Category Archives: Family

The Perfect Gift?

How do I love thee? – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elizabeth_Barrett_Browning I’ve chosen a quote today from Elizabeth Barrett Browning for this 3bones post. A partial quote, actually. It comes from her famous poem How Do I Love Thee (Sonnet 43) (https://poets.org/poem/how-do-i-love-thee-sonnet-43) which was first published as part of her work Sonnets from the Portuguese (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sonnets_from_the_Portuguese). I’ve chosen Elizabeth […]
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Reprise …

“Once you do something, you never forget. Even if you can’t remember.” ― Spirited Away, Reprise . . . Mamoru Fujisawa (藤澤 守, Fujisawa Mamoru, born December 6, 1950), known professionally as Joe Hisaishi (久石 譲, Hisaishi Jō), is a Japanese composer and musical director known for over 100 film scores and solo albums dating back to 1981.[1] Hisaishi is also known for his piano scores. – […]
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Speaking Too Soon …

“A good speech should be like a woman’s skirt; long enough to cover the subject and short enough to create interest.” ~ Winston S. Churchill Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill, KG, OM, CH, TD, FRS, PC (30 November 1874 – 24 January 1965) was a British politician, army officer, and writer, who was Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to […]
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Long Time No See, Bri …

“There are certain things that happen to you as a human being that you cannot control or command, that will come to you at really inconvenient times and where you have to bow in the human humility to the fact that there’s something running through you that’s bigger than you …”  ~ Elizabeth Gilbert (The […]
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Frosty Update!

It was extremely wet here with high winds over night, and here is the condition I found Frosty in this morning when I opened the blinds in my office … too much eggnog for him perhaps? ~~~ But his smile came back when I took him back to the warmth of the garage … little […]
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It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas …

“The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped in each other.” ~  Burton Hillis William E. (“Bill”) Vaughan (October 8, 1915 – February 25, 1977) was an American columnist and author. Born in Saint Louis, Missouri, he wrote a syndicated column for the Kansas City Star from 1946 until his death in 1977. He […]
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Mom …

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. But where […]
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Pentimento …

“Old paint on a canvas, as it ages, sometimes becomes transparent. When that happens it is possible, in some pictures, to see the original lines: a tree will show through a woman’s dress, a child makes way for a dog, a large boat is no longer on an open sea. That is called pentimento because […]
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Time Passage …

“You can start anew at any given moment. Life is just the passage of time and it’s up to you to pass it as you please.” ― Charlotte Eriksson, You’re Doing Just Fine ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1,522 days since my last post. A new record for me, and one that I do not plan on breaking ever […]
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Hold Hands and Stick Together …

Share everything. Play fair. Don’t hit people. Put things back where you found them. Clean up your own mess. Don’t take things that aren’t yours. Say you’re sorry when you hurt somebody. Wash your hands before you eat. Flush. Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you. Live a balanced life – learn some […]
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