Saturday, December 13, 2014

Uncharted Waters

We are literally walking through uncharted waters here. And everyone involved is doing the best they can with the knowledge and understanding they have at this point in time and space.
(Louise L. Hay, Meditations To Heal Your Life, p. 11)
13 December 2014

Friday, December 12, 2014


I have understood nothing of what I have read so I have to go back and read it all over again.
(Frederick Buechner, Listening To Your Life, p. 276)

We went to the thrift store yesterday. I was looking for one more 2015 calendar. I found two and didn't like either. They were offering a 40% discount with their VIP card. I looked at the CDs twice and found six in like-new condition that I bought for $1.19 each. Three are Bluegrass. Mickey Basil, a cousin of Kathy Lee Gifford, plays piano and sings in the Annapolis, MD area. Mickey played piano at one of Wayne Taylor's Bluegrass concerts in Crofton, MD.
  1. Gene Pitney - 20 Greatest Hits
  2. The Bluegrass 45 - Once Again From Kobe, Japan
  3. Claire Lynch - Friends For A Lifetime
  4. Claire Lynch - Crowd Favorites
  5. Mickey Basil - Live at Sam's Waterfront Cafe
  6. Trisha Yearwood - Where Your Road Leads

Dick Henthorn
12 December 2014

Thursday, December 11, 2014


Whatever you love most be it sport[s], pleasure, business, [alcohol, drugs, cigarettes, sex, money, your stuff] or God, that is your god.
(Billy Graham, altered by Richard E. Henthorn, in 100 Days Of Prayer For Women, p. 37)
11 December 2014

Wednesday, December 10, 2014


We create our own feelings by the thoughts we choose to think. We have the ability to make different choices and create different experiences.
(Louise L. Hay, Meditations To Heal Your Life, p. 90)
10 December 2014

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Hurried Decisions

National Harbor Christmas Tree

When against one's will, one is high-pressured into making a hurried decision the best answer is always "not" because "no" is more easily changed to "yes" than "yes" is changed to "no."
(Charles E. Nielson in Night Light by Amy E. Dean, 27 March)

The Christmas decorations are up. This morning we returned the empty boxes to the attic.
9 December 2014

Monday, December 8, 2014

Christmas Village

(Not Our Christmas Village)

Don't get ahead of yourself if you want to maintain control of where you are going.
(Richard E. Henthorn, 2 March 2014, after Perry Tilleraas, The Color of Light, 1 March 2014)

Our 2014 Christmas Village is set up. I used those thumb sized Christmas lights to illuminate most of the houses.  I switched to a string of of fifteen sockets.  A few houses and lighthouses have their own cords for the lights. 

We added three new items this year, purchased at the University Park community yard sale.
  • Winery
  • Covered Bridge
  • Clock Tower
The main display is set up in the living room on the buffet and a folding table.
  • Barn and Silo
  • Butcher Shop
  • Churches (2)
  • Victoria Train Station
  • Ceramic Christmas Trees (2)
  • School
  • School (with movable brass bell)
  • Sweet Shop
  • Santa's Workshop
  • Church (with plastic window)
  • City Hall
  • Daily Blizzard Newspaper
  • Covered Bridge
  • Blythe Pond Mill
  • Village Inn
  • Clock Tower
  • White & Black Lighthouse
  • Brown Lighthouse
  • Crystal Creek Winery
There's also an overflow display on an end table.
  • White Lighthouse 
  • White & Black Lighthouse
  • Bakery & Inn
  • Three Snowmen (with illuminated "Let It Snow")
Dick Henthorn
8 December 2014

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Pearl Harbor Day - 7 Dec 1941

Yesterday, December 4, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
(Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945) - address to Congress delivered on 8 December 1941)
7 December 2014