A Typical Afternoon Interrupted There I was, minding my own business, running some errands when they hit me like a barrage of pellets from my son’s old air-soft gun. One after the other. They turned my ordinary afternoon into an emotional tidal wave. What were they? Memories. A Trip Down Memory Lane As I was … More When Fond Memories Rise To The Surface
A Time For Everything Wise King Solomon knew what he was talking about. There is indeed a time for everything, a season for every activity under heaven. His writings in the Bible, Ecclesiastes Chapter Three are well-known, even by those who are not of faith. For example, a popular song from the 1960’s was based … More When A Time To Weep Collides With A Time To Laugh
I have a big announcement. My husband and I are starting the new year with an addition to our family! We didn’t adopt and I’m certainly too old to bear a child. Not a puppy either. Our son got married last weekend so we have a new daughter-in-law! She is a wonderful addition to our … More Oh Happy Day! When They Said “I Do”
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
I just passed another major milestone. On August 14, 2014, five years ago, I sat down at my computer and typed out my first blog post. Five. Years. Ago. I still remember the day. My husband and I were at the beach. I was sitting in front of the window staring out at a turquoise … More The Stories Behind My Five Most-Read Blog Posts