Each of us is exceptional…

…no matter what SOMEONE ELSE may say!

They used to tell me I was building a dream

And so I followed the mob

When there was earth to plow or guns to bear

I was always there, right on the job

 

They used to tell me I was building a dream

With peace and glory ahead

Why should I be standing in line

Just waiting for bread?

 

Once I built a railroad, I made it run

Made it race against time

Once I built a railroad, now it’s done

Brother, can you spare a dime?

 

Once I built a tower up to the sun

Brick and rivet and lime

Once I built a tower, now it’s done

Brother, can you spare a dime?

 

Once in khaki suits, gee, we looked swell

Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum

Half a million boots went slogging through Hell

And I was the kid with the drum

 

Say, don’t you remember? They called me ‘Al’

It was ‘Al’ all the time

Why don’t you remember?

I’m your pal

Say buddy, can you spare a dime?

 

Once in khaki suits, ah, gee, we looked swell

Full of that Yankee Doodly Dum

Half a million boots went slogging through Hell

And I was the kid with the drum

 

Oh, say, don’t you remember? They called me ‘Al’

It was ‘Al’ all the time

Say, don’t you remember?

I’m your pal Buddy, can you spare a dime?

Lyric courtesy: http://www.metrolyrics.com/brother-can-you-spare-a-dime-lyrics-bing-crosby.html

And please remember my advice:

KEEP GOING  Copyright 2012  http://www.anotherthousandwords.wordpress.com

I have to say…

…having now 47 followers, and a myriad of others who view this, my blog, I am humbled.

Thank you all so much…because you come from all over the world…you view mine, and I view yours…to me, that is the real treat!

In addition, I encourage you all to do as I have done, now that I am a mere month away from 66 years on this joyous planet:

 

For all my new followers and older friends:

If I, at just about 66 years old, can do it, so can you…no matter which challenge you may have to face*!

*A-I never expected to live this long.

*B-I’m happy I can still photograph things, after over 61 years of operating a camera.

*C-I’ve had many ‘loved ones’ pass before me…and I am not afraid to join them.

*D-Sorry, that’s about the grade I would give the current administration ( actually, a D-bordering on a total F)

*E-Every Effort Escalates Enjoyment!  That makes it E-Z!

*F-Live each day you have to the FULLEST, for we know not when or where our time may be up.

*G-I am happy, though somewhat poor…but…

*H-for HAPPY, soooo happy to be alive and getting to know all of you!

This blog is read around the world, and I am proud to call each of my followers and readers a FRIEND!

For all you ‘likers’ and ‘followers’

This is the best I can say it:  Follow your dream and ‘keep going’.

I first held an old Kodak bellows camera, and shot, at 4 and a half years old.  I am, in a bit over two months, turning 66 years old.  And, yes, I have almost always had a still camera or a video camera in my hands, if I wasn’t holding a paint brush or a can of spray paint…or making movies cuz I was ‘On a Mission from God’.

I only painted in that mall four days…others worked several months to make it ready for the shoot.  BTW, in case you don’t believe…I was Stand-by Sign Writer here in Chicago on “The Blues Brothers”, sent down by IATSE Local 18 in Milwaukee, because I was good, very good at my art AND craft.  When you see Toys r Us and Geoffrey the Giraffe, I painted that, and the stripes that appear later, among other false fronts.

I’ve made it this far, and still, I keep going!  You all must, too.

I was told the best way to lead is by example.  Liberal or Conservative…take that and RUN with it!