Thursday, January 2, 2014

New Year, New Laws

 A L O H A ! 
Father/Son Color & Clogs

 "I will honor Christmas
 in my heart, 
and try to keep it 
all the year."

Charles Dickens

The REST of the Picture (and family)
Click to see those New Year Day SMILES

 I've discovered,
 is everything
 in life. "

Isaac Bashevis Singer 

Married by me, Jan 1st 2014

"By the power vested in me
by the State of Hawaii
just last month,
I now pronounce you
spouses and wives
before these your friends
To your military command,
ALL of it

(One is in the military,
the other is now a 
military spouse)


As of Jan 1 2014

  Illinois police
cannot fly drones
without a warrant;
also becoming the 
13th state to prohibit 
handheld cellphones 
while driving.

Legal marijuana
is now for sale 
in Colorado.

Transgender children
may use the 
school bathroom
and play sports
in California.

Friendly, Humane
Francis is Pope
in Rome.

Connecticut has
tighter gun control,
and raises the 
minimum wage to $8.70 an hour,
New Jersey to $8.25
New York and Rhode Island to $8. 
Nine states automatically raise
their minimum wage because they 
index it to inflation. 

And I performed 
a wedding.

What is NEW
for YOU
this year?

                             Warmly, cloudia



eViL pOp TaRt said...

Good going, Cloudia! I didn't know you were also a minister!

Brian Miller said...

hey...whose wedding did you perform? that is cool...yep...i cant remember how many laws took effect was in the thousands...will be interesting to watch on a couple to see how they turn out...

aloha from va

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

And they lived happily ever after!

TexWisGirl said...

a new beginning...

Anonymous said...

Congrats Rev. Cloudia for sparking peace in the world and for the couples you marry. Your story warms up the -1 degrees in Kansas today.
Hmm, Kansas is close to Colorado, and with their new laws, that state should have a boom in tourism too! But the rules are funny to read.

Charles Gramlich said...

Sounds like some progress.

21 Wits said...

Kindness is everything! A wedding already for this new year, how grand is that!

Kay said...

I just love that you can do this Cloudia. Too wonderful!

It certainly is a year of lawful change... to the better.

DeniseinVA said...

Wow, my New Year hasn't started out as nearly exciting as yours. Happy New Year Cloudia!

Elephant's Child said...

How absolutely wonderful that you could perform that wedding. And what a lucky couple. I cannot think of a celebrant I would rather have.

GreensboroDailyPhoto said...

You are such a positive presence in our blogosphere.

Happy New Year. Here's to another great year of photoblogging.

Janis & David

Cloudia said...

Janice,David, EACH of YOU are gifts to me! Thanks for riding along ♥

Ash said...

Happy New Year, dear Cloudia!

Merlesworld said...

Many changes in the new year so far all that happened here is road tolls and electricity bills went up.
Now my electricity bill arrived yesterday it's in credit [we have solar power and sell back to the grid so we have a excess in summer] but if they keep putting it up shouldn't they pay more for my power I make but no they don't doesn't make it fair to me.

Reader Wil said...

I wish you a beautiful New Year! said...

alhoa!!!an happy new year!!!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

It must have felt great to be part of history.

Cloudia said...


Duncan D. Horne - the Kuantan blogger said...

The photo of the 2 ladies getting married made me shudder slightly. Things are changing in the world

Fe Adamsonn said...

Happy new year!

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