Sunday, May 31, 2009

Life's Blessings

"A daughter is a gift of love" (Author unknown)
"A mother's treasure is her daughter" (Catherine Pulsifer)

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Remember those who have served...

this Memorial Day and everyday!"They fell, but o'er their glorious grave floats free the banner of the cause they died to save." (Francis Marion Crawford)

(Image - thanks to the Township of Livingston, NJ)

Life's Blessings

"What we become depends on what we read after all of the Professors have finished with us. The greatest university of all is a collection of books." (Thomas Carlyle - 1795-1881)
"All that Mankind has done, thought, gained or been: it is lying as in magic preservation in the pages of Books. They are the chose possession of men." (Carlyle - Heroes and Hero Worship)
"A book is the only immortality." (Rufus Choate - 1799-1859)
"God be thanked for books. They are the voices of the distant and the dead, and make us heirs of the spiritual life of past ages." (William Ellery Channing - 1780-1842)

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Life's Blessings

"Animals are such agreeable friends; they ask no questions, they pass no criticisms" (George Eliot, 1819-1880)

"In all things of nature there is something of the marvelous" (Aristotle, 384-322 BC)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Sweetbrier continues to bloom...

Her one and only rose bush blooms in the spring only...
And her dogwood tree is filled with blossoms this year.

Revisiting the past

I've been cleaning out the attic the last few weeks and this is not an easy task:) Going through all the old papers, toys, and remembrances is like going back in time. I finally settled on assigning a box for each family member and when I find something that belongs to a particular person, I put it in their box. Then there are piles of toys, doll clothing, small misc items that if no one claims, will probably go in the trash.
Some china finds include some Homer Laughlin pieces.
A wine decanter from the 1960's.
And some pottery by Richard Kale (on the right) and his son.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Life's Blessings

"For today and its blessings, I owe the world an attitude of gratitude." (Clarence E. Hodges)