July 2012 Archives

Flower funeral

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As of Friday morning I will no longer be around to do the watering.  Taylor will try to come by several times to take care of a few select plants and shrubs and a young Japanese maple, but by and large it will be survival of the fittest.  I can't ask anyone to tend the plants like I do when I am here.  Sooo, that's about the size of it.  In some ways I will be relieved to have that burden lifted for the rest of the summer.  We will be home for three weeks, and then gone again on a trip to Seattle and Las Vegas.  So it just seems prudent to be done.  Sigh.

In better news, we are looking forward to our trip to Minnesota.  We will be at my brother's up by Duluth the first weekend for the Cherrington family reunion,  Then next week in the cities visiting Steve's dad.  The following weekend we will go to New Richland (my folks hometown) for a larger family reunion.  There's a neat story attached to that town - briefly, our good friends from Indy just moved there as Brian has become the pastor of my mother's ancestral home church!  In fact, it is my Gr. Gr. Grandparents who donated a portion of their farmland to build the church in 1858. Small world!

Birthdays past and present

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Happy Birthday wishes to Steve ~belated~ on your 61st, July 17!!!

Happy Birthday wishes to Ella Dawn ~today~ on your 9th, July 23!!!

Steve's birthday was celebrated with a supper at Steak 'n Shake last Monday and Ella's birthday was celebrated with a brunch yesterday morning!

Busy week ahead, and looking forward to Friday when Steve and I and the girls wing our way North for some family visits!

A Boat, Beneath a Sunny Sky

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A boat, beneath a sunny sky
Lingering onward dreamily
In an evening of July--

Children three that nestle near,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Pleased a simple tale to hear--

Long has paled that sunny sky:
Echoes fade and memories die:
Autumn frosts have slain July.

Still she haunts me, phantomwise,
Alice moving under skies
Never seen by waking eyes.

Children yet, the tale to hear,
Eager eye and willing ear,
Lovingly shall nestle near.

In a Wonderland they lie,
Dreaming as the days go by,
Dreaming as the summers die:

Ever drifting down the stream--
Lingering in the golden gleam--
Life, what is it but a dream?

                   Lewis Carroll



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We are home from a trip up to Sandusky, Ohio to see Matthew and Davie.  Delaney and Ella came along with us, and greatly enjoyed the visit!!  We all went to Cedar Point on Tuesday, and on Wednesday we spent the afternoon at a beach on Lake Erie.  The girls and Matthew swam and had so much fun with the waves!  Cedar Point was great too - Ella and Matthew rode many of the big roller coasters, and the rest of us enjoyed the tamer rides!!  The weather was perfect, sunny and around 80 degrees.  It was hard to say good bye to Matthew and Davie - we all miss them so much! Hopefully it won't be another seven months until the next time we see them!

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