Today we thank all veterans who have fought in all the wars of our country. Men in my family fought in the American Revolution, The War of 1812, both sides of the War Between the States, WWI, WWII, Korea, and now the War in Iraq. To each of them and the thousands of their brethern, I give them thanks for protecting Freedom.
Most military pictures you see are of the men in uniform, all proper and at attention. That is certainly awe-inspiring. I have photos like that of my family members. But here's a more light-hearted moment amongst some off-duty MPs in El Paso, Texas, 16 November 1949. That's my Papa in the front.
On the back he wrote: Nov.-16-49, Schable, Myself, "The New Look". Now I don't know exactly what he was referring to with "The New Look" (except that it was the way women's fashion was described by Christian Dior after WWII), but they look like they were having fun. Men form bonds of brotherhood in the military than can last a lifetime.
Currently my cousin, Raymond, is serving in Iraq. He's funny, handsome, intelligent, a good friend and has more courage than I can imagine. He's very special with a lovely wife, two small sons, a Mom, a Dad and a host of other relatives who love him dearly. I ask for your thoughts and prayers for him that he will return home to us safely.
Practice random kindness and senseless acts of beauty.
I don't like to say that my kitchen is a religious place, but I would say that if I were a voodoo priestess, I would conduct my rituals there. -- Pearl Bailey Ponder well on this point: the pleasant hours of our life are all connected by a more or less tangible link, with some memory of the table. -- Charles Pierre Monselet, French author (1825-1888).
The ordinary arts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. --Sir Thomas More You can have anything you want in life if you dress for it. --Edith Head A dinner chosen according to one's needs, tastes, and moods, well prepared and well served, is a joy to all senses and an impelling incentive to sound sleep, good health, and long life. Therefore, at least once a day, preferably in the quiet cool of the evening, one should throw all care to the winds, relax completely, and dine leisurely and well. --Count Arnaud Cazenave
Welcome to my blog. I love to cook. I love to garden. I collect art deco. And my camera is like Karl Malden's American Express card. I don't leave home without it. Most of my photographs are of food, dishes, our farm & our travels.
In June of 2005 I was diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome, a disease where the DNA of the bone marrow gets messed up & stops producing blood cells. 18 July 2009 I had a bone marrow transplant. Currently I am still under treatment. I have had some dysplasia show up again in one of my cell lines and have begun a new round of chemotherapy. Mainly I try to focus on the positive.
Blogging lets me keep my family up to date & lets me share recipes, photographs & my love of cooking and dishes. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoy posting.