Author Archives: Evelyn

About Evelyn

The Castle Lady Official web site: www.ilovecastles.com other blogs: ilovecastles.blogspot.com evelynsrockpages.blogspot.com evelyns-nailsforlife.blogspot.com

It’s time to give thanks…

Heavenly Father, on Thanksgiving Day We bow our hearts to You and pray. We give You thanks for all You’ve done For the gift of Jesus Christ, Your Son. With beauty in nature, Your glory we see Joy and health, … Continue reading

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Autumn is Here

by William Kimball Flaccus Churchmen know not why the wild geese arise, With clamorous, harsh cries, And drift away to the dream-distant south; Why there is sleep over all the land, and drouth Of sap in the deep-rooted trees: And … Continue reading

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Grizel Cochrane’s Ride

It was late in the 17th century at Edinburgh, Scotland that the following story is based on. The Stuarts were struggling to keep their line on the throne despite opposition from every side and was soon to end with the … Continue reading

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Grizel Cochrane’s Ride

Part Two      “Thou art a true hero,” she said, rubbing his nose with the experienced touch of a horsewoman; “and I’ll give thee a chance tonight to show that thou art as loyal as ever.” Her hands were cold … Continue reading

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Ulalumé

     Poems by Edgar Allan Poe tended toward the genre of most of his popular fiction- that of the haunted, solemn, morose and insane. Ulalume is one which seems to keep to a lilt more in the light-hearted spirit of … Continue reading

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Gracious Glen Eyrie

This past weekend I went on an excursion which included Glen Eyrie Castle in Colorado Springs in the itinerary. I’ve wanted to visit this castle for decades now and so have fulfilled a long time wanderlust urge. I’ve been to … Continue reading

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Castles Can be Funny…

Observe: Be careful with the King- he hasn’t the best sense of humor… and if it’s political, it’s best unsaid. Just a bit of royal advice from The Castle Lady

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West Somerset Strongholds

Somerset’s western sector, delineated by the M5, has quite a few castles of every variety plus, as you progress further west into the county, you’ll find yourself in the middle of one of the most beautiful national forests you may … Continue reading

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Do They Still Say It?

Do You Respect Our Flag ? It is time to reintroduce the pledge of allegiance in our public and private schools again. Many people, I have found out, do not have it memorized. Meanwhile, I could say it in my … Continue reading

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Memories of JFK and the Kennedys

The U.S. has a miraculous coincidence on the holiday calendar that couldn’t be more apropos this year. If you haven’t noticed, this calendar year matches 1978 but more importantly I happened to notice that John F. Kennedy’s birth date (May … Continue reading

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