Saturday, December 31, 2011

Auld Lang Syne

Image: Little House in the Big Woods

When the fiddle had stopped singing Laura called out softly, "What are days of auld lang syne, Pa?"
"They are the days of a long time ago, Laura," Pa said. "Go to sleep, now."
But Laura lay awake a little while, listening to Pa's fiddle softly playing and to the lonely sound of the wind in the Big Woods. She looked at Pa sitting on the bench by the hearth, the fire-light gleaming on his brown hair and beard and glistening on the honey-brown fiddle. She looked at Ma, gently rocking and knitting.
She thought to herself, "This is now." She was glad that the cosy house, and Pa and Ma and the fire-light and the music, were now. They could not be forgotten, she thought, because now is now. It can never be a long time ago.

I pray that you all will have a very blessed and happy 2012.

Take care,


  1. Happy New Year, Melanie--to you and your family!

  2. Just stopping by to wish you a Happy New Year. sandie

  3. wishing you a very blessed and happy 2012. Blessing Trish

  4. I like the imagine of mama rocking and knitting by the fire; what a comforting thing I think for a young one to see! All was secure in her world! Wishing you and your family, Melanie, a very Happy New Year!


  5. Happy 2012, Melanie, to you and your family!


  6. Melanie...sweetest New Year blessings to you and yours! Hugs ♥ Teri

  7. Happy New Year Mel :) tell the family Happy New years to please :D

  8. No, Melanie! Auld acquaintance and auld lang syne shall not be forgotten. HAPPY NEW YEAR to you and yours.

  9. Oh how I love these books :) These sweet words are so wise. Thanks for sharing, and Happy New Year to you and your family!


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