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Quotes of the Day for 26 November 2003 – Home

A long-time reader asked last week if I had any quotes relating to a fireplace hearth, as that was an element that she and her husband were working on at the time. Alas, I didn't have anything really helpful for her. I thought "hearth and home," but until they finish the house they really don't even have a home. At least Barb and Jeff's homelessness is self-inflicted and temporary, I trust those of us reading this secure in our homes remember those less fortunate this holiday season.

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The quotes:

Having a place to go - is a home. Having someone to love - is a family. Having both - is a blessing.
     - Donna Hedges

And what do all the great words come to in the end, but that? - I love you - I am at rest with you - I have come home.
     - Dorothy L. Sayers, 1893 - 1957

Home is the wallpaper above the bed, the family dinner table, the church bells in the morning, the bruised shins of the playground, the small fears that come with dusk, the streets and squares and monuments and shops that constitute one's first universe.
     - Henry Anatole Grunwald

Where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts.
     - Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr, 1809 - 1894

Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.
     - Robert Frost, 1874 - 1963

The happiest moments of my life have a been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
     - Thomas Jefferson, 1743 - 1826

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