Monthly Archives: April 2009

on remembering dates

I was never good at remembering dates in history class.


Yet I loved the stories!

Kind of like people = easy to remember their stories,


their names,



oh my!

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on the dogwood tree

To my knowledge it’s still my Mom’s favorite blooming tree.

Her original trail across the hilltop had a dogwood ‘Grove’ as she called it… I use to get lost in the woods looking for it. For once one is on a hilltop, it is easy to cross over to another hilltop without realizing it…ummm, something spiritual about that I think…ponder, ponder.


Thankfully I usually do not go into the woods without the dog. Back in the day, the dog was our black lab: Satin (so named because his coat was soooo shiny… our cat at the time was named, Velvet…totally all my Dad… I named Sir Lancelot and Lars…). Satin would bring me home once I got lost in the woods. He was a ridiculously smart dog. I would say, “home”… and generally I was going in completely the wrong direction.


I do own a compass, yet I have not used it in years.

Maybe I should go looking for the ‘Grove’ before the dogwoods stop blooming… yes, I think I will.

I hope you all got to see the dogwoods off the highways before the trees leafed out. I attempted to take photos on Sunday on my way to church, but it was already too green! Only took a week for the trees to pop from the green cotton puff-balls to fully leafed out trees!


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on laughter

“A recent health study


determined that there are 3 primary reasons people can’t cope in life:

  • They have a low self-esteem
  • They live in the past
  • They don’t laugh enough

In fact, the same study


concluded that we need a minimum of 12 laughs a day just to stay healthy!”


“Laughter is one of the simple joys of life.


It is to the soul what soap is to the body.


It is …an ‘instant vacation’.”



Politics is supposed to be the second oldest profession. I have come to realize that it bears a very close resemblance to the first.
-Ronald Reagan

Misers aren’t fun to live with, but they make wonderful ancestors.
-David Brenner

My therapist told me the way to achieve true inner peace is to finish what I start. So far I’ve finished two bags of M&Ms and a chocolate cake. I feel better already.
-Dave Barry

I’m not going to vacuum til Sears makes one you can ride on.
-Roseanne Barr

To attract men, I wear a perfume called New Car Interior.
-Rita Rudner

The most remarkable thing about my mother is that for 30 years she served us nothing but leftovers. The original meal has never been found.
-Calvin Trillin

I haven’t spoken to my wife in years. I didn’t want to interrupt her.
-Rodney Dangerfield

My husband wanted one of those big-screen TV’s for his birthday. So I just moved his chair closer to the one we have already.
-Wendy Liebman

I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.
-Douglas Adams

I have an aunt who married so late in life that Medicare picked up 80 percent of the honeymoon.
-Don Reber

Inside me there’s a thin person struggling to get out, but I can usually sedate him with four or five cupcakes.
-Bob Thaves

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on holidays

“There are few sensations more painful, than in the midst of deep grief,

to know that the season which we have always associated with mirth

and rejoicing is at hand.”

– Mrs. Sarah Josepha Hale (1835)


I thought this quote pretty much said it all…


Holidays are getting better,


for years after my Dad died…


they sucked.


Dad was always home for the holidays.

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on Fridays

Fridays are my favorite!


Best night to go to the library:


closes early




it ain’t crowded!


My favorite service at SLFC too!

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on bookends

“It was one of those beautiful, lengthening days,

when May was pressing back with both hands

the shades of the morning and the evening.”

-Amelia E. Barr (1886)

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on Jamaica

Last night while sitting in front of the fire place in my living room,

I was flipping through a book with lots of fun quotes

and came across this one that reminded me of my mission trip in Jamaica:

“I wonder what it would be like to live in a world where it was always June.”

by L. M. Montgomery

It really was quite amazingly, wonderful there!

I had gone to Hawaii a few years before,


the weather while we were in Jamaica was truly beautiful.

It would be hard to ever want to be indoors there.

Yet I would miss building a fire in my fireplace…

but then I guess one could build a fire on the beach too!

The afternoons in Hawaii just got crazy hot… all the locals disappear.

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