Pumpkin Cottage

Pumpkin Cottage
sit and visit a spell

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Soul Thoughts

So, why Paris. Quite simply, it was our touchstone
for happiness-happiness that didn't relate to getting
ahead or conspicuous consumption.
                                        Nichole Robertson
                                             Paris in Color

 Sit quietly and listen to your soul.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our Lady of Fatima

Although the threads of my life have
often seemed knotted,
I know by faith, that on the other side of the
embroidery there is a crown. 
                             Corrie ten Boom
Mericia, my oldest sister,
was devoted
to our Lady of Fatima.
She visited Fatima, Portugal during
her battle with cancer. 

All these years later her example
still warms my heart.
She loved to pray the rosary.
It was a  beautiful devotion.

Monday, May 18, 2015

A Little Fairy

You know pumpkins, sometimes it just takes a fairy.

                                      To Wong Foo, 
Thanks for Everything! Julie Newmar

To Wong Foo is a film I will have to watch more
than once. Messages like: pull yourself up by the boot straps,
make the most of it, celebrate the kindness of strangers,
embrace diversity because you never know where you
will find a friend.

Remnants of the Past April 2015

This venue wasn't as nice as the one in San Jose
or the Madonna Inn location.  It was too small.
Tight aisles make the experience less than
favorable.  Still lovely vendors and merchandise.

I like room to look in all the nook
and crannies.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Junk in the Truck Recap

May 3, 2015
Junk in the Truck, Scottsdale, AZ

This is an amazing show in a venue
with wide open aisles.  We didn't
get to see much.

Holly was sick and I had to
catch I flight out to Fort Worth.

The Get-Along will be back. 

Jacob's in the driver's seat.  

Green. Beautiful green.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Exhaustion Sets In

Looking old…should be a boast about experiences
accrued and insights acquired, a triumphant signal 
that you are someone who, beneath that white hair, 
has a card catalog of valuable information.”

 Frances McDormand

Tuesday, May 12, 2015


Remnants of the Past 2015

Only you know what is in your
heart.  The failed dreams and
the adventures.  The dreams
we don't have the courage to live.

The dreams we abandoned to live
more authentically.  The voices
of our souls we have smothered.

Middle-age is hard.  The responsibiliy
of a roof over our heads, food on the table,
and a bit of leisure.  Those
of us lucky enough to reach middle-age
understand time is fleeting.  It's time to get
on with the dream.

I have lived with crippling inaction
but I have also lived with the
courage to break away.

I am not, yet, who I was born to
be, but I am slowing traveling in
the right direction.

A longing fulfill is the tree of life.
                         Proverbs 13:12

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Mother's Day: Dia das Mães

A mother is a mother still, The holiest thing alive.
                                 - Samuel Taylor Coleridge