still going

Like that Energizer bunny, ya know?

But also, still going to Rhinebeck!

Cathy-Cate to the rescue!

Since the links never show up in these subtitles, that’s Cathy-Cate

I cannot find that poem my grandmother sent me. I’ve posted about grandmother here and here, and here, and in the grandparent post (there are some good old pics of things like beehive hairdos in some of those posts if you haven’t seen them). I thought, maybe I can find the poem on line. But where do I find it? In my comment on this post of Cathy-Cate’s. My copy is handwritten by Grandmother Winnie, on some sappy stationary with butterflies, but it is near and dear to me. I don’t know why she sent it, but like I say in that comment, it has often been on my wall. I took it down for something, and with life so busy, I can’t remember where I put it… but I will find it some day!

May the world hug you today
with its warmth and love
and whisper a joyful tune
in your heart
And may the wind
carry a voice
that tells you
there is a friend
sitting in another corner
of the world
right now
wishing you well.

And to think, it was written (by somebody named Donna Abate I believe) loooong before blogging! But it gets to the idea that we all lift each other up.

So again I say thank you. (I do have some pictures and will put them up soon…)

13 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Mel said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 7:14 pm

    Good. It’ll be good to see you, and the escape is probably a good thing at the moment.

  2. 2

    brenda said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 7:42 pm

    Great words!
    Have a wonderful time at Rhinebeck, you’ll be among your own kind.

  3. 3

    Cathy-Cate said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 7:47 pm

    I’m so glad you’re coming, and I’m so glad the blog contest let you find the words you wanted when you wanted them! You’ll find the original when you’re not looking for it….

    See you SOON! So that all those good thoughts coming your way can hit you that much harder and faster!

  4. 4

    Chris said,

    October 15, 2008 @ 9:36 pm

    Ah, the wonder of blogging and the connections that happen on so many levels.

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    mollybee said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 10:02 am

    Cool verse! I’m stealing it. Have fun in Rhinebeck! If Mel has my dog, Puck with him, please give him a snog for me!

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    Lucia said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 10:44 am

    Yay Cathy-Cate! Whom I may actually get to meet at Rhinebeck? I hope?

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    Andra said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 10:48 am

    Here is one of my all-time autumn favorites. I have read it out loud (tried to, but always weep – even when I think about trying to read it) at Thanksgiving dinners.

    Garden Meditation
    by Rev. Max Coots

    Let us give thanks for a bounty of people.

    For children who are our second planting, and though they
    grow like weeds and the wind too soon blows them away, may
    they forgive us our cultivation and fondly remember where
    their roots are.

    Let us give thanks;

    For generous friends…with hearts…and smiles as bright
    as their blossoms;

    For feisty friends, as tart as apples;

    For continuous friends, who, like scallions and cucumbers,
    keep reminding us that we’ve had them;

    For crotchety friends, sour as rhubarb and as indestructible;

    For handsome friends, who are as gorgeous as eggplants and
    as elegant as a row of corn, and the others, as plain as
    potatoes and so good for you;

    For funny friends, who are as silly as Brussels sprouts and
    as amusing as Jerusalem artichokes;

    And serious friends as unpretentious as cabbages, as subtle
    as summer squash, as persistent as parsley, as delightful as
    dill, as endless as zucchini and who, like parsnips, can be
    counted on to see you through the winter;

    For old friends, nodding like sunflowers in the evening-time,
    and young friends coming on as fast as radishes;

    For loving friends, who wind around us like tendrils and hold
    us, despite our blights, wilts and witherings;

    And finally, for those friends now gone, like gardens past
    that have been harvested, but who fed us in their times that
    we might have life thereafter.

    For all these we give thanks.

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    Julie said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 11:09 am

    I’m glad that you’re still going to Rhinebeck; I only wish I were going to be there to give you a hug.

    That’s a lovely poem you’re Grandmother gave you; I can see why you’ve hung on to it.

  9. 9

    kmkat said,

    October 16, 2008 @ 4:42 pm

    I may have missed part of your current story, but know that I support you and think of you fondly. Have fun @ Rhinebeck!

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    October 19, 2008 @ 7:34 pm

    Beautiful! Hope the weekend lifted you up a bit. Looking forward to the post!

  11. 11

    Blogless Carrie said,

    October 19, 2008 @ 7:35 pm

    P.S. There’s an Energizer Bunny Center? Who knew?

  12. 12

    mollybee said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 8:51 am

    How was Rhinebeck? Did you snog Tuck and Mel for me? Hope all is well…

  13. 13

    kmkat said,

    October 21, 2008 @ 3:45 pm

    Cathy-Cate truly is a rescuer — she has warmed my heart several times in recent weeks.

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