Sunday, July 31, 2011

Lammas Day (August 1)

Lammas Day marked the beginning of the harvest. Traditionally, loaves of bread were baked from the first-ripened grain and brought to the churches to be consecrated. In Scotland, Lammastide fairs became famous as the time when trial marriages could be made. These marriages could end after a year with no strings attached. Hmm........ Sorry, I am not in agreement with that. But that is coming from someone who has been married for 37 years and counting!! Have a wonderful week friends.

Monday, July 25, 2011

On This Day......

On this day, July 25, 1896 our Nana received a Christian Baptism at the mere age of 4 months and 17 days. And on this day, July 25, 2011 our sister Irene passed away. It is our belief that Nana knew she was not healthy and not living her life to the fullest and called her to be with her and our Mom, Dad and most recently her youngest daughter who passed this February. My day began with the phone call that Irene had passed early this morning and ended with me saying goodbye to her at the funeral home. Due to the lack of life insurance and funds, because she had been ill for so long it was decided that she would be cremated tomorrow, but our family was given time late this afternoon to say our goodbyes and send her on her way. Please keep our family in your thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Friday, July 22, 2011


I think the above picture says it all about now. I cannot believe that just two states, Washington and Alaska are not feeling this heat wave. It is 9:35 p.m. here in Williams Township, a.k.a Hellertown, PA and it is 91 degrees. I'm going to have a ice pop or two. Stay cool everyone and have a great weekend!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Nothing special

The garden is the poor man's apothecary. - German proverb

Friday, July 15, 2011

St. Swithin & A Full Moon

Yes, today July 15, 2011 two things are happening. St. Swithin Day, St.Swithin's Day, if ye do rain, for forty days it will remain.

Then, it is the Full Buck Moon. Named that because it arrived when male deer started growing new antlers. Also, called Full Thunder Moon and Full Hay Moon.

All of the above provided by The Old Farmer's Almanac & me.

Hoping that you have a wonderful weekend and try and get out to see that Full Buck Moon this evening, I know I will.

Thursday, July 7, 2011


Here is a little verse that I came across today, how true it is.

Take time while time is, for time will away.

Old Farmer's Almanac, 2011 edition, July 2011 calender.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

July !!

Boy, where does the time go. It seems like I was just saying that at the beginning of June, and here it is July 5th. Hope everyone had a great 4th. We did!! Had dinner in NJ on Friday nite with some friends, one of which we have not seen for 37 years!! Last we saw her was at our wedding. Saturday and Sunday found us kickin' back on the screened porch and as Les said " doing what we darn well please". We are taking advantage of our down time. Shows will be picking back up before we know it and then we go until November!! Yikes, hope we have enough inventory to make it until then, lol. We always get panicky, but we do just fine. Dog Days of Summer started on Sunday the 3rd and according to the Old Farmers Almanac, Dog days bright and clear, indicate a happy year!! Sunday was bright and clear, so to all my friends I wish you a Happy Year!! Now go out and do something fun!!