Monday, March 20, 2017

The First Saint I Ever Heard Of (Reposted)

Slightly adapted from a post in one of my old blogs

Today we celebrate the Solemnity of St. Joseph, Husband of Mary. (Transferred because yesterday was a Sunday in Lent.)  People love to quote the saints, but we cannot quote St. Joseph. None of his words have been preserved.
I take that back about not being able to quote St. Joseph. We cannot quote his words, but we can, and should, "quote" his devotion to Jesus and Mary.
St. Joseph was the first saint I ever heard of, but that was because of the children's aspirins! LOL!
I like simple, homely {homely as in homelike, not, definitely not, as in unattractive] images. I love to think about St. Joseph walking the floor when the Baby Jesus was teething.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Books Read In The Past Week

Books read for the first time are marked with a #
Books are listed by author (or series creator),
 and not necessarily in the order read.

"My Daily Spiritual Companion"
by Marci Alborghetti
daily devotional reading for 2017
I liked the book I used last year better.

"A  House Of Children" #
by Joyce Cary (a man)
[fiction, autobiographical]

"Fast Forward (What Would You Do?)"
by Bob Darden
[teen fiction, Protestant, multiple choices
and endings]

"Butter At The Old Price"
by Marguerite De Angeli

"Two Sides Of A Coin"
by Miriam Elias
[children's fiction, Jewish]

"Travelers Along the Way"
by Fr. Benedict Groeschel
[collective biography/autobiography, Catholic]
(Kindle book)

"More About Little Pear"

by Eleanor Frances Lattimore
[children's fiction]

"Norah and the Cable Car"
by Rita Shields
[children's fiction, historical, covering the year from 
St. Patrick's Day 1873 to St. Patrick's Day 1874]
( loan)
I like to read this on St. Patrick's Day, and
I'm going to order my own
copy, just in case someone

else has the book checked
out next St. Patrick's Day.

"Mystery At Bellwood Estate"
"Hannah and the Daring Escape"
by Hilda Stahl
[children's fiction, Christian, Protestant, denomination(s) not specified, series]

Announcing A Name-Change

So, am I changing the name of this blog?
Then is it my own name I'm changing?
Again, nope!
Well, what about the cat's name?
Actually, I already changed it when we first got him.  Winky's original name was Mr. Winkler, but it didn't sound like the right sort of name for a cat.
However, I did not want to call him Henry, for two reasons.
1: It wasn't close enough to his then-current name, and might
have confused him.
2: There was a character named Henry on As The World Turns,
and I tend to talk to... or yell at... the characters on my soaps.
(And I know I'm not the only one who does that! For example, my Baba did it all the time. As for Mom... somehow the soap-viewing gene passed her by.)
Okay.  Enough rambling.  Enough digressing.
What I'm changing is the name of one of my collections. Henceforth, my Break-Off Collection shall be known as my
Detachments Collection.
[The preceding announcement could have been quite easily expressed in one sentence.]