Buttercup-The Foundations song, In Princeton

We were out taking a walk in Princeton and heard some twenty-something girls belting out the lyrics to “Build Me Up Buttercup” by The Foundations. I’m happy to hear that generations later the music lives on in the hearts of many.

Build Me Up Buttercup Lyrics

Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart
“I’ll be over at ten”, you told me time and again
But you’re late, I wait around and then
I went to the door, I can’t take any more
It’s not you, you let me down again
(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time and I’ll make you mine
(Hey, hey, hey!) I’ll be home
I’ll be beside the phone waiting for you
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo
Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart
You were my toy but I could be the boy you adore
If you’d just let me know
Although you’re untrue, I’m attracted to you all the more
Why do I need you so
(Hey, hey, hey!) Baby, baby, try to find
(Hey, hey, hey!) A little time and I’ll make you mine
(Hey, hey, hey!) I’ll be home
I’ll be beside the phone waiting for you
Ooo-oo-ooo, ooo-oo-ooo
Why do you build me up (build me up) Buttercup, baby
Just to let me down (let me down) and mess me around
And then worst of all (worst of all) you never call, baby
When you say you will (say you will) but I love you still
I need you (I need you) more than anyone, darlin’
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart
I need you, more than anyone, baby
You know that I have from the start
So build me up (build me up) Buttercup, don’t break my heart

Comments, Please

Hello world,

It’s Friday and a beautiful spring day is beginning.

A word on comments. I welcome your comments. To those who have commented, “I thank you, as my maternal grandmother would have said.
I’d love to meet you, where you’re from. Perhaps tell me what you’re looking for. I have many more photos on each subject that I have posted. If there’s a subject you like, perhaps I’ll upload some more photos.

I see that among some of the most often clicks to my site are the Stone Quarry in Vermont, Antonio de Curtis, “Toto”- the famous comedian in Italy, a 1920’s period men’s suit,” under the post “Tales of Wildcat”, and Pennylvania’s Chocolate World in Hershey, tour guide inside trolley, Hershey’s trolley at Hershey, Pa. Confetti parade ( I think the photo was of the Philly Mummer’s that you happened upon). Talerine beef recipe and Lithuainian dessert recipe. A few times someone has done a search on ant hill How-to’s refers to a photo that I took at the Philly Mummers in year 2008.

Beyond Pennsbury Manor- The farm animals

What do you have for me?

What do you have for me?


Farm animal friends;the horse and the peacock

Farm animal friends;the horse and the peacock


Big brown eyes looking out!

Big brown eyes looking out!


Come along now, Bessie and Brownie

Come along now, Bessie and Brownie


And good day to you, too!

And good day to you, too!

The Delaware River and Pennsbury Manor

A beatiful old tree along the Delaware River

A beatiful old tree along the Delaware River


The View of the Delaware from Hannah Penn's sitting room

The View of the Delaware from Hannah Penn's sitting room


Close-up of the tree along the Delaware River

Close-up of the tree along the Delaware River

This photo of the view of the Delaware river from the upstairs sitting room is from the same location as my photo in a previous post. The previous post is located in “Back in Time, Pennsbury Manor in Morrisville, Pa.” In the photo, I am standing beside two rows of trees behing the Manor.

World Water Day is March 22,2009

bell-at-saugerties-lighthouse1

World Water Day is March 22, 2009

The United Nations calculate that some 21,000 children will die through lack of water or famine due to lack of rain.

We celebrate water in our lives today.

Today, my husband ventured out for a walk at Carnegie Lake in Princeton, New Jersey. There were three fishermen quietly engaing in their sport and two geese walking about along with me enjoying the sounds of nature and capturing some on film and video.

Photos and video will be posted later.

Is it First Day Of Spring

First Day Of Spring?

First Day Of Spring?


March 20, 2009,0730 a.m.

March 20, 2009,0730 a.m.

Watery Wednesday

Maine Lighthouse

Maine Lighthouse

We visited Maine in the summer of 2007 and drove to this point to see this lighthouse. It can be reached by boat.

Ai Miei amici Italiani:
Abbiamo visitato Maine en Estate 2006. Il faro puo essere raggiunto en barca.

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

 Happy St. Patrick’s Day to my husband and everyone!

Irish Saying
Leprechauns, castles, good luck and laughter.
Lullabies, dreams and love ever after.
A thousand welcomes when anyone comes…
That’s the Irish for You!

Irish Blessing
May you have warm words on a cold evening, a full moon on a dark night, and the road downhill all the way to your door.

 

RECIPE:

 

Irish Soda Loaf

From Food & Wine

Servings: Makes one 9 inch Loaf   

Do you have an alternate version of this recipe?

Ingredients

  U.S.   Metric Conversion chart

  • 3 3/4 cup(s) flour
  • 1/2 cup(s) sugar
  • 4  teaspoon(s) baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon(s) salt
  • 1/4 pound(s) cold unsalted butter, cut into small cubes
  • 1 2/3 cup(s) raisins
  • 2  teaspoon(s) caraway seeds
  • 3  large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1  cup(s) buttermilk

Directions

  • 1. Heat the oven to 400°F. Butter a 9-by-5-inch loaf pan. In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Cut or rub in the butter until the mixture is the texture of fine meal. Stir in the raisins and caraway seeds.
  • 2. In a medium bowl, whisk two of the eggs to combine. Whisk in the buttermilk. Pour the buttermilk mixture into the dry ingredients and stir until just combined. Put the dough on a floured work surface, pat into a loaf, and put into the prepared pan. Beat the final egg to mix and brush the top of the loaf with it. Using a sharp knife, cut a 1/4-inch-deep lengthwise slash down the middle of the loaf leaving a 1-inch margin at either end.
  • 3. Bake the soda bread in the middle of the oven until well browned and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean, 1 hour to 1 hour and 10 minutes. Turn the loaf out onto a rack and let cool. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Scenic Sunday

Beyond the Gate

Beyond the Gate

 

This photo is a view of the Delaware River in Pennsylvania at Pennsbury Manor.  Very Serene!  

  We visited the site of  William Penn’s historic estate last week.  See post entitled “Back in Time, Morrisville, PA.”

Back in Time, to Charter Day in Morrisville, PA

entrance to Pennsbury Manor House

entrance to Pennsbury Manor House

Yesterday, Charter Day was celebrated at Pennsbury Manor along the Delaware River, created by William Penn, the founder of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania.

For me,  I found it to be a beautiful day to see all of the volunteers dressed in period costume and performing the trades that were needed to operate this settlement on its own.

There was a woodworker, a small building for smoking meats,  two separate buildings immediately next to Pennsbury Manor for cooking and baking all of the food on a fireplace hearth.  This was demonstrated by two women yesterday.  A chicken was roasted, small cookies on a small iron skillet on a separate area with hot coals put underneath on the hearth.  The two women in period dress  were standing at a table displaying the food they had cooked and every few minutes turned around to stoke the fire and turn the food that they were cooking from recipes from that time period.

There was a kitchen garden, with raised beds, and brick walkways.  There was a round brick cistern, that held 500 gallons of water and a 2 gallon pale inside.  The people of this time made many trips fetching water from the river to fill it.  This water was not relied upon the drink, and that children and men drank wine, beer or ale.

There were several barns and the animals that I saw were two black oxen, a horse, and a blue peacock; there were other animals in the barn, but I did not go inside.

I will post photos on another date.

The date that King Charles  of England signed the original charter was March 4, 1681.  William Penn drafted a charter of liberties for the settlement; free and fair trial by jury, freedom of religion, freedom from unjust imprisonment and free elections.

Penn first called the area “New Wales” and then “Sylvania” ,(Latin for forest or woods). which Charles changed to” Pennsylvania”, in honor of the elder Penn.

The Founding of Pennsylvania:

There had been a mass emigration of English Quakers to North America.

In 1677, a group of prominent Quakers that included Penn purchased the colonial province of West New Jersey (half the curent state of New Jersey). George Fox, the founder of the Quakers made a journey to North America to verify the potential of expansion of early Quaker settlements.  In 1682,  East New Jersey was also purchased by the Quakers.  With New Jersey strongly in place, Penn pressed his case to extend the Quaker settlement.  The King granted an extraordinary charter which made Penn the world’s largest private landowner, 45,000 square miles ( 120,000 km2).  Penn became proprietor of a huge tract of land south of New Jersey and New York, and north of Maryland (which belonged to Lord Baltimore) and gained sovereign rule of the territory with all rights and privileges( except the right to declare war).

The land of Pennsylvania had belonged to the Duke of York, who acquiesced, but he retained New York and the area around New Castle and the eastern portion of the Delaware peninsula.  In exchange, one fithe of all the gold and silver mined (there was none) was to be returned to the King and the Crown was freed of a debt to the Admiral of   16,000.

Below are some photos of the volunteers at Pennsbury Manor demonstrating the skills and way of life during that time period .  Pennsbury Manor is located in picturesque Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Address:

400 Pennsbury Memorial Road

Morrissville, Pa 10967

www.pennsburymanor.org

volunteer demonstrates woodworking

volunteer demonstrates woodworking

reconstructed 1680's buildings.

reconstructed 1680's buildings.

Soap Making demonstration

Soap Making demonstration

Penn's cooks prepared food in the fireplace

Penn's cooks prepared food in the fireplace

cookies "baked" on separate iron griddle.

cookies "baked" on separate iron griddle.

Volunteer shows one of the bedrooms

Volunteer shows one of the bedrooms

Two women leaving Pennsbury Manor

Two women leaving Pennsbury Manor

curtains around the bed keep out drafts

curtains around the bed keep out drafts

Pennsbury Manor, view from the Delaware river

Pennsbury Manor, view from the Delaware river

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