We live the New River Gorge Bridge in Fayette County, West Virginia. I have included a picture of Short Creek Farm, where we live. We built it ourselves. It has lots of room for our 10 grandchildren to run and play when they visit. The back deck has a wooden bridge that connects [...]
Today I heard a child call for his mother. I turned, and almost answered – and discovered a new thing. I am a mother now as I was then, and it was a sweet awakening. I watched the mother go to her child, and a startling gladness filled my being. Behind me I could almost [...]
In the dim and distant past, When life’s tempo wasn’t fast, Grandma used to rock and knit, Crochet, tat and babysit.
When we were in a jam, We could always count on gram.
In the age of gracious living, Grandma’s life was one of giving.
But today . . .
Now grandma’s at the gym, [...]
Somebody said it takes about six weeks to get back to normal after you’ve had a baby….
Somebody doesn’t know that once you’re a mother, “normal” is history.
Somebody said you can’t love the second child as much as you love the first….
Somebody doesn’t have two children.
Somebody said you don’t need an education [...]
Little girl and boy land,
While you dwell within it,
You are ever happy then.
Mystic merry Toyland!
Once you pass its borders
You can ne’er return again!
-excerpt from “Toyland” from the 1903 musical Babes in Toyland. Book and lyrics by Glen MacDonough, music by Victor Herbert
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