the Desk of Picture Lady
You are not going to believe this but I woke up yesterday to a
fairyland of white! Oh yes, we have had our first snow of the
Actually, I fooled
you. This is picture from last year, but it is quite, quite true that
there was a dusting of snow on Saturday morning. I was too busy to take
photos and it melted very quickly.
The big excitement this month is the election. I was not born an
American and like my sister who converted to Judaism and is now more
than her Jewish husband, I sometimes wonder if I am more American than
some who were born in this very fine land that I love. It is true
that I have the privilege of having been in places far less fortunate,
so I now know what I have.
This is how we came to America: My husband and I stopped at Dallas
Airport en route to Los Angeles on a vacation trip. I looked
up and there was a beautiful security guard checking in all the
travelers. She had a tiny, tiny waist, a shining, shining badge,
a flashy, flashy piece on either wide hip and a big, big cowboy hat
perched on her bright gold ringlets. If she wasn't Marilyn Monroe, I
was hallucinating! She just had to be a celebrity! I looked at my
husband and said, " This place has style. We may just be here
After I had settled, I discovered that America is so much more than the
Hollywood that the rest of the world knows. There is the basic,
wonderful agreement here, that a free people can govern themselves.
There is the basic agreement that people have the inalienable right to
life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Most Americans believe that
with a respect for human rights, and a respect for each other, and with
economic liberty they are able to advance themselves, their family and
the common good.
One thing, though, worries me about the elections. I am of the
old school, for I believe in manners. I have made it a firm
policy to vote for NO candidate that slings mud at their opponent.
Sometimes it means disqualifying both major parties. I don't
care. I would like to see all voters take this stand. Only then
would this ugliness stop.
I want to see us keep America as an inspiration!
Thanksgiving is November 25th
Very soon Americans will take a holiday, to give thanks. But most may
well give thanks, as they have in years gone by, by simply eating too
much. We may want to contrast our lives today, even in bad times,
with a time when the first settlers observed their first Thanksgiving.
When they said thanks, it was for less food, less security, and less
freedom than we have today
Gratitude is a liberating emotion. I believe that it brings with
it understanding and charity. If you take the longer view, as I
do in my writings,
you may discover that that our world is a wonderful becoming. If you
choose to look up and not to look down, you are going to see the silver
Let us help you to create a festive dining area
, where you and your friends can
congregate to give your thanks.
Quote for the
No one, I mean no one,
diets on Thanksgiving!
What we're really talking
about is a wonderful day set aside on the
fourth Thursday of November when just no one diets.
I mean, why else would
they call it Thanksgiving? - Erma Bombeck
How can you find out when and where there is a Picture Lady Gallery? Go
The password is "art" (without the
New this month:
Jackets and Tops - each one a Work of Art!
The holidays are just around the corner. We offer a perfect gift in
three sizes of Photo-to-Artwork - 22x28 at $175, 16x20 at $125.00
11x14 at $65.00.
Until next month!
The Picture Lady
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