Heirlooms.  Memories baked into pans.  Keepsakes.   (November 2017)

Susan’s Thursday morning note November 14, 2017 Heirlooms.  Memories baked into pans.  Keepsakes.   Good cold morning. My angel of dawn appears handing me a freshly brewed cup of coffee, knowing I forgot to get the pot ready last night. The sky looks like a fire encouraging me to look early to the heavens.   […]

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Faces. Thoughts and quotes on interest in our faces. (June 2016)

Susan’s Thursday Note June 16, 2016 Quotes and thoughts on faces. Good morning. Such quiet. Only movement being the spray from sprinklers in the distance and steam from my coffee.   Soft sound of clicking from my fingers.   Thoughts moving to various faces playing their parts in different movements of my song. This week […]

Read More » | June 28, 2016 | Category: Faces. Thoughts and Quotes. June 2016 | Comments: none

Quotes and Passages on Hands (Helen Keller and Willa Cather Excerpts) (September 2015)

Susan’s Thursday Note September 24, 2015 Quotes and Passages on Hands (Helen Keller and Willa Cather Excerpts) Good morning!  Coffee.  Autumn.  Words that seem to fit perfectly together.  Early my angel of dawn peered into my window.  Calmly arriving after a night of storms.  Gently handing me my fall bouquet of yellow with a little […]


February 20, 2014 Susan’s Note “Home” – Quotes & thoughts on this beautiful small word. Good morning!   Oh, so cold.  So still.  Huge snowflakes falling.  Perfect amount of filler in my hot coffee.  A little whose-it in stripes already stating, “Oops…”  The angel of dawn has again greeted arrived with her gift of another morning.  […]


Elderly friend who loved us as a child dying. Passage of time. “Local Wonders by Ted Kooser” (May 2013 & Mar 2007)

Local Wonders by Ted Kooser Susan’s Thursday Note May 16, 2013 followed by note from March 2007. Elderly friend dying who loved us as a child.  Passage of time.    Good morning!  Calm.  Quiet.  The perfect few moments before life enters the day.  How I love this daily gift from the angel of dawn.  Stillness.  Reflection.  […]


Music Love. Friendships. Character. Gifts from love of music. “Piano Shop on the Left Bank” by Thad Carhart (Oct. 2008)

October 2, 2008 Susan’s Newsletter   The Piano Shop on the Left Bank by Thad Carhart Good morning!     I was able to read the last few weeks another book that was ordered by one of you, that I peeked into before shipping it off – and had to order for us.  The Piano Shop on […]


Settling in Nebraska. “No Time on My Hands” by Grace Snyder (April 2017)

Susan’s Newsletter April 20, 2017 No Time on My Hands by Grace Snyder Detailed memories of settling in Nebraska by famous quilter Good morning!  The sun wore yellow pajamas last night.  Light yellow pajamas matching our pastel Easter egg.  Words echoing in my mind from Easter, “Did the grass sing?  Did the Earth rejoice to […]


Fathers – Taking the time to think and write down impact on who we are. (June 2007)

Excerpt from June 14, 2007 Susan’s Newsletter (Father’s Day) I hope that you have someone to send a card of thanks to this weekend.  Someone that you respected as you were growing up, someone that you respect now as a father/leader/mentor whom you observe sometimes.  Anyone that is our role model – those that have […]


Room where thoughts from morning await reentry in the evening. Thinking clearly alone. “Song of the Lark” by Willa Cather (Aug. 2007)

August 16, 2007 Newsletter Song of the Lark by Willa Cather Scene of a room in her home where she could (think clearly, thoughts from morning awaiting her in the room when she reentered in the evening) Yesterday as I was cleaning under my armoire (shocking thought for you that know me personally!) I found a […]


Humorous Stories in the Life of Susan (Misc. Newsletters)

  September 20, 2007 Newsletter (Escape of Oreo the Hamster) Hi!  I tried to get this off to you a lot earlier this morning, but the little whosit woke up right as I sat ready to type at 5:45 – exclaiming that the tooth fairy came during the night.  Now how is a 6-year old […]

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Susan’s Love & Secret Hoarding of Girl Scout Mint Cookies (Mar. 2007)

March 8, 2007 Susan's Newsletter Susan's Love & Secret Hoarding of Girl Scout Mint Cookies (Mar. 2007) Good morning!  Today is going to be the best weather in months!  How's that for a reason to get out of bed?!?!?!  This week I have come to the conclusion that there is such a thing as repressed […]


Susan’s Personal Organizational Issues (grin) (May 2007)

May 3, 2007 Susan's Newsletter Susan's Organizational Issues (grin) Oh, the smell of brewing coffee – I absolutely love this five minute period of my day!!!  Birds are singing outside my door – it's a great start to another day (probably the only five minute period of normalcy!).  You may be interested in a little […]


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On Thursdays I try to send an e-mail where I write about what I am personally reading in my own life that week. I try to add a Latin phrase relating to the topic of my reading. You can see past notes under archives on my home page, listing these writings by topic. I write to help process life, I write so that we can all have the opportunity to read what will help us find beauty in life. Beauty in details. Realizing how much we have regardless of what pains we may have. I would love to add you to my list of who gets the notes on Thursdays! Susan



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