Children, Grandchildren, Memories, Spider-Man

SUPERHERO STAYING POWER

I had a déjà vu moment last week when a Searcy friend asked me to look at K-Mart for Spider-Man house shoes for her twin grandsons. It seems there was one pair of slippers and two four-year-old boys who wanted to wear them.
 
I laughed because I’m quite familiar with Spider-Man. My son, Gary, who just observed his half-century birthday, was taken with the same superhero when he was their age. Who would’ve believed that 46 years later, I’d be back out shopping for the Incredible Spider-Man. That’s what you call staying power.
I made K-Mart my next stop, and it was our lucky day. There on the second row of a rack of house shoes, hung the familiar red and blue Spider-Man. I grabbed the last pair of size 9-10s.
The next day as I mailed the shoes, I could almost fast forward to see Ryan’s and Garrett’s beaming faces as they dashed through Nana’s house in their superhero footwear. Aren’t they cute?


Garrett & Ryan Beck
2013
These guys put me in mind of another little boy flying through the house with strains of his favorite theme song trailing behind: Spiderman, Spiderman, Does whatever a spider can. Spins a web, any size, Catches thieves just like flies. Look out! Here comes the Spiderman.

Maria  & Gary, 1969
If this makes anyone else nostalgic, you can hear the original Spider-Man cartoon
theme song in its entirety by clicking below.
 
Oh, by the way, if you’re a Spider-Man fan,
you can order these super-spiffy pumps online.
 
I will remember the deeds of the Lordyes, I will remember your miracles<sup class="crossreference" value="(A)”> of long ago. 12 I will consider<sup class="crossreference" value="(B)”> all your works and meditate on all your mighty deeds.” Ps. 77:11-12<sup class="crossreference" value="(C)”>



Children, Encouragement, Happiness, Joy, Life Challenges

BAREFOOT HAPPY

When Trouble comes — and it will —  
When You want take to your Bed,
I hope You’ll Dance instead.
Not like a Grownup,
but like You’re Three or Four,
Head up, Heart open,
Happy Barefoot Dancing!
 
 
 

Sing along, too!
It’ll take a Head Adjustment, 
But if You Let Go and Follow your Heart,
You might just Sing and Dance
Yourself into JOY!

 
 
BETTER THAN PILLS, BETTER THAN BOOZE AND FREE TO BOOT!
 
 
Let them praise His name with the dance;
Let them sing praises to Him with the timbrel and harp. Ps. 149:3
      … for the joy of the Lord is your strength. Neh. 8:10b