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December 31, 2013

All Kinds of Kinds

Something I was always told when I was growing up was, "God answers all prayers. Sometimes he says, 'No.'" I guess it would be more appropriate with this story to say, "Sometimes God says, "Hey, isn't that interesting over there?" to invite you to read more of this aricle.

"Happenstance often has a way of turning a life upside down -- and so it was with Colleen Mason.

To understand her story, it's probably best to tell it that way -- upside down, starting with the moral, which might go something like this: When your voice is silenced, keep your spirit singing -- one day it will find its voice again.


'I grew up singing -- everywhere and all the time,' the 32-year-old mother of three said, deftly alternating young daughters on her lap in their modest Bourbonnais, Ill., apartment. 'My grandfather was a singer on a local California TV and radio station. My mom sings and plays the piano, and I was always in the choir and in shows in high school.

'And being who you are is the loudest voice you will ever have.'

'I just thought, 'Why would I do anything else?'


'February 12, 1999,' Colleen said, 'It was my senior year of high school. I was in the traveling choir, in a car with three others and we were on our way to sing in Reddick, Ill.,' a tiny village of just a couple of hundred people not far from Colleen's hometown.

'We hit black ice,' she said. The rest is a blur."

Please read the rest. It's an inspiring reminder about the adage of closed doors and opened windows.
Have a blessed New Year, villainry.
May the best of your past.
Be the worst of your future.
*lifts beer*
Cheers from the Dark side,
DL Sly

Posted by DL Sly at December 31, 2013 09:30 PM

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Very Best Regards Sly,
from a guy that retired from our Navy's Dark Side.

and Happy New Year!

Posted by: CAPT Mike at December 31, 2013 09:42 PM

Happy New Year, CAPT.
And thank you so very much for all you have given and give still today.

Posted by: DL Sly at December 31, 2013 09:57 PM

Happy New Year, everyone. It is 11:30 pm in Texas. I will retire, and trust that midnight and tomorrow will arrive on schedule.

Party animal, me...

Posted by: MathMom at January 1, 2014 12:32 AM

7:48 am in Texas. New Years Day arrived as expected. That is all.

Posted by: MathMom at January 1, 2014 08:49 AM


Happy New Year!

Posted by: Cassandra at January 1, 2014 09:06 AM

What a lovely story, thank you.

Posted by: Texan99 at January 1, 2014 12:08 PM