Sunday, May 31, 2020

Line by LIne

 Line by Line (Love Along the Wires, #1)

 Line by Line by Jennifer Delamere is a story that will take you back in time. Before the internet and telephone, telegraphy was the means of communication across the globe. Jennifer makes a compelling story about how, not only communication was at the height of industry, but how women were addressed as being intellectually inferior.

Alice McNeil is an independent young woman, who does not feel that she needs a man to complete her life. Her goals as a telegraphist finds her matched with a surly co-worker, who makes nothing but trouble for her.  Douglas Shaw pulls himself out of poverty, determined to marry into high society. He and Alice form a friendship, but their growing bond leads them to decisions that change their lives. When the surly co-worker sets Alice up with lies, Douglas sets out to discover the truth. In doing so, he finds out more than he imagined.

The author had done a wonderful job of research which makes the story come alive with how things were in the past. I found the reference to the Spinster book very funny. As the author states at the end there was such a book written in 1901. 

I received a complimentary ebook copy from the publisher, through NetGalley. Opinions expressed in this review are completely my own.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

In the neighborhood

We live in a quite neighborhood. Not a through street. But since the stay at home order, we have had a lot of visitors.

Let's take a look at a typical evening....

Monday, May 25, 2020

Dinner on the porch

Patriotic holidays are normally the time when we enjoy picnics, bar-b-ques, football games and other crowd pleasing outdoor events.

But sometimes......... it is a time of quiet and reflection.

It's time to fire up the grill

and enjoy a peaceful dinner on the porch.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020


 Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving our country.  In the United States it is celebrated on the last Monday of May.  It is an honor to pay tribute by raising the Red, White and Blue, the colors of our American Flag.

Let us pay tribute to the Red White and Blue by honoring those who gave their all.

Monday, May 18, 2020

Heading to the beach

Florida beaches are open once again. My daughter and her friend headed out on Saturday morning for a day of surf and sunshine.

Tuesday, May 12, 2020


I love the look of Jadeite. I only have a few pieces, but they dress up the table in a way that other dishes lack. With style and color.

Monday, May 11, 2020

This old house

As we have traveled around, we've seen so many interesting old houses. It amazes me to know that these old houses have withstood the test of time and the elements.

Some have aged very gracefully..........

Some regally.......

Some are showing their age......

But others are being mended and cared for.........

Kind of makes you wonder if they will be around for another hundred years.

Sunday, May 10, 2020

Saturday, May 9, 2020

Pressed Flower Friend

Today would have been my very BFF birthday.  Diane lost her battle with cancer 16 years ago.  But I still think of her and miss her.  So in memory of Diane, I wanted to share this poem, written by Sherry Morris.

My Pressed Flower Friend

In my book of memories, 
there is a pressed Flower that fills a page,
With a gentle fragrance lingering still,
though it's faded now with age.
The way my Friend smiled and laughed,
The many ways she cared,
Are a legacy that she left behind
In stories I love to share.
So remember the hearts who've touched
your life,
It's what we each are here for.
A pressed Flower gently reminds us
To love and treasure our friendships more.

I love you Diane.  Your Fragrance still lingers.

Monday, May 4, 2020

From my corner of the world

I laughed when I saw this old truck and thought, "what a junk heap". Filled with wood cut for the fireplace. I have no idea what kind of truck it was as all signs were pretty much gone.