Sunday, August 19, 2012

Charlene Elizabeth Daugherty
A Beautiful Lady
Who Lived Her Dash Well!



"Dear God,
Please watch over my Georgie.
Guide him, guard him, and care for him. Most of all, watch over him, and keep him safe. Help him to do the best he can do. Bless him and love him always. from Georgie's Mother."



George Daugherty is, without a doubt, a celebrity!  Just looking at the information you'll come to upon clicking his hyperlinked name will tell you that!

Yet, George--now a resident of San Francisco who has traveled all over the world conducting orchestras (and has done so much more than even that)--is still, in so many ways, a hometown boy from Pendleton, Indiana USA.

He has come back here as often as he can to visit family and friends, and he stays in touch on Facebook.

He has been especially devoted to his widowed mother.  Back when she was in better health, he would often take her with him as he traveled the globe, and there were few, if any, times that he wasn't back in time to help her to decorate for Christmas--especially, hanging lights on the big tree in the yard of their State Street home where he grew up and where his mother had her private kindergarten.

In 2010, he returned to Pendleton to--with a lot of help from family and friends--throw a big, wonderful celebration in honor of his mother who turned 90 on August 29.  This took place in their back yard--which contained a wonderful birthday present for her:  the construction of walkways to enable her to be wheeled around out there so that she could continue to enjoy many more areas in her back yard!

By now, Charlene Daugherty had to have 24 hour care, but George had made sure that this could be done without her having to give up the home she had loved for so long.

Fame and fortune offers many opportunities, but it has its limits.

There isn't enough money in the entire world to pay death to take an endless holiday, and that's because our spirits are only housed for awhile in temporary bodies that will, eventually, wear out.

The good news is that our spirits will live forever!!!  The bad news is that the people we leave behind will have to go through the pain of missing us in the way that they were used to experiencing us.

I read something that George wrote as a Facebook status on August 12:

"I always get a little teary eyed when the Olympic torch is extinguished."

At that time, he had no idea that he would be receiving a phone call on August 14 that would have him on the next available flight back to Chicago followed by a four hour drive to St. John's Medical Center in Anderson where his beloved mother was now in Critical Care.

He stayed with her there until that time when he held her in his arms the night of August 15 during the final moments before her spirit left her body at or around 8:15 p.m.

Charlene Elizabeth Daugherty had fought a good fight and had run a good race.  Now, the Olympics were over, and her spirit passed her baton to those left behind so that they could carry on the positive differences she made during her Dash.

After his mother had passed, George drove to Pendleton to stay in the family home for awhile to rest and remember.  At one point, he found himself going through a drawer in her room--which is where he came across the prayer that she had written.  He had been told by one of her caretakers that she had always looked out the window each morning and had recited that prayer.  Now, he had come across a copy of it that had been included in some letters she had written several years ago to be opened during this time.  Just when he needed it the most, Charlene had reached back to him from Eternity to comfort her "Georgie" once more!  

Click HERE to learn more about Charlene Daugherty and how to honor her memory!

Upon clicking the above link, you'll find out more about her life (through her obituary that includes a beautiful picture of her, as well), plus details of George's plan to keep what she stood for and the positive differences she made alive in this realm indefinitely...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

All God's Creatures Great And Small...


Just wanted to share an e-mail from a friend in order to share some of  her dreams and projects with you...

AJ,
I have some great news!  Tonight when I was reading an article on Yahoo News, I discovered a Cafe Press ad promoting their t-shirts and low and behold, one of the t-shirts is one of mine from my Patches' Pet Pals Shoppe.  That means international advertising for free!  Yipppee! 
I also finally finished the promo for Patches' Pet Pals so I'm including the article I wrote so you can pass it along to others.  I'm so excited about all of this! 
Here's the article, talk to you later...
Be Part Of A Dream
 
Have you or someone you know ever had an animal that was ill or injured and you didn’t have the funds to pay for medical treatment?  Several years ago I had an idea to help animals in need of medical treatment.  It is so painful to love an animal and have to watch them suffer, die or give them up because you don’t have the money to pay for medical treatment.   I’ve spoken to numerous people over the years who have been through this and it breaks my heart every time. These are not irresponsible people.  They just can’t afford the vet bills.  
I came up with the idea for Patches’ Pet Pals to do something about this.  My plan is to create low cost vet clinics and vet vans around the country.  In addition I will be starting a fund called Patches’ Pet Partners to allow people to donate to supplement fees for surgeries, medicine, flea treatment, treatment for broken bones, etc., for those unable to afford it.  We will also help with pet food in cases of people who have fallen on hard times and need help temporarily.
Right now, I have an opportunity to purchase a boarding kennel that would allow me to establish the first of these clinics and vet vans.  The challenge is funding and time.  I don’t want to start off in debt by getting a loan and the kennel could sell before I have the chance to find other funding.  So, I want to ask animal lovers around the country to be part of my dream and help by donating $1 or more depending on what you are able to do to help the animals.  
Who knows, you or a friend may even need us one day to help your animal. If you are willing to be part of my dream, please go to <http://www.patchespetpals.com/> to find out how to help. You can donate through PayPal through the email address on the “Contact Us” page or you can use a credit card through the PayPal donate button at the bottom of the “How To Help” page.
You can also help by going to my online store, http://www.patchespetpalshoppe.com and buying something there. 
In addition to donating, would you please share the Patches’ Pet Pals and Patches’ Pet Pals Shoppe links <http://www.patchespetpals.com/> and http://www.patchespetpalshoppe.com on your Facebook and Twitter pages and any place else on the internet.  Please tell friends and family.  I need all the help I can get. Thank you in advance!


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Monday, August 13, 2012

Discussions Galore!!!

After not being active there for many months, I'm back to creating and joining discussions at myLot.  This is a place where one can not only start and join discussions but will, also, be paid for participating.  Since some of my older discussions have actually become dated, I've decided to begin this list with my first discussion in a long time that took place on August13, 2012.



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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Positivity Toolbox
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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Pass The Catch-Up, Please!

In A Multi-tasking Mood
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As you can see by going here to read an earlier entry I made in my blog here at AJville, it has been a challenging time for both my mom and me, but--with the help of God, family, and friends--we have managed to survive quite well!

Now, if you have already read this entry and want to get to AJville's homepage to read the latest blog-entry, just click here.

As for this entry, it's about playing a little bit of catch-up and getting more connected and organized out here in Cyberspace.  This will, likely, be helping me at least as much as helping you.

For starters, let's go here.  This will connect you to a kind of soap opera of progress reports on my playing catch-up that will, likely, be running for the next several months.  Not to worry!  They won't be boring--not 100% boring, anyway.  In fact, they might even prove to be interesting reading and will, as I've already indicated, certainly be a big help to me in my own navigation.

Instead of going on and on and on, I'm going to share a great, little parody of an oldie but goodie from Three Dog Night that will give you one really neat answer to the question:  "What can you do for fun!?!"

Click on the following link to find ways to...  Find Me!!!




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