Frozen in time: memories, root beer floats and brownies

A part of this title is a nod to a wonderful blogger at Life With The Top Down ( and her post yesterday about a frozen ham.  Great post, but I digress. The post mentioned above talked about changes in life.  We all have them, we experience them daily for the most part.  Frequently,  weContinue reading “Frozen in time: memories, root beer floats and brownies”


Under the quiet

A few days ago I posted a picture of the pond in my back yard.  The caption for the picture was from Psalm 23.  I would like to share a bit of background for the scripture, if you don’t mind. A few years ago when we were in the process of moving after being inContinue reading “Under the quiet”

Takes a lickin and keeps on clicking….

As I write this, I think of my camera.  I love my camera.  It was a gift from my dear husband one year.  An early Valentine’s gift, I think.  He just came home with it and when I opened it, I was thrilled.  Thrilled not just for the camera itself, but because of its color. Continue reading “Takes a lickin and keeps on clicking….”

Home of Quaker State, Pennzoil and Me…

Welcome to Oil City, Pennsylvania!  The title of this post is obsolete.  Quaker State Oil and Pennzoil are now in the great state of Texas.  I lived in Oil City for 19 years and have not lived there for 37+ years now.  But, Quaker State oil and Pennzoil were founded there, as was I.  ItContinue reading “Home of Quaker State, Pennzoil and Me…”

clanka, clanka, clanka…

Had dinner this evening, cleared the table, took dear anonymous dog for his evening walk.  Came back into house and loaded the dishwasher.  Put in soap packet, and pressed the buttons to start the dishwasher. Sit down to recheck email for the umpteenth time today.  Water spraying in dishwasher, clanka, clanka.  Get up, open dishwasher, moveContinue reading “clanka, clanka, clanka…”