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RECIPE FOR THE YEAR
Here is a recipe for the New Year Take twelve fine, full grown months.  See that these are thoroughly free from all old memories of bitterness, rancor, hate and jealousy; cleanse them completely from every clinging spite. Pick off all specks of pettiness an...

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Indiana Christmas at Home
It has been MONTHS since I have blogged, and I am duly ashamed of myself.  I am not even sure why!  Anyway, I resolved to go through the house and take pictures of the Christmas decorations and show you some things here. It is such a beautiful and special t...

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English Garden - in Indiana
Year Two in the Garden This is the second summer for the backyard garden.  It is beginning to fill in and fill out!  Several new plants have been added, as well as a little stone pathway to make it easier to walk through, pick flowers, and weed.  Always the...

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April in Indiana
April is here!  More from the pages from The Country Diary of an Edwardian Lady . I thought I would just share some recent photos of place settings, Easter table flowers, a small luncheon tea party, the kitty in the sun, a quilt in the making, and various l...

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March - coming in like a lion or a lamb?
March 1, 2016  - will it be a lion or a lamb?  March is such an inconsistent, unreliable month.  Will it be cold, blustery, stormy, billowing snow flakes?  Or will it be whispering winds tainted with warmth and hope and promise, bringing the sight of little...

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Musings from the homefront!
Cold and Gray February - just some musings from the home front here at Holton House in Indiana Recently have been undergoing a chemo treatment on my face in an effort to manage some of the defective pre-cancer cells that sporadically appear on my nose,cheek...

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Hanging Plates on the Wall
Ever since moving into Holton House slightly over a year ago, one of the items on the 'to do' list was to hang plates on the dining room walls.  Unfortunately, my fear of pounding nails into the new walls kept me in a frozen prison of my own making.  I kept...

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The Adventures of Walter Kitty And ..... His "Blankie"
Many children have their favorite "must have" little blanket, often fondly referred to as their "blankie."  At least two of my own 'grands' had a favorite blankie that they cuddled and dragged around and held close to their cheeks when feeling the need of s...

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Christmas Memories and Traditions
Remembering an old tradition ..... When the children were young, we lived in a neighborhood that encouraged all homes to put out candles in small brown paper bags on Christmas Eve. The dads of each young family would faithfully fill the bags with sand, add ...

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Christmas almost here!!!!
With the temperatures in the 50's and the skies sunny, the grass green, and people running around in SWEATERS instead of bundled up to the hilt in snow jackets, scarves covering faces, mittens and gloves, boots, knitted caps,   how can it be three days unti...
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