Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Rejoicing and Gratitude

"This is the day the Lord has made.  Let us rejoice and be glad in it."  Don't you just love that?  Yes!  Yes!  Yes!

Cool nights requiring a blanket, fresh morning air, clear blue sky, warming afternoon sun - just a perfect fall day.  Perhaps my favorite time of year.  Before fall completely takes over, frost touches the gardens and flowers, thermometers plunge, I wanted to share with you some of the flowers still in bloom from the gardens.  In bloom but looking pretty exhausted and about finished, especially that purple cone flower - poor thing! I say we enjoy them when we can!!!

I also wanted to share some memories of Grandma Holton.  We called her our "Little Grandma" and our other grandmother was, of course, called our "Big Grandma."  She was by no means BIG, but anyone would look big next to Grandma Holton, who probably only weighed about eighty pounds, was so dainty and feminine, so fragile and diminutive - and utterly wonderful.  She always wore a dress or skirt, often with a lace collar, always with a necklace and earrings.  I am sure she never wore slacks.  And most of all I remember she always wore little dainty shoes with heels.  Some were what I call sling back shoes, some had an open toe - but always little feminine heels.  One year Mom and Dad took her to the Indianapolis 500 so she could see the BIG RACE.  Mom just loved to go to that race and wanted to share it with her mother when she was visiting us.  Grandma wore her dress and heels!!!!!  Imagine!  She was a trooper!

I will close with a photo of some of my favorite things found on my dresser.  They remind me of my oh-so-feminine and dainty "Little Grandma."

Enjoy these fresh fall days.  Savor the moments. 



  1. Autumn is, without a doubt, my favorite season.
    I am tickled reading about my Little Great Grandma!

  2. As I remember, Grandma also wore a wide-brimmed hat and long gloves to the race! She didn't want her delicate skin to freckle, I guess! Meanwhile, our mother/her daughter was always so proud of her tan. Oh...and I love autumn the best too!

  3. You have a natural talent as a photographer.