The Grands

The Grands

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Deep South, United States
First I am a mother of two sons, Chad 35 and Ryan 32. Through these beautiful sons, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughter-in-laws, Kelli and Erin. As a result of these beautiful wives comes three beautiful grands, Connor first and the only one for fives years. Then, Kelli and Chad blessed me with another beautiful grandson, Cooper, who is now three. Ryan and Erin blessed me with my first granddaughter, Presley, and now Presley has brother, Harper, who is 2. My blog is really all about family. The reason I chose Magnolia Memories as my blog title is I am from Mississippi! I love Magnolia's. Memories is something that I make everyday. I still have my mother who will be 89 on her birthday in April. My life is centered around my beautiful family. Life is GOOD!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

It's A Blue Monday Tea Party!!

Welcome to Blue Monday. Sally over at Smiling
Sally is the
host for this great Blue Monday. It has been
several weeks since I have posted anything for
Blue Monday. Since I had some extra time I
wanted to join in this week. I do not have a
collection of fancy teacups and saucers.
Looking at all the different blogs there are
some beautiful collections posted. So, I thought
what the heck when I amout and about in the
special little thrift stores. Maybe I
will start a collection.No luck so far,
so I looked on the web.Oh how pretty these
teacups and saucers are. Maybe soon I'll have
one of mine to share. Looking for teacups
and saucers...
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'Gifted Hands,' the Life Story of JHU's Ben Carson, Comes to TV

I hope the sun is as bright at your house
as it is at mine this beautifull Sunday
Morning.I would like to share my beautiful
Saturday night as I watched The Gifted Hands
what an inspiration..

The Gifted Hands is a movie that each
and every parent needs to watch. I watched
this twice Saturday night and was blessed
both times.I will watch it the third time
if I get the chance. A mother that had the
best in mind for her beautiful sons. The
encouraging road that she went down,being
a single parent, not being able to read,
the hurt and mental state of a broken marriage.
But she never dwelled on her life it was all
about her two beautiful sons life and believing
that someday they would make a diffence.
Take your children to the Library spend extra
time making them believe in themselves, it
is a big World but you can be as big as the
part you take in this world. Its no about where
you live or don't live. If both parents are active
in your life. It is about you and where you
would like to be in your life, Have a plan
and seek that plan everyday.
The sky is the limit for each and everyone
of us as parents, grandparents,sisters, brothers..
As you can tell I truly love Dr Ben Carson and
his life. Just all Gods work..Thank you for reading
if you havent't watched this movie please please do.

'Gifted Hands,' the Life Story of JHU's Ben Carson, Comes to TV

Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ben Carson
By Kim Hoppe
Johns Hopkins Medicine

Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr. stars in the upcoming TV movie Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story, which premieres Saturday, Feb. 7, on Turner Network Television. Based on the best-selling 1996 memoir of Benjamin S. Carson Sr., director of Pediatric Neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Children's Center, the movie traces Carson's life journey from Detroit's inner city to his career as a brain surgeon at Johns Hopkins.

A screening and reception to benefit the Carson Scholars Fund will be held on Monday, Feb. 2, on the East Baltimore campus (see below).

The memoir, crafted with Cecil Murphy, begins with his childhood on the streets of Detroit in the 1950s and 1960s. Carson faced difficulties early on, when his father abandoned the family. "All that I am, or ever hope to be, I owe to my mother," says Carson of his mother, Sonja, who pushed her sons to discover the pleasures of reading and the power of an education. Carson recalls her repeated words: "Bennie, if you can read, honey, you can learn just about anything you want to know. The doors of the world are open to people who can read."

With a new pair of glasses and encouragement to spend time at his local library, young Carson dived into the world of books. His scholastic performance improved dramatically. He went on to Yale University and the University of Michigan School of Medicine, refusing to give up on the dream he and his mother had for his future, even when negative peer pressure threatened to stand in his way.

Today, Carson maintains a full surgical practice at Johns Hopkins, is the author of four books and devotes time to helping young people overcome their medical limitations and fulfill their dreams. His well-attended "Think Big" presentations at Johns Hopkins are open to the public, by reservation. In 1994, he and his wife, Candy, established the Carson Scholars Fund to recognize and reward students in grades four to 11 who achieve academic excellence and demonstrate a strong commitment to their community. Since the fund's inception, more than 3,400 college scholarships — which are awarded without regard to race, creed, religion or financial need--have been awarded to students in 27 states and jurisdictions.

In June 2008, Carson received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President George W. Bush. The White House honored him for "working to improve the lives of those suffering from neurological disorders" and because his "groundbreaking contributions to medicine and his inspiring efforts to help America's youth fulfill their potential have strengthened our nation."

Cuba Gooding Jr. most recently appeared opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott's American Gangster. He received an Academy Award for his breakthrough performance in Jerry Maguire, for which he also received a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe nomination. He is a six-time nominee for the NAACP Image Award, an honor he won for his performance in the drama Radio.

'Gifted Hands' Screening, Reception at Johns Hopkins

Tickets are now on sale through the Carson Scholars Fund for a celebration of Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story at 7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 2, in Turner Auditorium, East Baltimore campus. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.) Following a screening of the movie, guests are invited to a dessert reception hosted by Carson and his wife, Candy. Tickets are $75 to $1,000. For details, go to GO TO JANUARY 26, 2009 TABLE OF CONTENTS.

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