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Tuesday, 11 April 2017

Remembering Gladys Taber



Gladys Bagg Taber was born April 12, 1899. . She spent her life writing about every-day simple things, especially her home,  Stillmeadow, her cats and dogs.   I first heard of her when she wrote a column called Butternut Wisdom in the magazine Family Circle in the 60's.  Later I was able to find 6 of her books which I treasure and I'm always on the look-out for more.  Gladys Taber died in March of 1980.

Ellabie asked recently about Scillas and if they were invasive. These pictures of my front garden show just how  they've taken over. I still like them in spite of their invasive habit and they do basically disappear once they're done.



     I don't think I've shown you the lovely bunch of Daffodils I bought on the weekend. They have a lovely scent.


We had a glorious sunshiny day today and I wore my gardening hat and did not get burnt!!
I was looking forward to seeing the full moon this evening but clouds have moved in again and I was disappointed. Now we're in for rainy days; maybe by the weekend this weather system will have moved on and we can enjoy the sun again.

I always appreciate your comments.  It's nice to know that you came by.

                             Granny Marigold


21 comments:

  1. I stumbled across Gladys Taber on Amazon-I had ordered a book and they always recommend other books. Her Stillmeadow series came up-and I was hooked. Such pleasant memories. It's nice to find books that aren't all gloom and doom. I was unaware she wrote a column.
    Love those sunshiney daffs. We're still weeks away from those.....

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  2. Hi Granny Marigold, I love Gladys Taber too. I came across her in some old Family Circle magazines I got at a yard sale. How wonderful you have six of her books. I constantly look in thrift stores and have never come across any.
    Your daffodils are gorgeous! Love the jug they are in too.
    We turned cloudy last night too so I couldn't see the moon either.
    Hope you see the sunshine shortly!
    Robin

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  3. How lovely! A remembrance of Dear Gladys Taber. Me too. Oh I hope we can get more ladies, to find her books, and come to enjoy her.

    I want to buy a bunch of flowers, but am sure they will bother my nose. -sighhhh- So, I pass them by.

    Hooray for gardening in your hat! And no sunburn!

    Your comment in my blog, last evening... In hopes of seeing the Full Pink Moon, before the clouds became too thick... Did you???????

    I saw it, but it was going behind some cloud cover. This, is lovely too, of course. Clouds, can make a Full Moon, even more magical.

    Happy Spring hugs,
    Luna Crone

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    1. Unfortunately by the time the moon rose the clouds had moved in. Not nice fluffy ones that allow you a glimpse of the moon. The solid gray ones that hang cover the sky totally.

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  4. Like you, I have a collection of Gladys Taber books. I think I might have stumbled across the first one in an antique or thrift shop in the 90s. Since then I have been delighted to see how many in our blogging community are also interested in her. Like minds :).
    Your scilla and daffodils are both so pretty and cheery.
    Hooray for glorious gardening days.

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  5. Hello Granny, Another blogging friend had mentioned to me about Gladys Bagg Taber a few months ago. I was not familiar with her, but will be looking her up and adding some of her books to my wish list. :) Thank you for sharing about her.

    The daffodils are beautiful and look so pretty in the white pitcher. I also like the doily that is under the pitcher. :) Did you crochet it?

    I hope you have a blessed Easter, my friend.

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  6. I enjoy reading Gladys Taber's books about Stillmeadow. They are a wonderful escape and I get them out and re-read them from time to time. I think my favorite is the letters between her and her friend at Sugarbridge Farm.

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  7. I might just have to go to the library and see about those books. Loving all the spring flowers I am seeing on all the blogs. Love spring when color just pops.

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    1. You'll be lucky if your library still has her books. Mine no longer does.

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  8. Will never forget having the Stillmeadow stories read to us from Family Circle in the '60s.

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  9. Thank you, Wykeham Observer, for visiting and leaving a comment. I see you must have a blog but it must be by invitation only?

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    1. Actually, I tried to do it, but just can't figure the process out. I would like to learn, but having trouble just getting started. My goal is a blog about living here in the country in MN.

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  10. Stillmeadow rings a bell I think. I wonder if I read some of her books. Such a lovely day yesterday. Got a few vegetables planted. Now another rainy miserable one today. Downright depressing, not helped by a cold type thing I have, which started Monday night.

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  11. Again, thank you Granny Marigold for providing me with another "google" interlude as I familiarized myself with Gladys Taber - where have I been all these years that I have never heard of her before this, I wonder. I will now certainly keep my eyes open at book sales, etc. And thank you for sharing your pics of your Scillas....I might just try planting some in the far corner of the shelterbelt and see what transpires! I presume one plants the bulbs in the fall?
    Wishing you a happy Easter,
    Ellabie

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  12. Actually, I have been trying to start a blog, but find it so difficult. I will try to get it started up when I find more time. I'm not good at this. I want to do something on living here in the country on what was my family's old dairy farm in MN. I've tried it on FB, but that is very disappointing. Phil/MN

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    1. I hope you find someone who can help you set up a blog because I would like to hear about your life on your family's old farm.
      I'm not at all tech minded and there are so many things I can't do on my blog that I see others do. Even changing my header is a big deal. I'm pretty sure if I can do it, so can you. GM

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  13. I saw that your scilla look different than mine, so I did some checking, since they are also called wood hyacinth. It seems mine are not scilla after all, but members of the hyacinth family. So I learned something. Mine are invasive too, but I love the blue color in spring.

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  14. My all-time favorite author is Gladys Taber.

    I am a member of the Friends of Gladys Taber (a 500+ member group of wonderful, like-minded, sharing individuals who value the writings of Gladys Taber). We are always looking to welcome new members into this fabulous group.

    The quarterly FOGT newsletter contains a wealth of information concerning Gladys Taber - her life, her homes and her writings. Do not miss out, join today!

    Interested in becoming a member, please go to www.friendsofgladystaber.org for additional information.

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  15. I love the color of the Scillas, such a pretty color! What pretty Daffodils! :)

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  16. Hi! Those daffodils are enough to make one drool over them! I have read and enjoyed a couple of Gladys Taber books I believe. Nancy

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