I'm kind of a late starter, Dear Reader. Whether it was having kids, graduating from college, or starting a career, I've lagged a little behind my friends. Now sometimes I feel like I'm playing catch-up...
For years early in November, I've asked people whether they were cooking (hosting) or traveling for Thanksgiving. I probably won't do that this year.
This year has brought so many changes to so many people. But this year especially, I hear Mama's voice asking...
For months we've been inundated with reports and numbers, haven't we, Dear Reader? It started with reports from the other side of the world that didn't seem to have much affect on us.
Gradually, the reports and numbers spread from foreign shores to our own backyards, bombarding us 24/7 through various mass media. And none of it seems to be encouraging. But, Dear Reader, there is some good news during these tumultuous times.
Is there a veteran in your life, Dear Reader? Do you think your personal perspective is influenced by that relationship?
For years I was convinced that being raised by a World War II vet was the most powerful influence in my life...
I was wrong.
This has been a year for the record books in a lot of ways, hasn't it, Dear Reader? There's been a lot of passion on so many topics. It's also given us an opportunity to reflect on patriotism.
I love how Merriam-Webster defines patriot:
Dear Aunt Nell,
With the holidays just around the corner, I can't help but think about our delicious southern family dinners. In my recollection, all of our dinners were reasons for thanksgiving.
Time and distance have changed a lot about Thanksgiving for us, but one thing hasn't changed for me...
Dear Aunt Nell,
Several of my friends have said they stopped checking social media because in our currently crazy world, it's so negative. I guess that's true a lot of times.
But more often than not, social media gives me the boost I need. Like this week...
You are invited to join me for a new way to reflect on the world around me. Perhaps together we can discover common interests, joys, and concerns in letters to Aunt Nell.
Gracie's quilt is nearly done. The big work of putting the quilt top, batting, and backing together remains, and that's okay. There's plenty of time for Grandpa and I to do that before Gracie's birthday in January.
I love my granddaughter, Gracie, truly I do. She's bright, confident, articulate, and inquisitive. And that's just a few of the reasons I knew I better have a plan before we began working on her quilt.
Hi, my name is Alice. A Way with Words is about sharing faith,
fun, & encouragement. Thanks for stopping by! I hope you find a little something to take