1. 1.
    traveling from place to place, especially working or based in various places for relatively short periods.
    "the peripatetic nature of military life"
    synonyms:nomadic, itinerant, traveling, wandering, roving, roaming, migrant,migratory, unsettled
    "I could never get used to her peripatetic lifestyle"
  2. 2.
  1. 1.
    a person who travels from place to place.
  2. 2.
    an Aristotelian philosopher.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Tribute to Another Lady

Now the bright morning star, day's harbinger,
Comes dancing from the east, and leads with her
The flow'ry May, who from her green lap throws
The yellow cowslip, and the pale primrose.
Hail bounteous May, that dost inspire
Mirth and youth and warm desire,
Woods and groves are of thy dressing,
Hill and dale doth boast thy blessing.
Thus we salute thee with our early song,
And welcome thee, and wish thee long.

John Milton
"Song: On May Morning"

Happy 91st birthday to my beloved's mother, Valena Mae Walker, who raised two fine sons and two lovely daughters in southern Illinois. I'm more than just a little fond of her "baby boy." We celebrate your many years of love, service, and devotion to your family and community, Valena. In Milton's words, we "salute thee" and "wish thee long."


  1. Happy Birthday to Valena Mae Walker! I'm off to Devon this weekend for my grandmother-in-law's 98th. Nice to bring family together.

    I like your walk-2-write moniker as I do some of my best writing while walking. When I get home, I type it up. Eventually it becomes a novel.

    Aren't you lucky to be by the sea. I miss it. Cute grandchild too.

  2. Thanks, let's plant and Sarah, for visiting my spot and wishing Valena a happy birthday. I will be sure to let her know that you did.

  3. Lovely photos and sentiment. :) My Dad's 80th birthday is today (May 2).

  4. Hi Nancy, thanks for stopping by. Best wishes and happy birthday to your dad!