Friday, August 19, 2016

August Ramblings

Often your tasks will be many,
And more than you think you can do.
Often the road will be rugged
And the hills insurmountable, too.

But always remember, the hills ahead
Are never as steep as they seem,
And with Faith in your heart start upward
And climb 'Til you reach your dream.

For nothing in life that is worthy
Is never too hard to achieve
If you have the courage to try it
And you have the Faith to believe.

For Faith is a force that is greater
Than knowledge or power or skill
And many defeats turn to triumph
If you trust in God's wisdom and will.
 -Helen Steiner Rice

Hand-crafted bridge on a walking trail
through the New Jersey Pine Barrens

"The moon is at her full, and riding high,
Floods the calm fields with light.
The airs that hover in the summer sky
Are all asleep to-night."

-  William C. Bryant

The full moon in August is called the Sturgeon Moon.   
American Indian tribes in the Great Lakes region and upstate New York
believed these fish could be caught in abundance during this full moon.

Quotes of the Month

"Video games are a waste of time for men
with nothing else to do."
-Ray Bradbury

“The library is always an adventure!” 
-Ray Bradbury

One of my favorite Ray Bradbury classics!

Due to the madness of 
this technology-distracted age,
a word to the wise is sufficient.
Take time to read every day!

Portrait of Sophy Gray
Charles Edward Perugini

Good books are friendly things to own.
If you are busy they will wait.
They will not call you on the phone
Or wake you if the hour is late.
They stand together row by row,
Upon the low shelf or the high.
But if you’re lonesome this you know:
You have a friend or two nearby.

The fellowship of books is real.
They’re never noisy when you’re still.
They won’t disturb you at your meal.
They’ll comfort you when you are ill.
The lonesome hours they’ll always share.
When slighted they will not complain.
And though for them you’ve ceased to care
Your constant friends they’ll still remain.

Good books your faults will never see
Or tell about them round the town.
If you would have their company
You merely have to take them down.
They’ll help you pass the time away,
They’ll counsel give if that you need.
He has true friends for night and day

Who has a few good books to read.
-By Edgar Guest

The Library In The Old Manse...

I could easily live in this room!

But now back to August.
This month seems to be swiftly passing by.
Summer's warm stillness 
will soon give way to Autumn's chillness.
(Never said I was a poet!)

Meanwhile down the shore...

 Sunrise Over The Sea
Ocean City, New Jersey

Ah! what pleasant visions haunt me
As I gaze upon the sea!
All the old romantic legends,
All my dreams, come back to me.
-Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

"I scream, you scream,
we all scream
for ice cream!"

Delicious frozen custard with rainbow jimmies 
from Kohr Bros.
Ocean City New Jersey

Walk off those extra calories while
strolling up and down the Boardwalk
and enjoy the rest of your summer!

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