It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Chapter 11, Page 6, Book 08


1. Instead of Hi, how are you? say Good morrow, How now? How do you fare? or What cheer?

2. Instead of Excuse me say Pray pardon me or Prithee pardon me

3. Instead of Congratulations! say Huzzah!

4. Instead of Goodbye say God bye to you, Fare thee well, or Pray remember me

5. Instead of fireplace say hearth

6. Instead of cat say mouser

7. Instead of stew or porridge say pottage

8. Instead of pillowcase say pillowbere

9. Instead of pants say breeches and instead of skirt say petticoat

10. Instead of backward say arsy varsy

When you're sitting around the table, ask the different generations for things they "used to say" -- it's guaranteed to bring smiles. Do you know what these mean? Okey pokey, spiffy, hunkey dorey, the cat's pajamas, spooning, jinx, sparking, the apple of my eye, nutty as a fruitcake and bats in her belfry


Have you ever noticed that when things go wrong we are sometimes quick to ask, "Why God?" but when things are mostly o.k. in our lives, we sometimes forget to thank God for taking care of us.
Keep the spirit of Thanksgiving in your heart all year long and remember to thank God for all the little things in your life that you may sometimes take for granted
Today I’m thankful for the color brown. That seems to be what is in the horizon right now. Most of the really vibrant color is gone from the trees and what remains is thousands of different shades of brown . I’m also thankful I’m not colorblind.
From an article I found on the color BROWN

Brown is a warm neutral color that can stimulate the appetite. It is found extensively in nature in both living and non-living materials
Brown represents wholesomeness and earthiness. While it might be considered a little on the dull side, it also represents steadfastness, simplicity, friendliness, dependability, and health.
The color brown and its lighter cousins in tan, taupe, beige, or cream make excellent backgrounds helping accompanying colors appear richer, brighter. Use brown to convey a feeling of warmth, honesty, and wholesomeness. Although found in nature year-round, brown is often considered a fall and winter color

These words are synonymous with brown or represent various shades of the color brown

Sienna, bay, sand, wood, dapple, auburn, chestnut, nut-brown, cinnamon, russet, tawny, chocolate, tan, brunette, fawn, liver-colored, mahogany, oak, bronze, terra-cotta, toast, umber, cocoa, coffee, copper, ecru, ginger, hazel, khaki, ochre, puce, snuff-colored

Believe me when I say they are all out there on our trees right now.


He who thanks but with the lips

Thanks but in part;

The full, the true Thanksgiving

Comes from the heart.

J.A. Shedd

You all are the ‘apple of my eye’

‘On Ya’ - ma

You cannot be grateful and bitter.
You cannot be grateful and unhappy.
You cannot be grateful and without hope.
You cannot be grateful and unloving.
So just be grateful.
Author Unknown


Joan said...

Yes the world is brown just now and the rest of these hues it is beautiful and even more so when the sun shines. Love Joan

Adirondackcountrygal said...

Ma, loved your entry this morning, I loved the photos and the interesting ideas.

Jan said...

How lovely we should use the language of the pigrims it is so meaningful ,reminds me I must look for my brown boots for my meeting tomorrow lol Janm xx

Alice said...

I love all colors and brown is one of them :).......

Kathy said...

Some of those old sayings I still say. Like Okey dokey and hunky dorey. Usually it's said to older friends in a humorous way but I do say it. I love the pilgrim phrases you put down. They made more sense before things were shortened.

betty said...

amen to be thankful for every single thing; I liked how you focused on brown today; I enjoyed reading that


Ally Lifewithally said...

I never realised there were so many descriptions for brown ~ the leaves on the trees here at the moment seem to have every colour of brown in them ~ and masses of colour lay on the roads as the wind blows the leaves down ~ they look beautiful ~ Ally x

Sandra said...

it caught my attention when you said brown is an appitite stimulant... must be why I am always so hungry at this time of year..... what I wonder does white do?

Janie said...

Beautiful entry. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Janie