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I Love Art, Adore the Handmade and Treasure the Vintage. I am the Fun Mom, the Silly Friend and the Writer who wants to make more room for beauty in the everyday.

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Monday, March 25, 2013

hello monday - a goodbye and Spring

It's a brand new week. 
Last week brought lot of change, some of it will take some getting used to...
so here we go week, let's move through you with grace.
It's spring, its Easter and it's time to say hello.
 
As some of you know, last week the collecting world lost a lady we all knew...
Goodbye Glenda Jackson of Alabama, you were the very first person that said hello to me at that very first Madame Alexander doll event I attended in 1994. 
You told me, "Come sit next to me".

I guess every hello counts.

I am so glad we had a chance to speak at length recently dear lady, Becca and Ann will miss you lots...I hope heaven is full of lobster, and Coca Cola and See's Candies for you...Remember that crazy trip we took during UFDC through the White House with my sister, Vickey? And that "backstage" clearance thanks to your Birmingham connection...and Vickey and Ann getting all those fellow tourists to lie down on the White House lawn and spell out "HI BILL" when President Clinton flew over us in the helicopter we'd watch take off...
I am glad that great memories last forever....

 Glenda -- like all my friends -- loved me for who I am, faults and all. And likewise I held her in deep affection despite her many flaws too.
So let's say hello to celebrating who we are....
and thanks to Clare Jordan for reminding me, 
"Don't try to fit in, you were born to stand out."
Clare it's an honor to be working with you once again...
you know I adore what you do and how you see the world.

I've mentioned on this BLOG that we've been facing some budgetary and school challenges here in Warwick, and while I am relieved and our school Park Ave will remain open...for now...Kings is closing...
it's going to be a time of adjustment for many.
So hello Monday and hello to spring, now if we could just get that warmer weather to come rolling on in things might seem a bit brighter.
...the kiddos are off from school and we've got big things planned! Thinking Cooperstown, the Carousel at the big mall, maybe the tearoom...

 What else does the week have in store....hello to good friends, Anne will arrive this coming Saturday in time to share Easter...and please know how grateful I am for all my friends...some old some new, 
I am glad you all know how I feel about you.  
 

 Hello to pretty things, look at my little girl, getting soo big....
 Hello to differences of opinions, there are plenty of them in this house, this town, this planet...

 Hello to great friends who help me get it all done...xxoo to you Liv...
Hello to menus, dishes and decorations...we'll be hosting Easter this year. 
It's a treat to have the family over...the head count is hovering about 25...
the Easter Bunny better leave a lot of candy...


hope your week is a good one...hello hello to you all
goodbye and hello
xxoo Jen






1 comment:

ArtSings1946 said...

I am so happy to hear the school is not closing. What a relief. I am so glad I found your blog ... now I can feel a bit of home from time to time. Sorry to hear about your dear friend's passing. You'll see her again someday ... who knows maybe she'll come for a "visit".

Happiness always,
Jan

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