Monday, October 28, 2013

A Poetic Celebration of Fall


     Cute Fall Display in Front of Joe and Tammy Stuffle's Home in Tennessee

                  "In the Leaves"

The maple tree that stands on the lawn
Is now in a state of glory.
Its colorful leaves of red and gold
Repeat the age old story.
Of the many autumns it's stood there so
And  sheltered the children below,
Who played in the leaves each autumn
And in winter played in the snow.

They romped and tumbled years ago,
There in the grass turned brown
And shouted in glee to catch the leaves
As they came floating down.
Now, they watch their children there
And the shuttle of memory weaves
As they see again the happy days
They spent there in the leaves.
-Sally May Bledsoe
(This is a poem written by my talented Aunt Sally when she was only 16 years old.  What a joy to have discovered a treasure like this that was created by a family member who has passed on!)

                                             Dogwood Tree in Our Front Yard

                                                       Photo by Greg Arnott

Happy fall, y'all!

(To see what I did this past weekend, check out my latest blog post for Monday, October 28, 2013 on my other blog,

Positive thought: Happy Halloween!

Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky
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Monday, October 21, 2013

A Fun-filled Weekend!

Greg and I just had a very busy week and weekend!  The week was mostly work-related, but the weekend was purely fun.

It all started out with relatives (Betty and Mike), visiting our new house.

Afterwards, we all went out to eat at a great little restaurant, Square Market & Café, in Columbia, Tennessee.

                                                             Photo by Janie

                                                          Wonderful Food!

Our meal was accompanied by the sweet sound of music, compliments of Peter Skrabak on the acoustic guitar.  (

(For more information on this café, please see my January 8, 2012 blog post.)

As if all of this weren't enough, we met Betty, Mike, and some other relatives at The Hermitage Hotel in Nashville.  (

We dined inside at The Capitol Grille.

This place is awesome!

 It's where some of the beautiful people hang out.

To top it all off, we all enjoyed our little relative's performance in the Nashville Ballet's world premiere of "Peter Pan."

                                                             Good job!

Our weekend was over, but we had enough happy memories to tide us over until our next fun-filled event!

Positive thought: Make every day a fun day!
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Monday (We have another busy weekend coming up!), Becky

Sunday, October 13, 2013

The Old Curiosity Book Shop


If you'd like to visit a unique book shop that is full of charm and interesting (secondhand and new) books, be sure to visit The Old Curiosity Book Shop in Columbia, Tennessee.

You know you're somewhere different even before you enter the shop, the building with its old façade, and clever name, which is a play on the title of a Charles Dickens novel, "The Old Curiosity Shop."

The uniqueness continues inside with a lovely décor throughout.  While I was there, several people commented on how much they liked the way everything looked.

They also seemed to like the books, as I saw a lady carry out a whole armload of them.

The proprietors, James and Heather Lund, decorated the shop themselves.

                                                                 James Lund

                                                         The Children's Area

Even my books are on display!

I'll like to publicly thank James and Heather for allowing me to have a book signing at their shop yesterday.  I had a great time.  (For more on the book signing and other book-related happenings, please see my other blog, .)

The Old Curiosity Book Shop
12 Public Square
Columbia, TN 38401
931-548-Book (2665)

Positive thought: "He fed his spirit with the bread of books." -Edwin Markham
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Animal Wisdom


Animals have so much to teach us, if we just pay attention.  At times, I feel as though animals are in many ways superior to us human beings.  In fact, I believe they have what I call animal wisdom.

 "And now, this is the sweetest and most glorious day my eyes ever did see."
-Dona Cargill

"All our dreams can come true-if we have the courage to pursue them."
-Walt Disney

"The only way to have a friend is to be one."
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

"I have looked into your eyes with my eyes.  I have put my heart near your heart."
-Pope John XXIII

"In a gentle way, you can shake the world."
Mahatma Gandi

"Sleep is the best meditation."
-Dalai Lama

"You can make all your dreams come true.'
-Joel Osteen

"Wisdom is better than gold or silver."
-German Proverb

For the latest on upcoming paranormal events with which I'm involved, please see my October 5  "Spirit Photographs" blog post!

Positive thought: What a wonderful world it would be if we could all give the unconditional love that animals show us!
Thanks for visiting!  Until next Sunday, Becky

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