Every Home Should Have a Pretty Bell

The harbor in the south shore of Massachusetts at sunset - July 2017
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I visited my Aunt early this month.  I enjoyed seeing the ocean and all the boats.  The above picture was taken by my sister. (She has a much better camera than I do!)  My Aunt is 80 years old and looks amazing. She is still active and has a lovely home.  She does word search puzzles, for fun, which gave me an excellent idea.  Our local dollar store sells these for very little cost.  I bought a few for Mister.  This is something he can do to pass some of the time for entertainment. (He has been disabled for more than 2 years now.)  This helps keep one's mind sharp.

My Aunt has always had a collection of pretty bells.  She used to keep them by the front bay window of her Massachusetts home.  There were pretty decorations on them, and we children loved to pick each one up (ever so carefully) and ring them to hear the different sounds.

This past week I received a "call bell" in the mail.  It is just a plain design, but something you ring when you need to call someone from another room.  I showed it to my grandchildren. They were delighted!  "Will you ring the bell, Me`me?"  One will ask.  I smile and oblige.  Every so often, I will ring it just for fun.  It makes us all smile.

It is also good to have a bell in times of sickness.  If one is on bed-rest, the pretty bell could be on the nightstand to call those for little services such as a cup of tea, some toast, or some water.  Every home should have a pretty bell.

I am very worn out and trying to take things slow.  I have not had much energy to write here, but hope to get back to it next month. I hope you have a wonderful summer!

Mrs. White

From the Archives -

Our new Way of Life with Mister's Disability - The Shabby Garden.

Making the Best of things - Poor and Pretty Living.

I'm Happy to Be - Just a Housewife.

Mrs. White's special book for Homemakers - "Mother's Book of Home Economics."

An Invitation - Subscribe to The Legacy of Home and have it delivered directly to your email. 


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