Christmas Busyness…& Cookies!

Lucy has been at my iPad more than I have been lately. Writing my blog has taken a backseat to the hustle- bustle of Christmas shopping and spending time with family and friends.  Plus, it probably wasn’t a wise move to clean the keyboard with a cotton ball soaking wet with alcohol. Rubbing alcohol! Likewise,… Continue reading Christmas Busyness…& Cookies!

Cheetah meets Bulldog!

This is a tale from long ago—the summer of 1977—when I was a teenager with little worries. When money earned went towards rock concerts, concert T-shirts and movies. Not mortgage payments and car payments and groceries! Oh, those were the days! I don’t remember how it came about but I was asked to work as… Continue reading Cheetah meets Bulldog!

Their Shoes #51

 “D” wished to be anonymous. She asked to be called “D”. She received her flip-flops from the shelter two years ago. She requested only her flip-flops be photographed. What is your biggest struggle with poverty on a daily basis? “Food. I get some of my meals here. But, not all of them. I know there… Continue reading Their Shoes #51

A Growing Tribute

I’ve always loved sunflowers since I was a youngster. The towering yellow flowers make me smile. Dad wouldn’t plant them in the front yard like I requested back then. However, in later years, he always planted a row of sunflowers at the edge of his vegetable garden right up until his last summer. This year,… Continue reading A Growing Tribute

A Dad’s Words at his Daughter’s Wedding

I know that you are all anxious to get on with the night, but I am not a man of few words. First, I wanted to tell you that Rita and I have been married just short of 35 years. And, for all but the shortest time, somewhere near the beginning, things have been wonderful… Continue reading A Dad’s Words at his Daughter’s Wedding

A Mom’s Words at her Daughter’s Wedding

It’s been a busy week leading up to my daughter’s wedding. To keep the blog posting easy this week-end, let me share my speech for her wedding: I can’t believe this day is here. There’s so much love and joy surrounding the two of you. Congratulations! But, this almost didn’t happen. Giselle had given up… Continue reading A Mom’s Words at her Daughter’s Wedding

To Everything There Is A Season…

Life is busy. Glancing around my home the other day, I noticed a few things out of place. Two brilliant red hearts still hung from the kitchen ceiling. They were displayed there for Valentine’s Day. Another Valentine’s Day decoration, a heart-shaped bunch of flowers remains in the foyer. A Christmas ornament was found hanging on a plant.… Continue reading To Everything There Is A Season…