This is 'Needsie', Mom's old & faithful friend long departed now. Needsie was a name passed down from previous family cats that my Mother's Mother had. The name was related to the fact that they had a lot of sewing or crochet needles about the house from what I understand. A little messy, grin, but with just Grandma & my Aunt...they constantly had needlework projects laying about and novels in progress flung here and there. Grandma always had home-made bread on the table and lots of home canned goods. You could look out the window over the kitchen table and look down ever so far into the valley behind the house. How I loved to go there for a visit. There was a huge apple tree at the side door with a swing on it & I spent many happy times winging my way far up towards the leafy beauty above me on that swing. The magical time of childhood. Don't we all wish we could go back & visit those carefree days? Last night my husband drove us into the city and we experienced the joy of hearing a violin & piano recital given by the college professor of violin. Exquisite!!!! I'd never heard of 'Fratres' music written by Arvo Part before and loved it. When I got home I looked it up on youtubedotcom and the audio made me appreciate the live concert even more...smile. Its a rainy dreary day here....excellent for reading and napping though!
"A loving heart is the truest widsom." Charles Dickens