Sunday, 1 April 2012

A- Z Blogging Challenge-- "A"

Hi. Nice to see you.  Hope you enjoy the blog!!

As a very young girl I lived with my paternal grandmother for three formative years. Being an enthusiastic teacher and lover of words, she invariably had quotations written all over the house... literally. On the backs of cupboard doors, on calendars, napkins or wherever she happened to be.  With this in mind I am finding the authors, in alphabetical sequence, of many of her favorite quotations and am adding some of those that are special to my family as well.  Hope you enjoy!

                 A                                   Maya Angelou

Writer, dancer, African-American activist. Born Marguerite Johnson on April 4, 1928 in St. Louis,
 Missouri.  Despite a tragic event that  caused the young girl to go mute for nearly six years, she spent  her teens and early twenties as a dancer, filled with isolation and experimentation.
In the 1960's, she joined the Harlem Writers Guild and became involved in black activism.She then spent several years in Ghana where she began to take her life, her activism and writing more seriously.


I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands; you need to be
able to throw something back. 


  1. Oh my goodness, this is such a lovely theme for the challenge! I'm going to enjoy this so much!

    That was a wonderful quote, I'm going to look that lady up right now :) I'm your new follower, I can't wait to read your next posts!

    Nice to meet you :)

    Nikki – inspire nordic

  2. Love the first post in the A to z Challenge. I've heard that quotation before ad really believe it. Thanks for posting.
    Like Nikki said, that is going to be fun!

    1. Thanks, Kathy, and I think your "Angel Inspired" photos are fantastic!!

  3. Love your quote from Maya Angelou. Love the whole part of the posts around the house - I do that too! I didn't think it was because I'm a teacher . . .but that may be a part of it. I'm always trying to remember cool quotes, and get my kids to remember them . . . so it makes sense. Nice to meet you through A to Z.

    1. Tyrean, you have a fantastic idea for the "challenge". Can't wait to see more. I will con't. to follow you and thanks for stopping by.

  4. I had heard the first part of this quote before, but not the second and I never knew who the author was. This is a really nice take on the challenge and I look forward to learning more quotes!

    Monica, Older Mommy Still Yummy

  5. Thanks for your kind words on my blog! Maya Angelou is a great subject and I love the quotes you've selected. Looking forward to reading more!

  6. thank you,
    the given information is very informative.
    i will keep update the same.
    my village