Archive for the ‘Family’ Category

  • Three Summer ‘R’s’

    Friday, July 17th, 2015

      These summer months in Tennessee have brought family and friends to our home as they traveled from one place to another. South Carolina to Colorado. Texas to Vermont. Florida to Mississippi to Ohio to New York. Michigan to Ohio to Tennessee to Michigan. We’re in the perfect position to nab them as they travel […]

  • The Gift of a Birthday

    Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

    I’d like to share a photograph of the gift my husband and daughter presented to me for my birthday on the 24th of May, along with a poem I had written about the same subject: Building Eight at the Factory in Franklin Tennessee. It’s where God found us. Our church. Journey Church. We’d never gone […]

  • Cabin Fever 2015

    Wednesday, February 18th, 2015

    The winter of 2015 has become a cabin fever nightmare. The Northeast has been hit time and again with blizzards that would freeze your gizzards. A gazillion feet of snow in Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, little Rhode Island (now a big snowball), Vermont and New Hampshire (secretly one good-sized state cut on a diagonal) and New […]

  • Random February Ramblings

    Monday, February 9th, 2015

    Home Snoweet Home I was born and raised in the Northeastern part of the United States. All my family has lived up in upstate New York or northern Massachusetts for decades upon decades. Hearty people who can handle the cold, hard winters and appreciate the beauty of the four seasons. This year has been a […]

  • Mr. Bill Jangles

    Thursday, September 11th, 2014

    A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Billings, 19th Century humorist When Bill-The-Affenpinscher and his human mother, our daughter, moved in with us in February of 2007, he was incorrigible. His twelve pounds of incorrigibleness was filled with bites, barks, peeing, and consumption of socks, […]

  • Habit My Way

    Thursday, August 14th, 2014

    I like to think that I am a creature of few habits. I don’t get up at the same time every day. …don’t eat the same breakfast every day. …don’t eat at the same time every day. I don’t even drink my morning coffee every day. Out of 365 days of the year, I’ll bet […]

  • Wipe That Smile Off Your Butt

    Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

    A few weeks ago, okay, in truth it was about eight months ago and this package has been lost on my desk for about six of those months. This story is about a box I received in the mail. I knew its story needed to be told and so I am finally telling it. This […]

  • This Island Is Not For Sale

    Thursday, June 5th, 2014

    There were about thirty creative types sipping coffee and conversing at round tables with black wax spattered tablecloths. Our Aussie Creative Director sauntered to the front with his affable smile and explained the topic of the night. Some groaned, others gave confidant nods and I froze. I leaned into my friend. “Did he say, ‘exorcise’?” […]

  • Belated Mother’s Day 2014

    Wednesday, May 14th, 2014

    Mom died in 2006. September 8th; or was it the 9th? She was either 76 or 78. I am number challenged–please don’t judge. She was great with numbers and dates. Every time a monumental event happened she’d focused in on that date and the exact time so each month that came and went was another […]

  • The First To Leave

    Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

    I wrote this poem in 1992 when my first born left for college after being at home for a year after his high school graduation. He attended community college and got some credits taken care of at a nice price. He also had some time to think about what he wanted to take when he […]