"I love being married. It's so great to find that one special person you want to annoy the rest of your life." Rita Rudner
"I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food". W.C. Fields
"You should always get eight hours of beauty sleep. Nine if you're ugly. Betty White
Do y'all like comedians as much as I do? It is so nice to have a nice laugh, to feel your whole body just shake with merriment! It seems we keep losing so many of the people who make us laugh. Just after we lost Betty White, Bob Saget suddenly passed away and then, Louie Anderson! I watched some videos on YouTube for all three of these comedians and they were very funny but I was really searching for a particular video of Louie Anderson. No idea what year or where he was but it was after one of his stand- up routines, he sat down at the edge of the stage and told the audience that he loved them. He said, "We're people, just people". Now, I'm not telling it in the right way but it was moving, truly it was. After he died, I read many accounts of Louie Anderson's sweet nature. That leads me into the reason for the title of this post. There are exceptions to every rule, but most comedians have lived through a rough childhood. (Go ahead, research the background of comedians, you'll see what I mean.) They have used laughter and kindness to overcome their troubles. On my January calendar I have a quote that says, " If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it".
Just a few photos from January! Hope you are all keeping well wherever you are in the world!
Stained glass from the Monastery, here in Rockdale County, Georgia. (The monks made all the stained glass. They built the church also, from concrete!)