* With apologies to Rogers and Hammerstein and Carousel.
We had a wonderful time. In spite of pouring rain (we had two days of warmish temps -- and now we're back to a high of 29° or all that rain would have been snow!), everyone who was expected came. We even had to turn on the AC for a short time because it had gotten so warm inside. My husband and I feel quite blessed to have such wonderful friends and neighbors and have decided (God willing and the creek don't rise) to make this an annual thing. Tonight we'll have leftovers. Shrimp mousse, anyone?
Janette: To answer your very interesting question posed on "Praying For Our Enemies": I think you're right. I can see the change in the generations. My children, although we attended church when they were little, do not know the rituals, the feast days, the particular prayers. However, they all seem to be rather spiritual. I think leaving it up to them to have their individual epiphanies always carries some risk, but the result ultimately makes for stronger beliefs.
- I am a retired English teacher and department head, the mother of three, grand mother of three, and have been married to the same man for 42 years. I subscribe to Dr. PM Forni's concept of Civility. I was born in South Philadelphia and grew up in the 'burbs. I love soft pretzels and cheesesteaks, the Phillies, the Eagles, and San Diego. I love being Mom, Aunt Kathy, Nona Kathy, and Teacher. I spend a lot of time in my gardens in the spring and summer, and in the winter I plan what I'm going to plant. I also am an avid reader and photographer.