Isn't that a beautiful outlook on all broken treasures? More to ponder in that perspective for me.
Have you heard of the Japanese philosophy of Wabi-Sabi? As pertains to broken pottery, it suggests "perfection as the result of imperfection". Not necessary to make the gluing repairs inconspicuous. Make them artful in some way and obvious. Maybe sort of like the Velveteen Rabbit.....it was loved and has wear that comes with love.
You are so very wise and generous to have sorted out all the good, bad, easy and difficult possibilities of having a dog assistant in your life at this time. You are giving 100% by not doing 100%, as in laundry and baths. You have opened your home to another generation to help nurture. May God bless you and yours always.
Me, too! Love the Knitter's Pride Cubics. I like the wooden ones the best, but wish the wood wasn't as dark as it is. I can't use dark colored yarns.
Thank you for the recommendations of watching Wartime Farm and Blitz Street, both available for viewing on YouTube. Excellent!
Thank you, kind KP ladies for your stories and recollections.
I was born in the 1950's. I was told by my parents and grandparents that sugar, meat, butter, gasoline and even tires were rationed. They had 2 acres of land between them and grew as much as they could. They all had lived during the Depression and doing without was pretty normal. Lots of commodities like milk, cheese, eggs and coffee were in short supply and/or expensive for them. Lots of shared sacrifice and pulling together. Every one of my Uncles served in the military...Navy, Army and Air Force. We are so very blessed that we didn't lose anyone.
Yes, a legend. A stand up man and inspiration. The old school sort of honor.
Great mug. Might try to find it for stocking stuffer for daughters.
One of my favorite mugs said, "Ladies' sewing circle and terrorist society." That was from the 80s; probably not so funny now.
Oh, machristie! You've brought back memories for me. I had a T-shirt from those days that said exactly what you've written. It was navy blue in color and looked like a Harvard College T-shirt with the words wrapped around a flower logo. I loved that shirt and mourned when it disintegrated.