"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, June 6, 2014

My Slow Takes About the beach, Ray Charles, Apple WWDC and D-Day.

1. Dee and I were at the Outer Banks last week. The weather was hot and sunny at the beginning and then cooled down Thursday. Some clouds on Wednesday and Thursday but the sun came out for the rest of the week. Children do not let things like weather affect their time at the beach. We did shell gathering, jumping in the surf, a little beach soccer and volleyball. Our friends Pam and Tony were with us Sunday through Wednesday. Then our sons Todd and Stephen joined us with their families at the end of the week.  It was a time of sharing, laughing and story telling. Pam and Dee prepared some wonderful dinners and Tony and I drank wine.
Monday Morning
Wednesday Morning
2. Ray Charles once said that there are two kinds of music, good music and bad music. His music spanned both pop and country. On June 2, 1965 his rendition of “I Can’t Stop Loving You,” made #1. It continued for five weeks and became his biggest pop hit. Willie Nelson once said of his friend, that he "did more for country music than any other living human being."

3. This week was Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference. (WWDC) USA Today has a great article and video, “WDDC: Meet tomorrow’s tech stars.” 

4. The screened in porch has been cleaned from the spring pollen. We are now enjoying breakfast on the porch.
5. This photo, by Dee, was taken at the Outer Banks. Two of our sons, Stephen and Todd.

6. Claudia Puig, USA Today, writes about,  “5 great movies about D-Day, to remember June 6, 1944.” I have seen them all and agree with her critique. 

7. June 6, 1944, D-Day, also known as “Operation Overlord.” This was the largest amphibious operation ever undertaken. Over 150,000 American, British and Canadian forces landed on the coast of Normandy, France. About 9,00 of those who landed were killed. 
This is the 70th Anniversary of that day and Brian Williams, of NBC News, provided special coverage of this momentous day.   

Read other "Takes" at Conversion Diary.


  1. Sounds like a wonderful time with family enjoyed by all. It's so nice to get loved ones together to spend quality time in a beautiful, relaxing place. Glad you made the most of it and got some great photos, too.

  2. When we do family gatherings, we are creating memories. Things to talk and laugh about.
    You are always writing about these same things.
    Thank you.