Sunday, February 28, 2010

...real or synthetic?

Hello. A young couple came into the shop yesterday looking for fabric. Embroidered silks are beautiful but almost twice the cost of synthetics. They found an embroidered nylon fabric that looks like silk and seem to be happy. BW just texted me and his Mom is doing better, thank God. There are snow flurries again in Chester County, PA but it's ok. Grey skies give way to some point. On this day in
1935, DuPont scientist Wallace Carothers invented Nylon. Wow, 75 years ago? Joan Rivers was only 50 then. She wore a polyester pantsuit to the award ceremony. I may be delivering furniture today, but we shall see. Have a great day, keep it real but if you need to be 'synthetic' watch out for the feelings of others that may be affected. Shown today is a nylon embroidered fabric available through me.
"Life must be understood backwards; but... it must be lived forward." Soren Kierkegaard

Saturday, February 27, 2010

...don't be terrified

Hi. Snow flurries abound this morning in Chester County, PA. My heart goes out to AA and UD, who are suffering through 80 degree temperatures and winds strong enough to ruffle Palm Trees. It must be terrifying! On this day in 2004, the bombing of a Super ferry by Abu Sayyaf in the Philippines' worst terrorist attack killed 116 people. Claire De La Fuente had yet to record "Something In Your Eyes," but if she had, the 'something' would have been many tears. This week, an article in the Washington Post was discussing the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The American Institute of Architects wants an independent investigation. A janitor at the World Trade Center gave a very concise, detailed run down of the morning of 9/11, stating that an explosion occurred underneath he and 14 other people that was strong enough to knock them off of their feet. This was prior to the first plane hitting the tower. William Rodriguez is the name of the man and his re-telling of the day is pretty amazing. I am off to brave retail interior design today, so wish me luck.
"Success is not in what you have, but who you are." Bo Bennett

Friday, February 26, 2010

...enough snow?

As we took our walk this morning, I was wondering if people have had enough snow for one season. We again ran into the neighborhood snowman who was feeling a bit 'blue.' You cannot see his IPOD in the photo, but he was listening to "Enough Is Enough." Thanks Gina!


Hello. It is blustery outside as the snow falls and winds change their mind as to the snow's layout. People tend to do that with furniture arranging also. It is probably easier to move a snowflake, but that's up to Mother Nature, not me. The weather is beyond our control, so relax. Many find jazz music to be relaxing, depending on the genre tho'. On this day in 1917 the Original Dixieland Jazz Band recorded the first ever jazz record for the Victor Talking Machine Company in New York. Joan Rivers and I were at the release party, enjoying both he sound and the Manhattans. Not the Manhattan Transfer, the cocktail. The Manhattan Transfer didn't come around until a few years later. Today's photo is the 'Relaxed Roman Shade.' Board mounted and hand sewn cord rings, this transitional window treatment acts as both a shade and a fabric window treatment, so you don't have to buy both. I can make them out of your fabric or mine...or even sheets if they are clean. If you are listening to 'Birdland' right now while you read this blog, remember to feed them if you are having snow. Have a great day, relax and jazz it up a little.
"Life consists not in holding good cards but in playing those you hold well." Josh Billings

Thursday, February 25, 2010


Hi. It is snowing again in Chester County, PA this morning. Flakes are in motion as is the snow. Friends and family are in Fla, enjoying the warm sun and refreshing breezes. Today is my older sister's birthday, but not by much. She isn't even a year older than me. I have been refinishing a round wood table, putting a Cherry finish on the top only. The base is a satin black and is looking good. Which reminds me. On this day in 1793, George Washington held the first Cabinet meeting as President of the United States. I left the room after a few hours as I am one to make a quick decision and then get moving. The rest of the group finally decided on a Walnut Finish for the cabinets, I believe but it was so long ago that I don't remember it well. Today's photo is the "Butterfly Garden Needlepoint Pillow." It won't be long until we see butterflies moving in real time. For now, enjoy the snow if it is falling where you are. Have fun today!
"Never mistake motion for action." Ernest Hemingway

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

...maintaining sanity

To Maintain A Healthy Level Of Insanity:

1. At Lunch Time, Sit In Your Parked Car With Sunglasses on and point a Hair Dryer At Passing Cars. See If They Slow Down.

2. Page Yourself Over The Intercom. Don't Disguise Your Voice!

3. Every Time Someone Asks You To Do Something, ask If They Want Fries with that.

4. Put Decaf In The Coffee Maker For 3 Weeks . Once Everyone has Gotten Over Their Caffeine Addictions, Switch to Espresso.

5. In the Memo Field Of All Your Checks, Write ' For Marijuana.

6. Skip down the hall Rather Than Walk and see how many looks you get.

7. Order a Diet Water whenever you go out to eat, with a serious face.

8. Specify That Your Drive-through Order Is 'To Go'.

9. Sing Along At The Opera.

10. Five Days In Advance, Tell Your Friends You Can't Attend Their Party Because You have a headache.

11. When The Money Comes Out The ATM, Scream 'I Won! I Won!'

12. When Leaving the Zoo, Start Running towards the Parking lot, Yelling 'Run For Your Lives! They're Loose!'

13. Tell Your Children Over Dinner, 'Due To The Economy, We Are Going To Have To Let One Of You Go.'

And The Final Way To Keep A Healthy Level Of Insanity


...I Love A Parade

Hello. Weather forecasters are calling for yet more snow this evening or tomorrow in Chester County, PA. We had better get out our snow shoes if we want to do any walking, or marching for that matter. On this day in 1868 the first parade to have floats was staged at Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana. Can anyone think of a better place. Let's say you were going to work and school, with ten thousand things on your mind. What if you happened into a beautiful parade with floats, majorettes (and majors) marching down your road? Even if it made you a tad tardy, wouldn't it change your mindset? Today's photo is of a 'Little Boys Make Noise" hook rug. Little Girls do too, lest I appear sexist. Have a great day, march to the beat of your own drum, create a parade in your fertile minds and please pass the cotton candy.
"The young man knows the rules, but the old man knows the exceptions." Oliver Wendell Holmes

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

...'allowing' gays in the military

Although African Americans have participated in every major U.S. war, the battle for integration and for recognition of the accomplishments of black soldiers has been a slow process. It wasn't until after World War II that the U.S. armed forces became integrated, under a 1948 executive order by President Harry S. Truman. And here it is, 2010. Gays, please stay hidden! You do not have the same rights as NORMAL people! Defend your country, pay your taxes, stay on top of every responsibility as the normal people do, but please stop trying to be equal. 49 percent of the public think that gays are odd, so let's go with that. Do you realize that10 percent of U.S. adults, or 22.8 million people, say they largely follow a vegetarian-inclined diet? Between the 10 percent of people that are gay, (and it could be more) and the ten percent of people who are vegetarian, what is next ? Hell in a hand basket I say. I think that when a vegetarian wants to enlist in the military, it should be 'don't ask, don't tell.' How uncomfortable would it be if, let's say, at the mess hall when a roast beef is served? The military, and every other aspect of our civilization should be white, male, straight, 6' tall, 190 pounds, blond hair and blue eyes. This is America, isn't it?
"There is nothing impossible to him who will try." Alexander the Great ...who was gay.

Monday, February 22, 2010 faster

Hello. Can you keep the pace? Yes, you can. Technology, more and more demands on our time, surprises from the left and the right may make even the most stoic pause. Definitely pause, collect yourselves but keep driving. On this day in 1959, Lee Petty won the first Daytona 500. I was behind him, having had lost my way to class and almost passed him. Win some, lose some. Faster, faster! The fire is catching on in the fireplace and the skies are as grey as a goose. Ice is falling from the sky, but that is fine. Everyone will be alright. Take ten deep breaths, then answer. It is such a small part of our lives...and they can wait those ten breaths for your reply. Make peace, and keep the peace; especially our peace of mind. 'Twilight Wooden Roll Shade' pictured. Talk about peace..
"Life without liberty is like a body without spirit." Kahlil Gibran

Friday, February 19, 2010's my party and I'll...

Hello. On this day, many, many years ago my Mom gave birth to her second child. Me. Thanks to the Internet, I have already received many Birthday Greetings and am thankful that there are so many good people around me. On this day and in the same year,Prince Andrew, Duke of York was born. His Mom is Queen Elizabeth, but my Mom is better. Queen Elizabeth bore a Duke, my Mom bore a Queen. See how concise things can be? A few interesting things happened on this day through the years, some even make sense and can be considered ironic if you know me at all. On this day in 1878, the phonograph was patented by Thomas Edison. He did a test by playing Carpenters second album. Today in 1963 the publication of Betty Friedan's The Feminine Mystique launched the reawakening of the Feminist Movement in the United States as women's organizations and consciousness-raising groups spread. On this day in 1985, artificial heart recipient William J. Schroeder became the first such patient to leave the hospital. Alive. *clears throat* ELM wrote a poem for me which I will share now:

Birthdays come but once a year
some hide, some run, some duck.

You never age a day my dear
I know it's more than luck.

Estee Lauder on the shelf
a tiny pill or two?

Running dogs around the court
will keep your heart rate true.

But I suspect it is far more
that keeps your spark so bright.

An open mind, a caring soul,
an angel keeping watch at night.

Happy Birthday and much love,

Weezie, Buddy, & Lucy

SSO sent a beautiful e-card and EA did my numerology thing.
A birthday on the nineteenth day of the month indicates the full gamut of the vibrations, from 1 through 9, influencing your personality. Logical, persevering, tenacious, practical , artistic and universal, you can rise to great heights or fall to great depths in both acts and emotions. You're independent and must not submit to limitations. This independence is the source of your dislike of society's conventions, which you refuse to follow in your private life, though you don't give public offense. Your versatility opens a wide range of career options for you, though you are suited to a profession rather than to business. Your deep sense of responsibility and strong impulse to better conditions equip you well for politics if you are so inclined. You crave change and variety, are always altering your surroundings and will need to make many adjustments in your personal life.

I am thankful that God and the Universe have given me more time here. Have a great day, fight for a positive spirit and for Heaven Sake, drink one for me tonight. I will need it.
Today's photo, well...I am second row, second one in from the left. Click on the photo to enlarge it and look for the ears.

"When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece." John Ruskin

Thursday, February 18, 2010

...know nothing

Actually, we know plenty. The brain is bombarded by, well, it does depend on the particular brain. Information travels at different speeds within different types of neurons. Transmission can be as slow as 0.5 meters/sec or as fast as 120 meters/sec.
Traveling at 120 meters/sec is the same as going 268 miles/hour.That's a lot of information to process while listening to someone babble on about nothing, or trying to drive and yet keep two small boys from beating each other in the back seat. On this day in 1856, the American Party also known as the Know-Nothings, convened in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to nominate their first Presidential candidate, former President Millard Fillmore. His twin brother was a duck aficionado, named Mallard Fillmore. Final selection has been made on the Carved Settee and I will have it made in a Burgundy Leaf Velvet fabric. Stunning! The large plaid arrived yesterday and tomorrow I pick up six chairs to have recovered. Know nothing? I'd say not! Have a good day and learn more and more. 'Casablanca Mirror' shown today.

"Alimony is like buying hay for a dead horse." Groucho Marx

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

...olympic feats

Hello. Are you enjoying the Olympics? I haven't had much free time to tune in, as life sometimes gets in the way. I think that they should add another competition to the Olympics; Mom's raising two or more the same time. Just an idea. On this day in 1924, in Miami, Florida, Johnny Weissmuller set a new world record in the 100-yard freestyle swimming competition with a time of 52-2/5 seconds. Joan Rivers was in her late teens, cheering him on from the bleachers. We made another Train Cake last night to lift our spirits, rather than lifting a glass of spirits. I believe that a decision has been made on the Carved Settee, and the plaid fabric from Kravet should arrive today for valances and chair seat covers. The plaid textured sheer is already in but I won't touch it until everything is in place. Can anyone say discontinued? AA and UD are in FLA, RN and RN are battling for life, HB undeservedly lost her job due to an a-hole,and on and on. These are challenging times so please be generous with hugs and positive reinforcement to those near and dear. Even to strangers, but skip the hugs. That could be misconstrued. Enjoy your day, keep the peace and forge ahead. Shown today is a new Sofa Table. If you are watching the Olympics on your sofa and need a place to set your 'herbal tea' buy one from my website.
"Wit is the salt of conversation, not the food." William Hazlitt

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


Hi. It is sunny and downright hot in Chester County, PA today. In lieu of going into work, we are planning a picnic lunch by the pool. The birds are singing and the grass is a lush green. Perhaps someone should call 911. I have apparently lost my mind. Maybe it is stress or maybe the Universe needs another crackpot walking it's earth. On this day in 1968, in Haleyville, Alabama, the first 9-1-1 emergency telephone system went into service. My phone rang incessantly last evening regarding nonsense. Thank God for Caller ID. Please give kind thoughts to HB who is experiencing an unwelcome and unceremonious life change. Who out there likes to take a smack upside the head, especially from 'friends and teammates?' Be careful when dealing with human feelings and have a great day. "Lovebirds Pillow" shown. Let's take a clue from Mother Nature.
"A wise man will make more opportunities than he finds." Francis Bacon

Friday, February 12, 2010 rink

Hi. It is 25 degrees and icy in Chester County, Pa this morning. Nothing like a frigid walk to wake one up. Piles of snow are high here and there and friends called from Florida last evening. Great to hear how warm it is down there! On this day in 1879, the first artificial ice rink in North America opened at Gilmore's Park in New York City. Not just for boys, it welcomed Gilmore girls too. Tanya Harding was lurking in the back with a stick in her hand, probably just a device to help her to walk. AA and UD are hopefully off to Florida this morning having been held back by Mother Nature. Tonight is 'Godspell' at Villanova University with friend and superstar Emily Walsh. I cannot wait. Have a great day, stay warm. If you are in Florida or some other lovely, warm climate please don't hesitate to phone me to ask how the weather is here. Shown today is 'Beau' in Bichon Pillow Form.
"History will be kind to me for I intend to write it." Winston Churchill

Thursday, February 11, 2010


Hello. There is now more snow covering Chester County, PA this morning. Clever neighbors shovel, creating new and different boundaries from what was once their property lines. I can't blame them. This latest snowfall was heavy! Deliberately modifying where they have to shovel and even where to throw the snow is creative and has been done for years. Gerrymandering is a form of boundary redistricting in which electoral district or constituency boundaries are deliberately modified for electoral purposes, thereby producing a contorted or unusual shape. On this day in 1812, Massachusetts governor Elbridge Gerry "gerrymanders" for the first time.What a thing to be named after! I need to send out more velvet samples but left the books at my shop. It will have to wait until tomorrow. I have to admit, the landscape is beautiful today. Please remember to fill your bird feeders. Have gun today and if you have to push some boundary lines, do it for positive things. 'Mesh Metal Mirror' shown today. I said mesh, not mush, but that would have been more appropriate.
"He who has great power should use it lightly." Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

...sing a song

Hi. It is snowing again in Chester County, PA as well as in many parts of the country. Last evening we cranked up the Christmas music and made a train cake. I didn't go as far as to put up the tree again...maybe today. Just sing, sing a song. On this day in 1933, the New York City-based Postal Telegraph Company introduced the first singing telegram. When the performer began, one of the singing telegram recipients supposedly lit his Bic lighter, held it high and began to call out 'Freebird!' Also on this day but even more recently, 1998 to be precise, voters in Maine repealed a gay rights law passed in 1997 becoming the first U.S. state to abandon that law. Marriage is wholesome y'all! Freaks stay out of the sanctity of marriage. Pay your taxes, follow all rules that govern, be responsible, don't pick your nose in public but please...equal rights only to a select group. Not everyone!Maybe it should be called quasi-equal rights.
AA and UD are supposed to go to FLA so pray that the roads clear for their safe travel. Also, please say a prayer for RN and RN who is fighting valiantly with Leukemia for which there is no cure. We know how suddenly it can come on. My Max was a valiant fighter and I still miss him every day.Hang tough everyone and do your best. Life can throw sucker punches but keep on truckin'. And don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear, just sing. Sing a song. Peace.
"Most of the songs I sing have that blues feeling in it. They have that sorry feeling. And I don't know what I'm sorry about. I don't." Etta James

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

...lovely town home for sale!

This stunning Kimberton Knoll Townhome is move-in-ready with unparalleled upgrades & amenities. 3-Zone Htg & A/C system.Tilt-in, sun-protected tinted windows. Water filtration system. Professionally landscaped.Gracious home welcomes guests into elegant environment for intimate dinners or parties. With crown molding,wainscoting,hardwood flooring, custom faux painting accents & decorative lighting, you can easily appreciate the luxuries this home offers. Relax in the large living room with marble surround gas Fireplace and a lovely view of the tree-lined property. Bonuses include a large deck for barbecues or soaking in the sun. The magnificent kitchen features granite counter tops,custom clear leaded glass cabinetry, marble back splash. Bathrooms offer natural stone floors, granite counter tops,custom cabinetry. 3rd Level retreat Guest BR or office w/ sky-lite,high end laminate floor, ample closets. Enjoy the luxury of fine living in the downstairs wine cellar with brick tile flooring & custom painted walls. Temperature-controlled wine room with tumbled marble walls,copper ceiling,natural stone flooring.
Please click on photo for more information!

Hi. The Wing Chair gal came yesterday. Have you ever met someone that you liked immediately? Some kind of star connection? This happened to me with,well, I will refer to her as NiceNurse. Her personality and intelligence shine brightly. It was a great, surprising connection. I think that all of us have the ability to be stars. If we had famous relatives we would definitely be stars...but stars of another variety. Get it, 'Variety?' On this day in 1960, Joanne Woodward received the first star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Then, on this day in 1964 The Beatles made their first appearance on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing before a "record-busting" audience of 73 million viewers. On this day in 1971 Satchel Paige became the first Negro League player to be voted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. (That's what the League was called back then, it isn't me.) My connections are not strong this morning Internet-wise so this blog may be free of links. Have fun, shine brightly and hum Helen Reddy singing 'Baby, I'm A Star.' She even cusses in it. Oh,my.
" 'Cause I'm a star. I don't take no sh*t from nobody!" Helen Reddy

Monday, February 8, 2010

...footprints in the snow

Hello. Many parts of the East coast have been weathering a snowfall for several hours now. My three housemates have been braving the elements and many small footprints are all over the neighborhood. A few larger sized ones too, but they come in pairs not fours. On this day in 1855, The Devil's Footprints mysteriously appeared in southern Devon. Not Devon, PA tho'.
The Devil's Footprints is a name given to a peculiar phenomenon that occurred in Devon, England. After a light snowfall, trails of hoof-like marks appeared in the snow, following primarily straight lines for over 100 miles. The footprints were so called because some superstitious people believed that the footprints were the tracks of Satan, as they were allegedly made by a cloven hoof. I should reexamine my prints to see if they look anything close to what appeared in Devon...luckily I had my boots on. Have a great day and tread lightly on people's feelings. Some marks can be left that are not seen to the naked eye. "Angel Tassel' shown should help to battle darkness.
"By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail." Benjamin Franklin

Friday, February 5, 2010


Hi. Right now grocery stores up and down the East Coast are probably a-buzz with activity. Yes, more snow is predicted for the next several hours. Get your sleds out everyone! I delivered the Wing Chairs yesterday and AD was wonderful as usual. She also gave me the old ones and I will bring them to Goodwill Industries to keep the circle going. Ooops! There is a bit of 'wear' on the arm of one chair that I can clean with my shampooer. We did some minor touch-ups at EA's gorgeous home that is going on the market today. She is ready for an older home, maybe Victorian and her current home is done soup to nuts with wonderful upgrades. Most folks like a spic and span, fresh new look for their living space so it will sell in no time. Speaking of oops, on this day in 1958, a hydrogen bomb known as the Tybee Bomb was lost by the US Air Force off of the coast of Savannah, Georgia, never to be recovered. Wouldn't that be a surprise! "Sailing, sailing, over the bounding waaaa.... *Poof* Just kidding. Have a great day, forgive yourself and others because no one is perfect. "Seahorse Needlepoint Pillow" shown. Found off the coast of...oops! Kidding.
"Prosperity is the best protector of principle." Mark Twain

Thursday, February 4, 2010

...thank you for the music

Hi. Those who know me are aware of my total fascination with Karen Carpenter. 1970 really brought me into music because of her. I met her a few times and each time she was kind and gracious, even making her band go ahead of her at the Sheraton in Valley Forge so that she could write down my name, address and birthdate. Karen Carpenter was a success by most measures but a few things toward the end of her young life took their toll on her both mentally and physically.

She was talked out of releasing her solo album on the eve of it's release and took a crushing blow 'cause she loved the album. In her own words, "That's a f*cking great album." I agree. She also spent almost half a million of her own dollars to create the new music. Then she met and married a bloke in record time, (pun intended) who reportedly took her for her cash. They went to Bora Bora for their honeymoon; Karen referred to it as 'boring, boring' and cut the honeymoon short.

The marriage lasted 14 months.When she and her brother went back into the studio they made a bland 'comeback' album keeping up appearances with their ridiculous image, something that Karen's solo album was designed to repair. Had the world known that the clean cut brother and sister popped Quaaludes and lived normal lives, perhaps the barbs would not have cut so deeply. Their final single was released while Karen was in a New York hospital being fed intravenously.

She died the morning that she was scheduled to sign the final divorce papers. On this day in 1983 Karen Carpenter died and I still miss her greatly.

I saw a lady at my gym yesterday who is most definitely suffering from Anorexia. I went over to her and told her that if she ever wanted to talk to call me. She glared at me and marched off. I should have hugged her at the risk of being hauled off for harassment. More people should have hugged Karen Carpenter. Have a good day, keep your eyes and ears open for signs and when you see people that 'have it all,' don't let it fool you. Pass the cheese and enjoy Karen Carpenter playing her beloved drums.
"Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none." William Shakespeare

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Tulip Mania!

No! Not my new tulip needlepoint pillows and rugs! But you are welcome to consider me maniacal anyway. I am really referring to this day in 1637. Tulip mania collapsed in the United Provinces (now the Netherlands) by government order. Tulip mania was a period in the Dutch Golden Age during which contract prices for bulbs of the recently introduced tulip reached extraordinarily high levels and then suddenly collapsed. At the peak of tulip mania in February 1637, tulip contracts sold for more than 10 times the annual income of a skilled craftsman. It is generally considered the first recorded speculative bubble (or economic bubble). Snow is covering most of Chester County right now...the only tulips in sight are in today's blog photo. The furniture truck is delayed, the men in CT never received their velvet sample, even though I placed three stamps on the envelope on a nice, thank you card/envelope and some whiner in TX assumed that hand painted ceramic tassels would reach her by osmosis. Have fun everyone! I sure am. Take time to stop and smell the tulips, even if is from a can of air freshener. (But no huffing.)
"A cynic is a man who, when he smells flowers, looks around for a coffin." H. L. Mencken

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

...light of day

Hello. It is brisk today in Chester County, PA. Prince has had a challenging few days but still keeps his plucky attitude. Currently he is wrestling a leopard pillow. A coyote was seen in the neighborhood a few times but we all need a place to call home. Even groundhogs. On this day in 1887, in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania the first Groundhog Day was observed. Bill Murray was in the distance telling jokes. The Wing Chairs for Ad are supposed to arrive this afternoon. Won't she be happy! AA sent some informative lists. Here is the one regarding health:

1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants. 4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2009 .
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

Have a great day and if you see your shadow, it must mean that light is close by.

"Be true to your work, your word, and your friend." Henry David Thoreau

Monday, February 1, 2010 to be

Hi. It is cold and sunny in Chester County, PA this morning. The 'boys' hate to wear their harnesses but it is a necessity for their safety. They may consider it involuntary servitude, but they also like to run after buses and bite the tires. I delivered the 9' x 12' Tartan Plaid Rug after shop hours on Saturday and it went very well. Snow began to fall as I was leaving and most crawled home. Even with my heavy SUV and 4 wheel drive, I had to keep my wits about me. Slave to the weather? On this day in 1865 President Abraham Lincoln signed the Thirteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution, prohibiting slavery. The Wing Chairs for AD are supposed to arrive tomorrow. Forecasters are calling for more snow. It will go well and I am sure to deliver to her family room before I am trapped into staying there overnight. Have fun today, work hard and remember... there are no good reasons to be placed in a position of servitude. Subordinate, possibly. Servitude, never. Shown today: "Fusion Ebony End Table." It is part of a new collection now available on my website.

"Don't worry when you are not recognized, but strive to be worthy of recognition."
Abraham Lincoln