Time is very much on my mind, as I sort through the accumulation of "stuff" in the 24 years I've lived in my present home. It is a nostalgic trip through time, photos of baby grandchildren who are now in college; myself competing in a Toastmasters speech contest MANY years ago, letters received and copies of letters written at certain times in my life. I am eager to enter the newest chapter of my life, sharing a home with my son and his wife......if only I can get rid of all my "stuff" !! The quote, of course, is from the Bible, Book of Ecclesiastes. My time on the blogs is hit and miss, as there seems so much to do. I hope to find time to comment on all the beautiful time pieces I'm sure will appear this week!
What would today's mothers say if they had to wash by hand and iron such clothes for their children? No doubt the children were threatened with dire consequences if they got dirty, and maybe that's why they always look so somber! Credit for my open book to Maya at Scrapbookgraphics, and elements credit to TTS, which no longer exists, I think. Thanks for stopping by!
I've always been fascinated by the lore of the curse on those who disturbed King Tut's tomb. Cobras were said to be the guardians of the tombs, and on the day the tomb was opened, Howard Carter's pet canary was swallowed by a cobra. Coincidence? Perhaps. Within weeks, Lord Carnovan (who financed Carter's exploration) died after being bitten by a mosquito. There are many versions of the demise of various members of those involved in the exploration. Most stories are said to be products of over-zealous journalists of the time. Nonetheless, they make for an interesting story!
On occasion, I feel just like this fellow, all dressed up and out of my element. Yes, it's true, sometimes life's a beach!
This fine fellow is constructed of bits and pieces from Flickr Collage Images. Thanks for stopping by to visit!