Am I the only one ….. who has ever had to move on after a broken relationship?

© By: Richard L. King
Inspired by a Blake Sheldon song
From the book Memories & Time

Occasionally some old song he’d hear
had him thinking back to when she was still near
and hearing some of those old songs
still had him wanting to sing along.
He’d imagine he had heard a familiar voice,
but he’d left knowing it was the wiser choice.

Once while driving past that old bar
ancient instincts had him seeking her car
and in those places where they drank their brew
he’d still see people they both once knew,
but seldom now does he think of her,
no longer interested, he’s found the cure.

It’s now been years since they parted ways
few of the memories of her still stay.
A new love now dominates his life
and they live together like man & wife.
He’s happier now and he seldom wonders
about those old clouds he once lived under.


 Gramps use’ta say
©R.L.King2012 #339

Grampy1 (2)

“No matter the endeavor,
if you’re not trying to be the best,
ya ain’t never gonna be.”


From The Hints Book Almanac II
Let’s clean some jewelry, shall we???

CLEANING/JEWELRYSoak diamonds, rubies, sapphires, and emeralds in club soda to give them a bright sheen. Place them in a glass full of club soda and let them soak overnight. Another little trick is to drop your dull-looking jewelry in a glass of fizzing Alka-Seltzer® for a couple of minutes. It will sparkle and shine when you pull it out. Cleaning gold – Wash in hot, soapy water, it breaks down dirt that clings to the gold. You might also try rubbing a little toothpaste on the gold and buff with a soft cloth. The toothpaste will remove grease, dirt and grime and leave a nice shine in its place. In both cases, dry with a clean, soft, lint free cloth. Another way to polish gold jewelry, cover with a light coating of baking soda, pour a bit of vinegar over it, and rinse clean. Note: Do not use this technique with jewelry containing pearls or gem-stones, as it could damage their finish or loosen any glue. To get the shine back in your solid gold rings and other jewelry try pouring a bit of beer (not dark ale!) onto a soft cloth and rubbing it gently over the piece. And finally, to brighten up your gold or silver trinkets (again, minus any gemstones) try soaking them for 10 minutes in a solution of 1/2 cup clear ammonia mixed in 1 cup warm water. Gently wipe clean with a soft cloth and let dry. NOTE! Do not do this with jewelry containing pearls, because it could dull or damage their delicate surface. Rings – Keep jewelry cleaner next to your kitchen sink. When you begin to wash your dishes, remove your rings and let them sit in the cleaner.



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