Did you know...that white potatoes come from Peru, not Ireland. The Incas planted them in the Andes. On the border with Boliva--even today--potatoes are freeze dried and trampled to wear away the peel and produce a kind of mash.
Did you realize...that fifty years ago housewives stayed home and the milk and produce man came to them!
Have you heard...that someday, there will be a one-woman shop selling baked goods behind a candy counter where penny candy will make its come back.
Had you heard...that Charles Dickens died in the middle of his final book--a murder-mystery called Edwin Drood. Authors have been picking up the story and trying their hand at an ending ever since.
Did you know...that the last scene in the Prince Caspian movie was filmed in Slovenia.
Did you know...that the folded over lace-up back of a dress bodice is called a placket.
These are the things we five talk about as we share our space and time and meals together. And later, when the self-inflicted expectations threaten to overwhelm me, I stop and take a good hard stare at these little girls and remind myself that the people before me are not yet who they will be, but are rather--just someone they are passing through. They are to be relished.
Have you paused to take stock of what God has given you today? What are you and yours talking about?