Thursday, June 28, 2018

Longwood Gardens.. Hello Pennsylvania…….

MQTlogoa1500x500  Longwood Gardens is an American botanical garden. It consists of over 1,077 acres of gardens, woodlands, and meadows in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, United States in the Brandywine Creek Valley.
For today the: “Flower Garden Walk”
“Find out what makes you kinder, what opens you up and brings out the most loving, generous, and unafraid version of you—and go after those things as if nothing else matters. Because, actually, nothing else does.”
“Figure out what you love to do, then figure out how to get paid to do it.” "Technically, we're all half centaur." “No matter how you decide to spend a little more time on your gestures of giving, the point is just quite simply that you do.”
“Always maintain the attitude of a student. When a person thinks they have finished learning, that is when bitterness and disappointment can set in, as that person will wake up everyday wondering when someone is going to throw a parade in their honour for being so smart.”
“The older I get, the more my parents just seem like absolute heroes to me.”
― Nick Offerman Happy Birthday 6/28/2018 (48)
Setting up for a concert by:: Rhiannon concert I’ve ever been to.

DSC_0450 Thanks for stopping by ‘My Quality Time” Linda and I had a great trip to Pennsylvania. See more of Longwood Gardens in upcoming posts… Have a “Quality Time” day…

"The best way to garden is to put on a wide-brimmed straw hat and some old clothes.  And with a hoe in one hand and a cold drink in the other, tell somebody else where to dig."
-  Texas Bix Bender, Don't Throw in the Trowel  

Sunday, June 24, 2018

BRANDYWINE RIVER MUSEUM OF ART… Hello Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

happycampers1Joe Todd & Linda Say Welcome To MQTlogoa1500x500 We hope you enjoy your visit………………………………………………………….
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...DSC_0067
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

JOETODDLINDACADESCOVE 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

Founders' Day expected to draw thousands to Akron for 83rd anniversary of AA

MQTlogoa Today’s Quality Time Tweet::
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….
DSC_0325 “Easy Does It”
DSC_0339 "Four Absolutes"
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.

The “Big Book” of  Alcoholics Anonymous has stats most authors only dream of: more than 30 million copies sold. Translated into 67 languages. In 2012, the Library of Congress  ranked it No. 10 in its top 25 “Books that Shaped America.”

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
KEEPCOMINGBACDONE I’ve been waiting a long time to do this post. When the article.. Lost for decades, the Alcoholics Anonymous original manuscript will be auctioned for millions was published by The Washington Post I decided now was the time. ( As a side note: I probably did more research for this post than any other post I’ve done. I was able to go to some “Open AA meetings.” I really enjoyed myself and learned a lot…)  As Always “Have A Great Day”& KEEP COMING BACK