Cheryl is a poet, freelance writer, published author and former Newspaper columnist. She has degrees in Psycology and Biblical studies. She enjoys sharing natural cures, and Nostalgia related info. Tips are greatly appreciated.
If there is one thing you can count on it is that the movie Forrest Gump is going to be on some cable channel at least every few months. I am a fan and enjoy watching this film without ever becoming bored. As I viewed it a few days ago I realize that there are some things that are implied but never confirmed about the woman Forrest eventually married. Jenny Curran was portrayed by Robin Wright who did an excellent job in the role and in 1994 won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in a film.
When someone desires to broker peace in a situation, they are said to be extending an olive branch to the person they are at odds with. Now, with only 5 days left until the Presidential Inauguration, Vice President Mike Pence has made a last-minute choice to take the high road and extend an olive branch of sorts to his successor. On Friday, he called VP elect Kamala Harris to congratulate her and offer his assistance during the transition. Pence has also stated that he will be on hand when Joe Biden takes the oath of office on January 20.
The aftermath of January 6th continues to expose the true nature of Trump supporters every single day. During the attack on the Capitol, they urinated and defecated all over the place like wild beasts. They erected a noose, chanted hang Mike Pence and some admitted to wanting to assassinate various members of Congress. American flags were removed and Trump flags erected in their stead. Confederate flags were carried through the White House and an innocent black woman in LA was attacked by a group of Trump supporters. President number 45 has brought this on by winking and nodding at extremist groups and now a photo has emerged of a man wearing a disgusting anti-Semetic Tee shirt.
Friday on The Bold and the Beautiful there were 3 intense confrontations. Zoe cornered Zende, Hope had a face-off with Steffy and Finn laid down the law to Liam. Viewers will now be watching and waiting to find out in what direction these 3 storylines are now headed. Hope came right out and told Steffy that she had a choice the night she slept with Liam. Hope pointed out that her husband was distraught and thought he had been betrayed. She told her rival that she had absolutely no excuse for what she did except one, which is that she was waiting to jump into bed with Liam.
I wrote an article about my hometown, Blue Ridge, Va. where I actually lived growing up. Being a small town we had to travel west on Route 460 to Roanoke, 10 miles away for grocery stores, doctors, and entertainment. I moved to Roanoke in 1979 and believe it or not there are still some buildings in place, that were a part of my childhood and teenage years. Each of these landmarks is within a one-mile radius and within walking distance from each other. I woke up at 5:30 AM this morning desiring McDonald's Coffee and went to the restaurant that was near the downtown area of the city. It was dark of course and as I began driving home an idea took place in my mind.
It’s a Wednesday night and I’m tossing and turning in bed. I cannot concentrate to continue reading my book and there is nothing on television that interests me. I try unsuccessfully to fall asleep and I can’t sleep. It’s a few moments before 11:30 PM and in my frustration I make a decision. It’s not one I make lightly but I put on some clothes. I debate whether I should walk or drive, but I know I am going out. I’ve decided to go to the store as I’ve done many other times. My family does not like it, but heading out near midnight whether driving or walking is my therapy. I guess you could say I’m a midnight owl.
Now that MeTV is airing classic cartoons on Toon in with me, I am enjoying so many of my favorite animated programs from childhood. This morning I viewed Popeye the Sailor in “ We Aim to Please”. In this episode, Popeye and Olive Oyl open a restaurant and Wimpy shows up. He had no money and says his famous signature line: “ I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for a hamburger today.” As a child, I would laugh when my great aunt Gladys would utter these words.
I grew up in a small town in Botetourt County, Viegina called Blue Ridge. It’s on route 460 east and in between the larger cities of Roanoke and Lynchburg and yes the mountains do have rims of blue. It is unfortunate that all of the accompanying photos except for one represent memories, as the town of my childhood is no more. Being born African American and raised in poverty, stripped me of being able to showcase my past. The cover photo is of an area we called the ball diamond and it sits at the top of what was once referred to as Ni••er Hill.