About Emma Ann Weatherly & Wine Before Five

Snippets about Emma Ann Weatherly:

Ignore the Silly Rules. I grew up with a lot of silly rules. They didn’t make me a better person. They did make me somewhat paranoid of ever making a mistake, but they sure didn’t make me a better person.  But I believe some other things made me a good person.   Just not the silly rules.

The scenery on a detour is usually the most interesting and prettiest – the best part of the trip.

I’m a lot more likely to remember your dog’s name, breed, and age than I am yours.And please don’t change your hairstyle or color unless I know you well, or I won’t remember you at all.

I can tell you the birth and death dates, and often the marriage dates, of ancestors who died more than fifty years before I was born. I don’t know why. It seems to go along with the dog and hair thing.

I live a very conservative and traditional life, but truly appreciate diversity. Consider me part of the minority in the patchwork of life — I’m the traditional one with the open mind. There aren’t a lot of us out here from what I can tell.

I love big old farmhouses, picket fences, cornfields, and pastures full of cows, sheep and big round bales of hay.  But please don’t take away my Mac mini or wifi.

Babies, kids and music make me smile.

Old friends who really know me make me feel safe.

I love people and parties.   I treasure my solitude.

It doesn’t make sense to me that we expect kids to sit still on a hard chair at a hard desk all day long, and that we expect every child to learn the same things at the same rate by the same method. How did we progress from the idea that everyone deserves an education to the idea that every child should act and learn in exactly the same way?

Favorite childhood memories: swinging as high as I could under the shade of a giant tree, riding my bike as fast as I could, sledding down a snow-covered wooded hillside – as fast as I could, rollerskating and ice skating – as fast as I could. I must have been a kid in a big hurry.

Being a stay-at-home-mom was the best job in the world for me. I am one of the lucky ones.  I didn’t need wine to get through the days… but I understand the women who do. It isn’t always easy.  But for me? Wouldn’t trade it for the world.


13 Responses to About Emma Ann Weatherly & Wine Before Five

  1. Karie Engels says:

    I love, love your writing! Thank you so much for pointing me in this direction ~ it seems once I began reading, I just couldn’t step away.
    Karie Engels

    • Karie – Thank you so much for the kind words. They mean a great deal – to have someone appreciate my message is one thing, but to have someone compliment my writing – and especially to indicate it draws them in – is exactly what I’m hoping for. And I have to say, as well, I have become addicted to your site! Thanks for being there!

  2. Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

    Hi Emily Ann! Found your blog today (LOVED the “Oldsters and the Green Thing” posting btw: thanks for passing that on. To me, second hand things are almost always better made, have character and experience; )
    I’m really enjoying what I’ve seen here so far… It sounds like you and I could be two pages torn from the same book. (Well, except for the facial recognition thing. I won’t necessarily retain your name, but I never forget a face and sometimes it drives me nuts trying to remember where I know someone from):
    Really looking forward to reading more!
    Cheers, Deb

    • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

      Omg Emma Ann I’m so sorry, I just called you Emily! (I did warn you about the name thing; ) Well feel free to give me a swat if we ever meet, okay?.

      • Deb Weyrich-Cody says:

        Hah! I just realised where the Emily Ann thing came from… You ever read “Clifford the Big Red Dog” books?

      • Deb – Actually, Emma comes from a sweet little girl I know (see “Little Lady”) and Ann is simply special to me. Weatherly came from a dear Facebook friend who enjoys and appreciates my own appreciation of the seasons… : ) I’m glad you’re on board! Thank you for your comments. Hope you enjoy more of the blog posts!

  3. Granny says:

    Ho! How I can relate. thank you for stopping by Granny’s Parlour so that Granny could get curious, click her way through to your Blog and land here. Will surely return to read more and have a hunch there is much inspiration, as well as many reasons to smile at life here.

  4. Sherri says:

    Yeah, what Karie said!!!! I should be ashamed of myself, that I have never taken the time to read your about page. Actually, reading the “About” page is the most fun part of reading blogs! I love to get a feeling for the person behind the blog, and you did that so eloquently.

    I’m glad I was being nosy today! I’ll definitely be back for more.

  5. Carol Barrett says:

    I am Diane b’s sister-in-law. I am looking forward to your thoughts in words.

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