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With the Strength of Snowdrops
Snowdrops pierce through frozen ground
Amid fiery blasts and artillery rounds
Tiny flowers so brave and bright
Show strength in their tenacious fight
Eager blossoms unfurl with glee
Like a flag flying free
Beauty and promise spring after spring
Despite despair the season brings
While man may sow hate and strife
Nature blooms with hope and life
There were so many memorable times shared with people I love these past four weeks. In a parking lot in front of a CVS pharmacy, a man said, “I love your colors.” I responded, “Ukraine,” putting my hands together in prayer, then my right hand over my heart. “I’m Ukrainian,” he replied. He made the same hand gestures; we both smiled. I felt warm, sweet tears cascading down my cheeks.
My love of Cary Grant is widely known. Jane invited me to join her and her husband Sherman to go see Philadelphia Story on the big screen in our new United Theatre in Westerly the Wednesday after Easter. I’d seen it for the umpteenth time two days before on my 19-inch screen in the back living room, but I hadn’t seen this beautiful classic film in a theater in over 40 years. I’m still swooning over my utter ecstasy. Timeless greatness lives on.
Happy May! Peter and I were married 48 years ago on May 18th. Let’s toast to eternal love. In closing, I want Nancy to feel my love and appreciation for the needlepointed a pincushion she made with “Love and Live Happy.” Here’s a lamb, her signature, with a heart. As I “love up” my linens and quilts, I will have a smile of appreciation. Thank you!
Love & Live Happy,
Katherine sent me this photo and wrote, "Every summer when we arrive at Stonington via boat for an overnight visit David takes a photo of me in front of a house that catches my eye!! I discovered you this past fall online. As I read about you I realized it was your home that caught my eye this past summer as we walked to Noah’s for dinner!" Thank you for sending this picture to me!