Monday, December 24, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
Saturday, December 1, 2007
Our story of "Mr Jefferson comes calling"
"My dear Madame".....
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Well, I'm quite sure that you can imagine all the high pitched interest that arose at seeing the large brown paper & string wrapped parcel when I brought out the trinkets & treasures I had gathered to bring home to the "girls".
The tiny fans and wee drawstring bags were quickly thrown aside and forgotten as they all ran and stopped at screeching halt to see this handsome gentleman farmer from Virginia emerge from his brown paper wrappings.
For he, indeed, is quite handsome. Stately & broad shouldered, his carved wooden face had been carefully chiseled to show his strong chin and noble brow. His flax hair is primped and curled and tied back with a black silk ribbon, he is indeed the epitome of manliness.
Well, to make a long story much shorter, in their eagerness to meet him, there was a bit of a scuffle and I'm ashamed to say that a little hair pulling and the tearing of his clothes occurred.
The saddest part of this story is that he is now a little traumatized and without any clothes -being wrapped in a bit of old linen - until I can mend his frock coat & cravat...as for any other clothing such as his pocket and trousers...I have yet to locate them.
He has only one shoe...(I'm told that one of the ladyes may have hidden it as a remembrance)
He is now safely hidden from their view until he recovers from his first meeting.
The ladyes are now quite red-faced and appalled at their apparent lack of propriety and usual quiet natures and now have gone back to their stitching and quiet reading.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Thursday, October 25, 2007
in honor of our Mr. Thomas Jefferson
our 3rd president of the United States.
He's here every morning to have coffee with me.
but the dearest place on earth to me.
if only you could smell the heavy scent of juniper and sagebrush.
one of my favorite roads to walk
Friday, October 12, 2007
Monday, October 1, 2007
Sunday, September 30, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Lately I have been thinking so often of all the special women I have met throughout my life and work and especially those truly wise & wonderful, genuine and giving women that have touched my life in such a way that it changed my life forever.
Some are now long gone, or moved away as their lives changed,
and some are still there every day, a note in my email or a phone call...a letter...all like the fragrance of flowers coming through the window on a soft breeze.
How they have touched my life, whether it was a kind word, holding out their hand in true friendship, just being by your side when you needed to know that someone was there.
You never know whose life you touch as you go about each day.
Every woman deserves to know how very special they are.
and I thank you for this.
This is for all of you.
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Monday, August 6, 2007
Sunday, July 22, 2007
Monday, July 16, 2007
Sunday, July 15, 2007
My most sincere and heartfelt thanks to whomever you are.