Tag Archives: Chapelton

FMM 11 8 19 Dollar Treats

“True nostalgia is an ephemeral composition of disjointed memories.” ~ Florence King. I opened a box of Pears Soap this week, and immediately embarked upon a journey of remembering.  That brown, translucent oval shape, that smell, evoked a host of memories.  In fact it was not the Pears Soap I was remembering so much as […]

FMM 2 6 15 To be a Pilgrim

“You have not lived today until you have done something for someone who can never repay you.” ~ John Bunyan On Monday I traveled upon a bouncing bus, retracing steps down the years to the town and school of my youth. I was in the company of like-minded people, sisters and brothers though different mothers, […]

FMM 9 5 14 Missed Opportunities

“I am not a teacher, but an awakener.” ~ Robert Frost Have you ever had a gut feeling, a firm intuition that you were doing the right thing at the right time?  I can’t say that I have.  I am not blessed with those inner certainties, that unspoken confirmation.  Maybe it is that I just don’t recognize […]

FMM 2 7 14 Are we there yet?

“For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to a cause greater than oneself…” ~ Viktor Frankl It is a long drive to get to the north coast from the center of Jamaica.  A journey of perhaps 30 miles (or […]

FMM 12 20 13 That old time feeling

“My idea of Christmas, whether old-fashioned or modern, is very simple: loving others.  Come to think of it, why do we have to wait for Christmas to do that?” ~Bob Hope   Time is flying.  We seem to notice this in December more than any other month, as Christmas is upon us (already?) and the year […]

FMM 2 01 13 ‘You in your small corner,’

FMM 2 1 13 ‘You in your small corner’ Seventy one years ago today, a man in his early thirties made a promise that has been repeated over and over again since that Sunday in Salem Congregational Church: “Tomorrow, by God’s grace, I will light a candle in Chapelton, whose flame will never be put […]

FMM 1 25 13 “Lively up yourself!” Bob Marley

FMM 1 25 13 “Lively up yourself” Bob Marley   Is there anything as unattractive as a slouch? Someone who walks with no energy, arms folded or hands in pockets, looking as if they would rather be anywhere than where they are? It has always made me crazy to see people who approach their job […]