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April 10, 2020


Bernard Ussher

These are great!

Ann Baker

Thanks. It made me smile…….

Paul A Tamburello Jr aka pt at large

That was the idea!

K B Jones

I feel joy in reading it. I feel joy in reading it.
Great and timely.

C C Raymond

Just, exactly JUST what I needed to hear today.

Paul A Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

Witnessing it gave me a chance to see something bright amongst the shadows.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr aka pt at large

Witnessing it was one of those moments you just want to preserve in amber.

Nona Bock

Love it! — It’s happening here too.

Bambi Good

bravo... got to sing and got to be jealous of people with sidewalks which our street barely has, and it has even less street because it's all patches (the sidewalks are either gravel or asphalt... BUT I'll send to my daughter who leaves her chalk marks where she goes..
I loved seeing your neighborhood.. We think we have a great neighborhood but nothing is happening here to show its spunk.. .I'm planning to do a sing when we get a prediction for good weather at 5:30 some evening.. I think I'll send them "You Gotta Have Heart" to learn for the sing.. probably haven't heard it since I was a kid so "Thanks for the Memories"...

Paul A. Tamburello Jr. aka pt at large

Bambi, neighbors in JP https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/03/16/metro/their-porches-song-emerges/
and Boston are into it

My neighbors are planning some pot banging on Friday to salute a nurse who lives in the 'hood.

Sarah Cross Mills

Just might "steal" that sidewalk art - gather a group from our 110 unit building and chalk up the sidewalk in front, as a gift to all those who come to the Eastern Promenade to walk above the bay.

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Yes! As a former colleague, you remember that we teachers used to ‘steal’ ideas from each other all the time, tweaked them to match our own style and grade level and they became our own! Would love to hear if you do it!

Mark E. Engelberg

This is a "heart-warmer". Thanks, Paulie.

Carole Blossom

Love your Mardi Gras beads, string of lights and Santa Claus puppet! You Gotta Have Heart is so true....

Take care and be well, Carole Blossom🌼

Paul A Tamburello, Jr aka  pt at large

Thank you, Carole!
I’ve collected Mardi Gras beads from just about every Mardi Gras in NOLA and so many cities and towns in SW Louisiana.
They hang on chair arms, door knobs, stair newell posts…I smile every time i walk by them.
Certainly a good way for me to keep on havin’ heart!

Paul A. Tamburello, Jr. aka pt at large

Mark, I looked out my window, saw the scene right from the start, went outside, kept my distance and documented it. If the way I was feeling was any barometer, knew I wanted to share it.
When I began writing about the heart warming story i thought of the Gotta Have Heart song and found the perfect one to link to the post. I play that clip to cheer me up at least once a day.

Gerard McMahon

Nice!! Easy to loose sight of the small things during this time in History!!

Chantelle Trahan

Thank you for sharing 'what makes you feel good' through the Mardi Gras beads you've acquired from Louisiana, the world-wide anticipation of Santa Claus, and the colorful messages of hope written in chalk from your front yard to everyone else's! Yes, the message in the song rings true on a daily basis......."You Gotta Have Heart." If you have that, I believe you have it all!

My draft began on Monday, April 13th, and got interrupted three times until now. It's been an interesting week. Not bad, just a bit unorganized. This may be our new normal. We're taking it one day at a time. Like the song above says, "There's nothing to it, but to do it!"

Thanks again for your writings. They are informative, inspirational, and all-inclusive! Continue to do what makes you feel good.....with heart!

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