Monthly Archives: December 2013

Auld lang syne and baby new year

“Should auld acquaintance be forgot and never brought to mind” Here we are at the end of 2013. The big year that loomed ahead of us in gigantic fashion a year ago is a wee tiny thing now. It is … Continue reading

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Time flies faster than I can spend it!

This year was quite the whirlwind. I spent a lot of time tutoring and working. I had more than my share of blessings. I got to attend a reunion I dreamed of for decades. I got to touch base with … Continue reading

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O Holy Night

Merry Christmas. Church was wonderful this evening. We joyously sang and prayed. It was a beautiful and happy evening. As I looked around, I saw some familiar faces, and some new ones. It was joyful. We sang Silent Night (one … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas to the Special Ones

Merry Christmas to each of you. Christmas began with the infant Jesus. So it is small wonder that Christmas is special to children, and the child in each of us. I pray that this Christmas brings you joy, and some … Continue reading

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The Birds’ Christmas Carol – Chapter 6 and 7 (Conclusion)

I hope you are enjoying this treasured book. Here are the final 2 Chapters. VI. WHEN THE PIE WAS OPENED, THE BIRDS BEGAN TO SING! The children went out the back door quietly, and were presently lost to sight, Sarah … Continue reading

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The Birds’ Christmas Carol – Chapter 5

The previous 2 posts have Chapters 1&2 and 3&4 v. SOME OTHER BIRDS ARE TAUGHT TO FLY Before the earliest Ruggles could wake and toot his five-cent tin horn, Mrs. Ruggles was up and stirring about the house, for it … Continue reading

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The Birds’ Christmas Carol – Chapters 3 and 4

In a previous post I shared Chapters 1 and 2. Here are the next 2 chapters III. THE BIRD’S NEST Carol herself knew nothing of motherly tears and fatherly anxieties; she lived on peacefully in the room where she was … Continue reading

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The Birds’ Christmas Carol – Chapters 1 and 2

The Birds’ Christmas Carol by Kate Douglas Wiggin (who also wrote Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm) This book was one my mama always shared with me at Christmas time. I am going to share the 1st 2 Chapters in this post. … Continue reading

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And I wait for you, my Lord

Ok—things are all topsy-turvy. My students have finals (of course they do) and I am trying to stay healthy. To that end, I need to cut WAY back on caffeine, and I am doing some physical therapy and exercises. I … Continue reading

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