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


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

  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.

  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

  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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