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The Daily Prompt: Burning Down The House

Today’s daily prompt from WordPress is:

“Your home is on fire. Grab five items (assume all people and animals are safe). What did you grab?”


Here are the 5 things I would grab:

  • laptop
  • Kindle Fire (I can’t sleep without my waterfall sound effect)
  • family picture taken when Joe and I got married
  • picture Joe took of a camera bunker at the Trinity site on our last trip to New Mexico (2005)
  • charcoal drawing my late father did of the backyard where my sister, our neighborhood friends and I spent countless hours climbing the chestnut tree, playing in the sand box, and rolling down the hill. (Did you know saucer sleds make good swings in the summertime?)

These are the 5 items that are the easiest to get because they are on the main floor and not in the basement. There would take not be enough time to go grab boxes of family pictures, sports memorabilia and heirloom Christmas ornaments.

This means the painting of Jesus in the garden of Gethsemane that hung over the bed in Grandma and Grandpa M’s guest bedroom, would be sacrificed. But I guess Jesus will not mind, as he’s already sacrificed himself for me – and you.


Weekend Wisdom: Bonfires

This edition of “Weekend Wisdom” was inspired by my neighbors.  They and friends over and had a bonfire last night. I had to shut the windows because of all the ruckus.         😉

May at least one of these quotes speak to you today.


One can enjoy a wood fire worthily only when he warms his thoughts by it as well as his hands and feet. 

Odell Shepard

The fire is the main comfort of the camp, whether in summer or winter, and is about as ample at one season as at another.  It is as well for cheerfulness as for warmth and dryness. 

Henry David Thoreau

Absence diminishes small loves and increases great ones, as the wind blows out the candle and fans the bonfire.

François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

Love is like a friendship caught on fire.  In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering.  As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.

Bruce Lee