Sunday, September 30, 2018

Celebrating National Coffee Day (A Day Late)


When you realize that you missed National Coffee Day... you need an extra cookie to go with your next cup of coffee!




I want to hear the simmer
Of the old coffee pot;
I want to hear it hummin'
When it's gettin' good and hot;
I want to see the vapor rise,
Like incense in the room,
And float about a-fillin'
Every corner with perfume.

~John W. Fellows, "The Old Coffee Pot,"
The People's Home Journal, July 1903

September 29th was National Coffee Day.  This is one of my favorite National Days!  I didn't technically "miss" it.  I just missed writing about it.  My mister and I were away visiting my eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson in South Carolina.


My sweet grandson, Sam, is now 18 months old and full of snips and snails and puppy dog tails!  We had a grand time of playing, reading books, singing, dancing, doing out to eat, and especially snuggling.  He is such a cuddle bug!  Sam had his first swimming lesson and did very well though he did not like getting his ears wet.  I think he can already swim better than Nana.

We returned home today to cooler North Carolina weather.  Oh I do hope that the temperatures continue to drop and stay that way until June.  Wouldn't that be nice!

Did you celebrate National Coffee Day?

12 comments:

  1. Oh I love coffee...no special flavors or creamers. I am a purist. Gina you asked about using the title Live within your Harvest....not sure if Cathy Haberman has a copy write on it or not. She is the designer of the piece. But if it is up to me, use away.

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    1. Thank you, Arlene. I rarely have a flavor creamer. I like milk and sugar! Real milk and real sugar! :-)

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  2. No coffee day celebration here. I never drink it, and we make it at home only when we have guests. My husband drinks it at work, or when out with friends. Now tea - that's a different story.

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    1. Lorrie, I like herbal teas. Caffeinated teas don't agree with my tummy.

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  3. We are big coffee drinkers here, and I did somehow happen to miss that it was National Coffee Day though! So glad you had such a wonderful visit with your family, and grandson! It is amazing how fast they grow! Hoping it stays cooler for you :)

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    1. Marilyn, it warmed up again but I'm hoping it will cool down this weekend. PS Everyday is National Coffee Day in my world!

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  4. Oh how wonderful you were able to get some grandchild time in, especially those cuddling times :) We had a perfect week and now this week has turned HOT again, may hit 90 tomorrow, looking forward to fall staying around.

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    1. Hot here too, Connie. The cooler weather was just teasing us.

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  5. I too enjoy coffee, I enjoyed the poem, and recently bought me a percolator, and love seeing the coffee perk in the glass top, and well as the aroma.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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    1. Sue, I love percolators too but I can't seem to make the coffee just right with them. The aroma is heavenly!

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  6. Oh I forgot to mention, aren't grandchildren the most precious gifts?

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But oh! the blessing it is to have a friend to whom one can speak fearlessly on any subject; with whom one's deepest as well as one's most foolish thoughts come out simply and safely. Oh, the comfort — the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person — having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away. ~Dinah Maria Craik, A Life for a Life, "Chapter XVI: Her Story," 1859