Sunday, December 31, 2006

Quote du jour/Gladys Taber

My New Year's resolutions are simple. I resolve to be more patient, less selfish, cherish my friends, and in my small way help whoever needs help. I cannot conceivably influence the world's destiny, but I can make my own life more worthwhile. I can give some help to some people; that is not vital to all the world's problems and yet, I think if everyone did just that, we might see quite a world in our time!
Gladys Taber
Stillmeadow Sampler, 1959

4 comments:

  1. Happy New Year Nan! I love your resolution and hope to work on that this year too!!!! mozart

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  2. Aren't the words of Gladys Taber always so relevant to this day and age. She is timeless.

    I wish you all happiness and contentment in 2007 Nan! I hope we keep in touch.

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  3. HI I found your BLOG today. I love seeing the quote by Gladys Taber. I loved every one of her books. Wish there were more books like that today. Mary In CT

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  4. Heidi, thanks so much, and the same to you. I think we will now that we are stopping by one another's blogs!

    Mary, thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I know just what you mean. Actually, there is a woman named Dominique Browning, who, though she doesn't live in the country and is the editor of House & Garden magazine, reminds me a bit of Gladys. She has two books about her home and garden. Here is something I wrote in my book journal:

    "I was struck part way through that she is a modern day Gladys Taber. She writes of her home and her garden with an affection and almost reverence which Gladys Taber felt. One is a suburban woman with a high power job, who writes books and columns
    about her life, and the other was a country woman who wrote articles and
    books about her life. They share that commitment to their homes."

    You might enjoy her writing.

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