July Fourth

    I wish each of you and yours a very happy Fourth of July. Let freedom ring! AMERICA My country tis of thee, Sweet land of liberty, Of thee I sing. Land where my fathers died! Land of the Pilgrim's pride! From every mountain side, Let freedom ring! My native country, thee, Land of … Continue reading July Fourth

Easter is Here

Since it is Easter time, I thought I would share with you one of my most precious personal photographs...This is my grandmother, Goggy, with me in the 1950s in front of church on Easter Sunday. If you were a child of those days, you probably remember getting a new Easter bonnet and/or spring coat most … Continue reading Easter is Here

New Year, New Look! …and a Look Back at Christmas 2017

I know a lot of you don't much care for winter, but in my dotage, I've come to have quite an appreciation of the opportunity it gives to go inwards. It also gives me the chance to catch up on stuff that I don't seem to have time for the rest of the year. And … Continue reading New Year, New Look! …and a Look Back at Christmas 2017

Christmas!

And, so, Christmas comes to bless us! Comes to teach us how to find The joy of giving happiness And the joy of being kind. ~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham, "There Will Always Be a Christmas" (1940s) This is my main tree this year. I finally got it finished a day or two ago. Β So many memories … Continue reading Christmas!

The Hours They Do Go By

I've been trying to count only sunny hours lately. It's challenging on many fronts. I know I'm not alone in this. Β But spring is on the way again, the days are getting longer and despite snow (!) warnings for this weekend, it will come. Just as it does every year. Since I last wrote to … Continue reading The Hours They Do Go By