Monday, May 25, 2015


In loving memory of all those lost serving our country.  We should all remember their sacrifice and always keep them in our thoughts  not only on Memorial Day but every day.  God bless America.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


To day is Armed Forces Day.   Let's remember the men and women who have served in time of war or peace.  God bless them all.   God  bless America. 

In my family many served:
my dad was a WW1 veteran, his brother was a WW11 veteran, my husband was a Korean veteran, my brother was in the navy and I had many cousins who also served and were all in the navy.  Most of  them  are no longer with us but I am so proud that they saw their duty to serve their country and they did it without question.  They all came home safe and lived a full and happy life. My brother and one cousin are still with us the others have gone on to a better place.  God bless them all.

Sunday, May 10, 2015


                                      How God created mother

God took the fragrance of a flower, the majesty of a tree, the gentleness of morning dew, the calm of a quiet sea, the beauty of a twilight hour, the soul of a starry night, the laughter of the rippling brook, the grace of a bird in flight.   Then God fashioned from these things a creation like no other, and when his masterpiece was through he called it simply....MOTHER
                            ~Author Unknown~

When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts.  A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.
                            ~Sophia Loren~

The bond between mothers and their children is one defined by love.  As a mother's prayers for her children are unending, so are the wisdom, grace and strength they provide to their children.
                      ~President George W. Bush~

Any women can be a mother but it takes someone special to be called "MOM".
                 ~Author Unknown~

M agnificent
O utstanding
T ender
H onorable
E xtraordinary
R emarkable

Happy Mother's Day to all my relatives and friends.  May God bless you always.

Friday, May 1, 2015


"It's May!  It's  May! The lusty month of May!   Those dreary vows that everyone makes, everyone breaks.  Everyone makes divine mistakes!   The lusty month of May!"
        ~Lerner and Lowe~

"Hebe's here, May is here!  The air is fresh and sunny; and the miser-bees are busy hoarding golden honey."
   ~Thomas Bailey Aldrich~

"When April steps aside for May, like diamonds all the rain-drops glisten; fresh violets open every day.  To some new bird each hour we listen."
       ~Lucy Larcom~

"Sweet May hath come to love us, flowers, trees, their blossoms don; and though the blue heavens above us the very clouds move on."
      ~Heinrich Heine~

Sunday, April 5, 2015


                       A Blessed Easter

Easter comes with spring which exhibits great rebirth all the wonders of God's creation come alive upon this earth.   But the greatest wonder to behold and cherish dear, is living with the knowledge that our lord, he did appear, he died for all of us to cast our sins away.   His death was not in vain, though, if we live in him each day.   ~Sharon Donnelly~

Easter bunny soft and white, hopping quickly out of sight, thank you for the eggs you bring, at Easter time to welcome spring.  Yellow eggs and blue and red in the grass and flower bed.  We will hunt them everywhere.  Is it really you who put them there?     ~Author Unknown~

Wishing a blessed and wonderful Easter to all.  

Wednesday, April 1, 2015


You can always tell it's April by the sound of falling rain that mystic, mournful music as it trickles down the drain.  We're told we should be thankful for the kiss of April showers as it washes all the grass clean and prepares the soil for flowers.  There's another side to April which doesn't bade us good, when that mini, manic maelstrom turns the lawn to liquid mud. "
      ~Thomas Vaughn  Jones~

" I have seen the lady April bringing the daffodils, bringing the springing grass and the soft warm April rain."
         ~John Masefield~

" The first of April, some do say, is set apart for all Fools' Day.  But why the people call it so, nor I, nor they themselves do know.  But on this day are people sent on purpose for pure merriment."

Friday, March 20, 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~

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


"St. Patrick's Day is here, you see. We'll pick some shamrocks, one, two, three.   We'll count the leaves and look them over, and maybe find a four-leafed clover.  I'll sew green buttons on my vest, green for St. Patrick is the best.   I'll wear a green hat, very high, and dance a jig--at least I'll try!"
        ~ Author Unknown~

                                      An Irish Prayer

May God give you, for every storm, a rainbow, for every tear, a smile, for every care, a promise, and a blessing for every trial, for every problem life sends, a faithful friend to share, for every sign, a sweet song, and an answer for each prayer.

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~