Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Until We Meet Again

Late last night, my 34-year-old nephew rode his motorcycle for the last time.

Yesterday, he did whatever he did...

For the last time.

My eldest sister and her daughter (his beloved sister) will miss him immeasurably.

His aunts, uncles, cousins, children and friends will do the same.

Yes, I am fully aware that all living beings have a finite amount of time on this planet.

Then we go.

That knowledge doesn't lessen the pain of losing someone.

I hope and pray his life was filled with more joy than sorrow.

I hope and pray that his mother, sister and every life he touched will always cling to their great memories of him.

He was incredibly talented with his hands.

His personality was infectious.

And don't get me started on his brilliant smile with those phenommmmmmenal teeth!!!

Quincy Dwayne Montgomery, you were loved.

You are loved.

And will always be.

May your soul rest in eternal peace.

Our family will not say, "Goodbye, dear nephew."

We'll simply say, "Until we meet again..."

Tuesday, March 2, 2021

Lean On Me


 Today, I went for a short walk with a dear friend.

During the walk, he told me that late last year, he was feeling a deep depression. So deep that he is now taking medicine to rid him of dark thoughts.

Thoughts of ending his depression. 

Permanently.

He also shared with me that a mutual friend is currently feeling a sense of hopelessness.

Both of them have been experiencing health issues, so they know the source of their bodily and mental anguish.

Both gentlemen are incredibly kind and compassionate human beings. 

I consider them true blessings in my life.

I wish I could grant them complete mental wellness with the wiggle of my nose like Bewitched

But I can't. 

So...

I just listened.

The isolation this pandemic has forced many of us into hasn't been a good fit for many. Me included.

I suppose what gets me through each day, without feeling immense sorrow, is the knowledge that I love and am loved in return. 

Yes, my friends are too, but I don't suspect they lean on that knowledge to affirm for them that their lives are immeasurably valuable at all times. 

Regardless of bodily aches and pains.

I wish them both well.

And I hope they know they can always talk to me when they're not feeling their best.

I'll do my damnedest to lift them up!!!

I, Charles Andrew Montgomery Jr, alias Cam Montgomery Jr, alias Beany, thank GOD and the UNIVERSE for making me---ME!

I LOVE.

And AM LOVED in return.

Therefore, I'm GOOD!

AMEN!  

Friday, February 5, 2021

Please STOP!!!


 I sure wish Mr. or Ms. Likely would STOP calling me!

Geez! 😂😋😅😃

Sunday, January 31, 2021

Miss Cicely Tyson, R.I.P. (1924-2021)


I was nine years old when The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman originally aired. We watched it as a family. 

The scene I vividly remember most was when an elderly Miss Jane took her first sip from a water fountain designated for Whites Only. That courageous act desegregated that fountain!

What a powerful scene. 

What a powerful WOMAN! 

Miss Cicely Tyson, may your compassionate soul rest in eternal peace.

Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Inauguration 2021

"People who end up as 'first' don't actually set out to be first. They set out to do something they love." 

                                                                                                                               -- Condoleeza Rice

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Absolutely Mandatory


Um...read it AGAIN! 😅🤣😂😅😂😅🤣😂

Monday, January 11, 2021

Monday Fun Day: Back & Biceps with MILES PARTRIDGE

MILES PARTRIDGE

Miles Partridge is back on YouTube with his informative gym workouts! 

He happily walks us through each and every one!!!!

Put on your workout gear and gym shoes, and let's get it!!!