Saturday, 19 August 2017

#RalphSays - Share Your #SelfieSaturday Snap

It's #SelfieSaturday Time Again

Hey guys it's that time again, Saturday, and time to share your #SelfieSaturday Love with us on the FB page. It started last week with this one...

Saturday Selfie # 1

The first Selfie Saturday Shot was us at the Capitol Flea Market last summer. Every visit to California always has a trip to the flea market to get dad a new wallet. He's very particular about the kind of wallets he gets. Never try to buy him one, you won't succeed. So we make the trek every six months for him to pick out a new one...

Saturday Selfie # 2

I have just posted another one that Facebook kindly reminded me this morning was taken exactly two years ago today. Good ole FB. (Well, sometimes.) So I posted it an boosted it and I am grateful other people have been sharing their selfie love with us. Thanks John, Alison, Kelly and Melanie.

Share your #SelfieSaturday snap on the Ralph Says Facebook page

Slowly, Ralph Gets It...

Slowly but surely ole Ralph is getting into the swing of his own "Ralph Says" brand

It helped that he went out to visit a customer this week, and told her to go look up the hashtag (which he always still calls a "Pound Sign") #JSSAMO...When she did, she was apparently killing herself laughing at all the posts and pictures and merchandise. 

He felt a little special then, I think. Sometimes, I guess it takes someone who is not our own family or friends to point out something is cool or that we should or should not be doing something. 

Then we start to believe it...Funny that.

What Is The "Ralph Says" Mission? 

I have been taking some time to ask myself "why" I am doing this...In other words "what is the Ralph Says Mission" - personally and professionally.

There are several reasons.

1) I think most daddy's girls strive to make their father proud. I believe that, even as a middle aged woman, that is part of my "mission" with this. 

2) I also want to help him both in terms of having a "reason for being" and eventually, with a bit of help, "financially". 

3) As a sort of "joint venture", it is a chance to bring us even closer and it's FUN!

4) The aim is to be uplifting and inspiring - not just for myself and him but anyone who sees the content.

5) It's building community with other people - some who never had a parent like Ralph, some who have lost a parent (or both), some who are going through the challenges of the role reversal between parent to child, and just anyone who, like me, thinks "Old's Cool".

What Ralph Says does, is that it gives us something new to talk about every day on our nightly Skype calls. How many fans he's got, what comments he's had, and so forth. To be honest, he doesn't really understand the whole "likes, comments and shares" thing, but he does like being able to go to Google and type in "#JSSAMO" to see what comes up...(more and more things by the day).

He thinks that's pretty cool. Now he'll find this. "Hi Dad!"

What We're Watching...

Most nights, well when I am home, we watch TV together. The joys of technology. We stream shows on Netflix or Amazon or what not. He's been banging on about 'The Sinner" which other people have mentioned to me too (Alasdair and Kimmy). I thought it would be too intense, violent, graphic etc for me but it hasn't been. Enjoyed all three episodes to date - so that'll be one we can both watch.

We also love Suits. Great to see that's back every Wednesday night which means we can watch it Thursday (due to the time difference).

And we're both excited for the return of the fourth and final series of Halt and Catch Fire today! Anyone else digging this edgy computer series? Can't wait to see how it all ends out with the gang!

Well, that is all for this update. Thanks for following along with the Newcomb's journey!

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All blogging and social media for Ralph done by daughter Thea @newthea on Twitter.

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