” To be able to hear the divine calling, for grace to flow abundantly, it is enough to love something dearly, music, the sun, or a little child.” – Ramakrishna
The season of Christmas and the coming of the New Year has always felt like the most serene and reflective gift I could ever receive as a young girl.
It was always natural for me to take the time of reflection and allowance for myself and other individuals to be just that….a very special entity, an individual unto the world, to spread the joy of one’s unique creation, hope and love to one another.
I believe as we get older many of us do forget the unique power we yield to make a difference in this world as creators, as children of the Creator.
I wish for us all the remembrance of the grace and glory we all share in…
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Dreams From the Wood Porch
December 30, 2014
A stirring of rust colored leaves rise ethereal with clay dust, as the girl child dances under the hazy sun of the afternoon heat.
Not yet an angel, gold dipped in sin and prayer; her tinkling laughter is matched by the cicada drone that beats with hypnotic fervor.
He rocks back and forth ceremoniously on the old porch with solemn and careful watching.
The evening damp strangles and descends the smoke clouded mist from the old man’s pipe, as a whippoorwill hurriedly cuts through the last lazy moment of heat from the celestial terrace.
He waits in the gathering dark for her to come in as she moves steadfast and barefoot toward the blistered wood porch.
Laced with secret and smiling she will lay with thought dreams bathed clean, in star shine.
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‘Autumn fog wraps a field like spirits moving low above the reeds;
where chilled air, rings birdsong on tendrils of suns first light’
Midway, KY is quaint as it is picturesque, with its rolling horse fields, tobacco barns, old stone walls that decorate the country roads for miles and the historic homes and buildings strewn about its countryside.
It seems to be a place from an old story-
Midway, KY was established on January 31st of 1835 and settles in Woodford County.
This lovely town is famous for its thoroughbred race horse breeding operations, tobacco farms, bourbon whiskey, cattle, historic stone walls and homes and the Midway Distilling Company which continued a legal operation in Prohibition era.
In the very early days before the Europeans settled, this area was home to ‘Mound Builders’. There have been several large and small American Indian Mounds discovered on the farms nearby.
In 1832 the small settlement was called Stevenson’s and it had its first Post Office.
In 1835, the Lexington and Ohio Railroad purchased from farmer, John Francisco, 216.375- acre land for 6,491.25. The land was used to establish Kentucky’s first railroad town and rightly called it Middleway, because the local was relative to Lexington and Frankfort, KY.
In 1837, the town would be renamed to Midway.
The legendary racehorse, Man o’ War was foaled at Nursery Stud Farm in the nearby county of Fayette.
The mother of Jesse and Frank James, Zeralda James, was birthed at the Black Horse Inn at the intersection of U.S. route 62 and old Frankfort Pike. Her Father ran the Tavern there and she resided with him.
There are so many beautiful old places to see in Midway and one of the oldest is the Weisenberger Mill, which has been in the Family for seven generations. It is the oldest operating mill in Kentucky and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Woodford County was formed in 1788 from part of Fayette County, Virginia. It was named after American Revolutionary War general, William Woodford.
Woodford County has a rich history that is home to Kentucky’s oldest bourbon whiskey distillery, Labrot & Graham from 1812.
Lane Ends Farm, during 2007, even had Queen Elizabeth II as a guest before the Kentucky Derby.