“It was sad when the great ship went down”

by chuckofish

Sad in more ways than one. I am feeling my age this week. A classroom full of freshman had never heard of Pete Seeger, and when I started playing them this song, several of them laughed.

It seems that banjos are goofy sounding. My reaction?


But I didn’t rant, I promise.

Still, there is much to celebrate. While son #3 and his girlfriend visited this week, they put up my new dining room drapes.


He’s quite the handyman and did a great job. It’s nice to be able to open the drapes easily and let in some light. I took this next picture on a dark, rainy morning but you’d never guess that.

img_0751Yes, there is much to be grateful for. The leaves are turning and the air is crisp and clear.


We took these pictures out at our cabin last weekend. The reds seem extra vibrant this year.


I love autumn, don’t you? It’s time to buy pumpkins, get out winter clothing, and start cooking again. We’re hosting coffee hour at church tomorrow, so I will need to do some baking today. What are your favorite fall baking recipes?