Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An Award - Premio Dardos

A big Thank you to Elena of Precious Treasures for including me in her selection of people for this award. I am very honoured to have been included in the choices. I am thrilled because I was beginning to think no one ever read my blog .This is my first time to receive a blog award.

This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day.

The rules to follow are:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment.
Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

12 is the most I can list for today...if I am not to become a slave to the computer. Also I doubt whether I will manage to notify all on the list personally. For what its worth I have 5 people that are needing more personal attention. I am hoping also that someone who visits this page can e-mail me how to put the image above the award.(Firefox doesn't want to work well today...query: can intenet sites get heatstroke{not really serious but its 36 today and I'm feeling it})

Blooming at Home
Christ's Rose
Cottage Blessings
Random Thoughts
Sailing By Starlight
Starry Sky Ranch
Our Very Own Little House
Purcell's Chicken Voluntary
Castle of the Immaculate

I enjoyed nominating these blogs. They are all ones I visit regularly and always come away refreshed from visiting,enjoy!

Wednesday, November 05, 2008


Give this heart to everyone you care about including me if you care. Try to collect 5.
Its not easy. I may not be the most important person in your LIFE. I just hope that
when you hear my name you smile and say, THAT’S MY FRIEND!

I was sent this by Autumn Rose and am sending it on to Mary because she is such a supportive friend !

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Sunday a min-Easter

It was on Sunday that Jesus rose from the dead.
Later, the early Christians gathered in homes to
share the Word and communion on the first day of
the week.

Every Sunday is a mini-Easter. The
mystery of Christ’s death and resurrection is
reenacted each time we gather for the Eucharist.

Weekly participation in the Mass is a central
component of what it means to be Catholic.
Without it, we are more susceptible to weakness,
struggle, and emptiness. Each one of us needs the
spiritual nourishment, healing, and strength God
offers us when we gather with the Christian
community at Mass. extraordinaria.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

THE CLOTHES LINE POEM by Marilyn K. Walker


A clothes line was a news forecast
To neighbors passing by.
There were no secrets you could keep
When clothes were hung to dry.

It also was a friendly link
For neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by
To spend a night or two.

For then you'd see the 'fancy sheets'
And towels upon the line;
You'd see the 'company table cloths'
With intricate design.

The line announced a baby's birth
To folks who lived inside
As brand new infant clothes were hung
So carefully with pride.

The ages of the children could
So readily be known
By watching how the sizes changed
You'd know how much they'd grown.

It also told when illness struck,
As extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too,
Haphazardly were strung.

It said, 'Gone on vacation now'
When lines hung limp and bare.
It told, 'We're back!' when full lines sagged
With not an inch to spare.

New folks in town were scorned upon
If wash was dingy gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows,
And looked the other way.

But clotheslines now are of the past
For dryers make work less.
Now what goes on inside a home
Is anybody's guess.

I really miss that way of life.
It was a friendly sign
When neighbors knew each other best
By what hung on the line!

"The Clothesline Said So Much", by Marilyn K. Walker