Saturday, January 26, 2013

Saturday Musings

After two years I got my son to bring in the two filing cabinets and put them in the basement in "my room".  It is about 1/3 of the basement area and will eventually be my sewing/storage room.  

I pulled out the drawers to check and see if there was anything in there that needed to be thrown away but they were all empty except for some empty folders and things.  However, in the back behind one drawer was a big envelope full of greeting cards and the drawer wouldn't close.  I finally got a broom handle and pried it out.  These cards date from June 1974 when my father had an Open House to celebrate his getting his Doctor of Philosophy degree.  I went through them all, memories of people, since gone to be with the Lord almost overwhelming me.  Here are some thoughts I found in some of the cards and I thought I would share them today. 

These are things I have tried to teach my children and my grandchildren to help them in life.

"This above all - to thine own self be true,
And it must follow as the night the day,
Thou canst not then be false to any man."
--Shakespeare (Hamlet)

"I expect to pass through this world but once.
Any good therefore that I can do, 
Or any kindness that I can show to any fellow creature,
Let me do it now.
Let me not defer or neglect it,
for I shall not pass this way again."

"Ashley Montagu, the anthropologist, defined education in these words, "To nourish and cause to grow."  The art of education is to continue grow as long as you live.  Grow from what you are into what you desire to be.  Live to learn and learn to live." --Wilferd A. Peterson

This is my father, my mother, my father's sister in the back, and my sister and myself in the front.  This was taken in the early 50's.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  As always, I enjoy your input.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Anita,

    What a great looking family!

    I bet you are happy to finally get those file cabinets into your work area. It must have been difficult going through those old cards, but at the same time bringing back some good memories.

    Thanks for sharing the picture and the inspiration quotes.