Memories Of Fall

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Daily Prompt:  Leaf

I have always loved this time of year.  The leaves begin to change to the beautiful colors of autumn.  Earth tones are my favorite.  I decorate with them.  I wear them.  I don’t think there is anything richer than those earth tones of fall.

I can remember sitting in my family room watching the different colored leaves float to the ground.  The golds, rusts, maroons, purples, and greens.  What a beautiful blanket they made on my lawn.

I have fond memories of raking leaves with my kids just so they could jump into the pile and start all over again.   I was always ready for fall after the hot summer.  It was like a breath of fresh air to me.  The only complaint I have about fall is that it ends into winter. Brrr!  I am not a fan of the cold weather.

Several years ago we moved down south to coastal North Carolina.  Where we are there isn’t much fall foliage. That is the only thing I miss.   Pennsylvania has some awesome color this time of year. For me to see anything like it I would have to go to the western part of North Carolina.  I choose not to travel out there so I will just have to be happy with looking at the pictures online.

I have been going through all of the school papers I kept from when my kids were in school.  I found one project from my son.  It is a beautiful maroon leaf that is pressed between two pieces of plastic.  It made me smile.  I loved all of those little handmade projects my kids made for gifts for me.

My youngest is 34 years old now.  It’s time I let these things go.  I have asked them if they want them back, but they just look at me like I am crazy.   Apparently, I don’t have a sentimental one in the bunch.   They have all commented that they can’t believe I moved down here with all of it.  Let’s just see how they are with their children’s handmade gifts.

It’s true, holding onto things is really silly.  Memories are not kept in things, but in our hearts.

Wanda

Thursday Doors

Another Thursday and I didn’t have a picture of a door.  So, today I decided to go outside and take a picture of my front door.  It’s raining so it was a quick one with my cell phone. After I took it and uploaded it I realized that the bottom of the door is dirty.   I have to be honest I don’t usually concern myself with the outside of the house.  I always believed that I clean the inside, God takes care of the outside.  I know, lazy huh?  Anyway, this is my front door.  Nothing special, just an ordinary door, but when I see it while driving up my driveway it says home to me.

Wanda

 

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My Trip To The VA Hospital

Daily Prompt:  Mighty

Yesterday I had the mighty great privilege of accompanying my fellow quilters from Brunswick Quilters Guild to the Veterans Hospital in Fayetteville, NC.  We took approximately 40 quilts to present to the residents of the Community Living Center.

I cannot tell you how much of a rewarding experience this was.  These men and women who sacrificed so much to keep our country safe were both appreciative of our gifts and humbled by our thanks for their service.

These men and women who are suffering from the side effects of war stated over and over again that they served happily and would do it again.  They are our heroes.  They are our inspiration.  They remind us that we should never forget the atrocities of war and do all we can to prevent it from involving our young men and women.  However, they stay strong in the belief that if the need arises, our men and women will serve strongly, honorably, and dutifully to protect our homes and freedoms.

God bless you wonderful men and women who gave so much and have not always received the respect, honor, and support that this nation owes you.

Wanda

 

Irma

I can’t believe how long it has been since I have had the time to post.  I have been working really hard on getting my house ready to sell, and I think I have a buyer.  I am so excited about it too.  If any of you wonderful people out there in the Blogosphere pray, I am asking you to please whisper a prayer for me that the sale of my home goes well.  I would certainly appreciate it.

Also, as you are all aware, Irma is heading for the southeastern United States and Florida will be slammed and probably here in Noth Carolina too, whisper a prayer for my family’s and my safety during this time.  My son who lives in Miami is on the road with his family.  He left yesterday, but he said the traffic is terrible and the gas is in short supply.  My dear friends who live in the central and western side of Florida are in need of prayer too.

This storm hitting right after Harvey is really a terrible situation for the US.  I realize that so very many people are in need and I have been praying for everyone’s safety through out this situation.  So many people with such great loss.  It is so heartwarming to see how we are pulling together to help.  I was happy to hear the governor of Florida saying that homes can be replaced but lives cannot be.  I hope that people do the smart thing and seek shelter out of the area.

I have been reading your posts, just have not had the time to reply.  Hopefully after this ordeal of the storm is over my life can resume some semblance of normalcy.

Be safe everyone and God bless you.

Wanda