Dear Readers

Fear not the Darkness, But What Lies Within, The recesses of our mind, The creepy cobwebbed corners,That lingers on and tickles us,With tingle feelings of alarm, The deep in the stomach, Pain we feel when we do warn, The fear is deadly it seeks, The deepest corner of our mind, It's just a story to alarm,Educate and provide entertainment for our minds. So read on dear reader, I hope you find the stories amusing and full of charm.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Happy 144th Birthday Canada and Happy Independence Day

It's party weekend for Canada and the United States so everyone have fun and stay safe.

¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪ Happy Birthday to You ♪♫ •*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪ Happy Birthday to You ♪♫
•*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪ Happy Birthday   ♪♫ •*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*•
                                           ♫♪...Happy Birthday to You!!!

This video was made a few years ago by some of my hometown people 
Song & video produced by
Julia Bentley & Andrew Gunadie

and it's really cute.

       Now  I was a small child during the 1967 celebration of Canada's 100 birthday ,but as I was in choir (from the age of three) we learned this song for Ontario. Every Canada besides O Canada this echoes through my head.

 Enjoy Canada Day I know I will and for all my dear Americans friends enjoy your own Independence Day Monday( the next video is for you)

¸.•*¨*• ♫♪ Happy Birthday to You ♪♫ •*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪ Happy Birthday to You ♪♫
•*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*• ♫♪ Happy Birthday dear America  ♪♫ •*¨*•.¸¸¸¸.•*¨*•
                                           ♫♪...Happy Birthday to You!!!

Monday, June 13, 2011

The Kreativ Blogger Award

Rose Wade passed along the Kreativ Blogger Award to me. Thank you, Rose for your kindness! Rose's blog is a treat go visit.

The instructions that came with the Kreativ Blogger Award are:

Pass it on to 10 bloggers and notify them. I highly recommend visiting these blogs.  They are inventive interesting and talented writers.
In addition, I have to reveal 10 things about myself that most people don’t know.
So, here we go: To carry out the first instruction, I would like to pass this award on to the following bloggers,
Stories and/or  Poetry sublime and delicious
Guatami Tripathy  
 Old Altonian          
Thom Gabrukiewicz
Laylita Singh          

Okay ten things about me Hmm......
1.) I talk a lot to people but in some ways I'm very shy and very sensitive to criticism.
2.) My parents were childhood sweethearts.(I know kind of cheating it's about them but they showed me true love is real)
3.)  I'm one of six children
4.) I love musicals
5.) I was an unusual child who loved to hear senior's stories and histories.
6.) My one grandfather was a Homechild sent to Canada
7.) My other grandfather was a millionaire until two weeks before my mother was born.(Stock market crash) 
8.) My great-grandfather started a store in Canada with his brother Timothy Eaton (yes that Eaton)We called him Uncle Timmy even though we never knew him because that's what Grandma called him.
9.) I am celebrating my thirty second anniversary with my husband later this month.(What can I say we were married as babies.LOL)
10.) I was replaced not once but twice in two plays In Snow White I became the maid but sang all Snow White's songs; as the person I was replaced with couldn't sing.. I got rave reviews.The other a teacher took the role and I played another in which I sang  Lady Thiang's part in "The King and I" to rave reviews.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Cookie Cutter Award

Thank you to Ken Hoss

who nominated me for this award

As with all Awards there are..... 
Rules for the Not a Cookie Cutter Blog Award:
1.       Thank the person who nominated you and link back to their blog.
2.       Dance around in circles and sing, “It’s a small world” while eating a chocolate cupcake.
3.       Disregard #2
4.       Share 5 things you do in your spare time. (Providing you have any spare time.)
5.       Pass this award along to 5 deserving blog buddies.
6.       Contact them and let them know.

In my spare time I .Is there any? LOL 
1. I  write
2. I read
3. I sing
4. I spend time with my family
5. I  enjoy nature 

And the nominees are:

1. Jae Rose            

5.  Kelly    

All of them exceptional blogs

Sunday, June 5, 2011

The Irresistibly Sweet Blog Award

Thank you to Carolyn Arnold

who nominated me for this award 

As with most awards, there are stipulations and below is what came with this one:
1) Thank and link to the person who nominated you.
2) Share 7 random things about yourself.
3) Pass the award on to 15 deserving blog buddies.
4) Contact them to let them know.

Seven random things about me:

I'm very technologically challenged.( It takes me a little longer to figure out how it all works.)

I love doing laundry I find it relaxing, but I hate cooking though I do like baking.

I have two daughters

Once I start something I have to finish.(My husband says I'm like the cobbler's elf.He goes out and comes back and like magic it's done.)LOL

I believe in showing kindness to all. We all need kindness. 

I am very loyal to people whom I consider friends.

I won awards for my singing abilities when I was young. 

My nominees are:
1.)Leanne Beattie  
2.)Rory  Grant      
3.)Karen DeLabar
4.)Kenneth Hoss
5.)LM Preston    
6.)JL Dodge         &
7.)Mary Baader Kaley
8.)Larry Enright     
10.) Mehreen       
11.) Tony Noland
12.) Brenda Bryant
14.)Elizabeth Spann Craig
15.) L.M.Stull                     

These blogs are all exceptional and written by sweet wonderful people and don't forget to see Caroyln's blog
 it is too.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Roots of My Need to Write

         I've always wanted to write.I literally breathe writing when I am not reading. My family was always telling stories of family lore and spinning stories for entertainment.
     When I was in grade six we had to write a speech and I was terrified.A speech me? I was basically a shy reserved child who liked to fade into the background. To speak to a classroom and try to win a competition in front of the school. I couldn't do it I had thought but then my mother said you can do this. Think of it as as story you are telling and keep your audience interested. I've heard your stories; what if you told a story about something that happened to you.
     I was interested then, in fact I knew right away what I wanted to write about my mother's pet crow. So I had to ask her to tell me again how she found him. She told me and I began to write. Over the next few days I wrote re-wrote and editing it reading it out to my mother as a sounding board. I went to school and read it in front of my class and to my teacher. To my surprise my teacher told me that I had been picked to read it in front of other teachers to decide if my speech would be read in front of the school for the final prize a trophy. I was thrilled excited and scared all at once. What if my story wasn't good enough?
     Luckily my mother was my biggest fan and supporter and she told me believe in yourself.

      The day dawned I read my speech in front of the teachers and they picked me to compete in front of the school with three others in my class fort he final trophy. I got up in front of the assembly and the faces disappeared as I found myself immersed in the story. I was laughing right along with my audience as I told the of the antics of Doc the crow. I became the minstrel storyteller of old amusing my audience and I loved it. To my surprise and delight I won a trophy. That trophy sits on my dresser today a reminder that storytelling is as much about the reader/listener as it is about your enjoyment writing it.

       I continued writing dribs and drabs.Short stories unfinished manuscripts and then one day I thought I can do this I can write a novel it is in me. All I need to do is believe and write. So I did and now I find my self with several novels written. With hard work and perseverance I plan on publishing the first novel very soon.I'll let you know when that happens. Until then and after that I will continue to write because it's like breathing I need it.

© Sheilagh Lee- June 3, 2011