"Imagine waking up to a world where everyone loved each other and peace reigned, where everyone was well fed and sickness and war did not exist".

Frannie (Frannie516@aol.com) wrote the above and if you continue down the page, you will find more of her comments plus the comments of others on the topic Different Kind Of Day.

More from Frannie:

On a more personal level, most of my family is nearby on Long Island, but I would love to see more of my son and daughter-in-law in Washington State. Once or twice a year is not enough.

I would like to have some extra money to redo my bathroom. I would love to take out the tub and replace it with a large and elegant stall shower. I've been here 17 years and have never taken a bath. The tub is a waste.

I would like to spend the day in Yorkshire England, right about now, when the purple heather is blooming on the hills.

I would like to travel to every state in the country, stopping off to visit with each of you along the way.

I would like to know that whatever I do today, it will make a positive difference in the lives of all I touch. This is one thing on the list that I can try to do—make the world a better place because I've been here.

Frannie (Frannie516@aol.com)

I want all that you want in your magical days,
And another one, too, but I can't really say,
It's a dream never fulfilled, and never will be.
But it really didn't matter except to me.

I'd like to sit on the rifts of Scotland,
And look out to the billows of the sea,
Travel without travelling,
Magically just there at each thing to see.

To wake up in Greece, and
Tomorrow in Spain,
Catch the Orient Express,
And be with Gene Kelly in the rain.

Oh yes, there would be someone with me,
He would be well now, and tall as can be,
The twinkle would be back in his eyes,
And we'd remember, and both would be wise.

Norma (Twi1ite@sbcglobal.net)

I would like to have a log cabin with a porch all around, and live not more than 30 minutes from each of my children. I would like to have lots of family gatherings in the great room around the big stone fireplace and picnics outside when weather permitted. I would like to have enough money to take a two week vacation every year with my children and their families to a mutually agreed on spot in the U.S. and pay for everything for everyone myself. I would like to have an art studio in my home and retire, paint, read, write and go places with my children. Oops, I just woke up, it is Sunday, and I am spending the day with hubby trap shooting and eating out. I have a nice home, live about 60 minutes from each of my children and need to live each day enjoying what I already have and can do making the most and best of each.

Phyllis Ann (Starbird55@msn.com)


1. Awake to find my body fit and trim without pain.

2. Awake to find I was wealthy enough to set up college funds for the grandchildren.

3. Have the chauffer drive me to Texas, via all the scenic routes, to see my great-granddaughter.

4. Have the carpeting torn out of my home and put wood flooring throughout.

5. Throw a gathering for all the writers of this board to meet.

6. Be influentual enough to find a candidate more deserving of the office of president, than the ones who are running now.

7. And of course that old beauty pagent standby....world peace

Sharon (Sunyskys1943@aol.com)

Our children and grandchildren are scattered around the country, so if there is any magical transportation that would improve our Sunday, it would be moving the entire family to our house for the day. Because of their careers and school commitments, it’s an extremely rare occasion when we can all get together. The barbecue grill is ready. Beam ‘em here, Scotty!

RickMack (jotoma@bellsouth.net)

~ By 5 Authors (LaraOct7@aol.com)

©August 2004



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