Sunday, May 27, 2018

Every day Celebrations


            
      Celebrating today with Ruth Ayres and others who share. I haven't written a celebration post since early April, first caught in the throes of a poem a day in April, then it didn't happen week after week. I have been much more busy at the bookstore where I volunteer. For those of you who don't know, this is a used bookstore that is run entirely by volunteers, and I am the volunteer coordinator. It's great to work with all these people, but takes time, and some finesse I think, too. I celebrate the more than forty volunteers who keep our bookstore going for book lovers!
     It's been a strange weather year for us. We've had winter when we expect spring, and summer when we expect, yes, spring. I hope things settle down soon! But whatever has happened, the flowers seem more beautiful than ever and I celebrate that something worked very well for those flowers this year.
     Ingrid (3rd grade) came home from a three-day overnight on Friday and was so excited about her time in the woods, she wanted to do something else on Saturday, our day this week together. So, we traveled to a favorite lake and loved our walk, seeing beautiful birds, sketching in our notebooks and hearing the concert they gave to us. I don't have a picture of Imogene (kindergarten) who went for one night last week. I celebrate the teachers willing to take their classes out into the wild, to show how wonderful it can be. 
     And finally, many of you know that my father was killed in action during World War II. I celebrate those in the military who keep us safe, today and long ago. The sacrifice of lives taken or years of service given is something we don't always think about, and this Memorial Day holiday is one that helps us remember. 
     It is the start of summer vacation for many of you. Wishing you one filled with rest and a slowing down of your lives so you can take time to celebrate the good things in each day.








My father, grandmother (his mother) and me.


8 comments:

  1. It's wonderful to have you back here and read about your celebrations and see your photos.

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    1. Thanks, it's nice to have a time to reflect and capture them, too, Terje.

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  2. Oh, I love that take charge pic of Ingrid, totally ready to spend some time in the woods. What fun the two of you must have had together at the lake. And the precious pic of your father, mother, and baby Linda. Our mothers who survived WW II with babes in arms and husbands serving are some of the heroines of this time. I think the bookstore is so fortunate to have your leadership. I just finished Poet X today. Have you read it?

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    1. No "Poet X" yet, wishing I could have time. It was a great day with Ingrid! Thanks, Ramona!

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  3. Love that “military” photo... my family has similar poses. The girls both have big smiles for their pictures, too... a little sassy and very happy.

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    1. Thanks, Diane, I know what you mean about the poses. I have others, too. The grand-girls are just that, sassy and happy, makes my life good!

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  4. What a wonderful photo of you with your father. I too am thankful for the many who serve. It's fantastic that both of your girls were able to experience outdoor adventures with school. I remembered you volunteered, but I didn't realize the bookstore was completely staffed that way. That's impressive. Organizing that many people has to be quite a dance. Have a great week!

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  5. Your celebration is good for my soul. I'm glad you decided to put your celebration into words today! Those poppies -- oh, I wish I were with you. :) And,yes, organizing all of those volunteers takes finesse (and passion).
    Hugs,
    Ruth

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