Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Friday, November 25, 2011

Early Morning Memories

Cool this morning in the 30's.
Yesterday, a family day, sounds of laughter, sharing, eating at the big table, walking in the woods, sitting by the fire pit, it was a good day.
My soninlaw even picked a bag of turnip greens to take home and cook.
Early this morning I will finish cleaning the kitchen and  items that are only used on these special times.
Several loads of wash, cloth napkins, table cloth, hand towels and my walking in the woods clothes.
I love using cloth napkins and very seldom use paper.   They are all getting so old but they are special to me.  The napkins on the table yesterday were
purchased at an after Christmas sale, probably over 45 years ago.  The table cloth was purchased on a trip to Jamaica, almost 50 years ago.  I use to be so cautious when using it.  Still somewhat careful but want to enjoy it.   Place mats same age are placed under each plate for a little protection.     Everything I use is getting so old and as I place them on the table
so many memories surface.
As each car pulled out of the long gravel drive I watch, return inside with Miss Callie and count my
blessings.
I realize more with each passing year how God has watched over me, protected me and showed his love to me in so many special ways....

8 comments:

sallysmom said...

I know just what you mean.
Sallysmom

Ugich Konitari said...

And she stands,
tall on the hill,
wiry and erect,
arms wide open
inviting
the whole world
to share
her memories
of a pink childhood,
a golden adolescence,
bright years
of settling into a family,
and now,
the blues and greys
of a sky
that has seen it all.

Another day,
another sunrise,
and she relives her memories
all over again....

FlowerLady said...

Glad you had a lovely holiday.

I love your last sentence.
**I realize more with each passing year how God has watched over me, protected me and showed his love to me in so many special ways....**

Have a great weekend ~ FlowerLady

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Suranga, you bless me with your poems :) sallysmom and FlowerLady, thank you.....

lil red hen said...

So happy that you had such a good day. We were blessed to have 2/3 of our family here, and when they left, there was a little moment of sadness. But, as you said, God has watched over us, blessed us so much over the past year, and will be with us in the coming year. Blessings, Charlotte

And no cooking today!! Yea!!

judemiller1 said...

I love the old table cloths and napkins--mine have become so soft over the years--always reminds me of grandma and mother.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

Oh yes Judy, mine are worn thin.
But I love them like no one else will....

madwomandancing said...

How beautiful. I can picture you standing in the kitchen, savoring the memories of a beautiful meal and family. Blessings to you.