The Christmas decorations are all packed away, the tree is thrown out on the brush pile and the brand new 2018 calendar is on the kitchen wall. The memories of another happy Christmas time with family and friends are still fresh though. And I’m counting the blessings of sweet times gone by and more …

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  Welcome to Friday’s Blessing List! We had a few cooler days last week and I thought perhaps the Island had made the transition to fall but, no, I was wrong. This week we had some of the warmest temperatures of the whole summer! So what does that mean?? 1. Bonus Beach days! Are we complaining?

  Beyond lay the sea, misty and purple, with its haunting, unceasing murmur. The west was a glory of soft mingled hues, and the pond reflected them all in still softer shadings. The beauty of it all thrilled Anne’s heart, and she gratefully opened the gates of her soul to it. “Dear old world,” she …

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