November 2010

Baked Apples and Grateful Hearts

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“The Pilgrims made seven times more graves than huts. No Americans have been more impoverished that those who, nevertheless, set aside a day of Thanksgiving.” -H. Westermayer- journal entry: With grateful hearts we celebrated Thanksgiving.  It was 20 degrees outside but we were warm.  We had food to eat and clothes to wear.  We had […]

The Little Hedgehog Finds a Friend

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(This tiny tale is a Christmas surprise. SO, DON’T YOU TELL !  Two hedgehogs are in the mail to two little granddaughters.  When they get them, they can hold them while their mommy or daddy reads this story to them. Oh, I love December !) The Little Hedgehog Finds a Friend (A Tiny Tale from […]

Shhhhhhhh . . . Guardian Angels For Christmas.

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“We trust in plumed procession For such the angels go – Rank after Rank, with even feet- And uniforms of Snow. -Emily Dickinson- journal entry: These angels are a secret.  No ordinary angels . . . they are specially-trained Guardian Angels.  Their job is to watch over.  Usually, children.  I know two, little girls who […]

Never Too Early for a Christmas Swing-Set

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“Play gives children a chance to learn.  They have to play with what they know in order to find out more. Then, they can use what they learn in new forms of play.” -Fred Rogers from Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood- journal entry: For Christmas we give family gifts.  Five of them.  Of course they are different.  […]