Happy Easter!

It is finished!

“It is finished!”

Wishing a beautiful and joyous Resurrection Day to you all, whatever you happen to be doing. :)

“And behold, there was a great earthquake, for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven and came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. And for fear of him the guards trembled and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he has risen, as he said. Come, see the place where he lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples that he has risen from the dead, and behold, he is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him. See, I have told you.”

So they departed quickly from the tomb with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. And behold, Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came up and took hold of his feet and worshiped him. Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee, and there they will see me.” “

Matthew 28:2-10

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Monday Escape: Give me some fin

1958 De Soto Firedome

One of the most famed and truly iconic aspects of American cars from the 1950s is the tail fin, a design aspect attributed to the designers’ having returned from war with new, aircraft- and rocket-inspired visions in their minds as well as the nation’s optimism and our preparing to reach the moon (and beyond, it was hoped at the time).

1958 De Soto Firedome
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Drop Everything And Read Day is tomorrow!

Brief Library Tour

Okay, so that’s actually a “boxed” set of Temptations music. It just doesn’t fit anywhere else!

It’s a small holiday, but one I particularly like, especially with such a fine weekend in the offing (and even more so after spending all of today up until about two hours ago working in the garden—your exhausted correspondent is ready to rest!): Drop Everything And Read Day, shortened to DEAR.

Taking place on April 12th each year, DEAR Day pays tribute not only to a love of reading but to children’s author Beverly Cleary. Though aimed at children, hoping to encourage a love of reading by having them…well, DEAR a book, considering the way most adults’ lives are packed with far less rewarding (however necessary) activities, why shouldn’t we adopt it? Continue reading

When is the last time you saw a red-checked tablecloth?

Liberty Images Photo


Jan at Restaurant-ing Through History has a brief, interesting look at the rise and fall of red-checkered tablecloths in restaurants. After reading, I thought about the last time I’d seen one in a diner or other eating establishment, but couldn’t think of one! I do recall bananas being used as napkins at the Red River Steakhouse in McLean, Texas, but a red-checked tablecloth? The last time we ate off one (with dinnerware, of course!) was right here at home.

Though they’re obviously out of favour at restaurants (for now), I’ll always love the good cheer and homey-ness of a red-check tablecloth. How about you?