Top Ten Camping Tips!

My hubby and I just returned from an early September camping trip. Having camped together for 35 years, here are some tips we gathered through experience. 1)     It will always rain when setting up or packing up for home. Accept it and carry on. It’s beyond your control. 2)     Something will be forgotten. Just to… Continue reading Top Ten Camping Tips!

O Christmas Tree!

Designer Christmas trees. We’ve all seen them.  Towering trees boasting one colour of lights, adorned with bows and having every matching ornament hung at precise angles. The trees are a beautiful sight but it’s not what you’ll find in my home. Nope, not at all. This year’s tree is a shortie. You see, the large… Continue reading O Christmas Tree!

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