Summer Doesn’t Keep!

Most Moms —and many Dads—have heard the familiar poem by Ruth Hulburt Hamilton. I‘ve just included a few lines here: Where is the mother whose house is so shocking? She’s up in the nursery, blissfully rocking. Dishes are waiting and bills are past due Pat-a-cake, darling, and peek, peekaboo.` The shopping’s not done and there’s… Continue reading Summer Doesn’t Keep!

School’s Out for Summer!

Today’s the last day of grade school for many youngsters in my city. I’m curious…how many of you parents bought the teachers an end-of-the-year gift? Call me crazy but I always did and tried to find them something at Christmas, as well. The least I could do to show them  appreciation for taking care of… Continue reading School’s Out for Summer!

Poppies!

Poppies are fleeting…they’re in their prime for only a brief moment in time. These photos would’ve been better taken  the day before, and on a calm day…but this was still better than waiting until next year. You can see the age in the petals yet the blooms are only a few days old. I only… Continue reading Poppies!

A Milestone Day!

Today’s a milestone day. Maybe, not so much for everyone, but I like to celebrate the milestones along the journey.  To look at the Big Picture. Today is number 250. That sounds like a nice round number to be happy about, and so today, I’m going to celebrate. I haven’t given it much thought, but… Continue reading A Milestone Day!

Royalty or Royal Tea?

I tell you, my fellow night shift nurses know how to have fun. They proposed buying lady fingers and scones and drinking tea during the shift the royal wedding would take place. I wouldn’t be surprised if some outrageous hats were also to be worn. While I had that specific shift off. I remained inspired,… Continue reading Royalty or Royal Tea?

Birthday Gelato!

“What’s the difference between ice-cream and gelato?”, asked my sister. The waitress took a furtive look around, and whispered, “Do you want to know what the owner says?” My sister and I quickly nodded. The waitress continued, “The difference is gelato has less ice and is over-priced!” My 91-year-old mom, my sister and I had… Continue reading Birthday Gelato!

Baking 101…with Mom!

When my sweet aunt was ill, my cousin visited her bedside in the hospital. He thought his Mom’s appetite would improve if she could enjoy some home-made chicken soup. So, he asked his Mom for her recipe. Her reply? “You’re asking me NOW??” My aunt was 99 years old at the time. I could just… Continue reading Baking 101…with Mom!