If you’re a native Floridian like me, you know that Autumn is simply a date on the calendar. It’s not a true season like other places around the country. October is really just an extension of Summer—Summer Part Two if you will. Oh, sometimes the temperatures will dip all the way down to the mid-80’s, … More A Few Of My Favorite Things About October
It’s always fun to go somewhere new, isn’t it? Somewhere you’ve never been before, somewhere you’ve dreamed about. Maybe that somewhere is on your bucket list. Of course, it’s also enjoyable to return to familiar places — locales which hold a special place in your heart and in your memory. I have done a little … More Good Memories: The Building Blocks of a Lifetime
I’ve been thinking about circles this month. No, not the geometric ones but, rather, circles of people. And, not just any people but circles of friends. A Circle of Friends I recently spent the morning with some friends playing cards and catching up on life. Three of the five of us have children getting married … More Life is Better With a Circle of Friends
I have a confession to make. I’m afraid of the dark. Well, maybe not afraid, but it’s not my favorite. I prefer sunshine over darkness any day. Get it, any day? Scaredy Cat This isn’t anything new. I’ve always been this way. When I was young, I remember wanting one of my parents to sleep … More There’s Hope If You’re Afraid Of The dark
Every once in a while a perfectly normal day is shattered. The small, mundane details of life like eating breakfast, washing dishes, taking your kids to school or going to work are interrupted by something so significant, something so tragic, you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing at the time. That … More Where Were You The Day It Happened?
When Lightning Strikes It happened again last weekend. We were at our favorite beach, enjoying the late summer day. As it often happens in Florida in the summer, the sky began to darken and the waves on the gulf churned. A storm was coming. The sky looked like deep, blue velvet. Jagged lines of … More Seven Things That I Can’t Bear To Watch
The Wedding It was a hot August day, quite possibly the hottest day of the summer in the small central Florida town, when the young couple wed. They said their vows in a church that was not air-conditioned and celebrated with cake and punch in a reception hall equally as hot. It was a miracle … More Sixty Years: A Wedding Story