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As a child, it was one of my greatest delights to visit my grandparents in the spring when the whip-poor-wills began to call. Grandma and Grandpa lived in a remote valley of the Ozark Mountains where there were trees a plenty, and, seemingly, a whip-poor-will, or two, in each one.
My grandmother insisted that a whip-poor-will's call was not "whip-poor-will," but instead, "chip-butter-white-oak." I would listen really hard trying to hear it exactly as she said it was, but all I could hear was "whip-poor-will, whip-poor-will,..." But, I never let on to her.
I remember my grandpa watching and listening, with an amused look on his face, to one of these listening sessions. Shortly after that he began to call me, just for fun, "Chip Butter." It is a name I am proud to wear for I still love to hear that long, lonesome call on a warm summer's eve. And, sometimes, when I listen really, really hard, it seems I can hear quite clearly, "chip-butter-white-oak, chip-butter-white-oak..."


Sunday, February 3, 2019

A Journal...















A little grubby, imperfect journal, but I love it.  It is my first.


18 comments:

  1. It is perfect.
    A little grubby, worn, loved, beautiful. The kind of book which gets my fingers tingling and my heart beating with delight. A delightful, and very special, treasure.

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  2. I LOVE your grubby and imperfect journal. The aged look is beautiful, as is the art work. Love that verse. If we all took this verse to heart and lived by it, what a better place this world would be.

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  3. Oh how lovely your journal is, my friend. The verse is one that will go into mine today. It's beautiful!! ♥

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  4. Your journal will become a treasured keepsake. I so admire your creative spirit; being able to fill those blank pages with your thoughts and artwork. Love the writing from Thessalonians.

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  5. It is perfect--lovely, inspiring, and personal. The choice of the verse from Thessalonians seems to have resonated with all of us.

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  6. Wonderful that you have that so you can look back into your mind from another time. Priceless.

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  7. Looks like you've read it quite often too.
    This will probably make you wince but I just burned all my old journals that I've kept for years and years!!

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    1. I am wincing! :~) However, I will admit to having burned some things that I wouldn't want to fall into other's hands.

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  8. This is so lovely! The Bible verse is icing on the cake :)

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  9. Absolutely gorgeous! This is a work of art.

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  10. Wonderful Journal, full of things you loved when you read them, things you said or did or made, you want to remember, is a grand way to be able to turn back time and see first hand what you were doing at a certain time and how you were feeling too. Love the contents of each page, each a different memory. Very sweet.

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  11. I love your little journal! Good work on finishing it! My quilting journal is sitting in a box in beginning stages. :)

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  12. I love it. You've made a Wonderful journal.

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  13. I'd love to sit and peruse this lovely journal...thank you for sharing it with us.

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  14. I love making journals and yours is just lovely.

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  15. Lovely journals. They have that special worn appeal.

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