Monday, July 6, 2009

the day to day life...





{image via ink on my fingers}
{photograph by kaylynn deveney}


a few years ago i came across an amazing book called  The Day-to-Day Life of Albert Hastings.   i have always kept the book in easy reach so that i could look at it often, i do this, knowing that each time i look at it i cry because it is just so beautiful and touching.  my favorite little book has been packed away (with the rest of our lives...) for the past 6 months, and i found myself missing it.  so that is why i was so happy to come across this interview with the author, kaylynn deveney, earlier today over on susannah's blog.  

looking at the book, reminds me of my two wonderful grandfathers, who have both passed away.  my dad's dad reminds me of Albert the most.  my grampa ahearn used to write little notes for himself right on the walls of his barn. the notes helped him keep track of the comings and goings of plants in the garden, for instance, here's a picture of one of his notes that marked the date of the last tomato.    

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8 comments:

  1. Thank you for posting this, I've never heard of the book before but it sounds like something I must read. Thanks. And what a neat photo!

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  2. Wow, that looks like such an interesting contemplative book. I need to get my hands on it :-)

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  3. sounds like such a dear book, and I loved the story of your grandpa and the barn {sigh}

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  4. Sweet- I am going to check out that book :)

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  5. i feel the same way about the book- so so precious and magical

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  6. Sarah what a beautiful, beautiful book.
    It made me teary reading about Albert and Kaylynn.
    Love your blog and your art.
    Thank you
    jenn

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  7. thanks for all of the sweet comments! so glad you liked this post. you will just LOVE the book! xoxo

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