Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas Memories

When Christmas bells are swinging above the fields of snow,
We hear sweet voices ringing from lands of long ago,
And etched on vacant places
Are half-forgotten faces
Of friends we used to cherish,
And loves we used to know.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox


Theanne and Baron said...

Memories of Christmas past...lovely poem and Christmas home!

Merry Christmas Jo!

YONKS said...

Beautiful sentiments. Dear ex-pat. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season. I have so enjoyed following you this year.

Trish said...

What a lovely poem and such a gorgeous little cottage.
merry Christmas to you.x

Sandra said...

so true, all of my aunts, uncles on both sides and my parents are no longer living, so there are many memories that are with me at this time of year.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Jo, My blog today (as you know) is similar to yours... Memories are so important all year long---but especially this time of year.

Love that photo and the words of Wilcox. Sometime --tell us your story of when you came to the USA and why you came here... I'm sure that your hubby has alot to do with that!!!!! ha

Merry Christmas.

Gerry Snape said...

Merry Christmas....lovely to get to know you this year.

Wayfarin' Stranger said...

This one made me stop and contemplate. Lovely picture and a wonderful poem. Thank you, Jo. Merry Christmas, Jim

Jim and Sandie said...

The music and snowflakes made my morning beautiful. Thank you. And make more beautiful Christmas memories this year.

DeanO said...

beautiful and relaxing

Ginny said...

Merry Christmas, love the poem

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Merry Christmas Jo !

Amish Stories said...

Ive been visiting some well done Christmas posts today, and id like to wish you and your family a merry Christmas and a healthy and happy new years. Richard

Winifred said...

Have a wonderful Christmas & a happy, healthy year in 2012.

Betsy said...

What an adorable little cottage in that painting! And the poem is just perfect!

Merry Christmas, Jo! I hope you have a wonderful holiday weekend! I appreciate you SO much! xo

Hilary said...

Ah, sweet. I wish I could stop by and you could put the kettle on.......funny how that is such an English phrase.
Just the term.....kettle.
My mother says it just that way.
Merry Christmas, Jo.

Jill of All Trades said...

Beautiful! Merry Christmas! Carla

Susie said...

Merry Christmas Jo, I wish you health,happiness and love for the new year. Your friend, Susie(She Junks)

Snowbrush said...

This is a beautifully poignant poem.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

I missed this. It is so beautiful