Category: Fall

Holidays Through The Years


Every year is different and cherished in its own way.

Every day is a day to give thanks.

November 24, 2011

That I may publish with the voice of thanksgiving,
and tell of all thy wondrous works.

Psalm 26: 7 (KJV)

November 22, 2018

There were years of driving from one home to another, or to a restaurant in another city, to honor older family members who are no longer with us.

I also remember holidays with my mother and home health care, and later a nursing home. These memories bless me still. And the beautiful drives North again, with holiday lights in small towns. City streets and country roads. Home by Lake Michigan in Oostburg, Wisconsin.

The traditions were important. Good to grow new traditions as well, and adapt to change. Health first. Every year is different, it seems.

I look forward to Thanksgiving, and then to Advent in a quiet way. Creative at home.

Thank you and take good care.

November 24, 2020

And this year by God’s grace – with blogs, we create a journal.

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shorter days

This morning and now my computer tells me that it is below freezing. Karl reminds me that Lake Michigan keeps us warmer in Fall. Tomorrow when it is light, I will check our thermometer in the yard and compare data.

shorter days
words before sunrise
and words after sunset

Short Poems: Remembrance and Hope

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Short poems from over the seasons and years:

harvested fields
plowed in hope
of Spring

Deep calleth unto deep *
filling my heart with hope
greater than my mind

The first line is from Psalm 42 (KJV).

yet from this ground
daffodils will grow

small snowdrops
continue to bloom

(Spring 2021)

My father was a veteran and history teacher. This year, I am growing a new interest in history. There are so many ways to learn.

Veterans Day 2021

Prayers for peace . . .

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Sunday morning

peaceful to look
at the bookshelves
by my computer
books and journals
and small gifts
how their blessings
stay with me through
many days and years
and some set aside
for now perhaps
to read in Winter

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