He was a very valiant man who first adventured on eating oysters. James I of England What do you get when you add a house on the coast, a group of family and friends, a boatload of oysters and some unpredictable weather? An oyster roast, of course! And that is exactly what I experienced this … More A Fun Family Tradition To Start Off The Year
I just experienced one of the most interesting weekends of my life. It was a cultural experience like none other. If you have a minute, I’d love to tell you about it. A Surprise Invitation It all started at the end of October. My husband and I had spent three weeks in the mountains of … More A Multi-Cultural Weekend of Joyful Celebration
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?
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 anxiously glanced around the hotel lobby. It was definitely an older crowd. My husband and I stepped into another room where it was less crowded and cooler. I heard a friendly voice say “You look kind of young to be cruising. My name’s Kathy . . . Kathy with a K”. It was nice … More The Marvelous Power Of Saying Hello
This year was one of my favorite Christmases ever. Maybe it was because I went to the Holy Lands right before Christmas. Maybe it was because my girl is home from Scotland. It could be it was just the perfect combination of faith, family and friends. … More Twelve Things That Made My Christmas Extra Special
Having my son come home for the weekend was a perfect way to end the summer. An added treat was getting to visit with a couple of his friends. … More Why Summer’s Last Hurrah Was So Special