Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Thanksgiving Eve Thoughts

Lake at Miami Whitewater Forest, Hamilton County OH Park, November 2013
"On the banks of the James River, a husband erected a tombstone in memory of his wife, one of those 100 maidens who had come to Virginia in 1619 to marry the lonely settlers. The stone bore this legend: 'She touched the soil of Virginia with her little foot and the wilderness became a home.'"--Eudora Ramsey Richardson

The power of a tiny step...
The power of a kind word, of an outreached hand...
The power of a grateful heart, of enduring hope...
The power of love.

Maybe it all starts so small.

Happy Thanksgiving!


  1. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We had a nice time here. Have a great week! :)

  2. Thanks, Karen--wishing you a great week, too. We also had a nice Thanksgiving, with family around the table from KY, AL and Brazil :-)

  3. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! Love the quote, hadn't read that before. It is so simple a statement but says so much.

  4. Catherine, the quote resonated with me, too. After posting this, I googled Eudora and found out she was a writer from Virginia who lived from 1891-1973 :-)

  5. Kenda, your love of history is showing. Great quote. That photo is amazing. I can almost see the water move!

  6. Peggy--yes, you know I love history! I found the quote in an anthology copyrighted 1947, so my source is pretty much history, too. And the picture? A fall playdate at the park with the grandkids--something you can relate to, I know... :-)