Sunday, June 24, 2018
Today we are going to visit::
When we first got to the museum I spotted my ex-girlfriend standing on the other side of the museum. I'm not going to go and say hi though. There's too much history between us. (just saying)
Q: Why don’t pirates shower before they walk the plank?
A: Because they’ll just wash up on shore later.
The Brandywine River Museum is a museum of regional and American art located on U.S. Route 1 in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania on the banks of the Brandywine Creek.
While travelling across the prairie, why did all the covered wagons stop? INJUN TROUBLE...
A Roman Catholic Priest, an Anglican priest and a Baptist preacher were standing near a river conversing when the subject of which church was nearest to the teaching of God arose. The Roman Catholic priest said that of course there was no argument that the Roman Catholic church was they were descended directly from the Apostles, in fact Peter was their first Pope. He said in fact so close are we that I can even walk on water like Jesus and he proceeded to walk on the water to the other side. The Anglican Priest said the Anglican church was very similar in origin to the Catholics and he too demonstrated his ability to walk on water like Jesus Christ. The Baptist preacher said that he could not care where their origins were, he studied the word and preached it purely, and without any embellishments. Since the could walk on water he should be even better at it. He took one step forward and sunk knee deep into the river. The Roman Catholic Priest whispered to the Anglican Priest, "Do you think we should tell him where the rocks are?"
I dream a lot. I do more painting when I'm not painting. It's in the subconscious. Andrew Wyeth
On this “Wandering” We spent three nights in Glen Mills Pa. then three nights in Bird In Hand Pa. Glen Mills is just down the road from some very interesting places to visit. I highly recommend staying at the Best Western Plus Concordville Hotel.. This is 4.5 stars out of 5 in my opinion… and their free breakfasts are outstanding…. Places to explore:: Brandywine Battlefield Historic Site, Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library, ** Longwood Gardens** (while at Longwood Gardens we attended a concert by Rhiannon Giddens) and of course BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM OF ART.
Friday, June 08, 2018
Lost for decades, the Alcoholics Anonymous original manuscript will be auctioned for millions https://t.co/ME96pHO0AT— JOE TODD (@MYQUALITYTIME) March 10, 2018
Let’s open this meeting with the Serenity Prayer::
Today”s photos are brought to you by: The Gate Lodge at Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens. (The Birthplace of Alcoholics Anonymous)
The Gate Lodge Exhibition“The first floor of the historic Gate Lodge features the exhibition, Welcome Home: Sharing the Birthplace of AA. This special exhibit honors and recounts the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous and acknowledges the Gate Lodge as a monument to a movement that has positively impacted individuals and their families since 1935.” READ MORE
Gate Lodge lower left….
“Easy Does It”
Absolute Honesty, Absolute Purity, Absolute Unselfishness, and Absolute Love ……….. F.Y.I.:: “Bill W. early criticized the Four Absolutes as being too tough for alcoholics to swallow, just as he later criticized several other Oxford Group principles and practices. By contrast, Dr. Bob S. consistently favored application of the Four Absolutes. So did his wife Anne, and the other leaders such as Henrietta S. and T. Henry. and Clarace W. READ MORE
The Twelve Steps are the “Backbone” of the program of Alcoholics Anonymous.
We will now close this meeting with the “Lord’s Prayer”:::
- Our Father who art in heaven,
- Hallowed be thy name.
- Thy kingdom come.
- Thy will be done
- on earth as it is in heaven.
- Give us this day our daily bread,
- and forgive us our trespasses,
- as we forgive those who trespass against us,
- and lead us not into temptation,
- but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom,
- and the power, and the glory,
- for ever and ever
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Timor dei initium sapiente……………………..
“In a letter of November 19, 1960, Jung explains the inscription:
By the way, you seek the enigmatic oracle Vocatus atque non vocatus deus aderit in vain in Delphi: it is cut in stone over the door of my house in Kusnacht near Zurich and otherwise found in Erasmus's collection of Adagia (XVIth cent.). [Jung had acquired a copy of the 1563 edition of Erasmus's Collectaneas adagiorum, a compilation of analects from classical authors, when he was 19 years old.] It says: yes, the god will be on the spot, but in what form and to what purpose? I have put the inscription there to remind my patients and myself: Timor dei initium sapiente ["The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom."] Here another not less important road begins, not the approach to "Christianity" but to God himself and this seems to be the ultimate question.”
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
April 3, 2018READ MORE
“The Historic Kelton House: Cornerstone Landmark of the Town Street Historic District
Underground Railroad Site…….
Built by Fernando Cortez Kelton, a prosperous wholesaler of dry goods and pharmaceuticals, the Kelton House incorporates elements of the Greek Revival and Italianate styles. The garden features hedges, statuary, diverse plant specimens, lattice work and mixed perennial borders that demonstrate a Victorian sensibility.” READ MORE………………………………………………
Fernando Cortez Kelton, Sophia Langdon Stone Kelton. The Keltons were fervent abolitionists who used their home as a stop on the Underground Railroad.
“Marriage is an institution intended to keep women out of mischief and get them into trouble"
“Who is the greatest chicken-killer in Shakespeare? Macbeth, because he did murder most foul.”
“If William Penn's aunts kept a pastry shop, what would be the prices of their pies? The pie-rates of Penn's Aunts.”
April 29, 1865, President Abraham Lincoln's funeral train arrived in Columbus, two weeks after his death. The president's body was on view in the Ohio Statehouse rotunda ...(Fernando was a pallbearer)
"See here, wait, I've found a button in my salad." "That's all right, sir, it's part of the dressing."
“Doesn't it make you dizzy to waltz? Yes, but one must get used to it, you know. It's the way of the whirled.”
“SERVANT: "Ma'am, your husband has eloped with the cook!"
WIFE: "Good! Now I can have the maid to myself, once in a while."
“I have the best wife in the world," said the long-suffering husband. "She always strikes me with the soft end of the broom."
A Hair wreath:: People made wreaths, rings, necklaces and all sorts of pieces out of human hair. One of the most famous guides to doing hair work was published in 1867, called Self-Instructor and the Art of Hair Work.
Husbands went to work wearing watch fobs fashioned of their wives hair. Locks from the dearly departed were mounted into rings and brooches. Ladies filled their autograph books with snippets from their friends. At a time of rising commercialism, sentimental hairwork became a way both to signal one’s sincerity and, paradoxically, to stay in style.
Underground Railroad learning center in the basement of the Kelton House.
This outing was brought to you by: Olivedale Diner’s Club. We started the outing by of course EATING…..
Thanks to Tom Darfus doing a great job driving the bus.
Hofbrauhaus modeled after the legendary Hofbrauhaus in Munich,Germany
Thanks for stopping by “My Quality Time.” Linda and I hope you enjoyed the tour. This was our first outing with the Olivedale Diner’s Club and we had a great time. This was also a great chance to socialize with other Olivedale members. (Love those “Day Trips”)