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The Edge Of Glory – Song Lyric Sunday – Tribute

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The Edge of Glory – Song Lyric Sunday – Tribute

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This week the theme is songs that are a tribute to someone.

Thanks to Jim Adams for hosting this musical challenge each week.

To join in today’s challenge, and also see other entries just click this link below:

https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2022/01/22/songs-about-dead-people/

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I like most all of Lady Gaga’s songs. This one is a tribute to her grandfather.

Usually her videos are pretty wild, and there is one of this that does have her usual type of visuals and costumes, but this one featured today is very toned down and more emotional. She is sat at a piano with her guests gathered around while they have a Thanksgiving dinner. She also makes a few heartfelt comments during the song.

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Lady Gaga’s thoughts about how she came to write this song (from a Wiki article):

Gaga had taken leave for few days to be with her ailing grandfather. After he died, Gaga told White Shadow that she wrote a song about her grandfather’s death and its impact on her.[5] Gaga spoke to Jon Pareles of The New York Times about the story behind the song:

“[‘The Edge of Glory’] was about how when my grandma was standing over my grandfather while he was dying. There was this moment where I felt like he had sort of looked at her and reckoned that he had won in life. Like, ‘I’m a champion. We won. Our love made us a winner.’ They were married 60 years. I thought about that idea, that the glorious moment of your life is when you decide that it’s okay to go, you don’t have any more words to say, more business, more mountains to climb. You’re on the cliff, you tip your hat to yourself and you go. That’s what it was for me in that moment when I witnessed it.”[6]

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“The Edge of Glory”, by Lady Gaga, can be found on her 2011 album, “Born This Way”. It was written by Lady Gaga, Stefani Germanotta, Fernando Garibay, Paul Blair, and D J White Shadow. It is on the Streamline /Kon Live/Interscope lables.

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There ain’t no reason you and me should be alone
Tonight, yeah, baby
Tonight, yeah, baby
But I got a reason that you-hoo should take me home tonight
I need a man that thinks it’s right when it’s so wrong
Tonight, yeah, baby
Tonight, yeah, baby
Right on the limit’s where we know we both belong tonight
It’s hot to feel the rush
To brush the dangerous
I’m gonna run right to, to the edge with you
Where we can both fall far in love
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge, the edge
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge with you
Another shot, before we kiss the other side
Tonight, yeah, baby
Tonight, yeah, baby
I’m on the edge of something final we call life tonight
Alright, alright
Put on your shades ’cause I’ll be dancing in the flames
Tonight, yeah, baby
Tonight, yeah, baby
It isn’t hell if everybody knows my name tonight
Alright, alright
It’s hot to feel the rush
To brush the dangerous
I’m gonna run right to, to the edge with you
Where we can both fall far in love
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge, the edge
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge with you
I’m on the edge with you
I’m on the edge with you
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment of truth
Out on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge
The edge, the edge, the edge, the edge
I’m on the edge of glory
And I’m hanging on a moment with you
I’m on the edge with you
With you, with you, with you, with you
I’m on the edge with you
With you, with you, with you, with you
I’m on the edge with you
With you, with you, with you, with you
I’m on the edge with you
With you, with you, with you, with you
Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Germanotta Stefani / Garibay Fernando / Blair Paul Edward
The Edge of Glory lyrics © Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., Universal Music Corp., Sony/atv Songs Llc, Garibay Music Publishing, House Of Gaga Publishing Llc, Maxwell And Carter Publishing, Pw Arrangements, Maxwell And Carter Publishing Llc.
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Flower of the Day – Hearts & Flowers

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Flower of the Day – Hearts & Flowers

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Here’s a cute flower arrangement for Halloween. There is a rust/orange mum, and a small white lily. There is also a little sign with the flowers that says ❤ you Boo. This would be nice for Valentine’s Day too!

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/01/22/fotd-january-23-snowball-bush/

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Flower of the Day – Baby Pineapple

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Flower of the Day – Baby Pineapple

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Here’s  an actual growing pineapple plant I saw at a nursery. Lots of tall green leaves and a tiny pineapple in the middle.  Pretty cool! 🙂

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For Cee’s Flower of the Day:

https://ceenphotography.com/2022/01/20/fotd-january-21-magnolia-upclose/

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Throwback Thursday – Cooking

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Throwback Thursday – Cooking

https://lssattitudeofgratitude.wordpress.com/2022/01/20/throwback-thursday-22-cooking-skills/

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This week Lauren asks us about our cooking skills, and how we learned to cook, and what all we’ve cooked. Also if we’ve had any cooking disasters. Thanks so much, Lauren! 🙂

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One of the best memories I have of learning to cook was when I made a cake. Here’s what I wrote in my diary when I was 10 years old, and my notes about it which I’ve blogged about before.

1/6/61 – I went to school and when I got hom (home) after a while we went bowlling (bowling). I baked my first cake and made a tea party with P (sister)

Now that is an interesting fact/co-incident. I remember baking that cake, a very simple one from a kid’s cook-book. It turned out really good. Then, many years later my own daughter was born… on a January 6th. So…for many years I baked a cake for her birthday…each January 6th!

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After that I probably made that cake other times along with other recipes in that little book.

In Jr. High school I took Home Economics where we did cooking and sewing. That was fun.

Before I got married, I didn’t really know much about cooking, so I made a point to watch how my mom cooked things so I could do it too. I still cook food the same way as back then. Why change it if it works, right!

I’m not really an experimental kind of cook. I know how to do all these I learned so I don’t need a recipe for any of them. If I do try something new, I will follow a set recipe. I do follow the recipes when I made cookies, though. Cookies are a favorite of mine to make, especially at Christmas, with the cut out and decorated ones.

My worst disaster in the kitchen was the exploding enchiladas incident. A huge mess! The whole glass dish full of home made enchiladas exploded, throwing hot food and glass everywhere! I wrote a blog post about it here

A few years ago I wanted to learn how to make decorated cakes, so took a class at the craft store. That was fun, and I learned a lot. Even if we messed up, we got to eat our mistakes! haha . I made a lot of the cakes using all the piping tips. It was just for fun, and we enjoyed them.

Here’s a few photos of some of the cakes I made:

  • Hello Kitty cake
  • Happy Cat Day cake
  • Election Day 2000 cake
  • Amazing Race cake
  • Clown cake
  • Pink roses on the cake (sorry – blurry)

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Color Your World – Canary Yellow

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Color Your World – Canary Yellow canary color your world photo challenge badge

https://toy.photography/2022/01/18/color-your-world-canary/

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otos show:

  • Yellow rose & green leaves in a round container
  • Crayola Crayon – Canary (yellow)
  • Canary (yellow) color sample
  • Weena the cat, with canary yellow & pink striped wrapping paper
  • My drawing of a yellow canary & the word surrounded by blue
  • Fuzzy yellow toy chicken with big googly eyes & a white & purple guitar
  • Blue socks, with a design of yellow chicks, and pink stripes

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Throwback Thursday – Sense of Style Pt. 3 – Haircuts

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Throwback Thursday – Sense of Style Pt. 3 – Haircuts

https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2022/01/13/throwback-thursday-21-jusjojan-sense-of-style/

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Maggie at the above link has asked us about our fashion styles over the years. Thanks , Maggie! 🙂

Here are some questions to think about:

At what age did you become concerned about the clothes you wore? Did you get hand-me-downs or new clothes? Were any of your clothes made by hand? If so, by whom? Were you allowed to select your own clothes and assemble your own ensembles? At what age did you start buying your own wardrobe?

What fashion fads did you adopt? Did you have certain colors you loved to wear? Were you of the hippie generation of perhaps a child of the 1980s? What was the wildest or craziest outfit you ever wore?

What about jewelry? Did you have piercings? Were they done by you or by others? What jewelry fads so you remember?

Now think about your hairstyles. What cuts did you sport? Did you ever color your hair? Did you try to alter your hair in any other way (cutting, ironing, shaving, curling)?

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Okay, here’s my many haircuts/styles over the years. I’m lazy so didn’t want to go through all my many photo albums to find a sample of each, though.

At the end, I’ll say a few things about what I remember of them.

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Pixie

Poodle

Pageboy

Flip

Shag

Feathered

Layered

Swing

Straight & Ironed

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Colors:

Red

Black

Auburn

Burgundy

Frosted

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Perms:

baby perm

poodle perm

spiral perm

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Wigs:

Wiglet

Dutch Boy

Falls

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I guess it all started when I was really little. In my baby book my mom wrote that I got my first permanent at age 2 years old! I didn’t have any say so about it, and I’d get a perm quite a few times. I finally got to have some say later on.  What I wanted was long straight hair, like my cousin had, so I could wear a ponytail.

I’d get a very short pixie cut, then it would get this tight curly perm to be called a poodle look.

Then awhile later on I got to have it a little longer and no perm, but curled into a pageboy. About jr. high school a popular hairstyle was the flip. We’d backcomb the top and ends, then use lots of hairspray.

When that fad went out I got my hair cut into another shortish do, I think was called a mop top, to kind of look like the Beatles hair.

High school my hair was long again, and straight, then flipped back edges and layered. Later this turned into the shag cut. I liked this one a lot and kept it this way for a long time.

Next was the 70s long straight and ironed hair. Yes, we’d use the real iron and ironing board.

I still laugh because my best friend always said, and still to this day still says, that I had the good hair. Her hair was medium and wavy naturally.

The Swing was a fun hair-do. It was cut short in the back and the front/sides got longer. Sort of a geometric look.

Then came the spiral curl permanent. Maybe it was called something else, but you’d have to use a hair pick to fluff it out.

Now my hair is just long and straight, I don’t put dye on it, so it’s just natural brown with gray.

Over the years, with whichever style I went with, I’d change colors with dyes every so often. (see list)

Then there was the ‘wig’ years.

I always liked wearing fun wigs. At the time they were not very expensive, and they were not made of real hair, but you could wash and style them.

Wiglets were fun. A small (or larger) hairpiece you attach to the top of your pulled up hair. You’d style them with large circular rings and spray a lot of hair spray on it all.

Falls were great if you wanted to add more to your regular hair or make it look like you had long hair. I had a few of these.

Dutch boy wigs. I had a couple of these in different colors. It was a full wig, with a medium length. My sister had some, too.

Well, that’s about all I can think of for now. Hope you enjoyed this look back. 🙂

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