Friday, April 8, 2011
I was thinking about Rose Kennedy. I read her biography many years ago. She was quite a mother! But her day-to-day life intrigued me. She would go to mass every single morning. She did this throughout her entire life. From what I understand, she would also walk into the church just to pray when a trial came to her family. This encourages me in my own religious duties.
Mrs. Kennedy had a full staff of servants. Wouldn't that be nice? I remember reading that she would plan out the dinner early each morning. She would "order the dinner." Then her staff would do the shopping or use what was at home and make sure that meal was ready and served at the dinner hour. Rose would also tell the cook how many people were expected for the meal. Do we plan our meals in the morning? Or do we often wait until 3 or 4 in the afternoon and throw something together? I love how she had this all set during the breakfast hour.
I have a lot of trials in my life, and a lot of pressure on me at home. But instead of having an anxiety attack this morning, I smiled. For some reason thinking about Mrs. Kennedy helped bring joy into my heart. I am going to be okay. I have a list of adventures to accomplish and I will do them gratefully.
No matter what happens today, I will make sure it is a happy homemaking day!
Don't forget that Mother Makes the Home.
Remembering the old days - The House Dress.
From my childhood- Saturday Morning Chores.
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