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Sunday, May 13, 2012

Memorial Day Sale at Thomasville Home Furnishing and Retail Stores


10200 Little Brier Creek Lane
Raleigh, North Carolina 27617
(919) 806-3406 (phone)
(919) 361-4962 (fax)
10 am to 6 pm (Monday thru Saturday)
12 noon to 5 pm (Sunday)

In 1904, Thomasville sold only one product--a chair. Today, this furniture retailer has grown from one store to more than 150 independently-owned home furnishing stores and more than 400 leading independent retail stores.

Thomasville has home furnishings like living rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, office furniture, entertainment centers, and more. Design consultants are on site and available through home calls to guide you through the maze of colors, fabrics, textures, and more. The Raleigh location, in Brier Creek, is a two-story showroom that will inspire you.

The Raleigh store also carries Drexel Heritage and Henredon furniture. Other Thomasville showrooms in North Carolina include Greenville, Jamestown, and Pineville. Collections include the popular Ernest Hemingway®, Fredericksburg, Cinnamon Hill, and Modern Theory. New collections are introduced twice a year. Floor samples and clearance items are available, particularly at this time of year (after the High Point Furniture Market). A great financing program and gift cards are also available.

Even though Memorial Day comes at the end of the month, Thomasville has something very special to offer you and your family--the Memorial Day Sale starts right now! They offer huge savings with some extra-special savings on several sofa frames. And don't forget the wide selection of area rugs, wall art, accessories, and custom soft goods with no interest financing (with payments) through January 2014.

Friday, May 11, 2012

"Happy Mother's Day to All Mothers Everywhere!"

From one mother to another,

You are awesome and rock like no other.

Proud parent that you are,

You are one to count on, no matter how far.

Thank God my mother is still alive.

Without her I wouldn’t be able to even drive.

She is 84 and still going strong.

Though she has her moments, in my eyes, she can do no wrong.

I love my mother with all my heart.

She is my middle, my end, and my start.

Happy Mother’s Day to all mothers everywhere!

Mothers are a gift to everyone and they really do care!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

"Mother's Day Everyday"

Instead of having just one day dedicated to Mother’s Day;
Why not celebrate Mother’s Every Day?

Mothers cook, clean, raise children, work, and take care of everything else aboard.
But, mothers deserve constant recognition and never-ending reward.

Mothers need love, devotion, and attention so we can continue to grow.
Because being a good mother requires many sacrifices you never even know.

Watching “An Imitation of Life,” I learned exactly what sacrifice really means.
Looking at my mother, now 84, I realize my sacrifices to her mean nothing but beans.

Being that I don’t have to struggle like she did while she raised me.
And understanding how blessed I am to still have her, is quite easy to see.

With life so full of uncertainties and the world out-of-control today.
My recommendation…Praise our Mother’s Every Day.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"Our Struggles - A Poem for Us and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr."

Being that 2010 was such an eventful year;
My mind, body, and my soul now know no fear.

Unemployed, struggling to survive, and barely making ends meet;
Believing in GOD and me, conquered many a defeat.

Head-of-household, trying to raise a teenage child;
Many days seemed so hectic, making life less than mild.

Trying to hold onto a meaningful relationship with your significant other;
Only to lose the battle to ongoing problems faced with your child and your mother.

Struggles big; struggles small.
No matter who you are, struggles plague us all.

Struggling to survive, surviving just to struggle.
Not knowing where to go, where to run, or even where to snuggle.

Beating your fists up against the wall;
Not knowing where to turn or whom to call.

But, nothing compares to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s struggle; that between black and white.

And by joining in the celebration of his birthday on January 17th, it is as J. J. Evans “Good Times” often said, “Dyn-o-mite!”

Saturday, January 9, 2010

A Valentines Day Poem ("Love Is A Many Complicated Thing")

She loves you; she loves you not.
He loves you; he loves you not.

First, you spend every waking moment together.
Then, you can’t wait until the day you find someone better.

Then, that special day in February suddenly comes creeping around.
And buying that lovely gift or doing that extra deed, you're now bound.

Do you still take your selfish girlfriend out for that a very pricy dinner?
Do you still show him love, regardless of his recent blunder?

If you’re lucky enough to have the love of a lifetime,
Don’t take it for granted, since another may be waiting in line.

Don’t panic if you don’t have someone to wear that shiny, new bling,
Just remember, you're not alone because, “Love Is a Many Complicated Thing


Friendships are like a fine glass of wine.

Savor the taste while enjoying the fruits from the vine.

If we continue to be friends, please promise me this,

Never do anything to put this friendship at risk.

I like the friends I’ve made today.

They make me laugh, think, or feel a certain way.

Being of sound mind and body, I am able to stand tall.

Since you’ve made me feel like the world isn’t so bad after all.

You contribute to making this planet a better place.

And your presence in my life, fills an empty void of space.

Thanks so much for being a friend.

Because you’re one reason why my heart is no longer on the mend.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

HeliumPoetry: Teenagers

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Who Will Win? Beat Freaks or Quest Crew on ABDC?

Well, the votes are almost tallied. It's the girls vs. the boys! It's the Beat Freaks vs. Quest Crew! My money's on the Beat Freaks! Girl Power!

Hailing from Los Angeles, California, hip-hop dance dream team, the ladies of Beat Freaks have won several awards, have been featured on numerous television shows, and have participated in music videos and on tours with Pink, Avril Lavigne, Miley Cyrus and Madonna, as well as in movies like "You Got Served" and "Step Up 2".

Also, from Los Angeles, California, members of Quest Crew, have substantial professional dance experience, performing on television shows like "So You Think You Can Dance" and "American Idol." They also toured with Gloria Estefan and Sheila E.

In the third season of Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew, Thursdays at 10 p.m., ET, on MTV, it's down to two final teams. It's also the first time an all-female group has made it to the finals.

Votes are still being cast, since the polls close on Thursday, March 5 at 1:00 a.m., ET. The results will be televised on Thursday, March 5 at 10 p.m.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

"Kids Inaugural: We Are The Future" on Disney Channel

With inaugural celebrations taking place all week, Disney wanted to make sure that kids were also included in this historical event. "Kids Inaugural: We Are the Future" was hosted by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden on Monday, January 19, 2009 at 8/7c on the Disney Channel and on Radio Disney. Held at the Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., some of the biggest stars included Miley Cyrus, the Jonas Brothers, Usher, Jamie Foxx, Demi Lovato, Bow Wow, Billy Ray Cyrus, Corbin Bleu, and Keke Palmer. Even Queen Latifah, Rosario Dawson, George Lopez, and Lucy Liu had something to say. And, in case you missed the original broadcast, a web cast presentation aired on Disney.com/USA, at 9:30 p.m., the same night.

For me, the best part of show was when the Jonas Brothers invited the children of President-elect and the Vice-President-elect onstage, where they all sang, danced, hugged, and shared the most wonderful moments in American history!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

"One Tree Hill" on the CW Television Network

Created by Mark Schwahn and executive produced by Schwahn, Joe Davola, Greg Prange, Mike Tollin, and Brian Robbins, "One Tree Hill" is centered around half brothers, Lucas Scott, played by Chad Michael Murray and Nathan Scott, played by James Lafferty. The show also features love interests Peyton, played by Hilarie Burton, and Haley, played by Bethany Joy Galeotti. Other main characters include Brooke, played by Sophia Bush; Brooke's mother, Victoria, played by Daphne Zuniga of "Melrose Place" fame; and more. "One Tree Hill" is appropriate for teenagers ages 15 through 18. The show airs Mondays at 9 p.m.

"Drake and Josh" on Nickelodeon Television Network

Created, executive produced, and written by Dan Schneider, "Drake and Josh" focuses on two stepbrothers, Drake Bell, played by Drake Parker and Josh Peck, played by Nichols. Drake is a ladies man, who loves to play the guitar. Josh prefers to concentrate on his education, while working at the movie theater. Megan, played by Miranda Cosgrove, is Drake's "evil" little sister. She enjoys pulling pranks on Drake and Josh, while watching them suffer. This show is appropriate for most teenagers and it continues to run in syndication on Nickelodeon as part of TeeNick, pending the release of a new "Christmas" movie in December 2008.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

SuperCr3w Wins on "America's Best Dance Crew"

On the Season 2 finale of "America's Best Dance Crew," which aired on Thursday, August 21, 2008 at 10 p.m., on MTV, America voted for it's favorite dance crew. SuperCr3w came out the big winner of a $100,000 cash prize!

It also turns out that ABDC will be back for Season 3, with open casting calls in Atlanta, GA; St. Louis, MO; New York City, NY, and in Los Angeles, CA. Not to mention, the America's Best Dance Crew live tour, featuring Season 1 winners, Jabbawockeez, and Season 1 contenders, BreakSk8.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

"2008 MTV Video Music Awards"

Hosted by comedian/actor, Russell Brand, the 25th annual Video Music Awards, has an array of A-list musicians, reality stars, record-breakers, trouble-makers, and models. Even though most teens may be engrossed in homework or getting ready for bed, the show still airs on September 7, 2008 at 9:00 p.m., at the Paramount Studios, Hollywood, CA. Performers include the Jonas Brothers and Lil Wayne.

"High School Musical 3: Senior Year"

"High School Musical 3 Senior Year" hits movie theatres on October 24, 2008. Its predecessors, "High School Musical" and High School Musical 2" were only shown on Disney Channel. The "High School Music 2" premiere brought in a total of 17.3 million viewers in the United States—almost 10 million more than "High School Musical," making it the highest-rated basic-cable broadcast in United States history. The soundtrack was also really nice. I know because my daughter has it. My favorites were, "I Don't Dance" and "Bet on It."

In this sequel, Troy ("Zac Efron") and Gabriella ("Vanessa Hudgens") come to realize their separation anxiety, when they have to head off to different colleges. Thus, they, along with the other Wildcats stage a spring musical, which reflects on all their experiences, hopes, and fears about their future. If the movie and the music is like the stuff in High School Music 2, then it's sure to be another hit. Check it out!