Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Glowing serenity, definitely downstairs and double nice

- When my sisters and I spent a day in Elbert County, Georgia, a few Fridays ago, I spotted this angel marking someone's grave at the second family cemetery we visited.  The angel spoke to me for some reason and I think someone's loved one must have shelled out a pretty penny to have it erected there. 

- My sisters and I are also facebook friends and we all recently took one of those lighthearted facebook quizzes "What Downton Abbey character would you be?"  My sisters (who sort of operate as a unit at times) both got Mr. Bates.  I got Mr. Carson.  :)  He's a good sort, and kind of a rules follower, like me.  So I was looking for the quiz outside of facebook to share with you and found one, but it's different that the one I took before.  This time I got Mrs. Patmore.  :) 

- A dinner with one of my niece's friends, who also lives in the Atlanta area.  It felt a little like being with family, having dinner and chatting about life.  And there were crab cakes atop a salad that also had walnuts and Gorgonzola cheese..  Yum.


Granny Annie said...

Well I am not a member of the Aristocracy either. I am Mrs. Hughes. It certainly fits. lol I will send this to my sister who also is a fan. She wants to have a Downton Abbey Party and everyone comes in character. I think it would be a hoot.

Now, tell us what the angel said.

Lynn said...

Granny Annie -

Those things are fun to do. :) I like Mr. Carson and Mrs. Patmore - both good sorts.

The angel just glowed with serenity and therefore made me feel serene, too. :)

Sara said...

Okay, I got Lady Mary and here's what they said:

"You’re quite lovely once people get to actually know you. But that hardly ever happens, since most people are insufferable idiots."

I don't really think that about "insufferable idiots," but I have to admit, Lady Mary is one of my favorite characters. I like her, mainly because she always surprises the pig episode:~) Just when you think she's the insufferable one, she does something special or nice. She's also not afraid to take on challenges...So, writeup or not, I am pleased to be like Lady Mary:~)

I also liked the angel and what you said about it:~)

desk49 said...

Mr Bates it be
I know I know
yes me
The two of us
tho not hand and hand
got Mr Bates
is that not GRAND
Tho we're not alike
it seems we be
The two of us
you and me

Elephant's Child said...

Old cemeteries are often beautiful. And sometimes heart-breaking places.
I think I must be one of the last people in the world who has never seen Downton Abbey - but would definitely belong down stairs.

OldLady Of The Hills said...

That is a BEAUTIFUL Angel....We all need Angels by our side to help us through...! I happen to love some cemeteries....And Especially where there are angels.

I couldn't figure out how to do this DOWNTON ABBEY thing....I chose a Color and then I had to keep choosing different things---But...Nothing Happened. I feel really stupid....! What did I do wrong???

It is wonderful that you and your sisters are close and live close enough to see each other...

Riot Kitty said...

Is that angel as huge as it appears? That would be a little spooky at night.

I have only seen one partial Downton Abbey episode, so I can't tell if this is good?

Fireblossom said...

That's a beautiful angel.

Mama Zen said...

I got Mr. Bates!

Leonora said...

I also appreciate beautiful headstones and monuments in cemeteries. I would agree; this person must have been very loved.

Lynn said...

Sara -

I like Lady Mary, too - my friend, also named Mary, got her, too. :)

Ellis -

I can see you making a great Bates. Thank you for my poem, my friend. Good to see you!

Elephant's Child -

It is a great show, I think. I do love it and hope you will start watching it at some point. Yes - downstairs all the way for me.

Lynn said...

Naomi -

You just keep answering the questions and then your answer is revealed. Sorry you are having trouble with that - wish I could come visit and help. So far away.

Like my sisters - far away. I see one of them maybe twice a year, the other a bit more than that. It was so lovely to be with them.

Riot Kitty -

It is very large. I was so taken by it. I love cemeteries.

FB -

I think so, too.

Mama Zen -

You are in good company, I think. :)

Leonora -

I love old cemeteries, too.

Joanne said...

I got Mrs. Hughes!

LL Cool Joe said...

I've never watched Downtown Abby and know nothing about it or the people in it, so unfortunately the quiz is lost on me!

I love the Angel. I'm a fan of Angels. :)

Lynn said...

Joanne -

Mrs. Hughes is awesome!

Joe -

I love angels, too.