would not awake
to the brilliant Spring day
with thoughts of fun in the park
He now sleeps
the longest slumber…
never again to run
never to make his mark
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Please…as Martin’s mother suffered a brain injury, and his sister lost a leg, remember this entire family in your prayers and thoughts.
…is a promise kept.
I have no idea who the author of that quote might be, but I made a promise the other day to a very shy little girl named Ellen and her mom:
If I was allowed to photograph Ellen’s favorite toy, I would post the photo on my blog.
Here he is…ISAAC, the bunny!
Cute, isn’t he? Isaac looks well-loved, too!
Mom told me the story of how Isaac got his name:
It seems Ellen, who’s probably three years old, was watching a video of a Bible story one day and found that “Isaac” means “laughter”, so she named her bunny accordingly.
Isaac sure brings a smile to my face…how about yours?
Since this was post #1,100, I hope you’ve enjoyed it and the 1,099 posts which came before!
…but don’t plan on using them unless you know for a fact they haven’t been sprayed with any type of insecticide!
The rose hip, also known as rose haw or rose hep, is the fruit of the rose plant, that typically is red-to-orange, but ranges from dark purple to black in some species. Rose hips begin to form after successful pollination of flowers in spring or early summer, and ripen in late summer through autumn.
During World War II, the people of Britain were encouraged through letters to The Times newspaper, articles in the British Medical Journal, and pamphlets produced by Claire Loewenfeld, a dietitian working for Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children, to gather wild-grown rose hips and to make a vitamin C syrup for children. This was because German submarines were sinking many commercial ships: citrus fruits from the tropics were very difficult to import.
You can read the entire article here.
…at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT, it would be tasteless to post any Christmas photos.
Instead, I ask you all to take a moment and pray (whether you do that normally or not) for all the families who, through no fault of their own, are having to experience the loss of loved ones…especially those who have lost children, the most horrific ordeal any parent must face.
My sadness is nothing when compared to theirs.
…about three feet wide in Macy’s (the former Marshall Field’s) Washington Street display windows. They all advertise Holiday Lane on the 6th floor, which I hope to visit tomorrow, and each window has a different theme!
Angels and Polar Bears and Snowmen…Oh, Brrr!
Almost every Santa you can imagine…and Mrs Claus, too!
Little Children love Comical Bears and a Jack-in-the-Box!
Every kind of Nutcracker, a Drummer Bear, and Dorothy, the Cowardly Lion, the Scarecrow and, of course, the Tin Man, too!
Shortly, I’ll have more from Macy’s, including the huge, forty-five foot tree in the Walnut Room, a tradition begun in 1899 by Marshall Field’s.