Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Music Of Your Life



A View Near Yachats, Oregon, Taken Yesterday

I wanted to pop in here a moment and thank Sugar Pie Farm House

for her excellent playbill, which has really helped me tackle some tedious jobs in the house today. Like the rest of us, she loves America and wants it to be what it used to be and what it is supposed to be. These songs are about the happy life in American culture, and include Bob Wills (yeah) which I personally had the privilege to hear live in concert when my children were little. In fact, the piano player, Al Stricklin, came to our house with his wife Betty, and sang to my little girl when she was sick, the song "San Antonio Rose." Later, we all walked to his house and he played the piano for us. I have been listening to this since I got started today and I'm still not tired of it.
Also, check out her link here http://cynthiascottagedesign.blogspot.com/ for more nice music, that bring back days of innocence and smiles and the good life in the good old USA. Don't forget to look at the Victorian things here http://oneshabbyoldhouse.blogspot.com/ which also have some good music for the day.

Although it looked like summer on the coast that day, it was freezing cold. I took off my coat to have my "picture took." For those of you who think I have poor grammar--that's an expression that has been in my family for a long time, and it comes from my southern heritage.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree. I have been listening to her music around the house for several weeks, and do not tire of it. Enjoyed your special stories related to it.
Julie

Anonymous said...

Count me in. Her music is now the soundtrack of our household. Love that "Tater Pie."

Mrs. R.

Brenda@CoffeeTeaBooks said...

Yes, her music makes me smile!

I love the way she has set up her new website.

Jeannie Jo Ann said...

Love that picture very very breath taking... I grew up along the North Coast there in California... inland enough for the Redwood trees but close enough to the ocean... Did you take this photo yourself... if so WOW! Wish I could get my camera to behave.

If you wear aprons I am hosting a apron wearing wednesday meme...

Jeannie Jo Ann said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and to answer your inquiry no I dont believe you have my blog linked to your blog... I did take a gander and see that you and I visit some of the same bloggers.. Small world, but whats so best bout this is that we may live in a time when the world wants us to be in the ME ME ME mind set there are still a few of us out there that says
no its WE WE WE We love our families, We love our Husbands, We love our children and most importantly We Love the Lord...... Granted some of us may have had to grow up in upbringings that were not ideal but its knowing that
we have the power to say NO I want better in family values and wholesomeness for my own children...Easy no but its the prize at the end when the Lord
says well done daughter of zion well done.

Thanks again for visiting...

Anonymous said...

Dear Lady Lydia,

I love the old expressions like "picture took". It to me represents the 'realness' and the humble, gracious charm of the U.S.

At least that's the way I see it living here in Australia.

Sonya

Anonymous said...

Dear Lady Lydia,

I love the old expressions like "picture took". It to me represents the 'realness' and the humble, gracious charm of the U.S.

At least that's the way I see it living here in Australia.

Sonya

Anonymous said...

Dear Lady Lydia. I love the pictures you've posted and I wanted to ask what sort of flowers are blooming on the cliff above the sea. They look a bit like broom (which I know to be an "invader species" in British Columbia-- brought over by homesick scottsmen in the 1800s) and I was wondering if it was growing that far south.

Thanks!

Becca

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

Becca, you are right; it is Scotch Broom--awful stuff but everyone raves about how beautiful it is. I think it is not quite so bothersome on the coast because the wind keeps blowing and the air isn't still enough to make anyone's allergies act up.

Sonya, Maybe you've heard another expression that is southern, that everyone uses around here : "fixin". I'm fixin to do this or "fixin" to do that. I don't know what the equivilent definition is, and can't quite describe the meaning.

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

oh and we also call recipes "receipts." We just don't know the difference. In fact I think there is a cookbook out that is actually called "Receipts"

Deirdra Doan said...

So fun to see all your crafts. I am teaching a class in cloth and clay doll making at my home May 9 for a few friends ..need to get some feed back on how I do before teaching it professionally. I would love to have you come as my guest.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lady Lydia,

Yes, I have heard the term 'fixin'. To me it means 'I have a mind to...' or 'This is what I am planning'. I have a good friend who is from Montana (I know it's not Southern), but I have heard many cute expressions.

God bless.

Sonya, Australia

Anonymous said...

In regard to 'receipts' in place of 'recipes', I believe it is an old English word for recipes! I came across that information somewhere, as I love to read. I recently read a book about the history of preserving food and how it actually helped society develop. For instance, the use of Pemmican (I hope I have spelled it correctly) helped the very early frontiersmen in the US survive. It was originally a mixture of dried salted meat, berries and fat. But I digress, I think I learned of the origin of 'receipts' in this book.

Sonya, Australia

FJ said...

This is excellent. American culture has been lost in a sea of modernity and should be restored, and posts like this / people like this make me have faith that we can one day return to it. If it takes a depression for people to realize it, I'm okay w/ that. I live in MA, where the epicenter of the revolution once was, and we're SO far from that now...it's just sad...good to see that spirit is still alive in other places.

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

FJ--This country belongs to us, not to those who wish to take over and establish a culture that is hostile to the family, to free enterprise,to personal prosperity, to homeschooling and to marriage, to creativity, to the Christian values found in the Bible. One way to preserve our freedom is to exercise it. Our music, which was about our country, is being replaced by "noisic" which is hostile to life and godliness. While we are thankful for the music passed on to us by our forefathers, we wonder what the next generation will say about the 20th century moderns who plagued the world with such noisic. Our people used to sing about our valleys (songs like Shenendoah, for example) and our rivers and oceans and mountains, our families ("BaBY gIRL," BY THE rALpH sTANLEY BAND, OR "How I long to see the Old Folks," etc) and they were all about America. Now the songs are base. It is hard for the next generations to sing of love, when their lives are so filled with anti-family, anti-God, anti-country hatred, foisted on them by modernity.

Anonymous said...

When I was growing up we always had music classes at school. We learned many patriot songs. We were also taught songs for each season. Now I don't think the little ones know any of these basic beautiful songs. I grew up with parents who were born in the early 1900s and they knew their parents songs and so we heard them sing and hum or play music on instraments around the home. When you walked down the streets you could hear piano lessons being played through the open windows and children reciting or a motheer singing a lullaby to her little ones. I wish I could somehow put todays people back in that time to really know and feel the difference. There were so many songs that made you proud of this country and to just be alive. Songs of home and God. You heard songs in the bands as they marched down the street during parades through out the year in all the little towns. The schools had choirs and the church bells rang out. Today I was so weary. I had listened to just a few minutes of the news but even a few was too much. When I took a break I headed to homeliving. I knew I would find a refuge here. I clicked on the songs and did my housework then when I ate my lunch I clicked on the site Cynthia's Cottage Design. I couldn't help but sigh as those beautiful room ideas flooded over the screen! Oh the inspiration they gave me to do some tweeking of our home, moving things around a bit and prettying here and there! I cannot thank you enough Ladia Lydia for again reviving our sence of what is right and good in this world.Jody

Linda said...

This has nothing to do with the actual post.. but......... your dress! WOW! You're not going to tell me you've actually bought it somewhere (as I don't see dresses being made anywhere anymore..)

Must be the work of a talented seamstress! ;)

Greetings from the netherlands!

Anonymous said...

Lydia you look beautiful! (And so young!) A real lady. Love from, Linda

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

Jody, I often tell people something similar. They never lived in a time when life was not so scary. The only way to give them a glimpse of it is to develope real family life again, and it can happen when women make the choice to stay home and claim their domain, not tossed back and forth by gloom and doom reports. In the face of disaster, women at home are a stabilizing factor.

LadyLydiaSpeaks said...

Linda, I will purpose to showcase the details and pattern for that dress sometime in the future.

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