If Jesus wore a name tag, what would it say???  Lucinda Berry Hill reminds us of the beauty of Jesus.



It’s NAME TAG DAY, a fun little celebration of your one and only means of identification – your name.  I suppose there is rank and serial number, but it’s not often I’m asked for those things.  Usually it’s just my name people are interested in having.

That might be a fun book to read.

Let’s do something fun today.  If you were given a name tag that said HELLO, I’M…  what name would you put on that name tag?  Just imagine you could be any name for today.  What name would you write on that tag?

From our ancestors come our names, but from our virtues our honors.   – Proverb

When my parents were deciding on a name for me, they asked my Aunt Mary for suggestions.  I loved Aunt Mary because she was a bit of a free spirit – something I’ve always been too shy and backward to be.  She just did what she wanted to do and sort of flew by the seat of her designer pants.  I admired that about her and always wanted to be just like her.

She was around movie stars all day long back in the 1940’s, doing their hair and hearing all about their exciting lives.  Wow, I sure would have loved to visit her there.  I never got to do that.

Anyway, she suggested that my folks name me SAMANTHA SIMONE TURNER.  Her suggestion was vetoed and I was named LINDA LOU TURNER.  It’s a down-to-earth, sensible name.  I was told a gazillion times that the name LINDA means BEAUTIFUL in Spanish.  Well, there are worse names, right?

Pen names are masks that allow us to unmask ourselves.  – Terri Guillemets




I mean absolutely no disrespect to my very sensible parents.  You know I love them dearly.  There are a gazillion women named “Linda”.  But just for today, I believe my name tag will have the name SAMANTHA SIMONE on it.  If you call me by that name I probably won’t respond – LOL…  I mean I’ve been plain old Linda Lou for over 50 years, so…

Hey – it’s all for fun, right???  Wink!  😉




What is Yad Drawkcab???  Well…  it’s BACKWARD DAY!!!  This is the time to do everything backward.  It’s so much easier for kids in school to do this.  Adults have been conditioned and need to literally make themselves do things backward.  Oh to be young again – and have the ability to be silly.

Write backward, talk backward. Wear your shirt with the back in the front. Eat a steak dinner for breakfast, and pancakes for dinner. Play a board game from the finish line to the start. Put a masking tape line on the floor and practice walking backwards.  Whatever you do, make it fun!

Just remember to post every selfie you take today – you can’t pick and choose which ones you put on facebook!

To see a person’s true face, look at the photos that do not get posted.  – Brandon Specktor

Use your imagination!  The sky is the limit.  What sort of backward things can you think of???

 Remember, Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in high heels.  – Faith Whittlesey

This would be so much fun to celebrate with your kids or grandkids – and make sure you have the camera handy because you will definitely make some great memories for that scrapbook!

If you do decide to celebrate, make sure to share your photos with me on facebook!

Some parent is very talented with their video camera!  I really like the game of pool.  The spaghetti…  um – not so much.  I wonder how they did that.  

 To look backward for a while is to refresh the eye, to restore it, and to render it the more fit for its prime function of looking forward.  – Margaret Fairless Barber, The Roadmender

For one day, bond with your children in a most unusual way.  Live life to the fullest with your little ones while you have them.  You want to look backwards in time and remember more laughter than tears.

Again with the food…  LOL!!!  Oh well…

 In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.   – Friedrich Nietzsche

Today I read about a mini-golf place that advertised they will celebrate Backward Day.  They will have everyone play the course backwards from hole 18 to hole 1.  Admission is also backwards – adults pay as children.  How fun would that be?

 Happy is he who still loves something he loved in the nursery:  He has not been broken in two by time; he is not two men, but one, and he has saved not only his soul but his life.   – G.K. Chesterton

That looks like fun.  The goal is to spend time with your kids and be happy!  May you and your family have a lovely Backward Day!  🙂