20 December, 2007

A Tale Of Dirty Dishes...

I remember a poem that hung above the kitchen sink in my childhood home. It was a simple rhyme with a powerful message, I don't recall the author's name but I do remember every word:
"Thank God for dirty dishes they have a tale to tell, while other may go hungry we're eating very well. With home and health and happiness we shouldn't want to fuss, for by that stack of evidence God's been very good to us!"

I hosted the Quilting Ministry ladies to a Tea here at our home yesterday. It was a wonderful day to laugh and eat and simply enjoy being together. There was a tall "stack of evidence" at the conclusion of the event. I knew it could wait. I had two quilt blocks to sew for class in the evening; clearly the dishes would still be there, waiting, when I was done. You know what? I sewed and they were!
Life is Good!
Skip on over to Fernleaf Lane for another "view" of yesterday's festivities!

11 comments:

CONNIE W said...

You are blessed to have a nice group of quilting friends. Merry Christmas to you.

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What a neat, happy post! I so love coming here.

Angie said...

Sounds like a lovely time--I'm sorry I missed it!! :> And I was afraid that post would end like it did--the dishes WERE still there waiting. LOL Hugs to Hannes, and my 'boys' send Holiday Greetings to them. They are hoping he gets toys and bones from Santa, and NOT brushes and such. ROFL

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Evelyn aka Starfishy said...

My Nana had that very same poem above the farm kitchen sink!

It looks like you had a fun gathering!

Cheers!

Evelyn

quiltteacher said...

Thanks for the invitation. I enjoyed the food and getting to know the ladies in the QM. Merry Christmas to you & yours.

Ancestor Collector said...

Oh, Mrs. G., you are so organized and efficient that even your stacks for dirty dishes look pretty!! :-)

I love the photo of the quilting ladies, with little Hannes joining the group, and a lovely, familiar angel watching over you all.

Much love!

teodo said...

Thanks for sharing pieces of your life....
Wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Hugs
BUON NATALE ciao ciao

Shelina said...

That is a wonderful poem. I'm glad you had a chance to meet with your quilting friends for tea.

Libby said...

Such a great poem . . . timeless and so very true *s*

Nan said...

I remember that poem so very well - it brings a smile to my face!! It looks like you all had a most wonderful time! Wouldn't it be nice if you could be like Samantha on "Bewitched", and wiggle your nose, and all would be right again? LOL!!