Welcome, Summer!

As I sat in the welcoming shade of our trees with a gentle breeze wafting the fragrance of new flowers…….Nope. That didn’t happen. Not this week. As I basked in the soft warm glow of Brother Sun…..Nope. That’s not quite right either. As I walked out the door into a...

Memorial Day

This excerpt is taken from the 1951 House Chronicles: At 9:30 a.m. May 30, almost to the minute, the haunting measured notes of Taps drifted through the open windows of the classrooms where the clerics were writing final examinations. Each phrase of the bugler’s call...

Many Happy Returns

The hummingbirds have returned to the feeder on the Resident’s Deck. Each fall, these tiny aviators journey south and spend the winter in southern Mexico or Central America. Then early in the year, they begin the trek back north, flying about 23 miles each day. When...

Welcome Back!

The House Chronicle from 1971 recounts a number of groups that visited St. Anthony’s in the Month of May: May 9-12: Six diocesan priests on retreat here. May 14: 125 kids from St. Anne’s tour our place and picnic here, attend Mass here. Fr. Paul Yaroch arrives here at...

Bully Birds and Greedy Squirrels

The bird buffet has been a source of entertainment through the fall, winter and now into spring. Tracy and Marge enjoy learning to identify the different visitors and watching them as they sample the variety of feeds and feeders. JustBob, Jackie H., Jain and other...

. . . and the Bees

It has been busier than a beehive here lately.  Saturday morning, we had two worker bees here grinding the stumps from the trees we cut down out front.  Sunday afternoon, several more worker bees were busy moving some furniture around in the front offices.  Wednesday,...

The Birds . . .

The bird watch continues at the bird buffet. In fact, the most common lunchtime discussions revolve around the birds spotted and heard at St. Anthony’s. JustBob and Jackie H. seem to be the resident experts on all things avian, but Tracy is learning to recognize the...

Signs of Change

There are many signs of change in and around St. Anthony’s these days. Despite winter’s efforts to reassert itself earlier in the week, signs of spring are everywhere: flowers are shooting up in the gardens, buds are bursting forth on the trees, and the grass is...

Age-Old Questions

Each spring, this age-old question seems to pop into my head on a regular basis: Spring is sprung, the grass is riz, I wonder where the birdies is? If this Chronicler was inclined to take some literary license, the 2021 St. Anthony’s version would go more like this:...

Mother Nature’s Gracious Gifts

It is spring clean-up time here at St. Anthony’s. Last spring, the residents were spending the COVID lockdown cleaning up the multitude of tree limbs that winter storms had snapped off of the pine trees in front. The clean-up efforts last year netted six very large...

House Chronicle | The Year Of Our Lord 2021

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