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Cherries and Good Cheer ...

On Washington's Birthday! Cherry2_2

And, to begin, a quote from his lovely wife:

"I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also learned from experience that the greater part of our happiness or misery depends upon our dispositions, and not upon our circumstances." ~ Martha Washington

A few more ideas ...

~ How would your children like oatmeal and dried cherry cookies today? (They could even pass for a healthy on-the-go breakfast!)

~ In our home today, every good boy will find a dollar bill tucked beside his plate of cookies, as well as a mug of warm almond milk. Just the thing for a snowy February morning. :)

~ Now, if I were invited to tea today, I might bring my lovely hostess one of these little loaves, wrapped up with a cherry-red ribbon. They would also be nice for neighbors, teachers and friends!)

~ Certainly, Daddy will not be left out of the patriotic fun, for tonight's dessert will be Slow Cooker Cherry Cobbler. Perhaps with a dollop of vanilla whipped cream.

~ By the way, here's the cherry tree story and here's a neat coloring page.

~ One more quote for the day - a few lines from an old folk song. When Bill and I were first engaged, his dear grandmother would sing this to us with a wink and a smile ...

Can she bake a cherry pie,
Billy Boy, Billy Boy?
Can she bake a cherry pie,
Charming Billy?
She can bake a cherry pie,
Quick's a cat can wink her eye.
She's a young thing,
And cannot leave her mother.

Have a fun day!