emotions and character; the soul.

2. Those qualities regarded as forming the definitive or typical elements in the character of a person, nation, or group or in the thoughts and attitudes of a particular period.

Thesaurus:

Here are the first 10 synonyms listed:

Character, courage, energy, enthusiasm, essence, heart, humor, life, mood, morale.

Origin:

A Latin version “spirare” means “Breathe”, also “spiritus” means “breath, spirit”.

The use of this word was widely popular in the 1800s but declined rapidly at the turn of the 20th century.

Heres my take on the word “spirit” and the above information.

The word “spirit” means “my essence or soul” and the first thing I think of is a ghost.

Having read the definition, synonyms and various other information, I think we all need to breathe more.

Pay it forward; be kind; be humble

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Camera Clicks – 100 years & 5 Generations

This lovely birthday girl is my Great Aunt, today is her birthday and she is 100 years old. Can you imagine?

This picture has 5 generations of our little motley crew represented. There were a few times I got choked up thinking of the fun times I had with her when I was a kid. Seeing her interact with my granddaughter, oh it was so touching watching her fuss over the baby.

100 year age difference!
Smooching on that baby!

I once had an American History class in college, we were discussing the period after the depression when the President was trying to put people back to work. I talked with her about why she left the farm to work in a cotton processing plant, she said it was a dare, her siblings never thought she’d do it. She then talked her parents into leaving the sharecropper life to live with her in the “City”.

She never married or had children of her own but she helped look after countless children in the family. Oh how I wish my kids and grands could’ve known her like we did, they’d find out where the worped sense of humor comes from. 😁

Happy Birthday Bunt❣❣❣

Hey Y’all!
Yeah, we had to redo this picture, you see why?

Camera Clicks – Washington, DC July 4th

This is about our recent trip and my first time ever going to DC.

To say the least, we had a lot on our minds about what we might encounter because of the constant negative news reports.

Bottom line, we were absolutely surprised at what a great experience we had.

Not once, and I mean this, not once did we encounter militant or disgruntled people; not once!

It was an absolute pleasure to see Our Nations Capital and we are looking forward to going back.

Did we see homeless people sleeping or lounging around a few monuments? Yes. Were they panhandling or begging? Nope.

Honestly, we expected to experience some of what we saw in downtown Boston which was: open use of drugs, mental illness and etc. We were stunned to see people shooting up & smoking meth out in plain sight, not in shadowy corners, I mean straight up in the sunlight at a main corner in downtown Boston. When we visited the famous Boston Commons, mental illness and homeless were prevalent.

So when we ubered to Union Station on the Tuesday before the 4th, we saw homeless people milling about and thought “ok, eyes open people” because you just never know.

We walked around the White House. We saw a couple groups protesting waving signs, but they weren’t what we expected. They were “peacefully” holding signs and talking amongst themselves.

We walked through them to get a picture of us in front of this amazing symbol of our Rights. Not one person gave us a second look, much less shouted at us or had anything negative to say.

Well, wasn’t that surprising? Yes it sure was. We remarked to each other that “maybe the news reports have exaggerated a bit”? Its not to say there aren’t times it gets super passionate.

We sure expected it be super passionate because it was July 4th and Our President was speaking in a couple days on the steps of the Lincoln Monument.

We stayed in and around DC for 7 days and not once did we experience any of the political craziness that we expected.

So I say all that to say, “What an Amazing Experience!”We got to see and experience things that we’d only ever read about or seen on TV. I cannot adequately describe the amount of renewed Pride, I have for being an American!

Here are some pictures of our trip: