It all began with my grandmother’s needlepoint pillows that lined the long bench in the hallway at her ranch. They were colorful, with sayings like: 

“You can always tell a Texan, but you can’t tell him much.”

“Fools names and fools faces are always seen in public places.”  

“Your face is your fortune.”

These quotes made me wonder about her. What kind of woman would spend hours stitching this into a grid, these strange sayings that as a child I didn’t really understand? Were they just for grins? She was known for her sense of humor. 

I have loved the thoughts and encapsulations of other’s wisdom ever since. We all learn from each other, we all stand on each other’s shoulders. May you read these and be uplifted … maybe, you’ll even fly.

- Annie Bell

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