Thursday, November 27, 2014

On break

The grandkids are coming!  The grandkids are coming !! All six of them plus parents plus a girlfriend. I have been getting ready for the big day tomorrow.  Daughter and family will be staying overnight tomorrow night and I will take them back to the airport on Saturday.  Then I will be putting away the fall decorations and getting the Christmas ones out.  I will be very busy for awhile, so I'm going on blog break --actually I've been on one. (The above picture was taken last Christmas when we were all together.  We only manage that once a year!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Corner View: One Song

This is a photo of my parents, Rev. Roy and Shirley.  They have both been gone a long time. When I married my second husband in 1997, I dedicated the following song to them. I had gone through a rough divorce and had started over again in every area of my life.  If I had not had their love and support, I do not believe I would have made it. (This picture sits on the shelf above my computer where  I sit every day.
The song is by Celene Dion and was the theme song for a movie starring Michelle Pfeffer and Robert Redford.  It's called "Because You Loved Me." When I was on my way to my dad after hearing that my mom had died, this song came on the radio.  Fortunately I was not driving because I lost it.  I hope you  enjoy the song.  For more corner views go on over to Francesca's.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Corner View: Alone Time

My children are grown, so I don't have the noise level and busy-ness of younger mothers.   However, I have a husband who likes having the TV on all the time.  Since I like to sit in the living room also, he uses the headphones that are laying on the little table.  He has the couch and I have the recliner.  I read books while he  watches TV, and when he's not around and I am not overwhelmed with stuff to do, I watch movies.  I bought the two shown below after seeing them with my grandkids.  I love them and they still make me laugh.  I also get movies from Netflix---mostly ones I like and he doesn't because he's not that big of a movie fan.
I do also read when alone---usually longer than if the TV screen is dancing around in my peripheral vision. 

For more corner views check out Francesca's.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Corner View: One book

 My favorite book of all time is Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte.  I first read it when I was in 9th grade.  I have even taught it as the pics of notes denotes.  It's a hard book for some kids now-a-days to understand, but most of whom I taught ended up liking it, once they got the 'hang' of it.

For more corner of the world views, head on over to Francesca's.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

A farm, an old Quaker Meeting House, and fall

 This is the farm showing the barns and the sales building which I featured last week here.

 Up the lane from the Doudna Fruit Farm is the old Quaker meeting house.  The Doudna family is a prominent local Quaker family. This meeting house is no longer used.  The Quakers meet at a building on the Friends Olney School campus--a Quaker boarding high school about 3 minutes from our  house.  (An aside to this is that the previous owners of our farm house met while attending Olney).  The meeting house shown is a twenty minute drive from town deep into the countryside on a narrow, winding road.

The outhouses. Possibly his and hers. I wonder why one is painted and maintained and the other is not?
I hope you all have a great week!