Before I was even a thought in their heart

Before I was even a thought in their heart my parents were young and in love. They dated, but were mostly friends in the beginning and then pen pals as my Dad spent several years in the South Pacific as a young officer in the Navy. I guess they were more than pen pals I […]

These aren’t just hats…

The variety and number of hats took me by surprise.  Mostly soft yellows, greens, blues and pinks. There were also bright neon colors and dark blues and grays.  There were a few adult hats but mostly hats meant to fit tiny newborn heads. The consistency of the stitches soothed me visually and the softness of […]

Wait where am I?

Oh yes the familiar occurrence of going into a room and forgetting why I am there!  I do believe it happens to everyone and especially today with so many distractions. Too many times I have gone to google something and ended up down the rabbit hole of news items or videos that I had no […]

Three Words Gave the World Someone Special

I have always known that words matter.  Words are powerful and in a single moment can make you feel loved and special but words said in the heat of anger or despair can also destroy. A word of encouragement from a parent, a teacher or a college professor can change the trajectory of a persons […]

The Rolls..we forgot the rolls!

I was working on a photo project and started looking for photos of the family cooking.  More specifically I was looking for photos of my Mom cooking.  As we prepared for Thanksgiving and looked for family recipes it suddenly occurred to me that this is the first Thanksgiving both my parents are gone. The many […]

I called and she picked up

I called and she picked up. I wasn’t sure if the number I had was her landline or her cell.  If it was her cell it was a gamble as she often lost it or it wasn’t charged so when she picked up I smiled. Several times I told her who I was but two […]

The Gift of Everyone’s Story

When my Dad was a boy he was rather introverted.  He much preferred to spend time with his dog and his duck. Yes a duck. My grandmother claimed this duck produced the tastiest eggs ever.  Never had a duck egg so guess I will take her word for it. In any case my father was […]

Grief and Covid are sneaky beasts

  Note:  This was written several months ago and I forgot to post it.  It is still true even though the immediate threat of Covid seems to have subsided and other big events have happened in my life. Grief caught up with me unexpectedly the other day in a most joyful event.  While I have […]

So I was just hanging there like a side of beef….

Yes I was just hanging there like a side of beef waiting to be rescued. Wait I am getting ahead of myself.  Have to give you a little background first. Of my many talents one of them seems to be hanging around by a tether from high places.  Once I did it upside down.  Well […]

She was being brave and I missed it….

I was drying my hair the other day and thought I saw my first gray hair.  Oh the horrors.  Actually I laughed because I am overdue for one to show up and  several of my friends upon reading this are hating on me right now.  In my defense I can’t take credit for still having […]