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The other day, as I read through the "collected poems" book, I was suddenly inspired by a certain poem, and set out to write my own (I'm afraid it's inferior--but it's from my whole heart)... So here it is; I would love to hear your comments on it. :)
An Unmarried Girl Speaks
Life did not bring me wealth or fame, Nor diamond-girt dresses, Nor mansions with a great, high name: "Lady," "Dame," or "Princess." But there are seven dear ones who call me "big sister;" And the clear stars, far-off hills, stoop, my name to whisper.
Life has instead gifted me With quiet at-home joys, All sweet "trivialities" Like games with growing boys; How I thank God for home-grown things: a smile given, A smile returned -- the jeweled bits that make up livin'!
All the precious brilliant "trifles" Which fill a life with gain; Jaded others say "it stifles" -- Can I ever explain? The smallest task, when done to God…

Sat. and Sun.!

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Mowing...
It was a treat to have the K. family over!
Playing games...


The next day, we attended a surprise bday party for Mr. H!
Setting up...
Idyllic
Visiting
Waiting...
Here is the birthday man -- and he was surprised! :)

Deborah unconsciously displays her hairstyle for the camera  ;)
Gathering under the trees... a simply lovely evening!
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Good morning!
Deborah has been decorating her side of our room...
...with neat old cars from the late '50s!


I must say, this ad is my favorite. :)
Micah was inspired by Debs' art, and so put up his own.! :)

The art in my frame
A yummy (and creative!) dinner!
Most of the wildflowers are gone, but Mom & I spotted these unusual beauties the other day!

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A very strange spider we found!

Fun making bead animals with the G. girls!


Tell Him So

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Tell Him So
If you hear a kind word spoken, Of some worthy soul you know, It may fill his heart with sunshine If you only tell him so. 
If a deed, however humble, Helps you on your way to go, Seek the one whose hand has helped you, Seek him out and tell him so!
Oh, my sister, oh, my brothers, As o'er life's rough path you go, If God's love has saved and kept you, Do not fail to tell men so!
--Unknown
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Amazing clouds frame our two houses...
I have begun reading a thick book of collected poems, so brace yourselves--I'm will probably be sharing gems that inspire me out of it! The following is too good not to share:
Be the Best of Whatever You Are
[Malloch's note: “We all dream of great deeds and high positions, away from the pettiness and humdrum of ordinary life. Yet success is not occupying a lofty place or doing conspicuous work… Dream, aspire by all means; but do not ruin the life you must lead by dreaming pipe dreams of one you would like to lead. Make the most of what you have, and are. Perhaps your trivial, immediate task is the one sure way of proving your mettle. Do the thing near at hand, and great things will come to your hand to be done.”]
If you can’t be a pine on the top of the hill,             Be a scrub in the valley—but be The best little scrub by the side of the rill;             Be a bush if you can’t be a tree!
If you can’t be a bush be a bit of the grass,       …

Tutorial

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I know I posted a little time ago some pics of crown braids. Well, I've found a photo tutorial for one style, and thought I'd post it on the chance that some of you might be interested! :)