Elizabeth Melton Parsons

Writing~Art~Life

Memorial Day

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Cookies and Poinsettias

Eric and I decided to make cookies. Bad idea since I want to lose 10 pounds and they are so good. Guess the diet will have to be put on hold. 🙂  We made snickerdoodles (my favorite), golden sprinkle, peanut butter kiss cookies (minus the peanut butter cause I’m allergic) and lots of these cute little guys. Eric decorated these. And I added the poinsettia photos because they’re pretty.


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Giving Thanks

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First Holiday since my husband passed so I’m not in a celebrating kind of mood, but I do give thanks for my sons who will be with me today. I couldn’t let Thanksgiving go by without also giving thanks for all of you. I’m grateful. For all those celebrating Thanksgiving today I wish you a joyful day and for my friends in other countries not celebrating Thanksgiving, as always I wish you the very best. Love you all. ❤


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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Forever at His side to walk

Forever at His side to walk —
The smaller of the two!
Brain of His Brain —
Blood of His Blood —
Two lives — One Being — now —

Forever of His fate to taste —
If grief — the largest part —
If joy — to put my piece away
For that beloved Heart —

All life — to know each other —
Whom we can never learn —
And bye and bye — a Change —
Called Heaven —
Rapt Neighborhoods of Men —
Just finding out — what puzzled us —
Without the lexicon!

Poem by: Emily Dickinson


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Monday Morning

Monday Morning

Monday Morning

The beginning of a new week–the beginning of–well, new beginnings. I think I’d like to start this year over. First, I’ve made a decision about my blog buddy posts. A blog is kind of like a big party. You go and meet new people, sometimes it’s an instant attraction and you become life long friends or just friendly acquaintances. Whichever, it’s a satisfying experience for you both. That was my purpose in starting the blog buddy thing. I still like the idea. The problem is I was going to leave myself out of the party. That’s something no good hostess would ever do so I’m reducing the blog buddy posts to every Friday when possible. I hope this will help introduce you to some wonderful new bloggers, as well as show my appreciation for all the hard work you put into your blogs and for the support you’ve given me. My personal, random posting will continue as before. In light of that, I’m posting some sunrise shots I snapped this morning and some shots from Christmas that I’d posted on Facebook, but hadn’t shared here. Eric made an old west gingerbread saloon and a fresh pine wreath for the fence. Click the photos for larger images.

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Happy New Year and New Beginnings!

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For the next year my blog will be temporarily veering off course. Over the past years I’ve shared my sorrows, my joys, my poetry, my art and photography, and my books. In the sharing of all the little bits and pieces of me, I hope I’ve managed to inspire and or entertain. I also hope it has given you an opportunity to get to know me as I have gotten to know and love so many of you. As a small thank you:

Beginning tomorrow, I plan to highlight a different blogging buddy of mine everyday for the next 365 days. This will only be a small sampling of all the wonderful bloggers I’ve met and follow, but it’s a beginning.

Because I will be posting everyday, these will be very short posts. A link to the blog of the day and a few sentences about what they’ve brought to my life.

A Very Happy, Peaceful, and Prosperous New Year to all of you! ❤ ((HUGS))