~RYAN ~


It’s not so easy to find the right words,

Ones hopefully  you’ve not already heard.

There is nothing I can say, no scriptures I can quote,  

For you know them all, 

Have received many in hand written notes. 


When someone will say, I know how you feel, 

No you never will, not such anguish and unrelenting pain deep inside, 

Not unless you too have had a child that died. 


And these words might be spoken, it gets better in time, keep your eyes on the prize,

Soon you will see Ryan in a beautiful paradise.


But way in the back corners of your mind, 

You may not want to wait until that time.

You want him near, want him now, want him here,

How to get past this hour, this  day, month and year.

You cling to each other while holding Jehovah’s hand,

Silent pain, nightly tears, always he will understand.

He will be watching through sun rays and behind every cloud, 

Listening to you pray attend meetings and preach,

And without a doubt you both will make him proud.


Always staying within his glory, within his reach,

Hold on to each other while walking with God.

You did it, got through it all standing side by side,

With your congregations love and Jehovah there to guide.


Soon there’ll be no more  flowing tears,  just a soft whimper and a low sighing.

And look! beyond the storm, the battle and the victory, comes the calm, the peace,

the resurrection and then Ryan.

 Eileen ~2017~


1900 Book


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Antique 1900 Book Journal Model Painting Book For Young

Created from an antique copy of a children’s activity book “Model Painting Book for Young People”. I saved a lot of the original pages and added 50 piece of blank paper. Great looking antique picture on the front. The cover shows some great wear which gives it a wonderful old time look. I’ve listed most of the other pagers in my shop for purchase so check them out. They would be great for so many craft projects or framing.

Measures 8 1/2″ x 6 1/2″ and includes 50 pieces of blank paper.
For my Antique Book Journals I’ve selected books that are at least 100 years old. I’m looking for unique and wonderful subject matter and illustrations. I’m also using some beautiful 24lb weight ivory granite paper that   is 50% post consumer recycled. This paper has a great feel and better matches the nice aged original pages from the books.


~ First Day of Summer ~


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Lets start it out right ! Homemade Lemon Iced Tea.


The Last Iced Coffee Recipe You’ll Ever Need.



Creation Reveals God’s Glory


Hold your breath, hold onto this moment while it last, and you can get a glimpse of our Grand Creator. In the sky and on the earth and in one another, the wonders of creation reveals God’s glory. Time is moving fast and we are working hard, putting many of life’s pleasures on hold. Tomorrow we will not have to hold our breath and hang onto this awesome moment, for our moments of God’s glory will soon be long lasting and for ever and ever and we will never miss a one. Thank you Jehovah.

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Who Else Does This Stuff ?


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Well it’s finally happened, a turd in the hall! Does anyone else have a cat that does this?  My cat Little Girl steps into the litter box, be it turds or tinkling, as soon as she’s done she jumps out of the box and runs through the house into the kitchen and slides across the kitchen floor to a quick stop. She does this every time, no scrapping or pushing the litter around, no sniffing and no covering up her done duty. It’s like she is timing herself to see how quickly she can get in, get the task done and get out. Well it finally happened, yesterday she actually dropped a little turd on my bedroom floor on her way running to the kitchen! She never blinked, never hesitated, just kept running like it never happened. She’s a piece of work alright and it makes me love her all the more.  

Little Cat Image:http://clipart-finder.com/clipart/white-cat-smiling-Image result for clip art cat smilinggrooming.html


Yesterday’s Clotheslines


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 (699x556, 411Kb)“Silent Poem”

 (600x397, 66Kb) “Over The Line”


                                            White Linen Heaven

A warm sunny day of youth
Memories of white linen sheets
Hanging on the line to dry
The air filled with fragrance oh so sweet
The edge of each sheet decorated
with grandma and mothers loving hands
Crafted embroidery of brilliant flowers
Even a few monograms
After they dried in the summer sun
Mother takes them in to iron there
A sprinkle of water and starch
Then pressed with loving care
My job was to help make the beds
Mother snaps the sheets out
I help make the corners match
Tuck the corners in so they won’t fall out
When all is done a long wait for evening
I couldn’t wait to crawl in
Between those crisp cool sheets
Of white linen heaven

JoJo Bean

Images: http://www.liveinternet.ru/users/2010239/post87917200

Poem: https://www.poemhunter.com/poem/white-linen-heaven/



  Clotheslines: Public opinion is shifting 

Hanging out the laundry is being touted as a way to go green at home. But some Minnesota communities have bans against the old-fashioned practice.Clotheslines save money, conserve electricity and burn calories. They have also been banned in several suburbs and neighborhoods.One afternoon last summer, I went to the hardware store, bought a length of clothesline and 100 wooden clothespins, went home, and hung out the wash

Read More: http://www.startribune.com/clotheslines-public-opinion-is-shifting/22763244/