My mailbox has been busy and I’m terribly behind on acknowledgements and thank yous. So often my mail gets brought in the house by one of the girls who are here helping and then it gets mixed with old mail….and then I’m in trouble. I appreciate their help so much and it’s a very small price to pay for the help that they are giving me.
Ila sent us all thing English Muffin. She is great and sending little pick me up food boxes. I had to laugh when I read the gift tag. It said, “I hope you like raisins”. Why yes we do!!
We have gotten lots of cards and even postcards from readers. Some have a gift card for gas, Wal-mart, Subway and VISA type cards. Some have a gift of money and some are a message. We love them ALL. Here’s a sampling.
Some cards are quilty. The postcard was to Kramer telling about where they lived. He loves them. Did you see the hand drawn bird card…..COOL!! The note that say Thank You on it had me crying….
Here’s what the note said…
“….this is a reach out to a sister with a broken heart. Moms & grandmoms & wives support families in the thick of though times bear great burdens- physically, emotionally, spiritually. May your communities & families that surround you give you strength and peace. Know that you’re being propped up by 1000 angels-we all whisper and goan prayers with you and on your family’s behalf.”
Ah…I’m crying again now after typing that out. Thanks Sally. I appreciate the words.
On a lighter note….
Check out a fabric gift. Corrie was cleaning out and found calicos. I’m in love!!
This little panel is so fun. I want to do something with this!!
Here’s a fun note that came from Annie. I love the quote from this one..”(I) have the good sense to realize that’s it’s probably not a very helpful idea to FedEx you a casserole…” Bahahahahaha. That had us all laughing!!
Yes. Thanks for not FedEx-ing a casserole…thanks for the giggle. We need giggles!!
Check out this amazing stitched card….and a card came from Canada. Kramer knows readers are from around the world but this proved it!!
Of course there are LOTS of notes from my friend Connie. She sent fabric in this one!!
We also got a VERY special note from a blog reader who asked for no attention on the blog. She passed on a kindness that was given to her some time back. She asked that the story not be told but the story would have you all in tears.
I only hope we can get things back together here and I can pass on the kindnesses that have been extended to us. I am still daily reminded that there are so many good people in the world. THANKS everyone. Everything you have done and continue to do is appreciated by us both more than words can say.
We all need to share our love, our tears, and our laughter. Loved!! the casserole mailing.
I know how your older writer feels. It’s so much more fun and better to give than recieve. There’s a time of giving and a time of receiving in everyone’s lives. This is your time for receiving. I’ve been reading your blogs only a short time. You’re still giving us all so much. Thank you
I’m still contemplating what to send you! I love all the wonderful people who share with others!! It makes GLAD the hearts of men! It’s just so touching how precious people can be! Hugs! Gloria
It is so wonderful to see all the good in the world. I hope the cards and gifts perk you and Kramer up a bit. Its a difficult road, hopefully made a little easier with all the people you touch everyday.
Keeping you in my prayers.
Hooray for happy mail!!!
Jo, you have been so generous in your blessing others with fabric and quilts and now so gracious in receiving the generosity og others. Reminds me of Portia’s discussion of mercy (vs. Justice) in Shakespeare’s Merchant of Venice:
The quality of mercy is not strained.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
upon the place beneath.
It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.
Such sweet and heartfelt things people have sent you! Those Wolferman’s English muffins are so very good and freeze beautifully. Love the calico panel too—you can’t get much more cheerful than that!
What a great post, Jo. I giggled at the Fed Ex casserole line too! I know you and your family are going through some hard times and it’s nice to see how your readers are lifting you up in so many ways. Sending hugs and prayers to you today!
I thought this may be if interest to you.
You can also share it with your family since you’ll end up with 8 delicious servings of dandelion soup.
Here is what you need:
1 large egg
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
2 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh parsley
2 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 pound mixed ground meat (beef, veal and/or pork)
2 cartons (32 ounces each) chicken broth
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon dried basil
8 cups torn dandelion greens or spinach
Mix the egg, cheese, bread crumbs, parsley, sour cream, onion, and seasonings in a large bowl. Add the ground meat and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 1/2-inch balls.
In a Dutch oven, combine the broth, garlic powder, oregano, and basil. Bring it to a boil. Add the meatballs and cook uncovered for 12-15 minutes or until cooked through. Don’t forget to skim the fat.
Add the dandelion greens and cook uncovered for 5-10 minutes or until wilted.
I haven’t tried this yet, but you coming from a farm, I thought you’d be interested in it. Happy eating!