Monday, February 13, 2012

A chair from the past

Grandpa, I was wondering if you recognized this chair, minus the pillow of course :)
We took it from my parents basement a year ago, recently refinished it and now it is the chair I sit in every night when I put the girls to bed.
Mom just recently told me whose chair it used to be, and I was delighted to have a piece of history in our home, so I thought I would share a picture of it as it is now!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Saturday, February 4, 2012

I copied the Van Dyke poem off the net and it posted the way you see it, not the way it was printed. But all the words are there. Nice imagery, don't you think?
Gone From My Sightby Henry Van Dyke
I am standing upon the seashore.
A ship, at my side,spreads her white sails to
the moving breeze and starts for the blue ocean.
She is an object of beauty and strength.
I stand and watch her until, at length, she
hangs like a speck of white cloud just where
the sea and sky come to mingle with each other.
Then, someone at my side says, "There, she is gone".
Gone where? Gone from my sight. That is all.
She is just as large in mast,hull and spar as she was
when she left my side.
And, she is just as able to bear her load of living
freight to her destined port.
Her diminished size is in me -- not in her.
And, just at the moment when someone says,
"There, she is gone," there are other eyes
watching her coming, and other voices ready to take
up the glad shout, "Here she comes!"
And that is dying.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Alzheimers Foundation of America Winning video

You all know this by now but Hannah submitted a video in November to this foundation and just found out she won the grand prize. We are very proud of her but mostly thankful she honored Mawmaw and Poppop in such a beautiful way!!