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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Two Weeks in Winter Photos, Day 3 ~ Simple Gifts

A rainy day in the Bluegrass state. Spent the afternoon with friends at a holiday lunch at Shakertown, an historic Shaker settlement and farm at Pleasant Hill. The architecture, interior design, furnishings and the food displayed the Shaker belief in simplicity, function and beauty. Even the holiday decorations were simple and lovely.

If you'd like to join me in this challenge, just post your daily winter snapshot for the next two weeks. Leave a comment here and I'll let everyone know you're participating.

Here's the list so far:

Janis @ As Jan Sees It


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I was so close to Shaker Village just four weeks ago, but never made it there. Your photo is my kick in the pants to go the next time I'm in the area! Merry Christmas!

Fencing Off the Snow

TexWisGirl said...

that's lovely. :)

Jan n Jer said...

This is the simple decorations I just love! Nice shot Faye

Jan n Jer said...

Merry Christmas to you Faye n Wille...may it be a day of peace, love n happiness!

icedgurl said...

trekking your superb blog! keep blogging and inspiring people! happy holidays!