Thursday, October 23, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Monday, October 20, 2014
Sunday, October 19, 2014
It's been a great weekend -- time with family, friends, fabulous foliage and beautiful scenery. There will be at least one other post this week with more pictures. This post is all about pumpkins, especially when they're sold in one of the prettiest settings I know, Barrington, Rhode Island. This is the annual pumpkin patch at St. John's Episcopal Church in Barrington.
Overnight the weather has gone from late summer to real Autumn in New England, which means more great foliage ahead. We are meeting family for breakfast in a little while and I'll be on the lookout for more Autumn leaves.
As ever, thanks for visiting and have a great Sunday.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
But this commemoration is intensely personal. My mother's 100th birthday would have been last week on October 11th. My mother will have been gone twenty five years next February, but October 11 is still very special to me. There are things my mother made me do -- go to Hebrew School, wear my braces and get flu shots every year -- and things she encouraged me to do -- say prayers ever night, read for fun and try things even when I was scared to do them. I am grateful for all of these things and a thousand more. Thanks, Mom, and happy birthday. You were the best!
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
My big social studies project in 1962 was a study of Austria, with a focus on Vienna. My memory of these projects is somewhat hazy, but I was a great collector of travel brochures and I'm sure there were several visits to one of the big travel agencies in downtown Hartford for brochures. A flurry of construction paper and glue must have followed, as well as sitting at the kitchen table for hours composing the text that would go with the pictures. The project has long vanished and I don't remember the grade I received, but the memory of Vienna has stayed with me.
Sunday, October 12, 2014
During a visit to Macy's last week I found the ultimate Pretty-in-Pink sneakers, complete with pink ribbons. They are part of a collection that benefits Christina Applegate's Right Action for Women. This group helps provide screening assistance to women who are at increased risk for breast cancer.