Rice, and Gifts, and Song ~

It is easy to love the people far away. It is not always easy to love those close to us. It is easier to give a cup of rice to relieve hunger than to relieve the loneliness and pain of someone unloved in our own home. Bring love into your home for this is where our love for each other must start. – Mother Teresa

Start with water ~

Add some utterly beautiful food ~

From Zhejiang by ptipois

. . . and the scene is set.

All that is needed will be a happy song


February 14, 1914 7AM New York, NY Dear Valentine,

To Miss Blanchard from ‘A Secret Admirer’. At least at the Seminary one can eat chocolate!

This week’s posts will not be all Valentines. So let this be the one. I send all of you in seminaries (or not) thoughts of many delicious chocolates – I’m not certain what varieties our postcard girl has in her heart-shaped gifted box, but they do look lovely, and of course chocolates are the food for this day!

One does wonder what happened to Miss A.E. Blanchard, seminarian . . . . could it be?

In Apple (Custard) Pie Order

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Here is the pie I baked for you, Benjamin. I hope you like it!

It tasted delicious to me, and not least of all because of the words that were running through my mind.

There is a communion of more than our bodies when bread is broken and wine is drunk.

Written, of course by M.F.K. Fisher, who saw the effects and happenings of the WWII (a bit too close for comfort)!

Cheers! I’m glad I met you.

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There’s a party going on at Vintage Postcards today! I’m sending a piece of pie to everyone there!