Easter is different in the empty nest. Gone are the years of Easter baskets, Easter outfits and Easter egg hunts. It’s much quieter, much more introspective. It’s not necessarily a bad thing — just different. Childhood Easters Easter was always a time for big family gatherings when I was growing up. In preparation for … More What’s The Best Thing About Easter In The Empty Nest?
I’m feeling a little discombobulated today. It’s the day after Christmas and I should be getting ready for our family Christmas party. It has been our tradition, for the last twenty years or so, to get together as a family on December 26. A Tradition Begins It started years ago, when my brother and his … More It’s The Day After Christmas, Now What?
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
What I thought would be one of the worst Christmases in my life turned out to be one of my most favorite. Six months ago, I would never have believed it. My daughter spent her first two years after college working for non-profit organizations. As is customary, the pay was not great but she … More How a Visit to Scotland Saved This Year’s Christmas
It’s good to have friends to share the milestones of life. … More The Unsurpassed Joy of Celebrating Milestones With Friends