Tuesday, January 17, 2012

How Far You Go in Life...

How far you go in life depends on your being tender with the young

compassionate with the aged, sympathetic with the striving and tolerant of the weak and strong. 

Because someday in your life.......

you will have been all of these. 

George Washington Carver 

47 comments:

  1. I just love that old stained glass window!

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  2. Ah,the stained glass window is stunning and very true words there.

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  3. Love the quote, love the pictures!

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  4. Love the quote says everything and more. I was attracted by the name of your blog seems like an interesting place to be. Do come by my blog sometime.

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  5. Truer words were never spoken. Love the photos that go along with this post.

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  6. Great old house. I am quite worried about this wise quotation, because I still miss a couple of those...

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  7. love the pealing paint. i can relate...

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  8. I think that's quite true. Love the cottage!

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  9. Lovely pictures of the old place.

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  10. Wow! Good words and good pics!!! That house needs some loving!

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  11. I like that and I would like to think I am all of those but then again I'm biased.

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  12. so timely - as my father is now moving into assisted living, these words ring more loudly than ever.

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  13. Wow....something to think about.

    Isn't the stained glass beautiful?

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  14. Wise words Michelle and a nice reminder. I too have to say the stained glass is awesome, what a wonderful contrast to the worn wood.

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  15. Really love the quote..so very true. Great photos, as usual. xo

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  16. The quote is perfectly illustrated by this crumby vintage house. I hope someone shows it kindness and returns it to it's former grandeur.

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    Thanks so much for your condolence--it was great appreciated!

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  17. A great measurement of current time and life indeed.


    May you all have a kind Wednesday.

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  18. Great quote and (as usual) beautiful photography! You've got a great eye for both. Thanks for blessing me with your post. :)

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  19. What a great quote! I don't think I've heard it before!

    that crackly paint looks like my winter skin! ha.

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  20. never heard that quote before. I really like it.

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  21. I love this quote and that window too.

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  22. If the walls could talk, what a story I bet they could tell.

    Wonderful words.

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  23. Great blend of words and images. That grand old house looks like it should receive some patience and compassion.

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  24. Very true- lovely images too. I do try to lead a compassionate, cruelty-free lifestyle.

    Chrissy at Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

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  25. Surprised that window has survived the elements and sticky fingers -- wonderful captures. :)

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  26. I just love the stained glass window. It lends to the character of the house...can you imagine what stories this house would tell if it could talk? Thank you for sharing!

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  27. Wonderful old house... looks like someone scavenged the diamond window...

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  28. The quotes complicated the pictures beautifully. Love the stain glass windows. (Hugs)Indigo

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  29. Enjoyed the words and your photos! I was intrigued by the windows with the small stained glass panes around them, my great aunt had 2 such window inserts in her house!

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  30. It just breaks my heart to see a house abandoned that obviously was very loved in it's heyday.
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  31. Amen! We are having to deal with this in my dad's family with his older sisters and brothers; he is the last of nine. There are five of them still alive, but one of my aunts is now very ill....sigh....she was so vital and alive all of her life. We are all scrambling to help her son as we can get through this final stage of life. Unfortunately, we are getting rather good at our jobs. Guess that is all part of life and God's plan to take care of those who cared for us.

    LOVE your pictures!

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  32. Hi lovely lady.
    I love this photo of this old house if she could only talk to us!!! What a story she would tell us all. I hope someone put's some love back into her old wall's and missing paint she need's some love.
    Thanks so much for your sweet comments on my new Tablescape and my Kitchen. I hope you and your family have a wonderful week.
    XXOO Diane

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  33. Fabulous photos that fit so appropriately with the words!

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  34. Those are truly words to live by and the photos are beautiful!

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  35. Love George Washington Carver, the quote is a great marriage with your images.

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  36. Out throwaway society strikes again -- sometimes its houses and buildings -- sometimes it is life in various forms -- barbara

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  37. The words of Mr. Carve are so true and a good reminder. As always your photos...well, just makes one wonder who lived there and why they are abandoned.

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  38. The words of Mr. Carve are so true and a good reminder. As always your photos...well, just makes one wonder who lived there and why they are abandoned.

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  39. Beautiful . . .with stunning images to accompany the message.

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