Saturday, December 31, 2016

Happy New Year!

[cover of Woman's Home Companion December 1938]

R.H. and I wish each of you the very best in 2017.

Thank you to each one visiting here, to those of you who leave comments and emails, and to those of you who just read, as that is what I did for years myself.

I wish I could reach out and hug you and tell you what it has meant to have you here, through this year of sparse postings.

Party safely, take care of yourself, be proud of yourself because you are unique and wonderful!

See you in 2017 from Nashville, Tennessee!

Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas,

Love to all from Dewena and R.H.

The Madonna of Humility by Fra Angelico 

[Cover of Ladies' Home Journal December 1951]

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Here's Home

Home is waiting for me and RH and Otis and Milo.

Waiting for our beds and books,
      and dishes and pans,

      broom and mop,

      dreams and plans.

Home is waiting for boxes of Christmas ornaments

      that won't go on a tree until next year.

We hope you'll join us there and keep us in your

      prayers and thoughts as we travel home to 

      Tennessee on January 6th, to a darling 1935

      cottage on 2 1/2 acres.

We feel it waiting for us, even the sweet barn

      that's waiting for a new bonnet.

P.S. Remind me to tell you sometime about the emotional weeks waiting for our new home as our son Defee chased down one 1950s ranch brick after another only to realize that it was this old cottage that was calling our name!