Where we’ve been …


We have been away from blogging over three and a half months this time around. Little did either of us know what these three months would hold, it has been scary, sad and life changing. Lessons learned and circumstances we are choosing not to share at this time. Please, understand this is not meant to be rude, uncaring or unfeeling to any of you still reading. Life is precious and short and health, family and love are definitely first…Always.  We both want to say we have missed you kind readers and friends and truly appreciate you all and how we were welcomed in this blogging world. With all that has gone on and is still happening, we both have agreed that we are very uncertain about returning to Word Press. All we as “Twins Forever” want you all to know that if we are unable to return is… Thank You to each and every one of you for taking the time to read our words and get to know us. God Bless you all…

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Hugs from Autumn and Gabby

February is National Wedding Month!


I seriously didn’t know this fact and was rather surprised to hear about this one. February isn’t the warmest of months in our area or a very popular one for those choosing a wedding date. The other surprise was…Dave and I got married on February 5th and we never knew it was National Wedding Month. Well, as some of you kind readers know already that Dave is in Heaven now, losing the battle to evil cancer 9 years ago. So, I can’t actually tell him about this fact in person anyway…But I’ve got a feeling he already knows the news.

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Anyway, to be very honest we also didn’t want to get married on Valentine’s Day because seriously everybody aims for that date. Please don’t get me wrong, no offense to all of those who select Valentine’s Day as their wedding day! Dave and me, well we wanted to stand alone and have our wedding date very special and as unique as we were and it was, too. :)  Anyway, I was thinking about weddings after reading the fact that its National Wedding Month…Of course inquiring questions kept popping into my head.

Autumn answered one of the questions for me which was thoughtful of her. She said her Darling Man and her will be marrying in one of the warmer months and certainly not on Valentine’s Day or any celebrated holiday. Well, still no date out of the Twinnie and her Darling Man isn’t talking either…They really haven’t set a date yet and that really is the truth of the matter!

How about any of you kind readers thoughts on weddings. It will be fun, chime in with the month you picked to marry. If you haven’t married yet, do you have any particular month in mind? Anybody else marry in this month of February? Do tell please…Sharing is so much fun! :) :)

Thank A Mailman Day! by Gabby


Go ahead everybody, please just do it! :)  On this day of February 4th is when we should seriously thank our mailman…Or to be more politically correct our mail person/ carrier. After all, there are some girls who decided they would like the job of being out and about delivering the mail, too. I have a feeling they rather would be insisting on being called mail person, don’t you? ;)

My goodness, all those brave souls are walking around in all kinds of weather and also dealing with the not so friendly dogs and who knows what else! Six days out of the week they are on the job, just think about it kind readers! That’s a lot of walking and that’s also carrying a heavy mailbag, too. I actually not so long ago had a chat with my mailman, he was spilling the secrets of these neighborhood blocks that surround me.

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I must say, it was a surprise to hear that actually there were a few dogs he’s had run-ins with. Also, I heard about some neighbors who waited and watched that clock( rather impatiently sometimes) for the mail to roll in! He told me that unfortunately sometimes he wasn’t treated kindly…Of course that did make me feel sad for him.

It really is always a surprise and kind of shock to me when people aren’t grateful and behave in a not very good manner for those who are doing a good job and helping us. I have a feeling that makes me rather naive, but I seriously can’t help myself. Autumn is much the same way, we Twinnies are always trying to look on the bright and good side as you kind readers already know. Anyway, I intend to thank my mailman today and everyday I happen to see him…Autumn says she is going to do the same, Yay! Who is with us? Will you kind readers please think about the mail carriers today and give them a big thank you if you do indeed happen to see them? It will make for a lot of smiles and that’s what it really is all about, right? Of course it is! :)

Oh I forgot to mention… Just in case you don’t get a chance to ever see your mailman maybe you could leave them a nice little thank you note! It’s just a thought and trust me, it would make for a very kind and thoughtful gesture and just may make their whole day, too! :) :)

Quotes About Being Yourself ~ by Gabby


This was something I was thinking about after talking with someone I know, only as an acquaintance. Sadly, she is never quite being herself and I do feel sorry for her. Always changing and rearranging herself, it seems so totally exhausting. After all, we do need to be comfortable in our own skins and just be ourselves! As for Autumn and me, well we Twinnies are 100% ourselves at all times. Guess I really didn’t need to say that, since you all already must know this since it is clearly obvious! Needless to say, all this thinking sent me on a search for quotes about being yourself. I did find some wonderful ones and am hoping you kind readers will enjoy reading them! :)
1. To be yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting~E. E. Cummings
2.Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else~Judy Garland
3.Don’t forget that your spirit-twinkle makes life’s rainbow shine bright~Terri Guillements
4.Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind~Dr. Seuss
5.You were born an original. Don’t die a copy~John Mason
6.Why try to be someone you’re not? Life is hard enough without adding impersonation to the skills required~Robert Brault
7.The white light streams down to be broken up by those human prisms into all the colors of the rainbow. Take your own color in the pattern and be just that~Charles R. Brown
8.He who trims himself to suit everyone else will soon whittle himself away~Raymond Hull
9.Individualism is rather like innocence. There must be something unconscious about it~Louis Kroneberger
10.Your work is to discover your world and then with all your heart give yourself to it~Buddha

Whispers ~ by Autumn


Whispers on the winds of time

often without reason or rhyme

Floating around

not making a sound

Is it magic at play

or just winds gone astray?

Listen and learn

there are pages to turn

You hear what you will

and wonder still

Was the message clear

do you hold it so near

Take time as I say

and learn what you may

Whispering winds tell

their secrets so well …

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Mistaken Identity Strikes Again~ Written By Gabby


I wrote a post a number of months  ago about a guy thinking I was Autumn’s and my sister S. Well, that was a weird and unusual happening since she is 9 years younger than us Twinnies. Also, because he was so persistent about me being sister S until I proved by my ID I wasn’t. That one sure left me shaking my head about people being rather intrusive and just annoying.

This time around, and I still can’t believe it happened again honestly and why me?! This biker guy really did think I was Autumn, he was one of her old boyfriends, too. I was as always minding my own business and leaving a store, in the parking lot and getting into my car. All of a sudden and much to my surprise a guy on a nice Harley cruised up along side my car and getting so close. OMG I was thinking, why is this guy kind of cutting me off from leaving and if I opened my car door to get in I would bump into his Harley. Then I thought… Who in the heck is he, what does he want anyway? Once he took off his helmet I realized it was B, who was way back when one of Autumn’s boyfriends.I should have known, who else would be brave (or foolish) enough to be out cruising about on a Harley in the wintertime?

His greeting made me disgusted which was “How are you pretty lady? Hey, but here you are!” I seriously don’t like that kind of boldness either and think it’s pretty tacky. This made me remember how taken B was with Autumn and kind of over taken, if you know what I’m saying.

I hadn’t known he had moved back to our little hometown, oh but Yay and wait until dear Twinnie heard this news. The funny part is, I was heading over to her house after I left the store so I could tell her very soon! Back to B and his chatting that was getting so on my nerves, before I start digressing. I did inform him right away that oops, but he was speaking to the wrong twin! He did remember me, being with my husband Dave of course and he did extend his sympathies over my loss.

Oh no, now he was looking disappointed as he went on to ask all about Autumn…B really kind of never got over her to hear him tell it. I had a silent chuckle on how I would tease her, because I was sure going to! Leave it to Autumn and our little sister S, they had the way of making these guys never forget them…Those two girls were just plain heartbreakers, weren’t they? But, why did I have to keep running into them?

B was wanting to know if Autumn was single, where did she live and on he went…Sorry I had to be the bearer of bad news. B took the news downright pitifully about her engagement and impending wedding. Thankfully he dropped asking where she lived. I sure was getting way too much information about their old romance, here I thought I had known the whole story, too! According to B, he would hope to see Autumn again since he was divorced and back living in our town…Good luck Autumn! I finally gracefully got away and headed for that Twinnie’s house. I must tell you I kept checking the rearview mirror to see if he was following me because you never know with these kind of guys, the lasting devotion and all!

I got to Autumn’s place and kept smiling as I went off to tease her! How disappointing it was to have Autumn act like our sister S, according to her B was so exaggerating! I tell you kind readers, these heartbreaker sisters of mine…I hope no more old boyfriends mistake me for one of them again! If they do, never fear because I will be sure to report! ;) :)

It’s National Popcorn Day! Written by Gabby


It’s another day to be celebrating…Yes again it’s about food! I do just simply love searching these out and totally  love to share! I just can’t help myself because I just love discussing food and want to share my thoughts. Also it’s really fun hearing from all of you kind readers and sure hope you will feel free to share your thoughts. Popcorn is just a wonderful healthy and low-calorie snack food and deserves to have its own special day, don’t you think so? I have another opinion…Did anyone seriously doubt it? I have to confess I usually have more than one I must and do admit to it all! ;)

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The popcorn has to be hulless and I do mean totally hull free. I am not wanting those stuck in my teeth or risk trashing a filling…Yes, it happened years ago. Sadly it also happened to Autumn, of course we Twinnies have to do it up alike! :) Anyway, we sure learned and it’s not ever happening again because a trip to the dentist every six months is just enough in our opinion. Not that we have evil dentists, but come on kind readers who simply loves rolling into that dentist office? ;) If so, would Autumn and I would dearly love to hear all about it! :) My goodness but I am once again digressing…Back to popcorn and no more dentist talk. Not a pleasant subject and one I sincerely promise I won’t be doing a post on…No offense to you dentists! ;)

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Popcorn is wonderful when airpopped and very light on the sea salt, Autumn and I love it that way. Also, I must confess we do indulge in a bit of butter drizzled on it, too. There are so many ways to enjoy  this treat and I know you kind readers will hopefully have some thoughts and favorites to share. The Twinnies are pretty much purists and don’t much like toppings…We confess to being perhaps boring when it comes to popcorn. Well, those are my thoughts and please do chime in about your likes, dislikes and all about popcorn, it will be interesting to hear everybody’s opinions!  Happy National Popcorn Day! :) :)