Tuesday, August 31, 2004
Wednesday, August 25, 2004
While home I saw this picture I drew of my two beautiful sisters. The two most beautiful flowers God put on the planet to me. My heart is full when I think of the two of them. My sisters have always been there for me and no matter what they always care. Through thick and thin and everything in between. They have protected me from darkness. Sisters of light thats what they are. They make my world full of happiness. If I'm sad they are there with a hug to lend. They are there to laugh with. They are my strenth when I'm weak. They are my voice when I can't speak. They are always there when I need an ear just to listen and be a friend. They have shared a love with me that nothing can compare to. They are my link to LIFE. I've heard this before though the hurt and the pain, through the tears and the rain, because of sisters, I will never be the same. Not sure if I quoted that right or not. Anyway I love you Sherry and Dena.
Thursday, August 12, 2004
The Bridge of Lions is one of the most recognizable and beloved sites in St. Augustine. It's one of my favorite places. In recent years, it's also been one of the most controversial.
After a 1999 Department of Transportation report declared the bridge "structurally deficient and functionally obsolete," city residents began a heated debate over the appropriate steps to take in repairing the bridge. Those concerned with preserving the structure's historical integrity sought a renovation plan that would allow the bridge to maintain its distinctive form; residents concerned about the increasing problem of traffic downtown looked at the renovation as a chance to build a new bridge that would stand up to modern congestion.
The DOT's $30.85 million plan for the bridge has been approved and leans toward the restoration camp: It slightly widens the road beds and sidewalks and erects a safety barrier between cars and sidewalks, but it leaves two lanes of traffic and keeps the bridge's original towers.
Even though the plan is approved and wheels are in motion to start work on the bridge renovation, opponents of the plan continue to voice their displeasure.
Wednesday, August 11, 2004
I was thinking of Mema on Sunday. It was her birthday. There's still not many days that go by that I don't think of her, you can't say the word spaghetti without me thinking of her. I still miss her very much. Here's a little something I wrote about her in one of my journals. http://journals.aol.com/deveil/CelebrationofMyExhistance/entries/1013
I can't believe she's been gone now for almost three years. I never realized until she was gone what a big part of my life she was.