... Even the worst heartaches can become heartstrings to God's hope, comfort, encouragement, joy, peace and love...

Welcome! As a fan of the cartoon character Maxine, I enjoy her witty remarks. But when I
read my blogs & other writing to her, she's not very responsive- even when I'm wearing my bunny slippers like hers! She just doesn't get it!
Although she's funnier than I am, I do pray that this site will bring encouragement to your day! I'd love to hear from you! Unlike Maxine, you can leave me a message via the Comments. Shalom, Connie


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Pitiful Pearl

Illustrator William Steig was the creator of Pitiful Pearl. 
In the 1950s, Pitiful Pearl left the page and became a popular doll.

        For as long as I can remember, I associated her with this song from the 1940s:


Of all the saddest words 
That I have ever heard 
The saddest is the story 
Told me by a bird 
He had spent about an hour 
Chatting with a flower 
and here ís the tale the flower told

I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch, 
an onion patch, an onion patch 
I'm a lonely little petunia in an onion patch 
and all I do is cry all day 
Boo hoo, boo hoo.

Listen at :


I relate to poor Pearl for in the last year or so I have had quite a few lonely, boo hoo days. 
Since I have been dealing with multiple health issues, those days have increased. 
Chronic illness can take the stuffin' right out of you: little or no energy, no stamina, 
fatigue and whatever symptoms are causing your limitations, including pain.

I came up with a way that helps me get out of the onion patch. It allows me to be that
lovely petunia, who is able to say, "Be gone, Pitiful Pearl!"

The next post I'll share my Pity Party Bashers




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