Thursday 19 February 2009

Start of our 3rd year ... First Gardening Magazine 1826, today's world ...

Dear Mr Postman .. thank you for delivering this letter .. and letting us have a few snippets ..

As today is the first day of Mum's third year as a stroke victim, and bearing in mind the situation I'm in at the moment, I thought I'd find a story she'd like that I can read to her when I get back to see her again - and keep the positive attitude at the forefront.

I bought a book for Janice, our Healer, to have something to dip into to read to Mum ..and mentioned it in this post: I have the book at home .. I can give you an idea of one of its contents, which I've set out below. The Bedside Book of the Garden by Dr D G Hessayon, who is the author of the best-selling Expert gardening series .. a highly respected book series in this country.

There are lots of Hilary type snippets! .. short articles, poems, pictures etc within the different chapters .. on Gardens, Linnaeus - the inventor of the modern Naming System, Gregor Mendel, etc .. and the one I'm going to mention now -

The first popular Gardening Magazine published in 1826 by John Claudius Loudon. He was a shining example of the Great Victorian Era which was soon to dawn - incredibly industrious, highly knowledgeable, serious-minded and devoted to the new technology ....

What's changed? Here I am .. providing positive snippets to my mother and loving telling everyone and anyone who will read my positive letters blog .. and how am I doing this?? - well of course with new technology ... what a wonderful world we live in: & as my mother is always saying to me .. "have you looked it up yet on Google?" .. this a definite thumbs up for the new technology and the fortuitous changes and friendships it's bringing to those that embrace it.

Thank you Mr Postman for letting us have this letter - with the useful information it contains ..

Hilary Melton-Butcher
Positive Letters


Jacques said...

God bless you! What a unique way to give encouragement to your mother. I would encourage you to take your blogs and put them into a book form some day.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on the three years! That is awesome :-)
Yes, I will look up the book.

Thank you,
Giovanna Garcia
Imperfect Action is better than No Action

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Jacques - many thanks for your thoughts .. yes that's my aim in due course .. I have lots of other material .. it's really kind of you to offer such warm words.

All the best Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Gio .. thanks .. it's Mum's strength that's sustained herself and me and kept us both going ..

Very much appreciated - Hilary: Be Positive Be Happy

Jocelyn at I TAKE OFF THE MASK said...

Hi Hilary! I got through your blog through Daphne's. You're really an inspiration, you and your family who has never failed in courage to continue loving and living life fully despite all odds and obstacles. Prayers and blessings be with you! Carry on. :)

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Jocelyn - how nice to see you here .. thank you so much for visiting.

I've just looked at your site .. it's brilliant and you obviously write so well and from the heart .. I loved your bio .. I'll be back to read more often.

I do hope I can inspire others .. or prepare them for times ahead .. because they will have access to these triggers of stimulation for lonely, sick, blind peoples ..

Thank you & hope to see you more often
Hilary Melton-Butcher
Positive Letters