Sunday, December 18, 2016

Ah Friends, Dear Friends . . .

"Ah friends, Dear friends,
as years go by and heads get gray,
how fast the guests do go!
Touch hands, Touch hands, with those that stay.
Strong hands to weak, old hands to young,
around the Christmas Board, touch hands.
The false forget, the foe forgive, for every guest will go
and every fire burn low and cabin empty stand.
Forget, forgive, for who may say that Christmas Day
may ever come to host or guest again.
Touch Hands!"
~ Willam Henry Harrison Murray (1840-1904)

(This verse was on a Christmas card received in 1961)


two and a half two year old great grand and her gramma
stopped by to take a picture of us
she rushed to the tree
and exclaimed with glee
"oh these are so pretty, I like them"


Merry Christmas
~ Love ~
Lynne and Jack


eileeninmd said...

Hello, pretty post and photos. Your great-grand is adorable. Love the shot of you, Jack and Snickers. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Buttons Thoughts said...

Merry Christmas. Hug B

From the Kitchen said...

Wonderful words and lovely photos. Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.


Gail said...

Love your family photos and the poem...great sentiment and good advice.

Merry Christmas.

bj said...

that baby is adorable by your tree...and a great photo of you, your sweetheart and Snickers, too....Merry Merry

MarmePurl said...

Merry Christmas Lynne.
Much Love,

Pamela Gordon said...

Delightful post Lynn! Merry Christmas to you, Jack, and Snickers too. xoxo

Sarah Huizenga said...

Merry Christmas my friend!

Missy George said...

Merry Christmas to you. Jack and the Snicks..Wonderful picture..Makes me sad...xxoo

Michelle said...

Your little one is so sweet. Merry Christmas!

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

Wonderful photos full of Holiday spirit. Merry Christmas to you and your family (and Snickers)!

Kim said...

Great pictures all around...and she is just precious...and getting so big!

Melanie said...

Hi Lynne, sorry I haven't been around in a long time. Need to get caught up with your blog. Great photo of you and your husband, and your great-granddaughter is so cute!

A Joyful Cottage said...

She has grown so much, Lynne. So precious. I'm so glad you shared your poem again. It's touching. Great photo of Jack, you and Snickers. Be happy and well, and Merry Christmas! xo

Jeanie said...

I love that photo! I can only imagine her glee when she saw her tree. But the best gift is having a grand like you!

Merriest, my friend.

Linda said...

And to you my dear Lynne...
That great grand baby is sheer delight❣
Have a wonderful week...
Linda :o)