Welcome Guest Login or Signup


HELLO and Welcome!

67 years old
United States

Arcade Champs: 1
Profile Views: 528
[ 5824 ]

Referrals: 2

Profile Views: 529

JOB: Teacher
MEMBER SINCE: 04/16/2008
STAR SIGN: Aquarius
LAST LOGIN: 05/05/2015 19:28:27

 photo snowfall-penguin1th_zpsf08043a4.jpg

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.

 photo fff31834-c68e-4a22-8b73-212b6a8f3609_zps5104a15f.jpg

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!

 photo penguins-reading_zpsd18368af.jpg

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.

 photo 1eb0a1e4-37c8-4996-b3e5-59dbf151d803_zps317cd238.jpg

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

Pizza, chocolate pudding, Pot roast with potatoes and carrots, salmon....and CRAB!!!

 photo images18_zps648d316f.jpg

Winter has arrived, and it has been COLD here in Virginia! My new great grandson is already FOUR months old this coming week and getting cuter by the minute...of course, I am very prejudiced! HAH!

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! I have already had a private two person show, won some awards, 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.

 photo images17_zps312fb052.jpg

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!

 photo images16_zpsb5d6371a.jpg

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.

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", "Ellen", "Property Brothers", and "Dr. Phil". I love Ohio State and Notre Dame football, and HGTV.


Displaying 4 out of 28 comments
06/19/2015 11:40:18


Hi Joyce, hope you have a good weekend. Take care. Hugs and love, Dianne

05/29/2015 08:41:50

05/12/2015 07:25:42

05/06/2015 20:07:17

The Stereoscope on a Spring Day in New Hampshire Joyful226

Hello my dear friend.

How are you doing? A little about this greeting. The background of this creation is the Church in this picture is a spring day in Keene New Hampshire. the Church was built and was Consecrated Oct.29, 1788 as a Congregational Church. It has been added onto and raised but the main structure is still the same today. In 1963 it merged with the Church of Christ it became The United Church of Christ Church. This is a spring picture in the City square of Keene NH I took the picture.

The Stereoscopes are on the table and the lady is holding one along with some of their slides, was a favorite way to pass the time of day for nearly 100 years.
  In 1861 Oliver Wendell Holmes created and deliberately did not patent a handheld version, Shown in this greeting. The original stereoscope which was big and expensive, dates from the 1850s, all consisted of two prismatic lenses and a wooden stand to hold the stereo card. This type, above, of stereoscope remained in production for a century and there are still companies making them in limited production currently.

I admit I have one. Well I have three but only brought one with me to NH. I have a bunch of cards that can take you in 3-D around the world and to the Worlds Fairs and all kinds of places. Some cards were hand tinted most were black and white.They are still the most amazing 3D I have ever seen.
  When I was a little girl I use to sit with my Grandparents in their home and Grandma would get out the viewers (you could adjust them to you see them perfectly by sliding the card holder forward or backward)and stacks and stacks of cards all sorted in specially designed drawers just for the stereoscope slides. The great thing about the viewers was there was no need for glasses to view them. When I was with my grandparents we would read all the good information on the back of the card, slide it into the holder and view it and you were transported into a different world and time. We could take a trip around the world right from the dining room's table, or see the Worlds Fairs or old fashioned Christmases and so much more It was great. Oh my I still love my stereoscope! (which belonged to my grandparents). I have also introduced my grandchildren to the thrill of real 3-D nothing has ever come close to it in viewability and clarity as the stereoscope.

The Viewmaster is alright but not nearly as clear or as good as these and the stereoscope doesn't mess up like the View Master does. 
 There are those that have done a rather good job of trying to create other viewers some you still have to wear glasses so you can see 3-D but still they pale in comparison to the Stereoscope. by Connie Hull

May you have a wonderful day and if you ever get a chance look for one of these believe it or not they are still made to some degree today. They are still a fascinating  way to view the world and go back in time..   Love and hugs Connie   

Smileycons  -  FolderMagic  -  CalendarPal  -  Cloudeight Stationery  -   NotOverTheHill Powered by M3Server.com