– any holiday –

are such a great opportunity

to focus on bringing

the family together.”

— Lidia Bastianich

“There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.” — Ronald Reagan

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Holiday wreaths adorned with fruits, nuts and ribbons, such as this one gracing the door of the Florence Griswold House, traditionally signify a warm message of “Welcome to my home!” — Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, Conn. • Photo by Mary O’Connor

© 2019

5 thoughts on “Welcoming

    1. Christmas was excellent, as I hope yours was as well! Can’t believe how it flew by,however, with the new year right around the corner. Hope 2020 is a happy, healthy and peaceful one for us all!


  1. Wow!!! this looks magical. Once again we are at the time of the year where we need to welcome new things and newness into our world. Wishing you peace and happiness.

    Wishing you Mary a wonderful 2020 Happy New Year!!!
    Signing Off 2019 from wondering “Makeup & Breakup.”


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