Monthly Archives: February 2015

“Friendship is a Sheltering Tree”…

      Dear Reader: Here are my Japanese maples, in all different stages of growth, with name plates and oriental lanterns attached to each…representing each grandchild. The only one without a name plate is the smallest with the white … Continue reading

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“A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever”

Dear Reader: I still remember the feeling I had as I tried to capture the beauty of the sun going down on the marsh of the Cooper River at Walsh and Mollie’s home a few weeks ago. Even though the … Continue reading

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Wrapping Our Mind Around Change…

  Dear Reader: This past week has brought about an unexpected change that has affected Linda and I, simultaneously … but from two different perspectives. We have discovered (once again) together that change, at the very least, is unsettling. Just … Continue reading

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Lollipops and Doughnuts…What Grows in Your Garden?

      Dear Reader: Monday Mollie, Rutledge, and I went into the gift shop…┬áSimple to Sublime so I could buy two copies of this book (above) for Rutledge and Eva Cate. I also left their names so the author, … Continue reading

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The Bee and the Memory Book

  Dear Reader: When dementia attacked mother….it did so gradually and subtly. At seventy she attended a cousin’s reunion and I later got a telephone call from one of the cousins asking me if something was wrong with Lucille. She … Continue reading

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“The Valley of Love and Delight”…

  Dear Reader: This picture of the valley and town of Hendersonville from Mt. Pinnacle….Honey and Mike’s home… is truly worthy of this line ” the valley of love and delight” …lyrics from the wonderful song… “Simple Gifts“/”Tis’ the Gift … Continue reading

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A New “Word” from the Word…

  Dear Reader: By now most of you know that I am fascinated with words…especially new words….give me a new term, like “possibilitarian,” and I am happy the whole day with all the new “possibilities” that this word implies. A … Continue reading

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