16 July 2012

monday's musing

"Health is not a condition of matter, but of mind." - Mary Baker Eddy


I'm still sick as a dog and trying to get my mind to agree I need to be better. Now. Please send healing vibes if you have any extras!


Interesting aside: my grandmother always insisted that Mary Baker Eddy was related to her mother (maiden name Pearl Eddy) by marriage. Having done a little genealogical digging, I wasn't able to tie the two families together, but it sure made a fascinating story growing up. Did you have any stories like that growing up?


(eta: It's definitely worth it to read a little about Mary Baker Eddy's life. It became much more understandable to me how she came to her system of beliefs.)

8 Comments:

Anonymous JV said...

Healing vibes, we need you well, Romi!

I don't know how interesting it is, but here's a story to entertain you while you're recuperating:

My grandfather and his brother were a musical act that did a little vaudeville as children and later on my grandfather played trombone in the same band as Glenn Miller for a time.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Jeanne said...

Feel better please :-( Have you been to the doctor?? No stories from me. ♥

2:53 PM  
Blogger Kathleen C. said...

My grandmother always insisted that we were (closely) related to Abraham Lincoln through her Grandpa Lincoln. She was very dissapointed to learn that the branch split a couple generations before Abe. We were no better than second cousins about four or five times removed.
Though I'm not sure I totally agree with Ms. Eddy (some illnesses need medical help) I hope you feel better soon.

3:37 PM  
Blogger Knit On Regardless said...

I hope you feel stronger soon. My mother used to say she was related to Mary Queen of Scots. I never verified that but in the movies Queen Mary was always cranky so maybe:).

5:35 PM  
Blogger Knit On Regardless said...

Feel stronger soon! My mother always said she a descendent of Mary Queen of Scots. I never verified it but in the movies, Queen Mary is always cranky so maybe :)

5:37 PM  
Anonymous Victoria said...

My mom says we're descended from a brother of a famous Chinese woman warrior named Yang Kwei Ying. One of mom's cousins is named after her.

9:50 AM  
Blogger sue said...

My parents never told stories about my ancestors. Then one day I decided to read a book by a local author about the beginnings of our town. WHOA! Grandpa was amazing! As a young man headed to America the mast of their ship got tangled with another, Both ships feared that they would sink, but my great-grandfather climbed the mast and separated the ships. Then the town (VERY SMALL, population was under 500 when I was going to school) had built a Lutheran church. Several years after the church was built the congregation decided to follow a different path and the church split, the original church and the "new" church which stuck with the original teachings. (Missouri synod and non Missouri synod) Grandpa had been very instrumental in building both churches and when he died they both rang their bells for his passing, it was also the beginning of the end of two separate Lutheran churches in such a small town. The claim was that Great-grandpa had felt so badly about the split that the two churches started talking again and felt they could combine, so it was attributed to him. But my father never knew this about his Grandfather. Many years later I found out that all these stories were true and many more.

2:31 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

healing powers sent your way.

7:59 AM  

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