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I said I would think about I’ll give you my thoughts on this new Bishop, here’s why.

It’s my blog I own this website blog domain and I can pretty much say what I want here as long as I know I can prove that it’s true! I told you are the reason why I have this blog is to celebrate daily life in Florida from where I said and for who I am and for what’s going on around us!

My first meeting of this wonderful child of God now Bishop elect of Beaumont, TX was interesting .

You could say what you want but I know what happened. I was in high school and in the late 70s and early 80s in college in the early 80s. And as true is night and day.

I’m 57 next month. I’m getting older and I have to realize there’s going to be authority & people who are younger than me. The Catholic church is no exception.

I heard this news a few seconds ago in Facebook on our diocese radio station and then I thought oh, our Florida rector from our diocese is now doing another retreat. Oops, then I saw the cross around his neck.

Uhhhhhht ohhhhh. Gulp.

What? Huh??? Yeah, it’s official I’m old . But I’m not slow to react.

I often don’t usually share this background story stuff, but it’s too good to be true. His mum and dad years ago were very good friends with my Aunt Elaine and my Uncle Jerry, my Mom’s youngest brother. It’s clear as day I must’ve been about 18 or 19 or in my late teens, mum woke me up at 6 o’clock in the morning all my summer vacation. “Get out of that bed now ,”she said in her Brooklyn accent. “I need you to babysit this family so Aunt Elaine & in uncle Jerry can go to breakfast with the other couple. Everybody needs a break.”

My mum wanted me to babysit him and his siblings annnd my two crazy cousins who drove me crazy at the time. They lived next door and guess where I had to go.

A side note, I had pancakes this morning – blueberry pancakes! I knew I was celebrating something but I couldn’t put my finger on what! I never have pancakes it’s just not me.

Should have been my first warning!

Also, everything was bothering me yesterday! I was always taught that if something is bothering you , then the bad is trying to stir against the good. Let me tell you this: it was NOT successful. I didn’t feel good yesterday have been fighting a cold for the last couple of days.I’ve also been feeling down about it.

Back to my backstory. It was a 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hour babysitting job. This was after being pulled out of bed and stopping across the yard next door, where my aunt and my uncle lived with my cousins.

Let’s just honestly tell everybody that the said individual, you know who I am talking about, maybe, can kick a ball because I had them playing backyard kickball or soccer or something. And I may have said in passing as I usually do, listen to the man upstairs.

I was joking in passing, but I have to remember that sometimes people do listen to what I say or write. I want everybody to know I say stuff and then run like hell because I don’t wanna know what happens after that. But maybe I need to take a look sometimes. I’m serious people, I need to take a look sometimes..

And for the looks of it right now, maybe something happened. I did something rightI did something right.

I have more stories like this but maybe I will just put them all in a book. I’d call it a church backstory.

Hey folks, I know I’m not the center of the universe. I think my point is this: we have to take a look at the positive things we say because that could help someone else get to where they need to be.

Thanks for reading this while I share something almost deep.

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I have lived here in the Tampa Bay area for over 40 years. I am a native of New York. The purpose of this blog is to show what it is like to live here and not vacation . This is Florida’s Daily life. Paradise has “moments” too. This blog attempts to reflect my Catholic Christian faith with balance and sunshine and a crack at holy humor. I have a real sense of humor. It is hot here .