Saturday, November 25, 2006

William Walter Blanton

my G-d father

William Walter Blanton

November 19, 1935 – November 19, 2006

William Blanton was born November 19, 1935 in Manchester, Ohio. He moved to California to be with his mother when he was 14 years old and joined the Navy when he was 17.

During his time in Long Beach, he met and fell in love with Mary Pearl Bostic. The two were married in 1954. They raised two daughters and in 1988 they moved from Long Beach to Merced to be closer to their grandchildren.

Bill had an entrepreneurial spirit and wore many hats during his life: He served as a deep sea diver in the Navy, a machinist, an insurance agent, a small business owner, a real estate agent and a transit driver, to name a few.

He loved to tinker with mechanical devices. He had a passion for figuring out what made things work, and a greater passion for sharing this knowledge with others.

He was preceded in death by his granddaughter Jessica in 1994 and his loving wife Mary in 2003. He leaves behind a daughter, Joy Lynn Miller and her husband Mitchell Miller of Lake Don Pedro, CA, a daughter, Linda Kay Bunker of Merced, CA, four grandchildren and a great grandchild.

A graveside service will be held Friday, November 24th, at 2:30 PM at Merced Cemetery District. Pastor Hans Frei will officiate. Arrangements are under the direction of Whitton Family Funeral Service.

Sunday, November 19, 2006

i am sad

my Uncle Bill had died

Saturday, November 18, 2006

spell help

MM

I have been a solitary for about 10 years now.
I need help with a protection spell for a friend of mine. She is in
A manic or psychotic state right now, manifesting it by her
Leaving her beloved husband of 16 years for another man. and running
Off to Mexico.
She left everyone and everything.
We are all very concerned about her well being.
So i want to do a protection spell, i have her beloveds permission
As she is not for obvious reason, able to give it to me.
I believe that insanity is bio chemical but there is a spiritual
Component to it as well.
So my thoughts are thus:
White female candle anointed with protection oil and????? To be
Followed by white jar candle burned indefinitely,
Photo of her on my alter
Something from my "day of the dead alter" as she is in Mexico...
And then my brain stops
Help!

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Prayer For the Children

We pray for children who put chocolate fingers everywhere, who like to be tickled, who stomp in puddles and ruin their new pants, who sneak popsicles before supper, who erase holds in math workbooks, who never can find their shoes....

And we pray for those who stare at photographers from behind barbed wire, who can't bound down the street in a new pair of sneakers, who never "counted potatoes," who are born in places we wouldn't be caught dead, who never go to the circus, who live in an X-rated world.

We pray for children who bring us sticky kisses and fistfuls of dandelions, who sleep with the dog and bury goldfish, who hug us in a hurry and forget their lunch money, who cover themselves with Band-Aids and sing off key, who squeeze toothpaste all over the sink, who slurp their soup....
And we pray for those who never get dessert, who have no safe blanket to drag behind them, who watch their parents watch them die, who can't find any bread to steal, who don't have any rooms to clean up, who pictures are not on anyone's dresser, whose monsters are real...
We pray for children who spend all their allowance before Tuesday, who throw tantrums in the grocery store and pick their food, who like ghost stories, who shove dirty clothes under the bed and never rinse out the tub, who love visits from the tooth fairy, who don't like to be kissed in front of the school bus, who squirm in church or temple and scream in the phone....
And we pray for those whose nightmares come in the daytime, who will eat anything, who have never seen a dentist, who aren't spoiled by anybody, who go to bed hungry and cry themselves to sleep, who live and move and have no being.
We pray for children who want to be carried, for those who must, for those we never give up on, and those who will grab the hand of anyone kind enough to offer it.

Ina J Hughs

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

today's gratitude:

1) Apple Pie
2) Spell Check
3) My new NICE dishes
4) My best friend Tracy
5) G-d

Monday, November 13, 2006

thank you Goddess for:

1} a good marriage
2} good friends who love me
3} chocolate
4} my wonderful sons who are filled with the spirit of whatever it is that makes them so amazing
5} my bed

Thursday, November 09, 2006

How to really grow your youth group

Be there
Let them make noise, its how they find their voice
Be authentic
Say yes as often as possible
If they are unlovable, love them more
Realize how important it is to be a growing person
Go to the movies in your pajamas
Go bowling at midnight
Remember they may look grown up, but they are not
Laugh together
Teach them the power of silence
Say no when necessary
Model that feelings are ok
Heal your own inner youth
Learn about youth advising
Let your spirit soar
Keep the gleam in your eyes
Open up
Stop yelling
Express your love a lot
Dialogue about:
Conformity
Love
Peace
War
Life
Suicide
Peer pressure
Sexuality
Bulling
Drinking
Fear
Death
Ethics
Drugs
Isms
And gratitude
Listen to what they are not saying
Embrace change
Handle with care, they are the future of Unitarian Universalism

Adapted from “how to really love your child”, by SARK
Erika Allen