Happy Anniversary

Well maybe not, because the man I married 50 years ago today died, 5 months before our 25 wedding anniversary. I’m just remembering the day and the many things that have happened since then. It was a happy day. My brother gave me away. He died later the same year Dan did. A very special 9 year old nephew sat on my knee that day and cried because that man was taking his aunty away. I tried to convince him that Aunty Gladys wasn’t going anywhere. She would always be there for him. I was and still am for the man he is now. He doesn’t remember sitting on my knee at the Royal Hotel in Nelson August 9 1969 after I had put my wedding dress on. I love you, P. and all my nieces and nephews for what you did for Dan and me that day. Thank you all.

In 1997 I met the man I have been with for 22 years now. Never thought I would do it again but i did and we have had our ups and down but are still together. Maybe when this relationship is 25 years old we will celebrate or something. We have been to the Dominican Republic together at the turn of the century, hoping everything would crash so we could stay there longer than the two weeks but it didin’t. We went to Nicaragua for 2 weeks 8 years later and for my 75 birthday went to Scotland and the Edinburgh Tattoo. A special event that year too. The first time in 300 years the clans had all gathered in the castle. We met our (Mom’s) clan chief. Wow what an exciting event.

1969 Fifty years ago

When I was reading the Daily Word this morning it mentioned that fifty years ago today Neil Armstrong walked on the moon and said “One giant leap for mankind” and he added one small step for man as he stepped out of the modular onto the moon surface. That was the first time any human had stepped on to another planet. What I was thinking as senior that I was watching that on T.V. when it happened. To anyone born in the late 1960’s or later, they don’t remember. To them that was history, past history something they didn’t experience. To us who were there, well not on the moon with Neil but watching him take that step that wasn’t history that was only our past. That brings to mind our history, the first and second world war. That was happening when we were born or before. There are few seniors who were in those wars still around. History is an amazing thing. To some it is history to others it is just our past. What will those whose history is only our past, have as their past when the younger generation still to come say that is history and those who say now that is history have as their past? Very interesting concept to think on.

Discover the Power Within You

At Unity of New Westminster every Thursday lately there is a books study. For the past few weeks we are doing Eric Butterworth’s Discover the Power Within You. I’m reading a chapter now that has a new interpretation of the Lord’s Prayer. I like it and find it interesting: Our Father in Heaven. Hallowed is Thy name. Thy kingdom is come, Thy will is done, in earth as it is in heaven. Thou dost give us this day and every day our daily bread, Thou dost always forgive, even as we forgive. Thou would never leave us in temptation, but art the very power of deliverance from limitation. For thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory, forever. Amen This version of the Lord’s Prayer is one of many converted from the Aramaic of which Jesus spoke and the bible was translated into Greek and then into many other languages. In a few weeks we will be studying this chapter of Discover the Power Within You and the Lord’s Prayer line by line.

I know I may offend some of my readers by posting this on my website but it is what I in ” :” believe. You, I am sure have your own belief of the Lord’s Prayer. You have the right to your opinion as do I.

New site?

I am trying to update my site but as usual my fixing and saving things don’t work. I’m just computer literate. I need a computer nerd to help me and say do this , okay now do that save. But maybe in time I will have the site I want and more traffic. Sure hope so.

Sunday June 30 2019

Sunday June 30 is a very special day. Unity of New Westminster’s spiritual leader, for the last 2 1/2 years, Rhona Segarra, was ordained Monday June 17 at Unity Village in Kansas Ma. She will be home this Sunday and will be giving her first talk as a Unity Minister. On the 30 there will be a special ceremony to celebrate her ordination here in New Westminster B. C. Canada. There will be over 100 people in our little church to see this happen. There will be 3 Unity Canada ministers performing the celebration. It should be a wonderful day and the Spiritual Power within that building should be amazing. Like once before when we had a special 80th birthday party. There was even a baby squirrel that came and refused to leave. Don’t know what will happen this time but it will be as amazing as that I am sure.

Happy Father’s Day

It is time again to wish a happy father’s day. All people have both male and female genes. We some time have to be strong and willing to step forward and do what must be done. Other times we need to stand back and let someone else protect us or care for us. Male or Female doesn’t matter, we need to accept our femaleness and our maleness. It can be hard on some to admit that they have to be hard or soft but we all have both when we need it. We can stand on our own two feet or we can lean on someone else for comfort. We are all one with the Spirit of God. He tells us that we have his strength when we need it. All we have to do is use it.

Got my five reviews

Got the fifth review on The Wild Ones today but it is on .ca hopefully it will count or maybe I can copy and paste on the .com I may have to try that. I had been after this person for a few weeks and today he wrote it. I didn’t mention it had to be on amazon.com not amazon.ca. Oh well it is the 5th so hopefully it will work and I can send in my manuscript. If not I will scream and shout and just kick some … . I just may copy and paste from .ca to .com Think I can manage that? We (I) will see. Still looking for posted reviews on White Medicine Woman. Thanks to all and anyone who posts a review.

Professional picture

I have the possibility of having a pro picture taken as soon as I can arrange it. All I have to do is set up a time and date for a make over then go to the place where the picture will be taken. Yahoo.

Then I can send it to Goodreads, my publisher and the tour guide. I am planning another virtual book tour after I get my picture. Then I will work for another 5 reviews on amazon.com. I still have one to get for the Wild Ones before my publisher will look at another manuscript of over the word count they accept. I can’t post a review and I found out why. There may be a way around it but I haven’t found it. What I learned when I questioned why I couldn’t post a review is because I haven’t spent $50.00 on Amazon.com within the last year. Which I don’t expect to as I don’t buy on line unless I have no choice. I won’t ask someone else to do what I won’t just for a review so if you have an amazon.com account and have spent $50.00 in the last year and you are reading this please go and review The Wild Ones for me please. Thanks in advance. Then I can send a manuscript to my publisher.

One more review

All I need is one more review on Amazon and I will have the five, on Amazon.com the publisher wants to read another manuscript. I haven’t decided which I will send. I think it will be Angel of Mercy as that has been edited and to me is ready to be sent to the publisher. I’m considering doing another virtual book tour maybe in a few months for White Medicine Woman. Then I may be able to get five more reviews and another book considered. It seem that the more reviews I get the more possibility of having another book considered.

My niece was here over last weekend and we went out to a property north of Aldergrove to pick up her shell of a new tiny home. Her son brought a truck with a trailer hitch to take it back to Prince George. Yes the tiny house has a single axle so it could be towed very well. They made it back to P.G in about 12 hours which is about the normal drive time. She is going to have to add a shower/toilet addition and also a small single room for a bed. No there won’t be room for anyone but her and Nicky, her small terrier and the miniature10 week old St. Bernard puppy who will grow into a 30-40 lb dog Personally I think she has lost her mind, but it is her life not mine. Oh well we will wait and see how this tiny house fairs with one woman, a small terrier and a St. Bernard.

Problem with reviews

Hi all who read my website notes. I just found out for sure that the reviews that count are only the reviews on Amazon.com for either The Wild Ones or White Medicine Woman. I think it is wrong but that is what I was told again this morning even though I had copied and pasted 9 reviews from http://www.goodreads.com and the virtual book tour. But since they aren’t on Amazon they don’t count so I don’t get another opportunity to have a manuscript read until I can get 5 reviews on Amazon. Don’t ask I don’t know why Amazon is so important. Another thing I found out is that to write a review on Amazon you have to have spent $50.00 on purchases. So there is no way I’m going to ask anyone to spend $50.00 just to write a review. When I won’t do it myself. If reviews from other places don’t count I’m okay with that. I know I have enough but not in the right place, too bad. Yes I would like to be able to have a publisher willing to publish my material but not at the cost of $50.00 to write it. Maybe I was wrong to say it so bluntly to the publisher, but I did. I will never ask someone to do something I won’t do myself. But if you do have an account with Amazon and have already spent the $50.00 on other things that you wanted please review either The Wild Ones on http://www.amazon.com/TheWildOnes/GladysSwedak Thanks Love you all.