Friday, February 6, 2009


As I meander through the pages written in journals from someone's life of long ago, I discover there are unwavering bonds that link us from the past to the present.

Love, family, home and health are the constants that transcend generations.

As we struggle through tighter budgets and tough economic times remember these enduring and unchanging values will consummate our survival.

Happy Valentine's Day


Aunt Amelia's Attic said...

What a beautiful post.

And what lovely inspiration, to take from long ago journals.

Thank you.

Aunt Amelia
"Love is a smoke made with the fume of sighs."
~William Shakespeare

FrenchGardenHouse said...

What a great post. You are so very right. Things don't change all that much, over the centuries. What matters most ....remains the same.
xo Lidy

TRES BELLE said...

Wonderful post! It is always amazing to me that the "best posts" are the ones where very few words are needed to convey a message that has been around for centuries. Thank you for reminding us of that.


Dixie Redmond said...

Yes - so true. And thank you so much for the picture of blooming tulips in the midst of my snow-covered life.

Christine LeFever said...

You forgot cheeseburgers.

Otherwise, right on the money, when there isn't much of it to go around anymore! (Other than that tenacious one percent who seem to have it all, save maybe for decent sized amigdala.)


Annabelle said...

Beautiful post but had to comment on "Prelude"....a nest is all about the home, family and where love rests…I too collect nests for as long as I can remember, always have been attached in some way to them never knowing why until not long ago…they are to me a symbol of all that is significant in life. Thanks for sharing your lovely earthly treasures.

Hugs Annabelle

Lori said...

well said...and how is always helpful to remember what is really important in life...

i like your new look!!!

Queen of the Armchair aka dzintrastitcheries said...

These very strong bonds cannot be broken I think Susan...and to just imagine who would've written these very special words...what they were thinking...Love does indeed transcend the generations. I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day as well dear Susan...Dzintra XX And I think your new look is just lovely!!!

Gillian L. said...

Such true words and relevant in the past and the present. It seems these tough times remind us to get back to basics...and what really matters the most. It's people that matter the most, the human heart, community, not money. A great and inspiring post...beautiful picture.


The Victorian Parlor said...

Beautifully said:)

Thanks for the comments on my blog-I am hoping to have some help with that picket fence this weekend! I hope it warms up your way!

Fete et Fleur said...

Beautiful! Thank you for reminding me.


Lea said...

Yes... for love, family, home, and health are the real treasures. How grateful I am for these gems and for you reminding us of what really matters... that is the greatest gifts we can give our true loves and ourselves!

Sea Angels said...

Hi Susan I love the new look you!!
your words are beautiful, and the journals are so right....I think the work that you do, and the vintage memories that you come across have enhanced your own perceptions further, making you such a wise and inspiring person.
Love and hugs
Lynn xx

Britt-Arnhild said...


I love to read female travel diaries from long ago, and see the bounds.

Happy Valentine.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

A most Happy Valentine's Day to you!!

nicol sayre said...

We'll live on life and love alone...for do we really need anything else to survive? xoxox N