What a blessing it is to love books. Elizabeth von Arnim, The Solitary Summer Ladybug Girl and I spend a good chunk of the morning at the library. The library appreciation gene has been nourished through the generations and it is strong in both of us. She’s proficient on the catalog search computer; we stock
I don't believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book. J.K. Rowling Another day at Camp G and G filled with games, tie dye, a visit to the science centre, and a few games of croquet in the back
. . . for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content. Philippians 4:11 ESV After lunch, we three take our cameras and head to a favourite park. First stop is the butterfly garden. It is awash with colourful blossoms—the tall, old-fashioned, hollyhocks the most prominent among them. Gerry and I wander
Over the course of the millennia, all these multitudes of ancestors, generation upon generation, have come down to this moment in time—to give birth to you. There has never been, nor will ever be, another like you. You have been given a tremendous responsibility. You carry the hopes and dreams of all those who have
Young people need something stable to hang on to — a culture connection, a sense of their own past, a hope for their own future. Most of all, they need what grandparents can give them. Jay Kesler A dip in the temperature, and rain (much-needed, so we can’t complain), keeps us indoors and postpones a
If grandmas hadn’t existed, kids would have inevitably invented them. Arthur Kornhaber, M.D. “Remember that time . . . “ ”Grandma, you always say . . . “ My memory is not as sharp as it once was; I feel it—keenly sometimes. Hers, on the other hand, is razor-sharp. Camp G and G is an
The fruit of the garden is not restricted to what we eat. Every garden lends something more to the imagination - beauty. Vigen Guroian, Inheriting Paradise: Meditations on Gardening Makiya and I go to the garden early, while it’s still relatively cool. It’s a beehive of activity with many gardeners thinking along the same lines.