My Father’s Gift

“The best thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.” While this quote by John Wooden may not apply to many family situations nowadays, it did apply to my own family. To love unconditionally with your whole soul sets a wonderful example to children. For Father’s Day, let me share… Continue reading My Father’s Gift

On Being Serenaded

Every woman should date a musician at least once. Just to see what it’s like to be with an artsy type of guy. I did just that in my first year of university. I was studying math and sciences.  Calculus and statistics and biology and physics labs. Rick was a blue-eyed, blond-haired guitarist studying communications.… Continue reading On Being Serenaded

Bridal Blessings!

“If someone stabbed Giselle in the back, well, she’s the type of person that would say, ”I’m sorry. Was I in your way?”” A friend described my daughter. She’s just that sweet of a person. Giselle recently became engaged  to a young man I’ve been fond of from the moment I met him. I couldn’t be happier… Continue reading Bridal Blessings!

Baked With Love!

Comfort foods. We all have them. One taste and nerves are calmed. Brings you to a higher place. Makes you feel good regardless of whatever else is happening in your life. That’s what Nonna’s Christmas cake is like for me. There are two types of people in the world. Those who love fruit cake and… Continue reading Baked With Love!

Christmas Spirit

The doorbell rang followed by frantic knocking. I expected it to be a neighbourhood school child selling chocolate bars or requesting cans for a Christmas food drive. It wasn’t. My neighbour, Romeo stood at the door, looking frazzled. He told me our fellow neighbour, Bob was in trouble. That a stranger stopped after seeing Bob… Continue reading Christmas Spirit

Thirty-Three Years To Go!

34 years of marriage on Nov. 6 and holding. “Only 33 more years to go!”, my hubby, Guy, teased me. Holding hands still and holding each other up, through the tough times. Rejoicing with the good times. There’s no one else I’d rather have by my side. Mom and Dad were married 67 years. Might… Continue reading Thirty-Three Years To Go!

Crisis Averted Times Two

I paused from serving hot dogs to observe a distraught woman, maybe in her late 30’s.  My dishwasher partner, Chris, spoke to her softly,” Go see Sarah-Lynn. She’ll set you up. Don’t worry.” I gave my buddy a quizzical look. He told me the woman was just kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend… Continue reading Crisis Averted Times Two