Senator Barack Obama is canceling his campaign events Thursday and Friday to visit his gravely ill 85-year-old grandmother in Hawaii.
Madelyn Payne Dunham, who helped raise Obama, was released from the hospital late last week, but her health has deteriorated and the situation is very serious.
On The Avenue in yet another seriously stimulating and highly intelligent adult conversation between Whynot and myself, I asked "When TOF is on the presidential campaign trail and they are dissecting a book he wrote, what do you think he will have to say about his Mema?" My ever somber hubby's reply.........."he'll say you're Polish"
As often as we think that other people's opinions of us do not matter, to a degree they do. I don't think anyone sets out on their life's journey to be the social outcast, the kid that gets poked fun at, or the crazy woman who always yells at the kids playing outside.You have no control over what other people think or how they act. You can only control how you conduct yourself. Your actions and behavior will determine how other people choose to treat you and the way they think of you.
Years ago I told my children, never do anything you wouldn't want Oprah or your mom to see. I have a plaque in my kitchen that reads: