Saturday, August 18, 2018

RIP The Queen of Soul

Freeway Of Love

Aretha Franklin
Songwriters: Jeffrey Cohen / Narada Michael Walden

Knew you'd be a vision in white
How'd you get your pants so tight?
Don't know what you're doin'
But you must be livin' right, yeah

Oh, we got some places to see
I brought all the maps with me
So jump right in, it ain't no sin
Take a ride in my machine

City traffic movin' way too slow
Drop the pedal and go, go, go

We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
Wind's against our backs
We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac
We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
Wind's against our back
Ain't we ridin' on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac?

Never you mind the exit signs
We got lots of time
We can't quit 'til we get
To the other side, ide, ide

With the radio playin' our song
We keep rollin' along
Who knows how far our car can get
Before you think your love slowin' on down

City traffic's movin' way too slow
Drop the pedal and go, go come on now, go

We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
Wind's against our backs
We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac
We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
Wind's against our back
Ain't we ridin' on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac? Oh yeah

Here we go, one more time mmm
With the wind and your fingers in my hair
Kind of think we're going for an extended throw down
So drop the top baby
And let's cruise on into this better than ever street

City traffic's movin' way too slow
Drop the pedal and go, go, come on baby, go, do it for me now

We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
Wind's against our back
We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac

We goin' ridin' on the freeway of love
Wind's against my back
Ain't we ridin' on the freeway of love
In my pink Cadillac?

What I want you to do baby
Get over to the left lane
And let's merge with peace, oh yeah
Take the love that's sent ya
And then in the right time
Go on over in love and satisfaction and joy, well
Ain't we riding babe, ain't we cruising down
Free, free, sweet
Go on after, awh let's be good to each other street
Well, see that little landmark over there
A whole lot of kisses and sweet stuff
We'll be just about, awh, awh, awh
And satisfaction road yeah, satisfaction yeah ooo ahhh

Aretha Franklin
1942-2018
A musical icon for the world, but especially for Detroit, Michigan.

I chose the lyrics for "Freeway of Love" for this tribute, because Detroit is also considered the Automotive Capital of the World, and this Saturday is a incredible event.   Predicted to draw 1.5 million people, The Woodward Dream Cruise brings thousands upon thousands of classic autos and auto enthusiasts, who drive up and down a 16-mile long main street, from the city of Detroit to Pontiac...then back again!  Antique cars are parked in every conceivable spot along the entire length of the event, plus vendors and every automotive company puts out their finest products.  Horns honk, people cheer, and we'll all be singing along to Aretha Franklin's music all day.  The Hubby and I wander up and down Woodward Avenue in Birmingham, Michigan, oohing and aahing, while we eyeball the cars AND the people! 

πŸ’”Farewell, Ms. FranklinπŸ’”

Friday, August 17, 2018

Black Cat Appreciation Day!


Used with permission
Layla Morgan Wilde
Cat Wisdom 101

Used with permission
Wayne Morris
Black Cat Appreciation Group on FB

Drumroll please!

Presenting....

The Black Cats of Eastside Cats!

For your entertainment....

Chucky
2008-2017

Manny

Chili Bruce

Sweetie

Neighborhood Black Cat, Melted from excessive heat

...and Floofy Pearl, the neighbor's cat!





So Hug A Black Cat Today!
Or several...


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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Thankful Thursday: Sweet Angel Baby

Look at that cutie!
Our Angel has lovely soft fur, a beguiling flop-over-and-purr routine that sucks in any human nearby, and is rather photogenic.  She is also dead set against being nice to any other cat, believes 5:30 am is a reasonable hour for interaction, and meows her head off if she can hear The Hubby's voice but not get near him.  We are thankful for her persnickety attitude, for she's taught us that one must stand up for one's desires, and that...with planning...things can work out, even if there isn't perfection. I, for one, need this lesson repeated over and over again; to accept, because fighting for perfection is like banging one's head against a brick wall.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Farewell, Angel Ruby


Our sweet friend Ruby has joined her sister Sunny at The Rainbow Bridge.  
Stop by Colehaus Cats to offer words of encouragement during this very difficult time.

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