Category Archives: SFH Reflections

Writing a novel is hard, writing short reflections about my many passions is easier for some reason. I think it is because the writing flows from my heart rather than my head.

The Coptic Christians

I wanted to do something to mark the death of the Coptic Christians. The state of the world right now is a great sadness. Over the years the Coptic Icons have meant so much to me. I post these icons … Continue reading

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I Was So Sure –

I remember the day my tricycle careened down the steep hill, and sent me crashing onto the concrete. The accident sheered the skin off my left cheek. My mother ran down this steep hill  to help me. Years later, I … Continue reading

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Happy New Year – 2015

New Years Eve 1948 For several years my father, Norman W. Forgue, took mother and me to the theater in downtown Chicago on New Years Eve. Afterward, we would have a late dinner, one year at The Pump Room. The … Continue reading

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Paper Dolls At Christmas Time

Little Miss Christmas and Holly Belle Clothes No matter how old I have become, how sophisticated, liberated, or technically astute, there comes a moment during Christmas when I miss my mother. Especially, the little girl will need her that remains … Continue reading

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A Garland of Praise

A wreathed garland of deserved praise,/Of praise deserved,/unto thee I give,/I give to thee, who knowest all my wayes,/My crooked winding wayes, wherein I live…                          George Herbert-poet The … Continue reading

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You’re Invited For Christmas Brunch

The Teddy Bear Shepherd,  and the Wooden Carved Sheep Make Their Annual Christmas Appearance. The ‘Cottage for Two’ has a round table for six that is perfect seating for an intimate gathering. Brunch with friends is an economical offering, with plenty … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

Stepheny wishing you a Happy Thanksgiving DO YOU NEED ONE MORE SIDE DISH FOR DINNER? I have been using the following recipe since 1979 when I bought the Junior League of Louisville (KY.) cookbook. The cookbook is now stained with … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

THANKSGIVING CRAFTS TO ENJOY If you are having children for Thanksgiving, it is nice to have a project or two in order to entertain them. If your leaves are gone, maybe a quick trip to the craft store to buy … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

GETTING READY FOR THANKSGIVING SIMPLE IDEAS FOR DECORATING ENTRY HALL OR SIDE TABLES If you are lucky enough to have an entry hall table or side table in  one of your rooms, they are perfect for showcasing holiday decorations. Adding … Continue reading

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A Thankful Heart

GETTING READY FOR THANKSGIVING SIMPLE IDEAS FOR DECORATING YOUR TABLE What about a lovely bowl filled with cranberries and tea candles? A container like this has so many possibilities. A pumpkin placed on top is perfect for your table. Be … Continue reading

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The leaves dwindle down, to a precious few…September, November

  I took these photos today. 77 degrees in Nashville, NC. Hard to think they are forecasting 40 degrees by the weekend. I’m not going to mention Sunday’s projections. The garden is luxuriating in the sun, oblivious to a brush … Continue reading

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A Reflection on Chanel Parfum

I don’t recall how many years I have been wearing Chanel, but it is a fragrance, of all others, which brings me pleasure. It lasts a long time. So long in fact that I nearly fainted when I purchased a … Continue reading

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