What has four long legs, curly apricot-colored hair, a brown nose, gold eyes, floppy ears and a tail that waves like some sort of fluffy banner? Not really what, but who? It’s Boone, our Australian Labradoodle. Happy Booneiversary Today is a special day for us and for Boone. It is the one year anniversary of … More Celebrating A Remarkable Year With A Cute Little Dood
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