Aimless Knitting

I have a huge stash of yarn for knitting and weaving. One of my long term goals is to reduce this mountain of yarn to a more reasonable accumulation. Of course every threadhasa memory attached so I can’t just throw or give the whole lot away. Every knitter and weaver knows this. I should convert all this yarn into useful items. Consequently I find myself knitting scarf after scarf after scarf – scarves with blocks of color – to be converted into blankets?

I refrain from buying any more yarn. I refrain from succumbing to the temptations of trying new or old patterns – with yet another brand new yarn in a brand new color fresh from the dye pot. Temptations abound.

Is this lady knitting?
There is something therapeutic about knitting. And there is a beauty in the knitted stitch.
Color combinations

World War II Army Adventure (110) – Dear Dad – Wishing You A Very Happy Birthday – September 1, 1945

A very moving letter from a son to his dad. A son who lost his mom at a very young age.

"Greatest Generation" Life Lessons

Grandpa’s birthday was September 11th and I am amazed that this letter made it from Manila to Trumbull before the actual day. I am sure that Grandpa felt a burst of pride in raising a son who could write this sort of letter to his father.

DPG - Dave in uniform

David Peabody Guion

September 1, 1945

Rec’d 9/8

Der Dad –

I’m back again, but it’s only a short note to wish you a very Happy Birthday with many, many more and happier ones to come.

The more I think of my good fortune in having such a kind and loving father, the more I feel that I can never come anywhere near to repaying you for all you’ve done for me – and the rest of us.

As you’ve mentioned yourself, you had to be both Mother and Father to me.  As far as I’m concerned you’ve filled the shoes very nicely and…

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