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I just read this on Facebook:

On this day in 1971, Carole King’s TAPESTRY was released, becoming the longest charting record by a female solo artist in Billboard History. I listened to my Tapestry cassette relentlessly. So Far Away, I Feel The Earth Move, Tapestry, You Got a Friend, It’s Too Late Baby, Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow… It was just loaded with greatness. What was your favorite track?”

In the very early days of Power Surge on AOL, I found out somehow that this album was one of Alice’s very favorite records (yes, this was a long time ago!)

I was wanting very badly to impress Alice, to be her friend, so I went to the music store and bought the piano version so Alice could play this and sing along.

The one person I knew who had Alice’s address wouldn’t share it with me for privacy reasons.  I finally had to send it to HER and she sent it on to Alice.

She loved it, as I knew she would.

We would often reference music from this record in our later phone conversations.  I have a copy on my computer (upgraded to mp3!) and would sometimes play selections over the phone.

I miss you today, as always, Alice.


Posted January 31, 2014 by MaryO in In Memory

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Tu B’Shvat, the New Year for the Trees, is Jan 16, 2014.   Leave a comment

Tu B’Shvat, the New Year for the Trees, is Jan 16, 2014.
Celebrate the environment and appreciate the fruits of the Land of Israel.


Fullsize infographic


Posted January 16, 2014 by MaryO in Holidays

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Happy New Year!   Leave a comment




Alice started off 2002 with some resolutions:

Well, it’s almost that time again — to make New Year’s resolutions.
I will be glad to start off this topic with my New Year’s resolutions for 2002 (I’m still wondering what happened to 2000)
Anyone else have any New Year’s resolutions? :biggrin:

New Year 2003 she said:

To all you wonderful Power Surge friends
Caregivers, heartwarming and generous people
Who lovingly and selflessly share compassion and concern
With the many women (and men) who come here for
Support, understanding and friendship
May the New Year bring each and every one of you
A renewal of spirit … of heart And Peace of mind
A healthy body and outlook
And the sense of knowing
That we all *really* do care!


For more, see the Message Boards


Posted January 1, 2014 by MaryO in Holidays

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