Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Pumpkin Perch

I would rather sit on a pumpkin,
and have it all to myself,
than be crowded on a velvet cushion.
Henry David Thoreau

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Our History

The long harangues of the grass in the winds
are our histories.
Archibald MacLeish- "Land of the Free"

Monday, September 28, 2009


Individually, we are one drop,
Together, we are the ocean.
Ryunosuke Satoro

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Poet or Poem?

If you cannot be the poet,
be the poem.
David Carradine

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Good Endures

Nothing good ever ends.
William Saroyan

Friday, September 25, 2009


So be sure when you step.
Step with care and great tact
and remember that Life's
a Great Balancing Act.
Dr. Seuss-Oh The Places You'll Go

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Heaven Here and Now

Ask yourself whether the dream of heaven and greatness
should be waiting for us in our graves-
or whether it should be ours here and now
on this earth.
Ayn Rand

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Tail Wags

The average dog is nicer than the average person.

Andy Rooney

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Thanking, Thanking

Give thanks with a grateful heart.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Dads and Daughters

Fame is rot;
daughters are the thing.
James Matthew Barrie

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Moms and Daughters

A daughter is a little girl
who grows up to be a friend.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Carrying My Share- Maybe Your Share, Too

The worth of a book is measured
by what you can carry away from it.
James Bryce

Friday, September 18, 2009

Must Haves

Just living is not enough.
One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.
Hans Christian Anderson

Thursday, September 17, 2009


Some of God's greatest gifts
are unanswered prayers.
Garth Brooks

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Ah, Memories

Pleasure is the flower that passes;
remembrance, the lasting perfume.
Jean de Boufflers

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Where the Good Lord's Blessed

I'm gonna live where the green grass grows
Watch my corn pop up in rows
Every night be tucked in close to you
Raise our kids where the good Lord's blessed
Point our rockin' chairs towards the west
And plant our dreams where the peaceful river cools
Where the green grass grows
Tim McGraw Lyrics

Monday, September 14, 2009

Rules of the Road

Leave sooner.
Drive slower.
Live longer.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Handing Off

Life is no brief candle for me.
It is a sort of splendid torch
which I have got hold of for a moment,
and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible
before handing it on to future generations.
George Bernard Shaw

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Autumn Show

Autumn, the year's last, loveliest smile.
William Cullen Bryant

Friday, September 11, 2009

Simple Happiness

It all comes down to this:
the simplest way to be happy is to do good.
Helen Keller

Thursday, September 10, 2009

The Scarecrow and Me

With the thoughts I'd be thinkin'
I could be another Lincoln,
if I only had a brain!
The Wizard of Oz

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Valuable Resources

Children are our most valuable natural resource.
Herbert Hoover

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Choosing My Roads

If you don't know where you're going,
any road will take you there.

Monday, September 7, 2009

And How Are We Living?

I like a man proud of the place in which he lives.
I like to see a man live so his place will be proud of him.
Abraham Lincoln

Sunday, September 6, 2009

I'll Take My Autumn

Youth is like spring,
an over praised season
more remarkable for biting winds than genial breezes.
Autumn is the mellower season,
and what we lose in flowers
we more than gain in fruits.
Samuel Butler

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I Like This Home

Every day is a journey,
and the journey itself is home.
Matsuo Basho

Friday, September 4, 2009

Wealth Beyond Counting

I don't care how poor a man is;
if he has family, he's rich.

old family photo

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Choosing Wisely

Destiny is not a matter of chance,
but of choice.
William Jennings Bryan

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Use Your Talent

Use what talent you possess:
the woods would be very silent
if no birds sang but those that sang best.
Henry Van Dyke

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

In Praise of Country Living

Ironically, rural America has become viewed by a growing number of Americans as having a higher quality of life not because of what it has, but rather because of what it does not have!
~Don A. Dillman