In My Head/Heart, Uncategorized

Little Golden Books

Raise your hand if you DIDN’T have a childhood that included Little Golden Books! I would guess that very few hands are in the air, as generations of children can count them among their earliest memories. In the early 1940s, the idea to develop a line of children’s books that was colorful, affordable, and readily… Read More Little Golden Books

In My Head/Heart, Uncategorized

Memorial Day

Memorial Day   I walked beside your stone today and tarried there to ponder. Who were you when once you lived upon this earth?  I wonder… A faded flag, a marker carved tells me you stood with honor and to that end your life was lost for ground you now lie under.   Were there… Read More Memorial Day

AVON Posts, In My Head/Heart, In the Garden, In the Outdoors, Uncategorized

The “Rezzie” in Spring…

The “Rezzie” in Spring… This is my back yard!  It is exactly as the title implies — a reservoir, but also a hidden, ecological paradise of which I am fiercely protective. Located about thirty steps from the back edge of my property line, the “Rezzie” (as the locals call it) is roughly a dozen acres… Read More The “Rezzie” in Spring…

In My Head/Heart, Uncategorized

These Things I Love…

Things I Love…                              (in no particular order)   CW Autumn MY Spaghetti Celtic Music Books Wood Smoke Turtles Shaker Gardens Antiques Photography Our Children Apple Pie Genealogy A 1948 Chevy Pickup Shrimp Alfredo Anything Alfredo Amish Quilts  Garden Ponds Lemon Thyme Lagerfeld (on CW) Baby Dolls Friends Celtic Harp Christmas Eve Fishing Hydrangeas Old Photographs… Read More These Things I Love…

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Feed Them… Baskets of Love

Feed Them…  Baskets of Love I’m absolutely CRAZY about this idea! It’s an outreach project with such a huge impact, but so easy to do and with the potential to involve a whole community. It’s hard to believe that in this country, in this time, there are actually people who don’t get regular, healthy meals… Read More Feed Them… Baskets of Love

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J.D. & Huff — Serving as God’s Hands

Serving as the Hands of God…  J.D. & Huff   His name was David, but I don’t think many people knew that.  He went by “Huff” or “Huffy,” a shortened version of his surname and it better suited him all the way around.  Huff was a character to be sure.  A visible presence in our… Read More J.D. & Huff — Serving as God’s Hands

In My Head/Heart, In the Garden, Uncategorized

Let it Be… (My Garden in August)

Let it Be…                         (My Garden in August) Amid my August garden lie remains of glory past — wilting greens, forgotten blooms, thick weeds grown wild and vast. The ordered rows and blossoms fair have journeyed past their prime. I’ve ceased to battle nature’s will,… Read More Let it Be… (My Garden in August)