Wednesday, October 30, 2019
My trip to the Western North Carolina Mountains was to be my next post, but something came up. I realized it was the weekend for the Chalk Festival on the Marietta Square. If you go to the side of my blog and click on the chalk art festival category you can read on the earlier festivals I have attended in Marietta, GA, since 2013. I also give more information on this event. I missed the 2018 fest but was in Georgia for the weekend of the fest in 2017. I never wrote a post on it though. I'll start with the 2017 Chalktoberfest. I had arrived from Nashville on the Saturday night and went to the fest on Sunday October 15, 2017. From the parking area I walked first by the vintage automobile show.
Here and there along the way were other signs on kindness.
"Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits of good put together that overwhelm the world." -Desmond Tutu, South African theologian and human-right activist, born in 1931.
I'll stop on these good words, and will show the 2019 Chalktoberfest in part 2.
More to come ....
Friday, October 11, 2019
There was hardly anyone by the lake. It was quite overcast but still impressive.
Saturday, October 5, 2019
here if you did not read it.) He had sent these letters and postcard to me in the summer of 1966 while I was back in France. They had sat in that box, undisturbed, for 53 years? Good gracious. It was like receiving a message in a bottle. I certainly was surprised they were still there - they brought a few old memories.
Just a few old memories
Slipped in through my door
Though I thought I had closed it
So tightly before
I can't understand it
Why it should bother my mind
For it all belongs to another place and time
Just a few old memories
Going way back in time
I can hardly remember...
...I can't understand it
Well I'm surprised at myself
First think tomorrow morning
I'll clean off that shelf
OK, first thing tomorrow morning I'll clean all of this ...well...maybe later... I'm planning to leave early for the North Carolina and North Georgia mountains and take several days off to go and smell the fresh air, watch nature and the leaves turning gold. I'm looking forward also to visit a Swiss friend from Lausanne who now lives in Hiawassee, GA., by beautiful Lake Chatuge. I'll think about these letters another day...