Monday, March 30, 2009

Happy Birthday, Master Franklin!

Dear Reader,

Good Monday morning to you! Thank you for visiting with us today; we had a wonderfully busy, family-full weekend here at Merry Hearts Cottage. Saturday was Frankie's birthday, and Mr. Graham had two performances of "The Pirates of Penzance" (We were fortunate to all be able to see the matinee; Frankie graciously took his nap during the show, making it possible to sit down during the whole thing!). Friday night, our Mother-and Brother-in-Love and family came to stay overnight, so they could see the show, as well. Since they all live out of state, it was a real treat to have them come.

So you can imagine, we had our hands and home full of treasured loved ones!

What could be in here?

"A big hammer all to myself-Look out world!"
"But I still have a place in my heart for old phones and electrical cords."

Frankie's boy cousins, Landon and Tyson (Tyson loves the piano.) They are both blind and have Cerebral Palsy, but have been blessed with wonderful parents and extended family.

Grandma Graham and the cousins.

Hmm, what is she thinking? Perhaps, "Should we have fish or lamb when the Bennetts come to dine?"
Young Frederick and the Major General.

We hope your weekend was full of blessings, as well. May you have a blessed Monday.




"If God has taught us all truth in teaching us to love, then He has given us an interpretation of our whole duty to our households.-We are not born as the partidge in the wood, or the ostrich of the desert, to be scattered everywhere; but we are to be grouped together, and brooded by love, and reared by day in that first of churches, the family." ~H.W. Beecher

"Woman is the salvation or the destruction of the famiy. She carried its destiny in the folds of her mantle." ~Amiel


  1. Happy Birthday, Frankie!
    Lookin' so dapper in photo #1!

  2. DAR MAMA,
    I LOVE THE POST!!!!!!
    I LOVE YOU AND I LIKE YOU!!!!!!!!!

  3. Dear Marqueta, please wish Master Frankie a belated happy birthday from us! I meant to come by on Saturday, but it was a work day for me and the day got away.

    I love the picture of the piano, and all of the sweet children. It's so good that the children with CP and blindness have been blessed with a caring and loving family.

    Enjoy this week!




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