Friday, October 29, 2010


The day before yesterday the mail came as usual.  Nothing unusual until I spotted this among the advertisements and bills!  I wondered "Who could be sending me something from Salem?"  and I opened it...
...and Autumn Leaves began to fall...and fall...
and I began to smile from ear to ear!
My very Fall friend over at October Farm sent me this from Salem MA.  Remember?  I told you about it in my yesterdays post? 
You see, what you must understand is that I will never get to Salem.  No.  I won't.  I don't even kid myself, so this is so very special to me.  I love Fall and I get such a kick out of Halloween and when this arrived...I practically jumped for joy!  Thank you, Joyce!

See the little delicate lettering?  Joyce! 
See the little cauldron and the waves of steam coming from it?  Joyce!
I have NO clue how she did this....Joyce made them herself!!

See those little leaves?  Well, when I opened the envelope...and pulled out the card...little golden leaves of different hues sifted to the ground.  Pretty much the only beautiful Fall leaves I will experience...and never, never like they have on the East Coast.   

IF I had never discovered blogging...things like this would never happen to me.  *smile*
I am SUCH a happy camper!

My Granddaddy used to say "Mona, don't worry about Goblins gettin' ya!  They'll letcha go when daylight comes and they get a good look attcha!"  :)  
Happy Halloween!



  1. What a wonderful friend! Happy Halloween!

  2. How lovely! I am so envious of "crafty" people. No talents in that area at all. But I love to see what others can do!!

    Have a Happy BOO! Day, my friend!


  3. No matter why you start blogging there is always some unexpected joy. Friends, reconnecting, remembering! I'm so glad that Joyce sent this to you and that she can 'see' your joy!

  4. I'm a new follower,I enjoyed my visit with you.Nice gift you shared.Please drop by if you like.

  5. What lovely blogfriends you and I have!!! There are several people who are really special to me, and I light up at a comment, a message, an e-mail.

    Kim right above is one of those, as well, and we've even had a lovely visit when they came here last year to meet us.

    I'm just so thankful for every day and what it brings. And such friends---Great Blessings.

  6. I know that I most likely never will go to Salem either and got so happy when I got a card from Joyce too :-) :-) My first ever Halloween card :-)

    I have it on top of my linen cupboard beside a wooden ship my son gave me when he was just a boy, so You understand how much I appreciated the card I got :-)

    Happy Halloween!

  7. Blogging has it's many rewards.
    Happy Halloween Mona!

  8. Dearest Friend,

    Yes, because of Blogging I met you - truly one of the blessed days in my life.

    Happy Halloween. Your card is priceless, what a very talented friend you have. Smile that lovely smile of yours and know that you are loved by everyone who knows you. You have touched many lives.

    Heaps of Hugs,

  9. This is the one time of year I truly miss my old stompin grounds. The beauty of autumn up there is like no where else. The smells begin to change over in PA and throughout the the tips of each state going up 95. Then it hits you. Right around the MA/NH border.... all you can smell is apple orchards and leaves. It's a bit of heaven right here on earth. Hugs. Tammy

  10. What a sweet card! She did a great job on it!

    Ha ha! So your granddaddy is where you get your sense of humor!

  11. Heeehehhe! Isn't the blog world just fantastic???
    What a beautiful surprise from a beautiful friend.

    My Aunt Evelyn used to say I somebody grabbed me they'd let me go as soon as they got me under a street light. She was a city slicker.

    Oh, the things self~esteem are made of! :o)

    God bless and enjoy all your great spooky goodies sweetie!!!

  12. That's a very beautiful card Mona - what a lovely gift to receive so unexpectedly.
    The trees over here in England have been particularly beautiful this year.
    Blessings, Star

  13. Aren't blogger friends just the best!!! What a lovely and thoughtful gift. Love it. Enjoy. Hugs, Marty

  14. What a sweet, sweet friend, Mona. I big gift in a little envelope!!

    Happy Halloween!


  15. Happy Halloween my Dear friend...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  16. Happy Halloween Mona.Halloween is getting bigger here in Australia The shops had All the goodies this year.What A lovely gift your friend sent you.Have A good week.
    Hugs Mary.


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