Friday Free-For-All

Happy Friday, y’all!

I started out writing today’s post about the mass shooting at the Allen, Texas, outlet mall last weekend, only to delete what I’d written. The mall is literally 5 miles down the road from where I live. What a horrific event. So many innocent lives were lost, and for what?

I don’t understand the heavy darkness that takes over a person’s mind, body, and soul causing such senseless slaughter. Nor, do I want to start any negative controversy. So here is my prayer.

For our beautiful planet, let’s keep positive, loving thoughts flowing as we visualize a peaceful world.

Image by NoName_13 from Pixabay

And since Sunday is Mother’s Day, here’s a small tribute to my mother, who left us in 2004. She worked hard all her life and had little to show for it, but her smile could light up a room, and she could make a peach cobbler that would melt in your mouth.

Her name was Marian. Almost everyone who knew her called her Granny, and she never let anyone leave her house hungry. I wrote this song for her shortly after she passed away.

Have a great weekend!

37 thoughts on “Friday Free-For-All

      1. I so did. So beautiful, Jan. And it was simply wonderful to hear you sing too. Thank you and Happy Mother’s Day to you too, dear friend 💖


  1. I will never understand what these shooters are thinking, Jan 🙂 Why they want to take others down with them. Heartbreaking. What a beautiful song for your mother and tribute. Brought tears to me. Happy Mother’s Day. Xo

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  2. Sister, I’ve always loved that song and your beautiful voice singing it. Mama’s house did mean many things and for us it was a safe haven. She would’ve fought a tiger for us at any given time. I’ve always felt I could never measure up to the high bar she set. I love you dearly.

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    1. Her house took on an entirely different meaning once I left and got out on my own. We didn’t always see eye-to-eye, but her house was always a safe haven, and there was never a shortage of food or love. Thank you for stopping by today! Happy Mother’s day to you, sister. I love you, too!


  3. What a beautiful song for your mom, Jan! Thank you for sharing that with me. I’m sorry your heart is heavy with the tragedy that took place so close to you. I remember how I felt after the shootings at Majorie Stoneman Douglass high school, which is a half hour or so away from me. 😥 And I agree with your focus on spreading love and light. Happy Mother’s Day!

    Yvette M Calleiro 🙂

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    1. It’s all we can do, Yvette. I’m holding the light and sending loving vibes to all affected. I’m so weary of the hatred and discord in our world. A change is coming! I have to believe that. Happy Mother’s Day to you, too! I hope you have a beautiful day! Hugs!

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    1. Awwww, that’s the nicest thing anyone’s said to me today. Thank you. Happy Mother’s day to you, Staci. I know it’s bittersweet for you, and I’m sending you massive hugs!

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