Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Quotes of Note +

There are two kinds of truth: the truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science, and the second is art. Neither is independent of the other or more important than the other. Without art science would be as useless as a pair of high forceps in the hands of a plumber. Without science art would become a crude mess of folklore and emotional quackery. The truth of art keeps science from becoming inhuman, and the truth of science keeps art from becoming ridiculous. 


Raymond Thornton Chandler, writer (1888-1959) 


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Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down. 


Oprah Winfrey, talk show host and philanthropist (b. 1954) 


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Mel (Dogwood Tree Florals),  the gang and I started Christmas decorating today; six trees and five wreaths at a local hotel. There were five of us (1-2 short from the usual crew) and we finished in three hours. Plus we had to change out the old lights this time. We are getting more proficient every year - too bad we are also getting older.   LOL  It doesn't seem to slow us down much, though. 

We start in earnest this Friday, and work 8-9 straight days.  We will decorate two city clubs, a country club, the Governor's Mansion, the State Capitol and a local restaurant. Budgets don't allow for much/any new merchandise to be bought this year, so we will work with all the previous years' decor, which can be a trial. Some of the stuff gets damaged every year and we end up with less and less with which to decorate. That's not true at the Mansion, however. They pack everything away in such good shape that each year, it seems to have multiplied (especially ribbon!)   As Martha would say..."That's a good thing."

If I don't get back here before Thursday, I hope that each and every one of you will have a Happy Thanksgiving with your family and loved ones, and pause to give real thought about the people for whom you ought to show gratitude on a daily basis!

6 comments:

Celia said...

A joyous Thanksgiving to you too. It's great you're out making the world beautiful for the holidays.

Grannymar said...

I will raise a quiet glass to all my American Friends for Thanksgiving. Enjoy the family time.

Judy I hope you find time time to pause even for the one day!

Star said...

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Judy,

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

A Very Happy Thanksgibing to you and yours, Judy....I hope your day is filled with great food, loving family and a lot of fun, too!

I always love to see the decorations you and the Mel crew do for Christmas...! Big Big Schedule coming up...!

Arkansas Patti said...

Aw, the labor filled season is here for you.
I do hope you take time to enjoy the holidays a bit and pace yourself.

Pat said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and all who live across the pond.