Sunday, October 19, 2014

A Quote From Eleanor . . .

Franklin's Illness Gave Him A
Strength And Courage
He Had Not Had Before
He Had To Think Out The Fundamentals Of Living
And Learn The Greatest
Of All Lessons
Infinite Patience
And Never Ending

Eleanor Roosevelt

I found this quote, at the beginning of our visit to the memorial.  
It was scrolled on a long wall behind
a bronze statue of FDR in his wheelchair.

 winding roads
weekend drives
colors have peaked
hard frost last night
leaves are falling
more trip photos on their way
'til then
Love, Lynne 


Margaret Adamson said...

Great fall shot and quote.

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Such beauty! It's wonderful!!

eileeninmd said...

Lynne, a lovely quote from Eleanor.. And I would love the drive to see the colors. Beautiful images. Enjoy your day and new week!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

I love all of Eleanor's quotes...what an incredible soul she was...

TexWisGirl said...

what a good quote. stay warm up there!

Lois said...

Lovely fall photo, and inspirational quote from Eleanor Roosevelt.

Gail said...

Oh, that we could have a pair like that now!

Anonymous said...

Lovely quote. It's so beautiful this time of year. I just love fall.

Anonymous said...

That anonymous quote wasn't test from me.missy

bj said...

I remember how much my mother loved him (and even thought he was good looking...which I have never been able to figure that one out)and Mr. Sweet's mom had a large picture of him, hanging on her living room wall. I have mixed feelings about him but I feel sure he never intended the welfare programs he started to end up abused like they are today.
I think Eleanor ran the country when he was recovering....I also have mixed feelings about her. But, I know she visited troops when there was snow and she must have had a good heart.

Kerin said...

Hi Lynne,
So much to catch up on with you... I need to read through your past posts :)
Love this post, and it makes me think of our daughter. She really has a respect for Eleanor. She thinks she was the bomb.

I'm so glad that you had such a nice time, and that you saw so many neat places.

Happy belated anniversary!!
You two are wonderful!!!


Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, Lynn, I LOVE DC!! It is my favorite place to visit... all the memorials... all the history... AND THE WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL! Yes, I took THREE tours of it last time I was there (you get a different docent every time... and different folks tell a bit more or less about different things... ). Happy Belated Anniversary! My daughter and SIL's is the 19th. A good time for celebrating! blessings ~ tanna

Musings from Kim K. said...

Love this quote from Eleanor. My drive to and from work has been lovely lately. I wish this colorful season would last a bit longer!

Bonnie said...

I am presently reading a book about Eleanor Roosevelt. It is a bit text bookish, but hope to become engaged soon. Your autumn looks beautiful. Hugs, Bonnie