Sunday, November 29, 2009

...11.29.09...

sarah a sherwood
born january 24, 1850
died in 1937
mother to:
hattie sherwood compton
born march 13, 1881
died november 26, 1969
mother to:
kay louise compton engler blanchard
born june 10,1926
mother to:
patricia june engler byers
born november 29, 1946

A Plain Life
by William Henry Davies
No idle gold -- since this fine sun, my friend,
Is no mean miser, but doth freely spend.
No precious stones -- since these green mornings show,
Without a charge, their pearls where'er I go.
No lifeless books -- since birds with their sweet tongues
Will read aloud to me their happier songs.
No painted scenes -- since clouds can change their skies
A hundred times a day to please my eyes.
No headstrong wine -- since, when I drink, the spring
Into my eager ears will softly sing.
No surplus clothes -- since every simple beast
Can teach me to be happy with the least.
if you whisper their name
they will not be
forgotten.
i stand proudly today
in the truth
that these are
the ladies who
have come before me.
giving life to who i am...
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TILDA.
welcome to coffee hour.
welcome to this Sunday morning.
just BE.
robin.

5 comments:

Pam said...

Your photos and thoughts are both wonderful and peaceful. Thanks for sharing them.

Sweet Repose said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR TILDA
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU

AND MANY MOOOOORE.....

Thanks for the java lil' sister, hope you all have a wonderful day in spite of the snow...gotta happen sooner or later, but it sho is purdy on the farm making it a special day indeed!!!

Love you guys!

sharon

Laura Hegfield said...

exquisite pairing of words and images as always.

Laura

joanne said...

i only find myself imitating laura above me... exquisite... as you always are...

xo

Tamer Nabil said...

Each year and you are happy

I hope you always be happy and celebrate every year a lot of holidays