St. Katharine Drexel

We were attending a Craft Fair on the campus of the St. Katharine Drexel Shrine this past Saturday.  We decided to take the tour of the Shrine after hearing of its impending closure in January.  It seems they’ve sold the campus and are moving St. Katharine to somewhere in Philadelphia.

The campus is beautiful and the tributes to St. Katharine are amazing.

So much history and good works.

St. Katharine gave hope to the poor, Native Americans and African-Americans.  Providing healthcare and education to the poorest Americans.

I found this block in the walkway inspirational 🙂

To top it off they had a photo op with the Pope in the lobby.  How could is this place?  Um…VERY!  It’s sad that they campus is closing.  I’m glad I got to visit before that happened.  St. Katharine is an inspiration and gives me hope that not all rich people are greedy and soulless.  In today’s climate I wasn’t so sure about them.

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Oh Halloween…I Miss You Already

The First.  Everything is the First in our new home.  This time it was the first Halloween.

We didn’t get many Trick-or-Treaters but I managed to have a great time.

There he goes our first Trick-or-Treater.  He was a little guy dressed as Batman.  His Dad was enjoying the Trick-or-Treating too.   He was so cute!  Batman, by the way, is the best Halloween Costume ever!

It was pretty cold outside and the moon shone crisp in the evening sky.  In short, it was perfect!  Next on our Holiday Hit Parade is Thanksgiving.  This weekend I will switch out the decorations.  I can’t wait.  To have our own home is beyond thrilling for me.  I’m like a lucky Trick-or-Treater who just got the full size candy bar!

Life is good 🙂

On A Hot Autumn Day

Today has been another hot day in the neighborhood.  It was colder in August than it is now.  I want it to be cold or cooler, not 85 degrees!

I haven’t been outside much in the last 5 days because of the heat and humidity.  Today I forced myself to go out to the farm for some Autumn cheer even if it was 85 degrees.

Things are starting to turn brownish.  Very Harvest looking which is wonderful!  The farm is preparing for the winter and sowing the crops.  I love having this place near me.  Suburbia isn’t the same as wide open farmland.  To have this to look at everyday is soul cleansing.  It gave me the boost I needed today.  Now Mother Nature is done with Hurricanes and Heatwaves we can get on with Autumn, thank you. 🙂

Baby, It’s Hot Outside

It’s Autumn officially now but the Temperatures have been sweltering.

This cloud is about the most we will see from Hurricane Maria.  She’s churning off the coast of North Carolina right now but she’s suppose to move out to see and not guide up the coast.  Thank goodness.  Too many people have been hurt by Hurricane’s this season.  Harvey, Irma, Juno and Maria have served their destruction and now the rebuilding is taking place.  The lack of response to those victims of Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico by the US Government is appalling.  But under the current President and his Administration it really doesn’t surprise me.  Compassion is only granted if there is a profit (for Trump and his Cronies) to be made.

I’m hoping once Maria moves out of our area we will see more seasonable temperatures and the Hurricane’s will die down.  Here’s to Hope!

1776 Lives!!

Sunday saw bright sunny skies and a balmy 60 degrees.  It was the perfect kind of day to take in the yearly Revolutionary War Battle Re-Enactment.

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What I love about the Re-Enactments is the fact they stay in character and live that way all weekend.  It so much fun to speak with General Washington as he surveys his troops.

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It doesn’t hurt the mood when it’s autumn with the vibrant colors accenting the encampment.

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They held weapon demonstrations before the skirmish.

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It turns out Ben Franklin is quite the shooter.  The lady in non-period garb is the safety inspector.

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In the center, guiding the American Militia is General George Washington.

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The British won the skirmish but not the war and the Americans lived to re-enact another battle!

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If you get a chance visit Hope Lodge.  It’s an historic treat!