Saturday, May 23, 2020

Memorial Day Weekend

                                                                                                                                          Rodica Madan

"Americans wear the symbolic red flower on Memorial Day—the last Monday in May—to commemorate the sacrifice of so many men and women who have given their lives fighting for their country."

"The Remembrance Day symbolism of the poppy started with a poem written by a World War I brigade surgeon who was struck by the sight of the red flowers growing on a ravaged battlefield."

Friday, May 22, 2020

Indigo Bunting

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

Favourite restaurant for 46 years has fallen to COVID-19

Utterly heartbreaking. 💔
Young's Restaurant in Durham, NH is closing permanently. 
Wil and I have been dining at Young’s since our college days, and I even remember eating there while pregnant with our first child. 46 years of Young’s, and we have 5 children and 8 grandchildren. Always the people at Young’s were wonderful, the food excellent and the atmosphere just got better and better. 
We are so grateful for everything all these years. 💛
They will be sorely missed and so fondly remembered!

Click to read more:  A tradition comes to an end

(I am posting this on the 41st Anniversary of Wil's college graduation.)

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

RIP Jo*in*VT

It was during the Dean Campaign that I met Jo. She was one of the members of the original Dean blog, and when a bunch of us wanted to put together a special quilt for Howard Dean, I collected the squares and Jo and I got together at her house and she sewed it together! When Kimmy was grieving because her sister had died; we did it again.  I collected squares for a special quilt and Jo sewed that one together too. It's kind of a metaphor of all that Jo was and did in her amazing life. She was the one who took the scattered, incongruous parts and sewed them all together into something comforting and useful. It also expresses so well her kindness, strength and "let's get this done" approach to life. Her voice stays with me, and her smile. Wwe talked on the phone from time to time and her voice still seems fresh in my heart. May it ever be so. Rest in Peace, Jo. You are already missed, dear friend! 

Monday, May 18, 2020

Pumpkin T. Cat

This gorgeous kitty has been coming through our yard a lot all Winter.  Recently, we learned that his owner died, after a year or so with dementia.  Then we learned that he escaped her care when he was a kitten and has been fending for himself most of his life.  He is, nevertheless, sweet; just a bit skittish.  We learned all of this through inquiring on our local Front Porch Forum, and hearing from the son of his former owner.  He thought the kitty was long gone or dead and feels terribly that the kitty was out all Winter. But he has two cats and can't take him in.  Happily, a person here in town wants him.  Her two elderly kitties recently died (aged 19 years!) and she is prepared to take this fellow for his first ever vet visit. That is, once we "catch" him.  Wil and I have been feeding him the last few days and he seems to like the arrangement.  We want to gain his trust, capture him nicely, and get him to his new home. Wish us luck! 🍀

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Pair of Orioles!