45 years ago…

Forty-five years ago today was the last day I was by myself.  The 17th of September, 1971, I went about my day.  Our teachers were on strike and I was at home most likely doing nothing, but reveling in the extended summer vacation the lower class-men at the high school had.  The seniors continued onContinue reading “45 years ago…”

What I did over my summer vacation…

School is starting up again.  Some of the kids returned to school this past week, some will go back on Monday.  The schools in the area have been busy with lawns being mowed and more cars in the parking lots and signs signaling the beginning of the school year.  I know that in several ofContinue reading “What I did over my summer vacation…”

Reminders and Echoes…

This past week we celebrated Little Man’s fourth birthday here.  The pool was ready, the weather was wonderful and it was a great celebration. Little Miss arrived before Little Man and the time with these two wonderful, lively human beings went much too fast. Little Miss left just a few hours ago. The house isContinue reading “Reminders and Echoes…”

Anticipation…

I am excited!  In two days, Little Miss will be here.  I cannot wait to see their car pull into the driveway, knowing who is sitting in the backseat waiting to be freed from her car seat.   I will be anxious to scoop her up and know that after a long drive her mama willContinue reading “Anticipation…”

Bucket List…

Our oldest daughter is staying with us while she is in transition to their new place.  We have had her and Little Miss with us for almost two weeks now.  It has been a wonderful visit. The other day she mentioned my bucket list.  We had been talking about how I turned down seeing BarryContinue reading “Bucket List…”

41 and counting…

41 years ago tonight I was packing my bags and boxes getting ready to move.  It was a big move as I was leaving my childhood behind.  I looked in the closet and looked at some of the things flung onto the floor and decided that what was left was left. 41 years ago IContinue reading “41 and counting…”

When Memories Echo…

Little Man left yesterday after a ten-day visit.  It was his first visit to our new home.  He was the first to play in the playroom we made for our grandchildren. I wanted a room for the kids to be kids in.  The room that is made to run in, drive trucks in, play withContinue reading “When Memories Echo…”

Some days just stand out…

Today is September 27th.  September is almost over, October and the rush of the holidays will soon be upon us. But, today is a day that stands out.  49 years ago today, my Mom died.  I was 11.  It was a rainy fall morning when the alarm went off.  The kind of morning you wishContinue reading “Some days just stand out…”

Perspective in a donut and chocolate milk

I have written a couple of blogs about my niece and the hero she is to me and to those who know her.  She wrote a blog piece yesterday that  really spoke to me.  I want to share it with my readers, because, well, I think you will like it also.  Take a visit onContinue reading “Perspective in a donut and chocolate milk”