Gingham Notebook


(originally posted away for the weekend)

Long, long ago – (well, back when I was in high school)

In a faraway land – (that would be Kansas – it’s kind of far from Boston)

I made myself a gingham notebook (I’m not sure why I made myself a notebook rather than running to the local dime store – but then, that’s not really the point of the story).

Anyway – this gingham notebook was my special journal – a chronicle of my teenage days – thoughts, hopes, dramas… I found it stashed away in a trunk in my basement, having made it through several moves. Without opening the journal, memories flooded my mind; I remembered all that it contained – what it meant to me.

As I began transitioning away from “away for the weekend“, I knew this journal was the inspiration for my new blog, “Gingham Notebook” (without the teenage angst and drama) – focusing on the everyday – photos, stories, rambles.

And as I start the new year with my new blog, I hope you will join me. I wish you a very happy new year!

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.” Brad Paisley



  1. Greg | 31st Dec 17

    I really like your new site a lot. I’m looking forward to your future rambles!

  2. It\'s All About Purple | 31st Dec 17

    this is awesome!! i will add you to my new reading list!! LOVE the new picture!!

  3. Eileen | 31st Dec 17

    Hello, love your new look and blog. I will add you to my sidebar. I wish you all the best in 2018, happy New Year to you and your family.

  4. Vicki | 6th Jan 18

    Love your connection to the Gingham Notebook from long ago! Onward 2018!

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