Home Sweet Home by Walter Dendy
Last Christmas Kip and I received one of the best Christmas gifts I have ever received from "Jo Mama", otherwise known as Kip's Mom. Her mother, whose name was Florence, had a beautiful book about Christmas time that included beautiful art work, thoughts, essays, pieces of great literature, poetry, letters, and old carols from the likes of Dylan Thomas, Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, G.K. Chesterton, Virginia Woolf, Etc.
They all reflect thoughts and attitudes about Christmas and have a very classic feel. (As you can see from the painting above.) The book was also accompanied by a small framed painting that matches the front over of the book.
I told Kip he was the little boy bending over, and I must be the one to his right, because I always had short cropped hair as a younger girl. Thanks to Lorien, myself, and Mr. Scissors.)
I LOVE this book, and adore the artwork. Kip and I started reading the first passage last night, on the first of December, and will continue to read the entire book during the month of December, until Christmas and I will probably feature it on my blog a few more times.
Thank You, "Jo Mama", for the wonderful gift.
I just found an old copy of this at a used bookstore for a dollar. Of course I had to pick it up. My sister and I would spend hours reading Nancy Drew books when we were younger. I don't recall if either of us were partial to Ned or not, I don't think we were. Regardless, I had a great time reading this one, and hope to pick them all up. Is there anything better for a preteen girl to have in her library? Go Nancy!
I was trying to remember what my first grade classroom was like...and one of the memories that comes to mind was when I colored a rock at recess with a yellow crayon, and then showed everyone my piece of gold at show-and-tell. What was I thinking?
|- Bliss Carmen|
My husband said something the other day that I felt was true. He said, off hand as he was explaining something, that "When you compromise between good and evil, evil always wins." I have thought about that a lot. If the Lord were to compromise between good and evil He would cease to be the Lord, and one of the things we learn about in this life is how to follow Him. The great thing is that the process to follow Him is one of hope, thanks to the atonement. Thanks for sharing your insights with me, Kip.
Vladmir Putin has always been an forehead-wrinkling intrigue to me, and that was before I found out he has participated in a massive truck race and hunted for tiger in the Siberian forest. Lest any of these disappoint, he just announced the release of his new DVD. This Time "Man of the Year" never ceases to surprise.
Last September Kip (and I by default) was given a fantastic birthday present from my parents. It was a chance to see The Dave Brubeck Quartet live. Wow! We were excited, because ever since our wedding, the most common album we have played while setting up our apartment, eating breakfast on a Saturday morning, or the occasional evening at home together, was Time Out, by The Dave Brubeck Quartet.
After Kip and I were married last year I started to crave plants.