Category Archives: Family

My Trip

My trip to Pennsylvania last week featured one of the heaviest late-March snow storms in the State’s history. Leave it to me, a totally converted Floridian, to wind up in a northern whiteout while it was probably in the high … Continue reading

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LEGACY

It is an hour into Tuesday and I sit bedside with my laptop, staring out the window at a magical snowscape that has taken most of the day for the heavens to create.  I have not seen snow since 1994. … Continue reading

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OH THE PLACES YOU’LL GO AFTER HEARING MY SPEECH…

Soon it will be graduation time. I bet you may have someone in your family who is graduating at one level or another. Hell, today they even have graduation ceremonies for kindergarten. I have a granddaughter graduating from college in … Continue reading

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WAITING FOR WHEN

I am not sure where I am going with this particular posting. The situation is sensitive, but I know that some of you have had to deal with it also. There is a member of my family who is battling … Continue reading

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MOM WOULD BE PROUD

Finally! My mother’s book is finished. It’s been over a year in the making—the longest I’ve worked on a book—and I didn’t write it! It’s a collection of her writings, most of which she penned in the 1960’s. They have … Continue reading

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A Puzzlement!

This has been a particularly unusual time in our household. Something very very very unusual has occurred. I don’t know why. I don’t know how. I have no explanation. If I were of certain religious persuasion I might declare that … Continue reading

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WELL BEYOND THE WAKE-UP CALL

­­My blog is taking a bit of a turn in a direction that was never intended. When I began this writing journey over 450 postings ago, I was motivated, admittedly, to use the blog to support the promotion and—hopefully—the sale … Continue reading

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THE LOLLIPOP STORY

As some of you familiar with my blog may know, I am near publishing a collection of my mother’s writings.   One last-minute suggestion from a good friend was to include in the book some brief personal remembrances of her … Continue reading

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BITTER BITTER

It was cold. How cold? It makes no matter how cold once it reaches a certain depth. You feel it in your bones. Your blood thickens to syrup and your cheek bones, never really felt before, now tingle with pin-like … Continue reading

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CALL THE PLUMBER…MY BRAIN DRAINS!

It has begun. I’m told the process can enter and take over almost overnight…or, it will take its time, slowly eroding away every functioning component of your brain.   The topic: dementia. I chose it because it has moved up in … Continue reading

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