Friday, November 07, 2008


I got home from Massachusetts on Sunday. It was a nice trip and a good visit. Those little boys are really growing fast. They both went out on Halloween. I thought the twelve year old would say he was too old, but he did go out and they brought home tons of candy. I took some pictures on my daughter's camera and I am waiting for her to download them and e-mail them to me (hint).

My daughter and I went to our favorite junk/antique shop. Here is a picture of the sign. I came away with a few more things to add to my ever-growing collection of "stuff." I may need to open a store of my own soon.

By the way, here is a picture of my little hutch that I showed you before. I decided to leave it "au natural" and I filled it with more "stuff."

I am happy that the election is over and even though Barack Obama was not my man, I am sure he will do as good a job as he can, considering the mess that he is stepping into. President Bush will probably be glad to get back to his ranch.

I live in Sussex County, one of only three counties in Delaware. We have a history here of celebrating "Returns Day." This dates back over a hundred years and is essentially when they used to get together to count the ballots or returns from the voting. It is a big deal here. Parades, food vendors, music, local officials riding in horse-drawn carriages. They even literally "bury the hatchet." This year Senator Joe Biden (from Delaware) was there. I heard it was a madhouse with Secret Service and extra security. It also rained all day. Violetlady did not attend! Another tidbit: Senator Biden's wife Jill graduated from my (and Lynne's) high school in Pennsylvania.

So that is about it for tonight. Oh - one more thing. If you notice the upper left corner of my blog there is a place where you can click and show that you follow my blog. Blogger has added this feature which is kind of cute.


Lynne said...

I'm glad you had a nice visit with Beth and the boys.

Returns Day sounds like a fun thing. Was it close to you or closer to Dover (isn't that the capitol?)? I wonder if UMHS made a big deal out of Jill Biden being a graduate? I wonder if they even know!

Karen said...

Returns Day sounds like a lot of fun. It's a good idea since the day after a big event tends to be a bit of letdown. I wonder if any other parts of the country celebrate it?

I'm glad you left your hutch the way it was. It's a nice piece.

Mountain Mama said...

Hello. I found you at Jessica's and since Violet's are my favorite flower I just had to come for a visit.
I think your hutch is really cute. It actually reminds me of my own which was purchased as part of a set way back in the 60's. Mine is maple and very thick wood. I still have the table too but the chairs have all bit the dust.
I'm glad the elections are over. I sure get tired of it all. Obama wasn't my choice either but I will sure be praying for him to make the right decisions for our country.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Violet!

It's fun to go away but it's sure nice to come back home isn't it? That antique place was great I'm sure!

I'm so glad the election is over. Now we just need to pray for our new leadership!

Have a great week!

Hugs, Sherry

Jess said...

So glad that you had a safe and wonderful trip.

Hope you have a great week!

I started following as well.