Welcome to my page dedicated
to The Ladies of the Heart
I am a member of the PA. Chapter - Region 32

Be sure to check out my Special Achievement
page to see my special LOTH awards!!

I am honored to be a part of this exceptional group.
These women are extremely helpful, caring, and fun.
I joined this group at a very difficult time in my
life. A time of much confusion and self doubt. Being
part of LOTH has given me the strength I needed to
move onward, for which I will forever be grateful. If
you are not a member, please consider joining us.

Proud Member of LOTH

Please read our "Creed" below and you will get
an idea of why I value this group so highly.

The LOTH Creed

Celebrate the human spirit. We all share that common bond, love, hope, peace and humanity. This force is probably the more compelling one on this planet because it calls to all of us no matter where we go, or who we are it is always there.

Leave everything a little better than you found it never underestimate the power of a kind word or deed.

Do not use your time, thoughts or words carelessly for these things are not retrievable. Remember to think before you speak as well as before you write.

Live life with enjoyment and laughter, for these are the components of a healthy heart. Touch all those you meet with the joy of Beauty, Love, and Laughter whenever you can, and always leave them with your greatest gift, a smile.

Follow your heart and listen to your intuition. Act only in Love for your Fellow traveler, as we all could use a little extra Love each day. If you always keep Love in your heart for all, you will never be steered wrong by your intuition.

Reach out and help others, especially those who may be less fortunate than you. Whether it is the help of a smile, a kind ear and a "listen", or a shoulder to cry (or laugh) on, it is so much more rewarding to ask "How can I help you?" rather than trying to figure out "What's in this for me?"

Celebrate the differences in your fellow human. Rather than loving others for the ways in which they are just like you, love them for their variety, and the spice they add to the life we share with them. Men and women were never meant to be clones, but rather to share the earth, enriching each others' lives.

Ponder more, speak less. Often one sees more of their answers when listening, rather than talking. Reserve judgments as long as you have a choice. This way, the choice is made for you from your heart. Watch, listen, and keep notes if you must, but temper your judgments only with love. When your heart speaks, listen.

Trust, and be trustworthy. Never go back on your word, and never hide your true feelings. Accept this in your friends and loved ones, as well, for we can never hope for harmony unless the truth is the center of our world. Wear a face of welcome, rather than false pride, and draw admiration honestly, the same as you admire others for their own special spirit.

Everyone needs to be told they're great so here's to YOU!!

To an exceptionally beautiful woman!
The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears,
The figure that she carries, or the way she combs her hair.
The beauty of a woman must be seen within her eyes,
Because that is the doorway to her heart,
The place where love resides.
The beauty of a woman is not in a facial mole.
But true beauty in a woman is reflected in her soul.
It is the caring that she lovingly gives,
The passion that she shows,
And the beauty of a woman with passing years-only grows!

You refer to Pennsylvania as "PA" (pronounced Pee-Ay).

You can say the phrase "fire hall wedding reception" and not even bat an eye.

You know what a "State Store" is, and your out-of-state friends find it incredulous that you can't purchase liquor at the mini-mart.

You live within two miles of a plant that makes potato chips, corn chips, pretzels, candy, or ice cream, or that packages turkey, beans or bologna.

Words like "hoagie", "sticky buns", "shoo-fly pie", "pierogies" and "pocketbook" actually means something to you.

You can eat cold pizza (even for breakfast) and know others who do the same.

You not only have heard of Birch Beer, but you know it comes in multiple colors: Red, White, Brown, and Gold.

You know several places to purchase or that serve Scrapple, Lebanon Bologna, and Hot Bacon Dressing.

You can eat a cold soft pretzel with deli mustard smeared on it from a street vendor without fear and enjoy it.

Your turkey has "filling," not "stuffing," and most certainly NOT "dressing."

You know the difference between a cheese steak and a pizza steak sandwich, and know that you can't get a really good one outside PA.

You live for summer, when street and county fairs signal the beginning of funnel cake season.

You know that Blue Ball, Climax, Beaver, Moon, Virginville, Paradise, and Intercourse are towns.

You know what a township, borough, and commonwealth are.

You've never referred to Philadelphia as anything but "Philly." And New Jersey has always been "Jersey," and the Atlantic Ocean has always been "the shore."

At least 5 people on your block have electric "candles" in all or most of their windows all year long.

You know several people who have hit deer more than once.

You know who "Punxsutawney Phil" is, and what it means if he sees his shadow.

You know what a "Mummer" is.

You carry jumper cables in your car, and your female passengers know how to use them.

You have an uncontrollable urge to buy bread and milk when you hear the word "snow."

You still keep kitty litter, starting fluid, de-icer, or a snowbrush in your trunk, even if you now live in the south.

Driving is always better in winter because the potholes are filled with snow.

You think sexy lingerie is tube socks and a flannel nightie.

School closings due to snow take the radio stations a half an hour to finish, because just about every town has its own school district.

As a kid you built snow forts and leaf piles that were taller than you were.

"Yous guys" is a perfectly acceptable reference to a group of men & women.

You know how to respond to the question "Djeetyet?" (Did you eat yet?)

You can say the correct pronunciation of LANK-is-ter instead of the mispronounced Laan-CAST-er, and LEB-en-in instead of the equally incorrect Leb-a-NON.

You know how to pronounce Bryn Mawr, Bryn Athyn, Wilkes-Barre, Schuylkill, Bala Cynwyd, Conshohocken, and Monongahela.

You prefer Hershey's Chocolate to Godiva.

You call Sloppy Joes "Barbecue."

You think Medium Rare equals Well Done.

You can stop along the road to buy fruits, vegetables, or crafts on the "honor system."

You buy your beer and soda only by the case.

You consider Pittsburgh to be "out west".

You know that Yuengling is pronounced "Ying-ling," and believe that it really is a premium beer (as opposed to Schlitz or Iron City).

You refer to something as "a whole nother," as in "That's a whole nother issue."

The local paper covers National and International headlines on 1/4 page but requires six pages for sports.

You know the four seasons: Winter, Still Winter, Almost Winter, and Construction.

You actually understand these jokes and send them on to other Pennsylvanians.

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