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Tuesday 28 March 2017


Welcome to ABC Wednesday, Round 20, Letter L!!!  I have to admit that I had a slight lapse of memory this past week about doing the introduction.  I did remember but then got busy doing my own personal contribution and then proceeded to figure I was done and ready!  So, I'm just getting into bed here and thought I'd check my emails one last time and what do you email from Roger, our level-headed administrator asking if I was doing it!  He must be laughing at me because usually I'm so organized.  I'm so lucky he emailed me.

Anyway, it's past my bedtime now so I better just wish everyone a lovely and lively week and I do  hope your Spring is springing better where you are than it is here.  I think the crocuses have given up because I see daffodils trying to sprout but not many blooms around just yet.  See you over at The Pedalogue (my blog site) where I am lamenting how life is passing by like the speed of light.

Saturday 25 March 2017

Happy Birthday toooo

Hi all members of our ABC-Wednesday-family. 

On March the 25th, we all can and may congratulate NORA with her birthday!
Congratulating you NORA and wishing you all the best of Luck, Love & Happiness!!

If someone wants his/her date to be added to our Birthday-Calendar, just let me know!

♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Monday 20 March 2017

K for F D Kilday.

Fay Diane Kilday.  

This delightful poem from F.D. Kilday , I would like to dedicate to my darling husband Ian....

Because of you,

 My world is a much nicer place, Because of you

 I know what it means to love


 I have faith in the human race.

 Because of you,

 I know what it means to give unselfishly.

 Because of you,

 I believe in magic and mystery

 and worlds unseen.  

 Because of you,

Ian showing one of  his special Birthday beers..Cheers, Sante, Braust !

As most of my friends on ABCW know that Ian will be having a tripple by-pass vi' open heart surgery within 4-5 weeks
.So please join me in prayers and special thoughts for a good recovery.
 I know we are both in our early 70's but there is so much more we want to do. Particularly, to spend valuable time with our beloved families, they are everything to us.
Our first born grandchild Molly celebrates her 13th birthday today...
A teenager at last..
 ' Happy Birthday Molls'.
 Her Mummy Kirsten, our eldest daughter, is Keeping a close eye on this Kittenish little lady, being fully aware of the capers she got up to when she was a teenager !
She is a lovely girl, kind loving and does very well at her school... Keep up the good work darling Molls, we are so proud of

To finish this most touching prose by Faye Diane KILDAY.

 'There is joy- wherever you are

 and have ever been.

 And all because of you'

My sincere thanks to the ever Joyful Denise who first devised abcw, to Roger who uses his Journalistic skills, ably assisted by the Jaunty Leslie. Not forgetting the busy team who Jog around abcw and make appropriate comments on their allotted memes.

Best wishes to all abcw contributors.
ABCW team.


Monday 13 March 2017

20-J = Joop

 The challenging letter of this week is J and I've chosen for the name Joop 

This post is an introduction to all of you...
meet my husband, Johannes Wilhelmus Antonius, called in short: Joop
(This photo is taken on June 4th 2016, on Joops' 59th birthday)

We met on Sunday May 15th 1977 and became friends, part of a larger group with no couples in it at that time. Due to an accident on 28th of October 1979 I broke my back and landed in hospital for almost a year. He and (just) one other friend (who died 29th of december 2015 at the age of 58 due to cancer after her husband died in 2000 at the age of 54 due to cancer also. She left behind 4 young childeren, the youngest one was just 5 months old at the time her husband died) stayed at my side.

8th of June 1980 we became officially a couple. On the 25th of December 1980 we got engaged and on the 28th of April 1983 we started living together. On the 9th of December 1983 we got married. On the 10th of January 1985 we became parents of our daughter and she became a sister on 29th of November 1990 when her brother was born. On 13th of March 2013 we became grandparents.

We have survived lots of anguish which almost drove us apart but we wouldn't give in so we fought for our marriage, ourselves and our "significant other" and we succeeded!

Still going strong together and with full intent to keep it that way!

 Have a nice ABC-Wednesday-day / - week
 ~ ♫ M e l o d y ♫ (ABC-W-team)
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Saturday 11 March 2017

Again double congratulations

Hi all members of our ABC-Wednesday-family. 

We have 2 members of our ABC-Family to congratulate!

First of all,  LINDA, she celebrates hir birthday on march 12

And secondly, 2 days later, on march 14, ELLEN

Wishing the both of you a wonderful birthday and lots of luck, love and happiness for many years to come, surrounded by all the people you hold dear to your hearts.

If someone wants his/her date to be added to our Birthday-Calendar, just let me know!

♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)

Monday 6 March 2017

I love music

As usual, when I have an intro to write but don't have a topic, I go to the MUSIC. These are:

# songs that start with the word I, and not I'll or I'm, which would make the list even LONGER!
# that I know; there's a couple other titles that sounded familiar, but eh
# that went to number 1 on the US Billboard pop charts
# that came out before 1992, because my Billboard Book of Number One Hits ends there

Links to all; hope they work in your country

I Am Woman - Helen Reddy 19721209-1

I Can Help - Billy Swan 19741123-2
I Can See Clearly Now - Johnny Nash 19721104-4

I Can't Get Next To You - the Temptations 19691018-2
(I Can't Get No) - Satisfaction - Rolling Stones 19650710-4
I Can't Go For That (No Can Do) - Daryl Hall and John Oates 19820130-1
I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) - The Four Tops 19650619-2
I Can't Stop Loving You - Ray Charles 19620602-5

I Feel Fine - the Beatles 19641226-3
I Feel the Earth Move -Carole King 19710619-5 (Two-sided hit with It's Too Late)

I Get Around - the Beach Boys 19640704-2

I Heard It Through the Grapevine - Marvin Gaye 19681214-7

I Honestly Love You - Olivia Newton-John 19741005-2

I Just Called To Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder 19841013-3
I Love A Rainy Night - Eddie Rabbit 19810228-2
I Love Rock 'n' Roll - Joan Jett and the Blackhearts 19820320-7

I Shot the Sheriff - Eric Clapton 19740914-1

I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For - U2 19870808-2

I Think I Love You - Partridge Family 19701121-3
I Think We're Alone Now - Tiffany 19871107-2

I Want to Hold Your Hand - the Beatles 19640201-7 (studio versions are notoriously difficult to find in the US; this is the group on the Ed Sullivan Show)
I Want to Know What Love Is - Foreigner 19850202-2
I Want You Back - The Jackson Five 19700131-01
I Want You, I Need You, I Love You - Elvis Presley 19560728-1

I Will Follow Him - Little Peggy March 19630427-3
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor 19790310-3

I Wish- Stevie Wonder 19770122-1

I Write the Songs - Barry Manilow 19760117-1 (written by Bruce Johnston)

As for those numeric designations, that represents the week, in YYYYMMDD format, that the song first went to number one. The number after the hyphen indicates how many weeks it was nimber one, not necessarily consecutively.

Note that the first three I Want... songs all went to #1 the same relative week (31 Jan-2 Feb)

Saturday 4 March 2017

Double congratulations are in order

Hi all members of our ABC-Wednesday-family. 

We have 2 members of our ABC-Family to congratulate!

First of all, 2 days late because I didn't know is Carin

The second one celebrates his birthday the 7th, Roger

If someone wants his/her date to be added to our Birthday-Calendar, just let me know!

♫ M e l d y ♫ (abc-w-team)