Category Archives: Family

Autumn – a poetic tribute

Autumn is a favorite season for many people – it certainly is for me. Many clear and sunny days, a sharpness in the air, beautiful trees, the final bounty from our gardens. Then there is Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. Autumn … Continue reading

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Yummy Summer Food to enjoy with family and friends

Repeat post. Enjoy, and share your favorites! A couple of days ago our friend Menagerie said this: We need a summer recipe post. I’m craving summer salads with chopped vegetables. Maybe fruit dishes as well. We get so many delicious … Continue reading

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My Father’s Day

This is a repeat, but a good one, as I remember and honor my dad. I feel grateful that he was the man who raised me and helped to make me the person I am today. Here’s a little bit … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day!

To all our mothers and grandmothers and great-grandmothers too – I hope you had a happy and relaxing day! A mostly recycled post – I hope you don’t mind!   King James Version (KJV) Ps-16-6 The lines are fallen unto … Continue reading

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Happy birthday, Jessie!

Forgive me while I indulge myself with memories and thoughts of the most important person ever in my life – my mother – on her birthday. My mother, Jessie, was born on a farm in the Michigan ‘thumb’ on April … Continue reading

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Is Spring really here?

Repeat post from last year, changed slightly. The day my forsythia begins to bloom is my sign that spring has actually begun, and that happened just a few days ago. Even though I noticed that my daffs and tulips are … Continue reading

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Some good advice – Light In The Darkness

A couple and their four sons who, just a couple of years ago, were engaged in the rat race in southern California. Now they bought property and are setting up their homestead in North Carolina.

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Story of the day – Mr. Edwards meets Santa Claus (Laura Ingalls Wilder)

“The real things haven’t changed. It is still best to be honest and truthful; to make the most of what we have; to be happy with simple pleasures; and have courage when things go wrong.”   — Laura Ingalls Wilder  This … Continue reading

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Gift Week, Day Five – Your Fondest Wish

Today, I want to know what you would like to have this year for Christmas. I want to know what material gift(s) you want. Is it a particular kind of clothing – perhaps a cashmere coat? Maybe a beautiful ring … Continue reading

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Gift Week, Day Four – Gifts We Remember

What is the best Christmas gift you ever received? Which is the most nostalgic? Which ones do you remember from your childhood? This is one of the first gifts that I remember receiving – a marionette of Princess Summer-Fall-Winter-Spring, from … Continue reading

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