Sunday, October 12, 2008


What wonderful weather we have been having. I just love autumn. I have a pumpkin and mums on my front doorsteps, Indian corn hanging on the door and an "autumn tablescape" on my seldom-used dining room table. My daughter and son-in-law and grandsons are coming down from Massachusetts next month for Thanksgiving. I am going up there at the end of the month to visit over Halloween. Life is good.
Yesterday I drove up to Pennsylvania to meet up with my sister to put flowers on our parents' grave. (Here is a picture of my sister relaxing while waiting for me to arrive at the cemetery - late as always. She has the holes dug all ready and waiting for the flowers.)

On my way back to the turnpike to head home I drove past the house in which I grew up, past my old elementary school and high school, past houses where friends used to live. I stopped into my mother's favorite consignment shop (we used to love to go there together) and I bought a beautiful blue wrap scarf to wear with my blue jeans. Mom would have approved. It was a happy-memory filled day.

Thanks for stopping by!


Willow said...

I live so very far from my parents' graves. I am glad you were able to go there and see where your childhood was spent.

Lynne said...

The last time I was in Willow Grove - about 2 years ago - with Anne, we saw and spoke to my old next-door neighbor. They still live in the same house and remembered me. We saw your house too. They look so different now.

What consignment shop did you go to? Remember Abby's Pin Money Shop on York Road?

BClark said...

Yep, that is me, day late and dollar short. Glad you had such a great day filled with good memories. Barbar

Flower said...

What a sweet day you had. I understand the feeling of buying something "mom" would have enjoyed for me to have...keep doing this!! :)

BClark said...

Hi, Thank you for coming to visit, missed ya.
That picture is actually of the tree in my front yard, the corn field across the street and one of their small out buildings. I have pictures of that view in all seasons.

Thank you for your kind comments, Barbara

Jess said...

Thank you so much for your visit to my blog. I really enjoyed yours as well, and I will definitly be back!

Hope you are having a wonderful day and a good week as well.

Diane@Diane's Place said...

It's good to go back and visit old memories sometimes, isn't it? Glad y'all had an enjoyable afternoon.

Have a great rest of your week, V!

Love and hugs,


Dee said...

I enjoyed stopping by and reading your blog! Love the colors!