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Blog“Just Over the Hilltop”

Hello and welcome to the recipe book section of the Rose of Sharon Bed and Breakfast. I have had several people stop by at our bookstore for either a recipe from the diner (Mom’s Schoolhouse) days or to tell me how much they miss certain foods I made. And I thank you for your encouragement…

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Yesterday was a lovely day of rest, grocery shopping, and stopping by to watch Andrea and some of the grandchildren making Christmas wreaths. I ordered two swags made with cedar bows with red berries and a burlap-style ribbon for over the fireplace. This year I have displayed the old, fragile glass ornaments on the mantle…

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Happy Thanksgiving from just over the hilltop in Norwood where most of the snow has melted in these last couple of days with the increased warm temperatures. The village was able to clear away the debris of leaves and brush along the roadsides this morning and now it can snow again. I am grateful the…

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My, how the days and weeks slip by so rapidly as the year winds down. It’s been three weeks since last writing to you from “just over the hilltop” though I did start while working at the election on the 5th. I worked in Madrid at the Hepburn library and had a lovely day with…

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The beauty of this time of the year reminds me of two songs. One is “The autumn leaves drift by my window” and today the trees are releasing many of their glorious leaves as it sometimes appears to be raining yellow, orange, and some red/browns giving the ground a natural beauty as well. The transfer…

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Oh, October, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways. Harvest parties, wagon rides, bonfires, scuffing about in the drying leaves, the smell of apple pies and harvest soups, and the smell of the earthy dried leaves and geraniums. Sweaters, the cool crisp air, soccer and field hockey (from my high school days),…

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