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Beyonce lending voice to GW

Beyonce is Lending Her Voice for GOOD – WCAX.COM Local Vermont News, Weather and Sports-.

If you haven’t heard the news – “Lady B” aka Beyonce Knowles-Carter aka “Blue Ivy’s mommy” is lending her voice to help raise awareness about Goodwill’s mission of transforming lives through the power of work.  “Goodwill helps people get back to work by providing education, job training and placement. I wanted to team up with an organization that puts people first and works every day to help them improve and re-establish their lives,” said Beyonce.

Beyonce is encouraging fans to support Goodwill by promoting donation drives at her North American concerts beginning on Friday, June 28, at the Staples Center in LA. There will be a mobile donation centers onsite at 28 tour venues in 24 North American cities, collecting clothing, electronics and small household goods. The monies received from the the sales will benefit Goodwill agencies in their work to help people with disabilities and disadvantages, and anyone facing challenges to finding employment.

As you know, my sister before her untimely death was employed by Goodwill which is why I am such a big supporter of them.  I must admit that I am not a fan of Beyonce’s music but am definitely a fan of this endeavor.

What are your thoughts?

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday

The car search for #1 son is over, and not a moment too soon, “Miranda” his 2002 Elantra was taken in for service Monday and unfortunately won’t be coming back – so sad too bad!  Her replacement is a Silver 2005 Honda Civic from Wolf’s Elite Autos in Stanton.  I  pulled a CarFax report and it had a high rating, 2 previous owners, and the outside is nice with only 1 small ding.  The inside is clean but the locks and windows are manual!  Can you believe they were making vehicles in the 2000’s with manual windows and locks, it was hilarious, but the price was excellent and Honda has a good reputation.

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Hello Friends and Happy Saturday

I hope you were treated to a beautiful Spring day with flowers in bloom and birds chirping their early Easter greetings.

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Hubby and I spent the day together which is a rarity because he’s usually visiting his mother in Wilmington. Next week is Spring Break so he’ll have more time to spend with her and today it was just the two of us. Unfortunately it was wasn’t a date or even romantic, we just went shopping at Lowe’s for a new kitchen sink faucet to replace the one that has been leaking for months – wasting both water and money.

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Next we went to car dealerships in Newark and Wilmington checking out Certified Pre-Owned Hondas. It’s the last sales day of the month as well as the end of the quarter so they were extremely busy.

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Finding nothing in our price range we ended our day at L&G Soul Food Southern Cuisine for dinner. We ordered platters for us as well as the boys and once home we all enjoyed fried Whiting, collard greens, mac n cheese, string beans, coleslaw and corn bread …needless to say, “itis” kicked in shortly afterwards but it was too late for a nap.

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After dinner I had to change into my comfy-stretchy clothes!

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Threw on the sandals to punch up my sloppy Saturday outfit!

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Have a good night – Smooches!

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Have you ever listened to the words in the song, These Three Words by Stevie Wonder?

After my sister died the words in this song became more meaningful, and it was played during my grandmother’s Memorial Service.  When they were alive we never left each other or ended a conversation without a saying these three words – I LOVE YOU.

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We have an elderly neighbor who has been a widow for over 20 years, she no longer drives so each morning she is standing in her garage waiting for her ride, it’s usually her daughter.  I leave for work, normally late and always in a hurry so when I see her I just wave quickly and continue driving.  This morning looking down the street I could see her standing in her garage waiting for her ride, and once again I am running late this time by more than 20 minutes.  As I drove closer for some strange reason I decided to slow down, stop and ask her how she was feeling.  Watching her slowly walk down the driveway there was such sadness in her eyes, I immediately got out of the car to greet her.

Her only child, her one daughter went to sleep and never woke up…she wasn’t ill…no medical issues…in her 50’s…just went to sleep and never woke up.  Tears streaming down both our faces, hugging tightly, she whispered in my ear, “I just wish I was there to tell her I Love You”

I pray never to know the pain of losing a child but the loss of any loved one leaves a hole in your heart…pick up the phone today and say These Three Words.

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Saturday, was our 3rd trip  to a car dealership in search of a replacement vehicle for Tayair.  He and I went to Hertrich’s Auto Dealership in New Castle looking to get information on leasing a new Hyundai, however, several Pre-Owned 2011 Accents caught our attention.

Car shopping at Hertrichs Auto DealershipPre-owned certified Hyundai AccentHyundai Accent GLS

I drive a 2005 Sonata and Tayair has a 2002 Elantra so we are leaning towards getting another Hyundai, I need to check into their Customer Loyalty Program for additional savings.  These Pre-Owned vehicles are still under warranty and were priced at $11,908 – $11,913, each with less than 40k miles.  We did check out a sporty new 2013 Elantra but with a sticker price of $19,944, it was too far out of our budget!

We are not in a big hurry to make a purchase or lease so Tayair is online doing more research on each of the 3 vehicles – stay tuned!

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