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The Friend Who Just Stands By

The Friend Who Just Stands By

When trouble comes your soul to try,

You love the friend who just “stands by”

Perhaps there’s nothing he can do;

The problem is strictly up to you.

For they are problems all your own

And pains the soul must tread alone.

There are times when love cannot smooth the road, nor friendship lift the heavy load

Just to know you have a friend who will stand by:

Or to have a warm hand, it helps, someway to pull you through; although there’s nothing he can do.

And so fervent heart you cry

God bless the Friend who Just Stands By

with love,

Miss Gloria Cross



The Drawer of Death

We all have one…yours may be in the shape of a box, a bag, an envelope or even a basket, but we all have a

Drawer of Death

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Sunrise to Sunset

                           Gone too soon

Date of Birth

Date of Death

                           Suffered too long


In memory of

Who they leave behind

Pictures and Poems

                           Never said “goodbye”

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Family and friends

We all have a drawer

                          Death drawer

RIP Renee’

                         Added to the drawer

Rest in Peace Renee

I’ll always love and miss you!

                         Added to the death drawer

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Where is your Drawer of Death?

Sisterly Love ~ A Bond Never Broken

Neither distance nor death can break the bond of Sisterly Love

Death can turn minutes into hours…

hours into days….

days into weeks…

and weeks into months…

those months turn into years…

21 to be exact

the love for my sister has never waned nor wavered

but the grief always envelopes me on this day

the 14th of September


you are forever missed and always loved






Tracking Teenage Drivers

Hello Friends and Happy Hump Day Wednesday


As the mother of a teenage driver I am always on pins and needles every time he grabs his keys and leaves the house.  There is just so much they can learn in a classroom setting and even with the mandatory driving hours that are required with a Graduated License, once they are on the road alone it can become a life or death situation.

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Some teenagers are extremely careful and patient drivers, others not so much and unfortunately I have the latter.  I’ve explained to him that driving is a privilege and he should remain ever vigilant when he’s behind the wheel.  There are just too many RIP Markers on the sides of the road and a few of you know that I lost my sister in a car accident on September 14th 1992.

I have argued, nagged and yelled at him to drive slowly and also threatened him with the loss of his car, keys and driving privileges if ever stopped for speeding.

                                                          . yelling mom

It goes in one ear and out the other and so I think the time has come for more drastic measures.  Hubby brought home information from the website Teen Tracking, a plug and play GPS monitoring system and I am seriously considering buying one.


According to the website The Big Brother GPS Locator/Tracker “allows parents to keep a close eye on their new teen drivers. Notifications on speed and boundary violations. Easy 2-wire installation. Installs under dash for covert operation. PoweredbyGPS® technology.”  The cost is hefty but the piece of mind is priceless and definitely cheaper than the increase to our monthly car insurance rates!


Has anyone purchased this Teen Tracking monitor or is there another GPS Tracker that you would suggest?