Them’s the Breaks…

Well, I was really lucky for a long time wasn’t I? I have fallen down a lot in my life. I am a darter and have historically moved before I thought. It didn’t matter when I was younger – on the road, in the middle of the street, in the kitchen or off the couch […]

A Day at the Pool

Exercise has changed for me since my stroke four years ago. I thought it would be interesting to write about a normal occurrence now. It will give insight into the day-to-day workings of my life. It’s important to me to go to the YMCA. Water aerobics does a lot for my sense of well-being. And […]

Me and My Shadow

I normally look on the bright bright side. That’s not to say that I have a sunny disposition – I don’t think anyone would view me that way. I’m too busy peeking around corners to see what’s coming and trying to prepare. But usually I am optimistic. It’s been harder in the last year. Part […]

The Mother Line

”I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” – Nelson Mandela Dear Granddaughters, Can one teach courage? Maybe not – maybe you must model it. When I think of my mother-line […]

It’s Always Love

I made a lot of vows when I was an adult child dealing with my aging mother. “When my kids are grown, I’ll never…” It’s interesting how things change and how things remain the same. When my mother was about my age she was living upstate near my sisters. I flew to see her fairly […]

The Women I Like

Many people will walk in and out of your life, but only true friends will leave footprints in your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt I have re-published posts before, but I haven’t always added to them. Somehow, though, I felt some invitations were necessary. It’s been many years since I have had my “Women I Like” party.  […]

Easter

Repost from April, 2015 Easter holds so many memories for me. But I’ve written about those before… And Easter brings up so many thoughts about faith. But I’ve written about those before, too… Nowadays I resist attending most church services. Maybe it’s the itsy-bitsy shame from my upbringing about being a twice-a-year Christian. (I have […]

Welcome to My World of Letters

Many of you are looking for a specific letter for ideas to help you write to someone you love. You are welcome to take what you need from this site for your personal use. But here’s the deal. You can do it yourself.  Go to the top of the main blog page or click here […]

A River of Grief

“Nothing that grieves us can be called little: by the eternal laws of proportion a child’s loss of a doll and a king’s loss of a crown are events of the same size.”        Mark Twain “No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.”                                                                       C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed Sorrow is masterful at […]

Tragedy Lives On

My heart is still breaking. Perhaps not breaking, but crumbling. Since our friends’ failed death pact two months ago, not a day goes by that I don’t think of her and wish I could tell her something. I have a question I want to ask him. Then I realize again that she is gone and […]