Monday, February 27, 2017


Well, dear friends, this comes straight from jc's designs page!  
She first posted it the day after Thankful's brother, Rene, died so young.  
He died 10 years ago today, so please keep Thankful in your hearts today.

♥     Rene A. Van Hulle, Jr.     ♥

28 July 1953 - 27 Feb 2007

True Colors

Cyndi Lauper

You with the sad eyes
don't be discouraged
oh I realize
it's hard to take courage
in a world full of people
you can lose sight of it all
and the darkness inside you
can make you feel so small
But I see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow
Show me a smile then
don't be unhappy, can't remember
when I last saw you laughing
if this world makes you crazy
and you've taken all you can bear
you call me up
because you know I'll be there
I can't remember when I last saw you laugh.
And I'll see your true colors
shining through
I see your true colors
and that's why I love you
so don't be afraid to let them show
your true colors,
true colors are beautiful
like a rainbow

♥    ♥ Thankful! ♥     ♥


  1. ❤️πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’› Rene is First! πŸ’›πŸ’šπŸ’™πŸ’œπŸ’–πŸ’œπŸ’™πŸ’šπŸ’›❤️

  2. “I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. We needed the media to hold people like me to account. Power can be very addictive and it can be corrosive, and it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.”

    — Former President George W. Bush, in an interview on the Today Show.

    “I’ve never, ever within a factor of 10 received as much affirmative response from people in my 25 years in public life. I would have loved for them to have been more involved in my campaigns, frankly, but they’re on that boat now. Because something has sparked. There’s some fuse that’s been lit here, that’s connected to something that’s very explosive. I’ve seen it most profoundly around the travel ban, but the fuse is definitely lit. The TNT is there.”

    — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D), quoted by the Washington Post, on efforts to fight President Trump’s travel ban.

    Trump Admits Health Care Is Complicated[Click] “We have come up with a solution that’s really, really, I think very good. It’s an unbelievably complex subject, nobody knew that health care could be so complicated.” Nobody in your particular clown car, you mean?

    California single payer plan?[Click] People have also debated a multi-state compact.

    Trump Promises Military Build-Up, Bemoans Trillions Spent On War[Click] Sounds like a nonsequitur to me.

    Coffee break is over.—Alan

    1. I guess we'll know tomorrow night when he addresses Congress and says he's cutting the National Budget by nearly 10% to give it all to military wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down. So, who's he planning to invade?

    2. I think I have already inflicted my additional verse for Put It On The Ground[Click] on you all, but here it is again anyway:

      If there are no jobs at home,
      They've all been sent offshore;
      Go down and join the Army,
      There's sure to be a war.
      There's sure to be a war, my friend,
      There's sure to be a war;
      Go to Iraq, if you don't come back
      We'll just keep sending more!


      Oh, put it on the ground,
      Spread it all around;
      Dig it with a hoe,
      It will make your flowers grow.


    3. Now you've me humming Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

      When will we ever learn?

  3. Thinking about the possibility of single-payer in California (or a multi-state compact), I was moved to compare the populations of California and Canada:
    Canada 35 million
    California 39 million


  4. listener, thankful to you for the lovely remembrance of Rene. He's always in our hearts and I know he loves the bluebells!

    Hugz to all,

    1. {{{ {{ { Thankful! } }} }}}

      πŸ’™Rene's BluebellsπŸ’™ were their best ever last Summer. I'll send you a photo. XOXOXOX

  5. Replies
    1. I copied you on the photo, puddle. Let me know if you can't get it to download. XOXOXOX

  6. This Robert Reich article is over a week old but I'd missed it and appreciated reading it.

    Trump’s entire campaign was a bait-and-switch: Washington’s a mess, and it’s all the president’s fault