Monday, January 10, 2011

Monday Musings ~ Celebrating Old Things in the New Year

I planned to post this last week, but life got in the way and I procrastinated. I guess it's not too late, as we are still in the early stages of January. Pardon my lazy way of blogging, but maybe you'll overlook the method and still find a message of value.

This article appeared in The Beaumont Enterprise, January 2, 2011.


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  1. Wonderful article, great post, and I agree wholeheartedly!!! :)

  2. Congratulations on a well-written column. "New" isn't ALWAYS "better", is it? Happy New Year.

  3. Such lovely thoughts to start our new year.

  4. I am loving those Old Things right there with you! Each one :)

  5. I couldn't agree with you more, Dayle. There's nothing wrong with new but more often than not there's nothing wrong with old either.

  6. Great article, Dayle! Thank you for sharing with us!

  7. This is a great one. I found myself nodding my head all the way through it. I LOVE that final part about Old Glory and the quote by John Quincy Adams.

    And that old husband of mine is a keeper too.
    And my trusty old sweat shirt.


  8. This was an excellent article...I especially like the one about the old truths!

    Thank you for sharing...


  9. Great post Dayle!
    Old ways and friends are very precious indeed - so worthy of preserving!

  10. Dayle,
    Being an old thing myself, I like the idea of keeping old things around. Great post! Loved the quote by John Quincy Adams.


  11. Dayle...That is a lovely article! Nothing better than an old sweeter except...those old friends and one amazing husband!

    Take care,

  12. Great article. Soooo true. Just stopped by to grab your button and see what was happening. Hugs, Ginger

  13. Hi Dayle-
    I love this.
    You have just written my list.
    I am delighted that I found your blog.
    I look forward to participating in Simple Pleasures.

    White Spray Paint

  14. I've always loved old things too. Wonderful article!

  15. Great post and I just couldn't agree more!

  16. Dayle, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the part about 'old folks'. In fact, the whole article is a pleasure to read. Thanks!

  17. A great "old" list. You could've added me to it. Wink, wink.

  18. Let me put down my grandmother's teacup and my great-grandmother's cream pitcher so both hands will be free to APPLAUD your wonderful column!!

  19. My first time visit.... so glad I saw your link at Vista Woman (Christine's).

    I so enjoyed your article on celebrating old things as we begin a New Year. I'm in your space on that one... because this year I didn't want to think about goals and plans.... I felt like savoring some of my old things too! So maybe we're a little bit of 'kindred' spirit?

    I'll be back...... in the meantime, here's wishing you glimpses of heaven in unexpected places...........


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