Taking a Trip Back in Time…

We transferred back to the states in spring of 1979 from Japan.  We had lived there three years and it was one of the best places we had lived.  We met friends, we started our family, we became Christians there, and we grew up there.  I call those years my ‘college years’ as I neverContinue reading “Taking a Trip Back in Time…”

Good bye 2014….

A year ago today, hubby and I sat and talked about the past year and the upcoming year.  We had a strong feeling about 2014.  We knew it would be a year of events.  A year of change.  A year that was different.  We anticipated it, we felt it coming.  Little did we realize theContinue reading “Good bye 2014….”

Winters in the Past…

I have lived with many types of winter.  Each one is wonderful in itself, but my favorites have been the ones with snow and ice and gray skies.  I miss those winters. Growing up in northwestern Pennsylvania, we had good winters.  Sometimes they would arrive early and stay late.  I can remember wearing winter coatsContinue reading “Winters in the Past…”

Blizzard and Love…

Thirty nine years ago today I woke up to a bright sunny winter day.  I checked a list and realized that there was not much left to do.  Rent a U-haul trailer, get it out to hubby’s parent’s house, finish packing and get to our rehearsal dinner and decorate the hall. The day was gorgeousContinue reading “Blizzard and Love…”

The River…

I think with each life there is something that is a constant.  Something that is part of our lives from childhood on.  For me, it is the Allegheny River. The river runs through the center of our town.  As a child my Dad would take my sisters and I to the borough where he wasContinue reading “The River…”

The Saga of the Four of Us….

Once upon a time there were four little girls.  They attended the Irish Catholic School in Oil City, PA..  What made these four girls different in attending this elementary school was that only one of them was of Irish descent.   That would be me.  The rest of this ‘gang’ were Polish.  They were also allContinue reading “The Saga of the Four of Us….”

There’s No Place Like Home, there’s no place like home….

Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you? This prompt caught my attention.  I am a retired military wife.  We have lived several placesContinue reading “There’s No Place Like Home, there’s no place like home….”


1wea·ry adjective \ˈwir-ē\ Definition of WEARY 1: exhausted in strength, endurance, vigor, or freshness 2: expressing or characteristic of weariness <a weary sign> 3: having one’s patience, tolerance, or pleasure exhausted — (Merriam-Webster dictionary) I have felt weary for the past couple weeks.  I have absolutely no reason to feel this way, I don’t think. Continue reading “Weary…”

38 or 40….

Thirty eight years ago my dear hubby and I were in a wedding.  He was the best man and I was matron of honor (I was an old married woman of six months).  It was a very hot and humid day in northwestern Pennsylvania.  Being the mid 70’s the bride wore a high collared, long sleeve,Continue reading “38 or 40….”