Thursday, November 27, 2014

HAPPY THANKSGIVING

The turkey is in the oven the table is set for the 19 that will be here at my house for lunch this Thanksgiving day.   I have much to be thankful for.   Hope you all have a blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving at your house. 

Saturday, November 1, 2014

WELCOME TO THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER

"November comes and November goes, with the last red berries and the first white snows.  With night coming early and dawn coming late, and ice in the bucket and frost by the gate.  The fires burn and the kettles sing, and earth sinks to rest until next spring."    ~Elizabeth Coatsworth~



Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALOWEEN

                       Spooks
                  ~Sandra Liatsos~


There's a goblin at my window, a monster
by my door.  The pumpkin at my table
keeps smiling more and more.  There's a
ghost who haunts my bedroom, a witch
whose face is green.  They used to be my
family, till they  dressed for Halloween.


Hope everyone has a safe and fun Halloween.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

WELCOME THE MONTH OF OCTOBER

"There is no season when such pleasant and sunny spots may be lighted on, and produce so pleasant an effect on the feelings, as now in October."  ~Nathaniel Hawthorne~


"October's the month when the smallest breeze gives us a shower of autumn leaves, bonfires and pumpkins, leaves sailing down - October is red and golden and brown."
~Author Unknown~


"October gave a party; the leaves by hundreds came.  The chestnuts, oaks, and maples, and leaves of every name.   The sunshine spread a carpet, and everything was grand, Miss Weather led the dancing, Professor Wind the band." ~George Cooper~

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

HAPPY FIRST DAY OF AUTUMN

It definitely feels like the first day of fall.   The thermometer on my front porch reads 56 degrees this morning.   I already have some leaves falling and lots of acorns.  Looking forward to seeing the leaves turn their bright and beautiful colors.  When the leaves start to fall in earnest  I am even looking forward to the raking and burning that my daughter and I will be doing.  I do not need the central air or heat on another thing I like about this time of year.   Have a blessed and wonderful day.

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CITIZENSHIP DAY

Today is citizenship day.   All of us who are citizens of this wonderful country should be thankful for the freedoms we have and thankful for the men and women in the armed forces who put their lives on the line for us every day.  I ask each and everyone of you to pray that this country stays strong like our founding fathers wanted.  God Bless America.


This day also would have been my husbands birthday.  He would be 80.  It seems just like yesterday I had him with me.  I have lots of good memories of our time together and I know I will see him again.  I know he is now longer suffering and is in a better place. 


I wish I could post pictures but I still have not found out why I have trouble posting pictures.  I guess I will just have to post without pictures.  

Thursday, September 11, 2014

PATRIOT DAY

Let us not forget what happened 13 years ago.  Planes flying into the twin towers in New York City, the Pentagon and the plane down in the field in Pennsylvania.  I remember where I was when I heard the news.  Do you?  I pray every night for God to keep this country safe and strong.  Remember those that were lost in the above  mentioned tragedies.   GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Monday, September 1, 2014

WELCOME THE MONTH OF SEPTEMBER

"By all these lovely tokens September days are here, with summer's best of weather and autumn's best of cheer."   ~Helen Hunt Jackson~


"Try to remember the kind of September when life was slow and oh so mellow.   Try to remember the kind of September when grass was green and grain so yellow.   Try to remember the kind of September when you  were a young and a callow fellow. Try to remember and if you remember then follow ..follow,   oh oh.
    ~Lyrics by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt~


Today is the first day of September, Labor Day,  wishing every one a safe and happy holiday. 

Friday, August 1, 2014

WELCOME THE MONTH OF AUGUST

August, with its clouds of scented blooms,
August, with its great stacks of giant clouds,
August, with corn plants standing like a row of soldiers,
August, with watermelons , full and heavy, dozing in the sun,
August
August, remember swimming in the lake?
August, remember baby Alice daintily eating berries from the vine?
August, remember Rickie playing with the goat?
August, remember Donald  practicing on his new saxophone?
August
August, and its lightening laced sky,
August, and newlyweds Pat an Chet decorating  their first home,
August, and Billy the brave, Billy the fearless, on his two wheeled bike,
August, and shimmering memories hanging like drops of dew,
August
August the bountiful,  August the full,
August, mamas hot, but smiling, over a platter of succulent roast chicken,
August, daddy mixing her a frosty mint julep
August, blessed harvest of memories.
       ~Mary Nayhlor~

Friday, July 4, 2014

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY

Wishing everyone a happy and safe 4th of July.  God bless you and God bless America.  God bless all those who have served and are now serving in our armed forces keeping us safe and able to live in a country that is free.

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

WELCOME THE MONTH OF JULY

Shifting away from June's bud to leave dandelions scattered in the yard this dawn of July marks the end of a lie a lie from the past season for a strong reason.  In July robin will make herself shy and cover her reddish breast with her celestial bird crest then flap her wings to fly close against the sky. I want to kiss July and make July lasting forever in beauty but not ephemeral.   I will preserve July on my canvas and with magic brush so that she will be enthralled and blush.  I will paint July with charming colour so that she will be captured in delight and her soul enraptured because my heart is in July.
     ~Niji Chrys~


"We go in withering July to ply the hard incessant hoe;  panting beneath the brazen sky we sweat and grumble, but we go."
           ~Ruth Pitter~







Saturday, June 21, 2014

WELCOME THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER

Summertime and the livin' is easy fish are jumping and the cotton is high.   Oh your daddy's rich and your mamma's good lookin' so hush little baby don't you cry.   One of these morning's you're going to rise up singing then you'll spread your wings and you'll take to the sky.  But until that morning there's a'nothing can harm you with your daddy and mamma standing by.    ~George Gershwin~


Hope everyone has a safe and blessed summer.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY

My dad and husband are no longer here to celebrate Father's Day, but I know they are enjoying this day up in heaven.  I want to wish my son, Kenneth, my son-in-laws, Bob, Brian, and Alex, my grandson, Eric, and my granddaughter's husband, Bill a very happy Father's Day.  They all have wonderful families and are great dads and husbands.  Love you all very much. 

Saturday, June 14, 2014

FLAG DAY

I still cannot post pictures to my blog and I had some good ones for Flag Day.  I hope everyone flies their flag proudly not only of this day but every day.  God bless America. 

Sunday, June 1, 2014

WELCOME THE MONTH OF JUNE

"It is the month of June, the month of leaves and roses, when pleasant sights salute the eyes and pleasant scents the noses"  ~Nathaniel Parker Willis~


"June brings tulips, lilies, and roses, fills the children's hands with posies."  ~Sara Coleridge~