Sunday, March 26, 2017

back in the saddle

Spring Break sometimes is around Easter but colleges and schools take it earlier
and not at the same time. Just back from my Spring Break which I took in NYC 
to see my daughter and relatives and sights. It always leaves me thinking upon 
my childhood on Long Island. We visited Sagamore Hill , home of Teddy Roosevelt,
which is near the village I grew up in. Memories flood my heart and soul. 

We moved South in 1968. 

The Bronte Sisters is on... 
be back later. 

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Did you know?

 Did you know this book is the basis for the Broadway musical CATS?

 I am teaching T.S. Eliot to middle schoolers and high schoolers right now. 

The names and words tickle the tongue in the poems and are the lyrics for the musical!
 I am  so tickled by this knowledge!

If you ever find this cover, you have found a treasure:

Jellicle  Cats


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

dear women to me

                                    Very old photo of my oldest brother, my mom, my sister,
                                                    and my youngest brother                                                                               

My daughter in high school and she is now in college

Here she is about a month ago.

two daughter-in-laws and daughter 

first daughter-in-law with my oldest son

Before these two got married ... here they are outside Notre-Dame in Paris
newest daughter-in-law with my youngest son 

and the newest girl in the family!
Wish my mom was here to see her.

Thursday, March 2, 2017


It is wonderful to be in Lent, isn't it. 

Heading to this  on Saturday with the ladies from this.

These delectable ladies are staying at my house tomorrow night. 
( yea...)

"Perhaps this is one of the secrets of life--to know 'glory' when we see it." 
--Charlotte Mason

( from The Murmuring Cottage)