Thinking of Valentine’s… by Lanier Ivester | Feb 8, 2006 | Journal Entries | 9 comments Here’s a little post I wrote for YLCF: Hearts and Flowers 9 Comments Jessica on February 8, 2006 at 9:33 pm Lanier~ Yesterday I read your post on YLCF and commented (I’m saoirse_lily) and again I wanted to let you know how much I enjoyed it…especially the poem by Ruth Bell (Graham) at the end…where did you find it? Have a glorious day! Reply Lanier Ivester on February 8, 2006 at 10:14 pm Thank you, Jessica! I’m so happy that it meant something to you! I honestly can’t remember where I found that poem…I was hunting something else in a drawer the other day, and hadn’t even remembered it. I think someone gave it to me when I was married. It just seemed so appropriate…:) Reply Deb on February 9, 2006 at 1:08 am Dear Lanier, I’ve enjoyed your website immensely upon discovering it a few weeks ago! I have a copy of the poem in a book simply titled RUTH BELL GRAHAM’S COLLECTED POEMS. Mrs. Graham has included this poem in a section labeled “College and Early Love Poems.” She states in the foreward, “…I am, obviously, not a true poet, and these poems were never written for publication…I’ve written because, at times, I had to… These, you might say, are merely the footprints of a pilgrim.” And quite some pilgrim, I must say! Blessings to you and your husband. Reply Lanier Ivester on February 9, 2006 at 10:10 am Thank you so much, Deb! For anyone who’s interested, this book of Ruth Bell Graham’s poems can be purchased here. Reply Jessica on February 9, 2006 at 8:14 pm Deb, thanks for the book title…and…Lanier, thanks for the link! Reply Nancy on February 9, 2006 at 10:10 pm I spied the name of your blog on the “Intent” blog a couple of weeks ago and it caught my eye because Lanier was my mother’s maiden name (she was from Winston-Salem, North Carolina). I have enjoyed reading your blog very much (the design is especially beautiful). Reply Lanier Ivester on February 10, 2006 at 8:40 pm Nancy, I’m sure if we traced it back far anough we’d find we were kin! 🙂 My great-great-great grandmother was a Lanier, and there’s even a ‘Nancy Lanier’ in there even farther back–in North Carolina! Are you interested in genealogy? Reply Nancy on February 12, 2006 at 11:25 am Oh, Yes, I am very interested in geneaology- once my children are a little more grown it is something I really want to work on. My sweet mother died two years ago and after she died I found a bulging file in her desk filled with family research. My grandmother (my mother’s mother) is 95 and still quick as can be and she and I have dug out all sorts of old family photos and labelled them. Since my mother’s untimely passing, I am more conscious of the need to memorialize all the family lore and stories. (Another thing that I like about your site- you obviously share the same appreciation of the past and the need to connect to it.) Reply Lanier Ivester on February 13, 2006 at 2:47 pm You are so wise, Nancy…I know that your children will appreciate the beautiful picture of their family heritage that you and your grandmother have puzzled together. 🙂 It is fascinating, isn’t it? I love so much about the past…it does give you such a wonderful sense of continuity to understand your own history. Let me know if you find any links in your family tree to Thomas Butler Lanier. 🙂 Reply Submit a Comment Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.