Friday, July 28, 2006

Early Morning Downtown Eugene

Eugene's downtown is quite dead. There are lots of empty buildings. The redeeming element on the streets are the flowers in hanging baskets and planters.

Linn is sitting by Ken Kesey's statue at Broadway and Willamette. Ken in bronze is reading a book to children.

In the pool at the club this morning Linn and I were remembering the songs we learned as children. I remember 'Count your Blessings' and come back to thinking about how good it was for a young child to learn that.

Count your blessings. Name them one by one. Count your many blessings, see what God has done.

Another one I remember is 'Little Purple Pansies.'

Little purple pansies, touched with yellow gold, growing in one corner of the garden old.
We are very tiny but must try, try, try, just one heart to gladden, you and I.

Though I am no longer a church goer I recognize the value of teaching little children important values.

1 comment:

robspaulding said...

Hi Ida. I am impressed with the ease with which you seem to be able to get photos of the day posted on your blog. Here I am, today, just reading the news and checking my e-mail and you are already writing in your blog. I enjoy the photos of downtown. Cheryl and Cheney were at the library yesterday. Cheryl starts teaching downtown next week (at Pacific Univ.).