What an unusual Thanksgiving. I think it may be the first time I’ve eaten Thanksgiving dinner alone. I’ve been battling the sniffles for a couple of days and I have some family members who simply cannot afford to get sick from my germs so I quarantined myself. Don’t feel bad for me though. I enjoyed … More 13 Things For Which I Am Thankful This Year
Sometimes, it’s just hard to leave a place. Can anyone else relate? I have to admit, I had a really hard time leaving the condo we rented in Banner Elk for two weeks earlier this month. I even shed a tear or two. I recall other times I have wept over leaving a place. I … More If Walls Could Talk, What Good Things Would They Say?
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
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
Milestone — a significant event or stage in the life, progress, development, or the like of a person, nation, etc. Milestones Think about all of the milestones we celebrate — births and birthdays (especially those big ones like 13, 18, 21 and, of course, the decade years). We mark first steps, first teeth, first words … More She Said Yes! And Other Special Milestones
My Dad My dad is a kind man, one of the kindest I know. I can’t remember the last time I heard him raise his voice. It may have been that time in the sixth grade when I slammed the door and broke the window when he wouldn’t let me have my own way. My … More Three Things I Love About My Dad