Thursday, September 26, 2013

Books make me VERY happy!

Many people, myself among them, feel better at the mere sight of a book. 
September 26, 1949: Happy 64th birthday, Jane Smiley! The novelist's goal was to write a book in each of the four major narrative forms—a tragedy (A Thousand Acres), an epic (The Greenlanders), a comedy (Moo), and a romance (The All-True Travels and Adventures of Lidie Newton).

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Happy Birthday Hayden!

Happy 3rd Birthday to the Sweetest Baby on the Block.  I have loved watching you grow into the creative, articluate little guy you are today.  Always remember, Gram loves you!

Monday, September 9, 2013

All happy families are alike; each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way. 
September 9, 1828: In his youth Russian author Leo Tolstoy was a poor student and an avid gambler, but in later years he became a devout pacifist and anarchist. His books, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are considered some of the greatest novels ever written. He was born 185 years ago today.

So very true~

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Oh yes, Marigold Days

Oh yes, Marigold Days...we took the kids, with friends, theirs and ours, several years running when they were 10ish or so and time took care of the past, oh maybe, the 15 years.  So yes, it is novel...pie in the Senior Center, a parade, bingo under a tent, flea market and antiques, fire departments from across the counties having water contests, antique cars, marigold judging and the like... It felt wonderful going back to a gentler time.  Fun was had by all, idyllic and yes, novel.  It's nice that some things do go on forever~