I have decided to use Friday to highlight some of the great things I've read this week, or thank people who motivated me. I have now been around for a few weeks and have found a few blogger friends. Each week I will be linking a few of the people who have been helpful to me with weight loss tips, or blogs I really enjoy. Sometimes, I will highlight a post I found particularly good. I really enjoy reading blogs and seeing what is going on with other people. I like posts that just make me smile, sometimes. Please take a moment to visit the links and see what you think!
The Owl's Skull: Spring Break Projects - I missed this a couple of weeks ago. I love the stairs!
Janine's Confession of a Mommyaholic - I found a great blog hop there! Finish the Sentence Fridays.
Sky n Surf - Msg part 1 - Gwen is educating us on the unhealthy additives that the food giants are adding to our food.
Grandma's Briefs - I just found her blog this week and I love it!
Notions from Nonny - Another blog I have found recently that has lots of great posts!
Check out these blogs!!!
And now for the Question of the Week from Finish the Sentence Friday Hop #13
About 10 years ago, I was in Washington D.C. for National Police Week. My first husband was a police office who died in the line of duty. Each May there is a national memorial service in our nation's capital. It is actually a week long event.
On the night of May 13, there is a candlelight vigil when all the names of the new officer's are read, the names have been added to the wall before the service. Usually the President or Vice President is in attendance.
There are a few days of seminars that are lead by grief counselors to help the survivor's. The families of most of the officer's who have died the previous year are in attendance.
On May 15, there is a huge memorial service on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol building. The week ends with a picnic at the U.S. Coast Guard facility.
On this particular year, when I got to the picnic, word was going around that Steven Tyler was coming. Apparently, that afternoon some of the kids had been at The Hard Rock Cafe down the street from the Police Memorial and Steven Tyler had come in. He took time to sit down and talk to the kids.
The adult that was with the group told them they had to get going or they would be late for the picnic. Steven said, "I want to go to a picnic!" So they invited him to come along. He came to the picnic with the kids! It wasn't planned, he just decided to come. There was no publicity, it was never reported in the news.
Steven came to the party and hung out for quite a while. He talked to people, took pictures with people, and believe it or not before he left he sang to us. There was a police band on an outdoor stage performing as he walked around and talked to people. Before he left he walked to the stage and asked the lead singer, a female police officer, if he could perform with them. Well, of course, she said, "Yes"!
He jumped up on stage and asked them if they knew "Walk this Way". They said they did. So he sang to the group at the picnic. It was certainly a memorable event.
I really hadn't thought much about him before this event, but since then I have paid much more attention to him. He has some issues that he has to deal with, but he seems to be a sincerely nice man. When I watched him on American Idol last year I said that is exactly the way he acts. He is just a fun at heart type of guy.
So, if I got to hang out with a celebrity I would chose to spend an afternoon hanging out with Steven Tyler. I am not a big celebrity type person, I just think he is a incredibly nice man.
I wish I knew where the pictures were I took that day, but since I am packing for vacation I haven't had time to look for them. I also have beautiful pictures of the memorial services I have attended in Washington D.C. that I may have to post some day.