Sunday, March 1, 2015


"The march wind roars like a lion in the sky, and makes us shiver as he passes by.   When winds are soft, and the  days are warm and clear, just like a gentle lamb, then spring is here."
~Author Unknown~

"March bustles in on windy feet and sweeps my doorstep and my street.  She washes and cleans with pounding rains, scrubbing the earth of winter stains.   She shakes the grime from carpet green till naught but fresh new blades are seen.  Then, house in order, all neat as a pin,  she ushers gentle springtime in."     ~Susan Reiner~

I was born in March, so were two of my granddaughters and my one great granddaughter,  so it is a special month for me. 

Saturday, February 14, 2015


                     Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is a sweet one.   Giving out cards and receiving them is so fun!
Flowers and hearts are the  decorations,  a day to show you care is reason for celebration!
Chocolate and candy are sweet presents too.  I love Valentine's Day, how about you?
~Tanja Thusly~

Monday, February 2, 2015


" I am a little groundhog, it's my day.  Wake and stretch, go out and play. Down in my burrow, down so deep, time to wake from my long winter's sleep.   Grumble, grumble, scratch, scratch, grunt, grunt , yawn.   I'll eat my breakfast in your front lawn.   I'm a little groundhog, it's my day.  Wake up and stretch, go out and play.    ~Author Unknown~

Sunday, February 1, 2015


"Freezing cold winds, biting chills, and white snow fluffed hills.  Valentines day, oh how gay! Presidents' day is coming our way.   February, sweet and  small, greatest month of all"  ~Eric Lies~

Thursday, January 1, 2015


Another fresh new year is here...another year to live!  To banish worry, doubt, and fear.   To love and laugh and give!  This bright new year is given me to live each day with daily grow and try to be my highest and best!  I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant a tree, and sing more joyful songs!   ~William Arthur Ward~

I am going to try my best to do all the above.  Have a very Happy New Year and  may God bless each and everyone of you.   Madeline

Thursday, December 25, 2014


                                       Merry Christmas

Christmas wishes tried and true I'm sending now, just for you...a little love, a little cheer, and wishes for a great New Year!  Hope Santa brings you gifts galore with more surprises still in store.   May all your Christmas dreams come true and may God's blessings be yours too.   ~Author Unknown~

Christmas is a holiday for friends, however they may be, or not, related.  Remember that the three wise kings were strangers in search of one remote, uncanny dream.  So may we all be for more than we seem, together bound for dark and haunting changes, more lovely for the loves we have created along the lonely paths from means to end, stumbling towards the star of Bethlehem.  ~Nicholas Gordon~

MERRY CHRISTMAS to you all. 

Sunday, December 21, 2014


"On the first day of winter, the earth awakens to the cold touch of itself.  Snow knows no other recourse except this falling, this sudden letting go over the small gnomed bushes, all the emptying trees. Snow puts beauty back into the withered and malnourished, into the death wish of nature and the deliberate way winter insists on nothing less then deference.   Waiting all its life, snow says, "Let me cover you."  ~Laura Lush~

Monday, December 1, 2014


"December finds himself  again a  child even as he under goes his age.   Cold and early darkness now descends, embracing sanctuaries of delights.   More and more he stares into the night, becoming less and less concerned with ends, emblem of the innocent as sage restored to wonder by what he must yield.     ~Nicholas Gordon~

Sweet December

Sweet December my light, my ember the end of September, October, November.   ~Author Unknown~

"I heard a bird sing in the dark of December a magical thing and sweet to remember.
"We are nearer to spring than we  were in September.  I heard a bird sing in the dark of December.'
~Oliver Herford~

Have a wonderful month of December my friends.   Madeline

Thursday, November 27, 2014


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


"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


                  ~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


"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


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


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


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.