Live – Laugh – Love

This is one of my favorite sayings and I try my best to follow it always. I even have several framed plaques with the three words to keep reminding me to do so.


Live your life to the fullest and enjoy life. Try not to let the little unimportant things in life bother you. Learn to accept things the way they come and trust me you will turn out to be much happier. Do not just take things for granted; if you need or want to do something do it right away and don’t put it off till tomorrow, and if you want to go somewhere do it today. Things in life are so very uncertain anymore and even more difficult this past year with the virus limiting us as to what and where we can go and do. Try to always live and keep a good and positive attitude with a life full of enjoyment and happiness.


Love is a giant word even as small as it is. Love makes you feel good inside both when it is given and received. As a child we receive love from our parents and this love keeps us growing and makes us feel secure and when we get older we depend on that love not only from our parents but also from others.

When we finally meet that extra special person in our lives — love — makes our lives happier and more secure. With love everything and all things are possible. Love makes you do things you thought you would never do, just remember when you first fell in love nothing mattered more than the person that stole your heart. Love means appreciation, commitment, trust and unlimited love forever…Love comes all shapes and sizes but it is best when you love with all your heart and love is returned to you.


Finally, third but not least, is to laugh……… we do not laugh as much as we should, laughing is good for our soul and makes a person feel good and happy inside.

What makes you personally laugh? What makes me personally laugh? It is when I share funny old stories with family and friends or when I see a really funny movie. I also laugh re-living some of the childhood stories of my three children (stories if I told would embarrass them).

For some reason it seems as if we just do not hear people laugh as much as in the past? For sure we need more love and laughter in our lives.

With Spring finally having arrived, one way to spread love and joy is with flowers.

The West Virginia Symphony League — Parkersburg is holding a Geranium sale and orders can be picked up at Texas Road House on May 7. A four inch pot is $3.50, a six inch pot is $8.00 and a 10 inch pot is $20.00. Color options include red, pink, hot pink, salmon and white. To order, email tombeckwith@suddenlink.et; call Sally at 304-295-9850; text Sally at 304 483-1453 or mail Sally Beckwith, 613 18th St. Vienna, WV 26105. All orders must be in by May 3.

Till next week.



1/2 cup minced onion

1 tablespoon chopped green pepper

3 tablespoons butter

1 10.5 ounce can cream of mushroom soup

2/3 cup evaporated milk

1/3 cup water

Dash cayenne pepper

1/4 teaspoon dry mustard

1 teaspoon parsley

Dash of pepper

4 English muffins, split and toasted

8 slices tomato

8 green peppper rings

8 slices canadian bacon

8 poached eggs

Sautee onion and green pepper in butter. In a medium saucepan add sauteed mixture to soup, milk, water and seasonings. Heat to boiling, stirring well. Reduce heat and keep warm. Top each muffin with bacon, tomato and egg. Spoon sauce over. Garnish with pepper rings. Serves 4.



1 8-count pack refridgerated crescent rolls

1 8 ounce can sauerkraut, well drained

2 tablespoons Thousand Island dressing

8 thin slices cooked corn beef

2 slices Swiss cheese, cut in 1/2 inch strips

Unroll dough and separate into 8 triangles. Chop sauerkraut and combine with salad dressing. Place one slice corned beef across wide end of triangle. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 375 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes until golden brown. Serve hot. Makes 8.



1 bunch broccoli or asparagus

Salt and pepper to taste

4 slices crusty bread or English muffin halves

4 slices ham

4 thin slices onion

4 slices tomato

3 to 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced

4 slices Swiss cheese

Steam broccoli until crisp tender. Drain, pat dry and season with salt and pepper. To assemble sandwich: toast bread, top with ham, broccoli, onion, tomato, sliced eggs and then cheese. Place under broiler until cheese melts. Top with dressing. Makes 4 sandwiches.


1/2 cup buttermilk

1 1/2 cups mayonaise

1/2 cup finely chopped parsley

1 cup finely chopped carrots

1 tablespoons chopped onion

1/2 cup finely chopped celery

1 teaspoon galic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt

Blend buttermilk and mayonaise. Add remaining ingredients. Refrigerate overnight.


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