Childhood Belief

A person such as I, with 50 percent Irish ancestry tends to associate finding

a four-leaf clover with good fortune.

The first three leafs represent faith, hope and love. The fourth is said to bring


These four leaf clovers are quite rare although if found in a clover field the

likelihood of discovering many more is quite high.

The above is due to what is called genetic recessive mutation.

For twenty-five years the floral bed I maintained in front of my Gambrel-style

home contained a clover patch.

My youngest daughter was thrilled to find the clovers with four leaves – gems.

I don’t know if good fortune followed as one has to consider what’s truly

important in life – ALL the blessings.

Many were picked – many were ironed and placed between pages of books.

To date I enjoy belief in traditions and sad to read pessimistic posts with

regard to them.

Response to Question: ‘How Much Control Do You Have Over Your Life’

This week’s question opens up avenues with a multitude of answers – a book worth reading if there’s one already published (have to check on that). 

After careful thought and memory lane notes I believe the answer would be: MINIMAL.

Certainly ‘ancestry’ plays a huge part via good genes, good health and determination of wealth. 

Numerous other factors play into one’s life and the outcome of a person’s success or failure.

To feel loved is a wonderful blessing which normally results in one’s high self-esteem and good outcomes throughout life.

True to some extent we are allowed to make choices – some good – some detrimental based on knowledge and situations.  

Perhaps one (we) can chalk up success and happiness to plain ‘Good Luck’ since so often we are told not to indulge in comparison.

There are so many ‘why’ questions and ‘few’ or ‘no’ answers.

Overall the majority of us are born into loving hands, share lots of in-between which is a gift and if fortunate die surrounded by loved ones.

In my opinion the summary of one’s life likely is pre-determined by a higher power – a MYSTERY. 

Fandango’s Provocative Question #40




Social Status and Condescendingness

Advocate social equality
Flaunt ne'er wealth nor e'er
Look down on those less fortunate
Childhood poor and bullied often
Adulthood middle-class standard status
Unfortunate decades later divorce face
Fifty-percent monetary loss period time gain
Add to equation new relationship time vulnerable
Happiness overlook flaws unknown partner trait insidious
Full circle retiree back square one living on fixed income
Decision join local library's book discussion group
Membership quite small pecking order show snub-nose wealth
Shyness persona immediate kick-in listen more than speak
Improvement three months fraternization these ladies then
August's scheduled meeting date fast approach
Mailroom search reminder e-mail found zilch
Check library's event calendar where surprise
Scheduled discussion group August no listing date 
Scrolled pages top to bottom months September 'n October
Book titles different from those previous agreed upon 
Last straw aftermath apology e-mail state missed me
Member's prior attempt contact via e-mail message fail 
Irked already situation try hard not overthink
No reminder - changed books next few months read
Decision made dislike membership in group social hierachy
Ne'er will apologize for unfortunate circumstances befell me
Shame on you who think your wealth better than sincere friendships.


FOWC with Fandango — Advocate

Hierarchy – Word of the Day Challenge











Believe in Yourself !!

Hello Fellow Bloggers. . .

Today’s mood was on a spiral down until I read another’s blogger’s post with regard to expectations. 

For me, writing is a hobby as I am a retiree – an antique as I often quick-wit refer to myself.

Although writing wasn’t my profession, I often place undue pressure upon myself with regard to creation of what I consider an art – the formation of a masterpiece.  

Necessary chores completed I had yet to print out some requested forms. For fun I browsed through my stored collection of picture downloads and out of the blue as if the Good Lord knew what I needed to read I came across the following prayer.

I thought it would be a nice gesture to share it with others who may experience doubt on occasion and wonder if blogging is a sheer waste of  precious time. 

"The Knots Prayer"
Dear God, please untie the knots
that are in my mind, my heart
and my life.
Remove the have-nots, the can-nots
and the do-nots I have in my mind.

Erase the will-nots, may-nots,
might-nots that may find a home 
in my heart.

Release me from the could-nots,
would-nots and should-nots
that obstruct my life.

And most of all, 
Dear God, I ask that you 
remove from my mind, my heart
and my life all of the am-nots
that I have allowed to hold me back,
especially the thought,
that I am not good enough.

~~ Author Unknown ~~ 

Fandango’s Friday Flashback — September 6


Today’s Surprise

Miniature gift
3 inch flashlight

Purse attach
Picture catch

Image stare
Color artifacts scare

Angel ghost appearance
Questionable experience

Further look orbs - eyes
Additional visual surprise

Type lens flare reflection
Higher source connection

Paranormal activity
Transformation creativity

Energy white orbs definition
Highly positive nature reception.

© 2017 June Quintin

Scarlet Winter Backyard Songbird

Approach steps
Momentary scare
Cardinal thru rail peer
Proceed each other stare

Vibrant red color caller
Conspicuous bird appear
Occasional reassurance Cardinal
Belief appear whene'er angels near

Times mind difficult differentiate
Happiness versus sadness in debate
Feelings experience sorrow 'n loss no fun
Holiday season missing departed loved ones.

© 2017 June Quintin