In the midst of the Great Preparation for Christmas one year, long ago, there was a young couple about to make a decision that would change the course of history, for them…and the generations to follow. First, there was Tim. He was quite sure he had found the ‘girl of all girls’ that he hoped … More Life is Lovelier With Lace…and a Christmas, “I Do, I Do!”
“Oh, where do I start?” It was the Ludvigson Lace Lady speaking to *Hummer, for they were once again conversing over coffee at the Ludvigson Lace Lady’s kitchen table. Hummer: Well, what is on your heart? Ludvigson Lace Lady: I’m not quite sure. Usually a cup of coffee with you brings my concerns to … More Life is Lovelier with Lace. . . Harvest Sheaves and Tares
“I was in high school, then. Graduated in ’74.” Seventeen magazine. Twiggy’s pixie. Farrah Fawcett’s luscious face framing curls. Plaid pantsuits. Leather miniskirts. “Brown, gold and olive green. The groovy colors.” Women’s Liberation Movement. Protests. Civil Rights Movement. Protests. JFK assassination. Protests. Martin Luther King assassination. Protests. Bobby Kennedy assassination. Protests. Vietnam war. Protests. … More Life is Lovelier with Lace. . . And Vietnam Vets
“I don’t remember The Rose.” This would be back in the Ludvigson Homeschool days. “We read about Martin Luther, the Reformation and the 95 Theses. But I do not recall The Rose.“ Probably because we did not have Google and Pinterest. And possibly because we are not Lutheran. “But Martin Luther’s Reformation goes beyond … More Life is Lovelier with Lace. . . And the Reformation Rose
Pumpkins! Pumpkins, everywhere! Celebrate Fall! “Celebrate cool weather!” Oh, yes. To humanity, pumpkins seem to be a reminder that it is time to roast marshmellows over the campfire – in hoodie attire. “Making smores!” Quite impossible in East Texas. That reminder to us must be stupifying, for us to believe! In some northern regions, gloves … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And Pumpkins!
“October and birthday parties used to be synonymous in earlier years!” This was the Ludvigson Lace Lady pondering what she would be planning this year in October. It wouldn’t be quite the same, for sure. “Change. Things never stay the same. I will certainly experience that this year!” In days gone by, the Ludvigson Lace … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And a Harvest Birthday!
Let’s be a bug on the wall and listen to the Ludvigson Lace Lady and the Ludvigson Lace Lady CEO at supper tonight… Grandpa LLL/CEO: “She’s quite lively falling asleep, in her bed.” Grandma LLL: “Yup. And in ours!” Grandpa LLL/CEO: “She was so curious about your little white porcelain balls on our brass headboard. … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And the Little Princess Pea
Pull up a chair at Hummer’s kitchen table, where you will find the Ludvigson Lace Lady! Their chatter is in regard to a recent letter enclosing a special poem received at a poignant time: • Drew and Grandpa • Drew and the Military • Drew & Josie – waiting for ‘that moment!’ Hummer’s Blog: hymnsforhimtheludvigsons.wordpress.com … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And Hummer Mail!
The Ludvigson Lace Lady recently brought her lace crochet project over to Hummer’s home, so as to enjoy some coffee and a nice chat! This time the two are sipping coffee over, “Hummingly. . . Teardrop Trail.” Ludvigson Lace Lady: “And a bittersweet reality bringing a few more tears to the Trail of Tears…” Feel free … More Life is Lovelier With Lace…Bittersweet Coffee With Hummer!
“It smells sooo good!” The Ludvigson Lace Lady was not referring to a fresh baked apple pie, but the autumn leaves! “Yes! The leaves! Not only do they smell good, they feel good! They sound good! They certainly LOOK good!” She took a minute to count. There are five senses in the human … More Life is Lovelier With Lace. . . And (Raked) Autumn Leaves!