Dim the lights.
This is it.
Today, I, along with hundreds of other participants in the Blogging from A to Z challenge, reveal my theme.
Last year's theme was America the Beautiful, and it would have been so tempting to repeat it. After all, I have an iPhone stuffed with photos. Over 3,600 of them. I'm a digital hoarder. My son says I am, and I must admit it.
But I wanted to do something a little more personal this year besides shower you with hoarded photos.
So my theme is.....
I never was a soap opera watcher, but my late mother loved them. In 1965, the year she died, a new soap opera debuted. At the beginning, a man intoned:
In this, my 64th year of existence, I feel more and more like my sands are pouring through the hourglass at an ever increasing rate. Days of our Lives is my theme for 2016, as I relive events from my life, both past and present. I'll also blog about some of those I love who are, or were, in my life.
Like sands through the hourglass, so are the days of our lives.
I have 26 posts prepared, nearly prepared, or incubating in my imagination, all for your enjoyment this April. My blog, Ramblin' with AM, concentrates on life in upstate New York and some of my amateur photography and occasional travels. I've been blogging since April of 2009; daily since late April of 2011.
I can promise you that April 1 will feature a post on autism. My brother in law, who is in his 50's, has this developmental disability. It has shaped his life, and all the lives of people who love him.
April 2 will feature a post about an event in Binghamton, New York, a city I have worked in for many, many years, that my spouse somehow got caught up in. In a good way.
For the rest of my posts, you'll need to visit throughout the month of April. Some will be posts about my travels. The April 3 post is always a commemoration of a tragic mass shooting that occurred in Binghamton on April 3, 2009. And, I will even show you a cemetery in New York that was once the nation's second most popular tourist attraction. Yes, tourist attraction.
I look forward to this, my second A to Z, and hope to meet some of my favorites from last year's challenge, along with new blogs.
Which reminds me of another saying from my childhood, from when I belonged to the Girl Scouts:
Make new friends, but keep the old/one is silver, the other is gold.
I treasure all of my readers, past, present, and future, for having confidence in my writing. Thank you for the time you take visiting and commenting on my blog.
I hope you will use the link for others participating in this Reveal and find new blogs to read and enjoy.