We survived another one!

Every year our Thanksgiving tries to go south. And sometimes succeeds. But it’s always for some good purpose, we trust. This year (2012) was no exception: One of our grandsons was walking over our property and failed to notice a fence. Made of barbed wire. It missed his eye by 1/2 inch. One of ourContinue reading “We survived another one!”

Turn on the light!

Another WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Photos below text, this time. I love antiques. I guess because I am one. My favorite era is the Craftsman Style era, when everything here was made here, with pride in craftsmanship. Like this lamp, which still works. I love the frankly simple style, complete with wooden finials, top andContinue reading “Turn on the light!”

My. Oh. My!

Just found the most beautifully-written essay by a 12-year-old, Katie Bayer. Take a peek: Here, I watch the pale morning sun as it plays golden shafts of light on the ground, livening the crisp, fall-time air…. Leaves lazily strum the air as it passes, playfully blowing tendrils of loose hair around my face and bringingContinue reading “My. Oh. My!”

A New Thanksgiving RECIPE!

Well, actually, I’ve hoarded this one for ages, but have finally decided to share it with my friends. It’s a totally adaptable pumpkin cake, one you can make to suit yourself. And it’s delicious. And it’s easy. And it’s lo-cal. (NOT!) Here it is: Pumpkin Upside-Down Cake Prepare pan, first: 1 stick melted butter (notContinue reading “A New Thanksgiving RECIPE!”

. . . and Thanksgiving Found!

Today is the second story, the one that makes yesterday’s post complete in expression of the beauty of blessings. If you didn’t read yesterday’s, you kind of have to read it now. Today’s won’t make as much sense without it. Fast forward one year. It is Thanksgiving Day, again. We are planning the 500 mileContinue reading “. . . and Thanksgiving Found!”