Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
A few weeks ago, I had a birthday...I know, lucky me!! I know it sounds funny, but I'm always grateful when I can put another year behind me, and get on with a new one.
My sweet sister gave a beautifully framed photo of my father that I wanted to share with you...I love it! One day, we were at the family history center scanning some old slides and putting them on a flash drive, when we came across this picture of my father. It's a photo of him that I had never seen before. I'm not sure how old he was, but he was in his element, a fish in one hand and a bottle of beer in the other hand... :0) Right behind him is the old green Pontiac that he loved so much. I had kind of forgotten about the photo until my sister gave it to me. She is so thoughtful, I love her.
I'm now older than my father was when he passed away, so really, I do celebrate each year that I am given. I miss my father, but I am so grateful for each moment that I was able to share with him, and I know that one day, I'll see him again...what an amazing day that will be, he's been gone a long time.
Something else to share . . .
This cute little figurine. My son's family gave it to me, his wife knows how much I love them. My little granddaughter, Clara, was so excited to tell me that she thought the doll looked like her... so sweet. Doesn't she look cute standing next to these little bookends?
Something else to share - these wonderful, non-stick bread pans. My daughter gave them to me because she has a set and loves them. They are wonderful, and make beautiful banana bread, or any other bread you might want to bake! I may never use any other loaf pan again!
I think it's fun to run across these kind of treasures, all tucked away neatly between the pages of an old cookbook - Happy Mayberry's Pie Crust, (Hap's Pie Crust for short). My mother was a wonderful cook, and it's not hard to see that she loved this book as much as I do.
Speaking of cookbooks . . . look what I got in the mail yesterday! My sweet friend, and blogging buddy, Marie Rayner, just had this wonderful cookbook published! She also has a cooking blog called, The English Kitchen, where she posts the most amazing recipes as well. The minute this became available on Amazon, I hurried and bought it...of course with a gift card that another daughter had given me for my birthday! When she gave it to me, I knew exactly what I was going to buy with it...aren't kids great?!
This is a substantial cookbook, look how thick it is. My husband and I just love it! I truly don't think I will ever need another cookbook, as this one has so many delightful recipes in it. I can hardly wait to start baking for the holidays! And the illustrations in the book are just beautiful, all done by Marie.
Well, that was a lot of sharing!!
Be safe sweet friends...
Hugs and Love,