Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Ring the Bell

I am fortunate to have had this old dinner bell passed down to me.  In my mother's family for generations, it now stands sentry here at the farmette.  




Storms and heavy, flooding rains are moving into our area and staying for the next twenty-four hours.  The last time we had such rains the Man-child paddled the canoe around the pasture.  

If that happens again I just might have to run out and ring the bell myself.  


"The temple bell stops, but I still hear the ringing from the flowers." 

Matsuo Basho




34 comments:

  1. It looks nasty on the weather this morning, it is supposed to come east from your area on to ours. Probably not a good time to drive anywhere.

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  2. How wonderful to have this piece of your family history! We too are going to get rain this week but not that much! Stay dry, if you can.

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  3. oh what an awesome keepsake! love it! we are having those storms here today too. the boys have their last football game about an hour away...i'm sure we'll get there and they'll cancel it lol...i'm so bummed though!

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  4. Weather is a fickle thing. Here today, gone tomorrow.

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  5. Good Morning, please don't wash away...wonderful old bell, a handy item to have "hanging" around...solar is the way to go....your lovely photos never disappoint...Have a get day...

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  6. Beautiful bell. It's nice that it's been passed along within your family.

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  7. that storm front passed thru here early yesterday morning before making its way across country. be safe!

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  8. We have one, too! Well, actually it is still located at our former house which is where my sister-n-law now lives. They are a must-have for farm houses.

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  9. Hi Michelle, Well, I hope you don't have to go out and ring the bell but I do like the photo of the bell! :-) Have a good day. John

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  10. The bell is neat, and I hope you dont have to ring it!

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  11. What a beautiful thing to treasure...and it looks amazing against that angry sky!

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  12. I love the bell, and how blessed you are to have it installed at your home, now. If it could only talk!! Hope the rains don't float you all away. Be safe!

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  13. You are so lucky to have inherited that fabulous bell! We live on Bell road so I have an affinity towards them. I bet it makes a wonderful sound! Was it a school bell? I hope you don't flood! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  14. It's wonderful you have family treasures . . and, as soon as i saw your bell, I imagines i could hear it -

    Looks like we are sharing stormy weather . . . -g-

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  15. That's lovely. I wish I could hear it (not least because it's 9:30 pm and I haven't had dinner yet... :-))

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  16. Wow that is a wonderful old bell! I hope that you had no damage from the storms.

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  17. That's a neat (and useful) part of the family! Wow, you must have quite the rains for your son to have been able to paddle a canoe in your pasture!

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  18. Good luck, Michelle. My mother used a big cow bell to call my sister and me for dinner. Yours is much finer.

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  19. Very cool that this bell has stayed in your family for so long!

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  20. I much prefer the idea of ringing the bell than yelling!

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  21. The bell brings back memories of my mother ringing hers, a copper cowbell, as she stood in the kitchen door, calling us in from the orchard and fields and lake around our house to dinner. A couple years ago, I purchased one in Greece. It sits on my desk as I write and when I ring it I am transported back to the Greek pastures where shepherds are tending to their sheep and goats. Beautiful quote by the way. On my current post I have used a quote that I found on your lovely blog some time ago - thank you.

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  22. What an awesome piece to have...so many memories and stories. Stay safe during your deluge.

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  23. Ah, memories of my grandmother, who came out on the back porch and rang a hand bell for dinner. Family appeared from all directions!

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  24. Great looking bell. I bet it sounds neat too. - Hopefully you don't get too much rain. Raining here today. The wet season is starting, Ugh!

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  25. Now that would be a treasure indeed!

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  26. What a wonderful family treasure, love how you captured here as well. Stay safe buddy and feel free to send some of that wet stuff my way.. We are beyond dry.

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  27. Oh send that flooding this way! We will take it! Love the bell!

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  28. Your bell is just beautiful! :). How fortunate you are to have such a wonderful object as part of your family's history. :)

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  29. What an awesome treasure to have! Hope the heavy rains and high winds do not cause you too much difficulty and damage!

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  30. What a gorgeous bell, looks like a living creature...certainly a menacing looking sky behind it, hope you get a moderate amount rain.

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  31. Following the reports of nasty weather online and hope it will be over soon also that you don't receive any damages at yiur farmerte, Michelle. The solar panels you posted about earlier are a great idea to save energy and costs.

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  32. A lovely tradition and a very nice bell!

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