I did a double take on this one :)

I was recently going through yet another box ( I think they are breeding in our garage) and came across a stack of newspapers from 1963 and 1964. I knew immediately these had articles about my grandfather and a few letters to the editor written by him about a lawsuit he brought against the county […]

Discovering fun on Thoughtful Thursday!

I know I know!  Whenever I promote snail mail I just know there are people out there ( mostly younger than myself) who are just rolling their eyes at the thought of sitting down, writing a note, finding an address and a stamp and actually mailing it. Just send a text or an email..so much […]

Living off the Grid..maybe???

” I think we need to live off the grid”  Wait what?  It was an off the cuff remark Paul made after looking at our latest grocery bill. I sort of chuckled at the thought of us growing our own food and I grimaced at the thought of outside plumbing.  Glamping not camping is more […]

It’s Thoughtful Thursday “Dear Miss Kline”

Happy Thursday or whatever day you happen to be reading this 🙂 I was recently reminded by a dear friend how important and how much joy the concept of Thoughtful Thursday brings to alot of people. I had let it go for a bit due to well… life in general, moving etc but it is […]

The Truth About Downsizing

Oh that simple little word that people start to banter around when you get to a certain age. Downsizing.  A sometimes gentle way for adult children to tell their parents ” It’s time to get rid of your stuff so we don’t have to” There are two reactions to this suggestion.  “You are right, it […]

Why does this always happen??

In case you haven’t noticed I have been a little MIA here on my site.  No posts for nearly a month! I know you missed me 🙂 Well I’m back at it and like many writers I am always looking for inspiration. I was about to drive for an hour or two so I turned […]

Who knew George Jetson would predict the future?

Have you ever sat down in front of the T.V. wanting to watch something mindless? Pretty easy task these days as summer approaches and favorite series are ending.  When the weather is good we all want to be outside so the mindless T.V. watching is saved for rainy days. One very rainy afternoon we sat […]

When food tastes like memories :)

I was running though Chicago’s O’Hare Airport in April 2023 trying to make it to my connecting flight.  I swear the airlines get some kind of devilish pleasure when they make sure you only have 30 minutes between flights and the gate is miles away and in the most remote part of the terminal.  I […]

A Little Dessert, Laughter and Special Memories

There is nothing better in my book than a family gathering that includes everyone around the table enjoying  a good meal.  All the chaos, the laughter, the smiles, the crying ( from toddlers and sometimes the cook :)and the multiple generations sharing  stories and memories. I was fortunate to grow up with one set of […]

Hanging Pictures..his way, my way … send help!

There are a lot of things that can stress a relationship. Money woes, buying a house, new babies, kids in general, teenagers, stress at work. All the things. One of the things that stresses us out is hanging pictures. It should be simple right?  Not. This has become quite the discussion in our new home. […]