november 28, 2018

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“Sweet are the uses of adversity,
Which, like the toad, ugly and venomous,
Wears yet a precious jewel in his head;
And this our life, exempt from public haunt,
Finds tongues in trees, books in the running brooks,
Sermons in stones, and good in every thing.”
~ Shakespeare

 

snappers 1

 

These two, lawzee, they love their phone cameras. I’m pretty sure they took more pictures than I did at Thanksgiving. Of course, they have kids so, there is that. Otherwise, I think they might need an intervention. I wouldn’t change ’em for nothing, phones and all. 

 

snappers 2

november 22, 2012

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Happiness cannot be far behind a grateful heart and a peaceful mind.” ~ Unknown

smiles of hope

Do I have things for which to give thanks on Thanksgiving? How about Janet beside her new house. It’s being built by Mennonites from across the U.S. and Canada through the services of Habitat for Humanity. It’s a great floor plan, extremely well built, and might actually be done by Christmas. Then there’s family friend Charlie Conley (pictured below). Like Janet, he along with his wife, son, daughter in-law, and grandchildren, also survived the storm. They spent this holiday in their new home built atop the basement of the old home that saved their lives. Do I have things to be thankful for? I can’t begin to list them all.

rebuilding
childhood friends

 

november 21, 2012

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Good days give you happiness, bad days give you experience,
and the worst days give you a lesson.
” ~ Unknown

falling leaves

The red maples are exquisite. I don’t remember a time when they’ve lasted this long. I happened along when these leaves were falling like a gentle rain among the long shadows. It was a beautiful, peaceful scene, and a wonderful way to start real thanks giving.