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I always thought Maeve looked like a lady I’d enjoy sitting down with for a cup of coffee or tea and nice chat.

Maeve Binchy passed away today at 72. Binchy was a bestselling author from Ireland. Before she became a short story author and novelist, she was a teacher and later, a journalist and columnist. I could relate to her personal history and I enjoyed her writing, which combined humor with poignancy and humanity.  Her first novel, Light a Penny Candle, was rejected five ties before it was published.  When it was published, it became a bestseller and her books went on to sell more than 40 million copies worldwide.

And she just looked like a sweetheart.

Rest in peace, Maeve. You were an all together grand storyteller and you’ll be missed.

RIP, Maeve

I think Harry–and Richard–would approve


What do we live for if  it is not to make life less difficult for each other?~ George Eliot

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread~ Mother Teresa

A kind heart is a fountain of gladness, making everything within its vicinity freshen into smiles.~ Washington Irving


It takes so little to make people happy–just a touch, if we know how to give it, just a word, fitly spoken, or a slight readjustment of some bolt or pin or bearing in the delicate machinery of the human soul.~ Frank Crane

The best portion of a good man’s life, his little, nameless unremembered acts of kindness and of love.~ William Wordsworth

Be kind–everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.~ Plato

Alone and without love we die. Life itself is as dependent upon relationships with others as it is on food.~M.N. Beck

Some words of wisdom I found inspirational and which reminded me of a certain fellow we all admire. Not having a particularly good day health-wise.  Sort of one of those “somebody took a Louisville slugger and beat the heck out of me” feelings. (A Louisville slugger is a famous brand of baseball bat FYI). Good to see all your comments, though, ladies and may I say keep up the good work. 😀