But I stayed home...I had things to do. The turkey will soon be in the oven...trimmings are all being prepared...and the dessert is ready! We are having Christmas dinner over here today. We started a new tradition a few years back...where we combine our family turkey dinner with a celebration of Lisa's (DIL) birthday. Since her favorite meal happens to be roast turkey...and it always seems hard to fit in a turkey dinner on (or around) Christmas Day...we now do our turkey early. On Christmas Day we have brunch.
Bev, over at Kaleidoscopes, tagged me...the idea being that I display the 4th picture in the 4th file on my computer.
So here it is...taken on September 12/2005. I have many versions of this photo...in my files on my computer...taken in spring, summer and fall...since I seem to photograph this picturesque little chapel on every visit to Minter Gardens. Over the years, I have used this photo on many sympathy cards...and so it somehow seemed appropriate that this was the photo that came up.
This afternoon I will be attending a memorial service for the mother of one of my best childhood friends. I spent a lot of time in her home...and have so many good memories of Mary Hamm. She was warm and caring...and also my Sunday School teacher at one time. I picked berries at the Hamm patch many summers...and we passed the time by singing. One summer we talked Mrs. Hamm into teaching us to sing alto...and I've been an alto ever since! She was an excellent cook...and I think of her often when baking. I remember her policy of trying out a new recipe at least once a week...and I enjoyed sitting at her table and sampling some of those tasty trial dishes. Despite the hardships of life (she lost a teen-aged son to drowning)...Mary was a cheerful,upbeat lady with an unwaivering faith in God. Today, I will leave the turkey unattended...and go say my final farewell to a wonderful lady.
Oh yes...and anyone else who would like to show us what's in your fourth file...fourth pic...consider yourself tagged!
Have a wonderful Thursday...