Of my two grandmothers, my country grandmother was the one I knew the best. There was something about my mother’s mother which was charming and endearing. Her life had many hard times at the beginning, the middle and the end (which I will share in another post soon). But her last years were some of … More My Country Grandmother
This week I am sharing stories about people who had a major impact on my life. I like this post because of the pictures that show the love my parents had for each other and the words portraying what wonderful parents they were. I wrote this in 2000 on my parents 50th wedding anniversary. Since … More Thank You, Moma
My father died from Dementia and a stroke years ago. I still think of him and my mother every day. He was a good, kind- hearted, loving father and husband. He was dedicated to his family and was active in our care and education too. I shared a portion of a letter I wrote to … More Missing You, Daddy
During this time of uncertainty, magnified fear and suspicion of people from different cultures and religions added to the fear of political changes that may or may not affect our future adversely; it may be difficult to be at peace, find peace, or even make peace. What is the difference in these three activities? Is … More What Is a Peacemaker?
I’ve lived almost 67 years full of varied and interesting experiences with people of many different races, cultures, and religions, which I feel gives me a broad understanding of a large sampling of people’s attitudes, lives and feelings about life. Through traveling I’ve met more people from Mexico, Canada, Germany and Switzerland. Traveling is a mind … More United We Stand; Divided We Fall
In spite of the fact that I am a senior citizen, I still consider myself a child at heart. So why is it that before I go to a fireworks display for a holiday I pause and do the “old woman routine:” check the weather for temperature, rain, lightening, and think of all the things … More What Is It About Fireworks and Our Flag?
Moma, Daddy and me at about 1 and 1/2 years old In an effort to deal with some painful experiences in married life and to continue growing greater self confidence and self understanding, I decided to write letters to myself in different stages of my life. These letters share some thoughts on growing up and … More A Letter to Little Elaine