Ultimately, the great truths of family history don't live in any book. They live in the hearts and minds of the living descendants. They live in the way we conduct our lives, in the passing of traditions and values to those who will follow. Laurence Overmire, A Revolutionary American Family We enjoy an easy afternoon
I saw that, for me, this country would always be populated with presences and absences, presences of absences, the living and the dead. The world as it is would always be a reminder of the world that was, and of the world that is to come. Wendell Berry, Jayber Crow Gerry and I arrive at
Today has been a day dropped out of June into April. L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Windy Poplars We are blessed by the opportunity to spend the afternoon with our granddaughter, take her to dance class, and attend the student-led conference at her school—the first one since she transitioned from home school to public school last
Sometimes the laughter in mothering is the recognition of the ironies and absurdities. Sometimes, though, it'sjust pure, unthinking delight. Barbara Shapiro It’s early and still dark. It’s quiet but it won’t be for long. My girls will be getting an early start as they head home today. For now I rest in the silence with a grateful
In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future Alex Haley We take our cameras and head to the park. It’s not as warm as we wish but it’s sunny and that is enough. Geese and ducks and marmots and people are making the most of this beautiful last
When we are gone, the only essential thing we will leave behind are the memories we create in the lives of those we have touched and those we love. Michael Hyatt Daughter arrived yesterday afternoon and we are looking forward to a girl’s day today. My granddaughter says: “hashtag blessed”. I say sImple happy. Same thing.
We can't take any credit for our talents. It's how we use them that counts. Madeline L'Engle I tuck my granddaughter into bed after a movie that we’ve watched for the second night in a row. Rumour has it she wants to watch it again in a few days when her mama arrives. It’s a