Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Another Tree


As Gomer Pyle would say - Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! I wanted to show off yet another table tree I bought at the weekend sale! The picture just doesn't do it justice! It looks to have ice cicles hanging all over it! Just lovely! Later today I may pick up another completed stitch to make into a pin cushion! I just love little pillows!

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month! According to the Epilepsy Foundation, epilepsy and seizures affect 2.5 million Americans, with direct and indirect costs amounting to $12.5 billion annually. Each year, approximately 181,000 new cases of seizures and epilepsy occur, with incidence highest in those under the age of two and over the age of 65. In their lifetime, 10% of Americans will experience a seizure.

Epilepsy has always been one of my soapbox causes since I was diagnosed with it at the age of 5.

Some individuals believed or known to have had epilepsy include: Julius Caesar, Alexander the Great, Napoleon, Isaac Newton, Vincent Van Gogh and Charles Dickens. St. Valentine – more famous to the modern world for hearts, flowers, and candies every February 14 – has been the patron saint of epileptics since the Middle Ages.

Have a great day and thanks so much for stopping by! I do enjoy your visits!

9 comments:

Becky K in OK said...

That is a beautiful tree. So's the snow patched one. Great finds for you.

Vonna said...

A gorgeous tree! I love it :)
And thank you for the information on Epilepsy...I didn't know that about St. Valentine....

Garden Girl said...

Wow, Sherry, I had no idea about the epilepsy link to St. Valentine. My sister was diagnosed with epilepsy at 16. Thanks for the information.
Great tree, too!

"Magnolia" said...

Wow, that looks like real ice on the branches. I can almost smell it!

Petra said...

Another beautiful tree. Thanks for the info about epilepsy.

danasmith said...

I love when I read a Blog post and learn something new! I had no idea the things you wrote about Epilepsy. My oldest daughter has a friend that suffers from it. I love your tree!
Dana in VA
www.TheThingsILove.typepad.com

Nancy said...

What a pretty little tree. The photo makes it looks like it has real ice on it!

Sharon said...

What a lovely tree that is. I love all your beautiful pictures on your blog. Thank you for the info on epilepsy also. (((sherry))).

Barbara said...

I didn't know that November was Epilepsy Month - thanks for the information!