Yesterday, on a cold January morning in 1958, a young woman became a Mama with her first daughter. I'm told there was lots of snow and my dad was trying to keep the driveway clear for when it was time to head to the hospital. I made my debut at 9:10am at seven pounds something. … Continue reading Six life lessons
I have come to regard November as the older, harder man's October. I appreciate the early darkness and cooler temperatures. It puts my mind in a different place than October. It is a month for a quieter, slightly more subdued celebration of summer's death as winter tightens its grip. ~Henry Rollins October has put away … Continue reading Quieter and slightly subdued
I picked up this post from a few years ago. I believe it's appropriate to repeat it on the day of America's decision to fight together as a country for our independence as well as for Thankful Thursday. July 4th is celebrated as Independence Day in the United States. As with independence of any sort, it was born … Continue reading Independence at a price
Just before the death of flowers and before they are buried in snow, there comes a festival season when nature is aglow. ~Author Unknown Well, I may have missed my opportunity for this post since it SNOWED a few days ago! Middle Missouri broke her previous record of .3 inches of snow on November 8th. … Continue reading Autumn memories
The Halloween candy is far from finished but now we're racing towards the holidays. My October 31st was a whirlwind of activity with grandbabykin school parties and trick or treating. Why do I subject myself to all this...for the second time around? Simply because they are only little once and I want to soak up … Continue reading Holiday Tradition!