Holidays Lost

Thanksgiving day I came to the conclusion that I’ve turned into one of those people. One of those people who finds that the holidays are a bummer. I don’t dread them. As the season starts to approach I find myself looking forward to them with anticipation and excitement. The day arrives and suddenly I amContinue reading “Holidays Lost”

Alzheimer’s Christmas Visit

My family, like lots of other families, began learning about Alzheimer’s this past year. My mother is most fortunate to have a tight knit family that surrounds her. She has had her ups and downs this year. But the downs have been few, but they can be intense. My sweet sister is in a positionContinue reading “Alzheimer’s Christmas Visit”

Our Worse Thanksgiving Ever!!

My father passed away in early August of 1997.  So when Thanksgiving rolled around the pain was still fresh and raw.  My mom really needed her grandchildren that first holiday after he left us.  My sister and her family lived in Oregon.  So my mother flew there to spend that holiday with my sister’s family.  IContinue reading “Our Worse Thanksgiving Ever!!”

Happy 4th of July

Most of us celebrate Independence Day with our family and friends. We grill, swim, watch fireworks shows, play patriotic music, and enjoy the liberties that we have been given as Americans. As Americans we enjoy a multitude of rights and choices that other people in the world do not have. If we take issue withContinue reading “Happy 4th of July”

In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it. . . . . .

I love Easter and all that goes with it!  I know its a religious holiday.  I was brought up celebrating it that way.  As such it signifies a new beginning.  Here it is Spring and the trees are leafing out, the flowers are blooming, and the grass is green.  Gone are the drab cold daysContinue reading “In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it. . . . . .”