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JOB: Teacher
RELIGION: Protestant
MEMBER SINCE: 04/16/2008
STAR SIGN: Aquarius
LAST LOGIN: 09/21/2014 09:19:34

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The Notebook" is my all time favorite! I also highly recommend the new movie Soul Surfer!! Other favorites include "Pretty Woman", "Message in a Bottle", Sleepless in Seattle",and the new "Parent Trap". One of my other favorites is "The Family Man"! I also love classic films, and love the really old Jimmy Stewart movies, Shirley Temple movies,and Doris Day films.

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Classical PIANO!! Chopin and Rachmaninoff are my favorites! I also love Gershwin, Poulenc, and anything from the Romantic Era. Haydn and Scarlatti are also favorites! I have recently discovered some classical piano music written by Billy Joel...yeah, really!!...and it is fabulous. As for pop music, I love Clay Aiken, Michael Feinstein, Rod Stewart's new stuff, Tony Bennett, Melinda Doolittle, anything romantic, and I also love country music, and oldies from when I grew up in the 60's!

I had a music player on my page, but they keep shutting the sites down....guess we cannot have music on our pages anymore!

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Anything by Nicholas Sparks, Danielle Steel, romances, historical fiction, and biographies, self improvement books. I love Max Lucado books,and books by AW Tozer, Chuck Swindoll, and Charles Stanley. I loved the "Zion Covenant" series by Brodie Thoene. What a fabulous series! Now I read mostly on my Kindle or Ipad!

My favorite books of the Bible are Isaiah, Hebrews, and Romans.

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Yellow and red...and Scarlet and Gray..Go Buckeyes!

Pizza, chocolate pudding, Pot roast with potatoes and carrots....and CRAB!!! ...But about all I get to eat of those anymore is the crab!

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Welcome to my page! Summer has arrived..please stay, look around, and have an ice cream Sunday with me!! There is always a pot of hot coffee, too! Help yourself! The news here is good...I was just hired as a member of the piano faculty for the Community Music School here near me!

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I am a hopeless romantic and a classical pianist and retired teacher living in Virginia! I moved here from Michigan almost eight years ago, and I love it here. Virginia is an incredibly beautiful state, and I have made some amazing new friends here. My family and friends are very, very dear to me. The most important person in my life however, is the Lord. I am a "born again" Christian, and my deep faith in God has seen me thru my difficult experiences in life.
Overall, I really have had a wonderful, and very good life! I had a large private piano studio in Marshall, MI, and my students won all sorts of "Outstanding Performance" awards at local and state competitions, and participated in Master Classes with many famous classical pianists! It was a very exciting time in my life. Then, I moved to Florida, started a new teaching career and went through two major hurricanes...Jeanne and Francis!!! That was enough for me, and when Wilma was moving in offshore, I packed my bags and went home to Michigan! Who know what the future holds? I have started doing photography, and have learned quickly and my teacher thinks I have a lot of talent and I have already had a private two person show, and have sold some of my work!! I wouldn't change my life experiences for anything! With the mix of sadness and joy that I have had, it has truly been an amazing life.

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I love....Babies, cool sunny days, photography, classical piano, Chopin and Rachmaninoff, sailboats, hot, freshly brewed coffee, tall ships, freshly fallen snow, spending time with very special friends, the USA, wrapping up in a warm blanket on a cool day with a good book, Christmas, the movie "The Note Book", reading, long walks on cool days, Jesus, pecan rolls, singing, Autumn, church on Sundays, family, traveling, San Francisco, the smell of lilacs in the spring, band concerts in the park, roses in the summer, Ohio State football in the Fall, the smell of a campfire, shiny red shoes, and watching figure skating in the winter. And ...I LOVE PARIS!
I love "American Idol", Michigan and the Midwest, "Dancing With the Stars", HGTV, the 4th of July...(my favorite holiday), Virginia, fireworks, and best of all time with my children and my adorable grandchildren, some who live waaaaay too far away from me!

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CATS! And I don't like rude or obnoxious people, people who talk filthy and use bad words all the time, or people who are deliberately unkind to others. I really hate BUGS, too! I am terrified of bees and wasps as well, as I got into a nest as a child and was stung badly.

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Photography, reading, watching Ohio State football in the Fall, playing on my computer,talking on the phone to friends and family, Play Station games! I never used to watch much TV, but lately I seem to be watching more again. My favorites are "Survivor", "American Idol", "Super Nanny", "Dancing With the Stars", "The Amazing Race", "What Not to Wear" on the TLC channel, "Ellen", Oprah, and "Dr. Phil". I love Ohio State and Notre Dame football, and HGTV.


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09/14/2014 22:52:30

Sunday Blessings Joyful226

Grandpa reads the Bible to his grandson. They both look like they are enjoying it. The little boy looks lovingly at his grandpa as they gently swing back and forth on the old porch swing.
Wishing you a wonderful and blessed Sunday. I went to Church today. Much cooler when I started out for church at 9:30 AM it was 48ºF and when I got out after we had a nice potluck at church after church was over, it was 78ºF so it warmed up quite a bit.

Take care.

09/12/2014 16:14:27

Hi Joyce. Thanks for stopping by. Enjoyed your message. Hugs, Dianne

09/01/2014 23:08:42

Enchanted Joyful226

Wishing you a wonderful and Enchanted day. It has been a beautiful day here today weather perfect. My son his step daughter came to visit today and we took a drive around it was lovely.

Take care Love and  Hugs Connie

08/23/2014 06:15:39

Hi Joyce, and so nice to hear from you. Glad to hear that you are well. I figured you were ultra busy, and I understand that. Take care and Love you with hugs.

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