I have shared a lot of my life with you.
I did it willingly and have no regrets.

Three times in my life
I felt the sting of devastation to my soul,
cutting deep into my heart
emotionally and life as I knew it.
But I can promise you that are reading
this that LIFE is our gift from God and that
no matter how awful things seem sometimes that
God will never leave you to walk alone in the storms.


I never saw a wild thing
sorry for itself.
A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough
without ever having felt sorry for itself.
D. H. Lawrence

The butterfly —the transformed caterpillar.
The butterfly represents positive transformation,
rebirth, joy, and happiness.
It soars as the Eagle does,
yesterday, today and always.

“What's wrong with wanting more?

If you can fly, then soar.
With all there is, why settle for
Just a piece of sky?”


" Hope is the thing with feathers-

that perches in the soul-

And sings the tune without the words-

And never stops- at all-"

Emily Dickinson




My life has been blessed with wonderful friends
and my husband’s family that is now my family
as well, all these individuals in my life that I am
truly honored to know.
They are people that know what true friendship is,
what honor and integrity are all about.
Cherished friends that know the cost of standing tall,
when others come into each of our lives that mean
harm in many ways.
I thank you and love you all.

Thank you for visiting my little Charing Cross Cottage online
a place now known as Theodore's World.





Many of the graphics you have seen at my web site I made myself.
Others were gifts from my dear friend Linda and others I have met 
online that sent me things. The words mostly are mine, my feelings, my
thoughts and emotions.
Some of the information such as quotes, explanations, information
i.e. about the POW's MIA's and facts  presented to you were
obtained from other websites which I received permission to use. 
Those that were generous to permit my  use of their words
were of course thanked and I thank you all again.