For 2018

"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Tuesday, May 04, 2010



Angela at West Virginia Treasures is having her weekly Show and Tail-

She hopes that everyone will join her every Tuesday to post a picture of two of your pets, wildlife, visits to the zoo, or animal story and tell a little about them!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail is about having fun, and giving us a chance to meet other animal lovers in the blogging community. If you are visiting and would like to join in on the fun, please do so! Everyone is welcome. It is very easy to do.

Happy Birthday Audrey Hepburn:

For attractive lips, speak words of kindness. For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people. For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry. For beautiful hair, let a child run his/her fingers through it once a day. For poise, walk with the knowledge that you never walk alone. People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed: never throw out anyone. Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, you will find one at the end of each of your arms. As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands; one for helping yourself, and the other for helping others.

And Maya Angelou:

Phenomenal Woman

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
I say,
It's in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can't touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can't see.
I say,
It's in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I'm a woman

Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Now you understand
Just why my head's not bowed.
I don't shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It's in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
'Cause I'm a woman
Phenomenal woman,
That's me.

Maya Angelou

And I think they both are phenomenal women!


Linda said...

Yes and so are you dear Sandie. I love Audrey Hepburn! Such a wonderful lady.

Shirley said...

Loved the seal video!! Yes, Audrey was such a beautiful lady wasn't she. And the writings of Maya Angelou so poignant!

Michelle said...

Great video! I am in awe of Audrey, such a lady in every way.

Noni at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love the Phenomenal Woman poem!

Knitty said...

I agree with the comments about both birthday women. Too bad I look more like the new Riverdance performer than Audrey Hepburn. ;-)

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

How great are these two poems! Fabulous. I've read and heard Audrey Hepburn's before (but can never read it too often). And though I love Maya Angelou I did not know this poem. Thank you so much. It really is phenomenal!!

Terrific post.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Just went back to watch the Riverdance video. So funny. How on earth do you find this great stuff? I'm so impressed!

Mollye said...

Sandie, I love love love the first poem. You're amazing with your knack for finding "who'd a thunk it facts".

That corgi :) said...

that was so cute with the Riverdance! amazing how they can train animals like that, isn't it?


Angela said...

Hey Sandie!

That is just too funny to see someone dancing with a seal! lol I've seen people dance with dogs but I don't think I've seen a seal.

Love Audrey. I had even thought of naming my son that if he were a girl!

Thanks for sharing!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!

ClassyChassy said...

That seal video was the absolute greatest!!! I was laughing out loud!!! You made my day!!!

Jojo said...

There's a little Audrey Hepburn in all of us. Love celebrating her b'day. Thanks for posting.

Susan said...

Hi Sandie....Loved the Audrey Hepburn video...and the one with the dancing seal,too! Awesome. Great job! Sincerely, Susan

Whosyergurl said...

I love that Phenomenal Woman poem! I've loved it from the first time I ever saw it.
Saw my son on campus today and he had a t-shirt on with his old soccer nicname on the back..."Phenom."