This Is Us

Why a Personal website? 

So it can be our online home.
It will become a historical record of our retirement adventures. 
We share who we are, what we are about, our interests, or what we are currently thinking.  Maybe a random blog here or there?  This is our place to share with all of you who have similar interests. 
Roy is a native Floridian from Jacksonville, and is delighted to be back in the Sunshine state.  We relocated from Texas where we enjoyed the live music and the occasional two step.

Why the Marian symbol on each page? 


The blue symbol at the top of each page is a symbol made from the capitals M and A intertwining called the Auspice Maria.  This Latin phrase means Under the protection of Mary.  It is a beautiful reminder

Why SaltyJenHappyDance?   ~ Dance Happy!

Salty, We are Salty Catholics.  We are Salty because Jesus calls us to be the salt of the earth.  To do good works in order to be a powerful influence.
Salt as a preservative.  We are Salty bulwarks against the erosion of Christian values.  We are seen and heard expressing our faith with conviction.  We have the courage to “take up space” with our Catholicism.
Salt as spice.  We add flavor to the world.  Like salt, we are unique, unmistakable, and exceptional.Stay Salty is a quick reminder to sprinkle goodness wherever you go.

“You are the salt of the earth. But if salt loses its taste, with what can it be seasoned? It is no longer good for anything but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.*

Salty is a nod to the Chief, Roy.  He served the US Navy, first for 23 years active duty, then another 20 years as a civil servant.  Salty is a synonym for experienced sailor or veteran sailor.
Did you know?   Salty, Old Salt, terms originated in the US Navy for those who have been on sea duty, where the air and salt water bleached their uniforms giving them a “Salty” appearance. 
Jen is simply part of our surname.
Happy Dance is a well-worn phrase we use in our daily lives to express happiness.  ~ Dance Happy is our motto.  Dancing is something we picked up after retiring and makes us feel happy. 
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