I am currently spending quite a bit of time scanning my postcard collection. each day I do a few more, 50 plus. In the process I find many old friends, faces, and memories. Here is my “find” for today.
A Norwegian girl milking a goat, 1905. I just love this image.
from my collection of sheep postcards
from a gallery in Rome (I think) – Little Goat
A year ago at this time she was struggling for her life. She passed away on September 24th. A life well lived. Not a day goes by when I think of her and have something I want to share with her. I miss her sorely.
Ruth with her husband Chuck
Me in a garden chair which we’ve had since our Kenya days
my view of the garden is rather restricted! At least I’m protected from the rain! The book was Traitor’s Knot by Cryssa Bazos, a historical romance set in England at the time of the Civil War, Cromwell’s time. Parliamentarians vs Roundheads.
Middlebury College Vermont – Class of 1958 – 60th Reunion
Middlebury College -that small “cosy” college set in the Green Mountains in Vermont.
In June I attended my 60th Reunion, along with others celebrating their 5th through 70th reunions. It was Reunion Weekend! The most thrilling moment was marching in the procession up the hill to Mead Chapel for the Convocation. “The Strength of the Hills is His Also” – the inscription on the Chapel. Yes I felt inspired to be in that procession behind our 1958 class banner. I was just one of many, but I felt a SPECIAL ONE because I had attended Middlebury. I was part of a long and worthy tradition.
It’s a different college now from the one I attended. It has grown almost beyond recognition apart from the fact that the new buildings are still built of gray granite. Too big I felt and yet upon reflection maybe it has just adapted itself to changes in society and what is called for in 2018, as compared with 1954 when I entered. At the end of the weekend I felt that the core values remain- they endure.