I want to share a tribute to two elderly neighbors, Alice and Walt in Fuquay-Varina. They were like the parents to some of their younger neighbors. Walt passed away several years ago; I was sad for our loss but happy for him to be with God in heaven. He loved his dear wife Alice and … More I Miss Walt and Alice
I had to have Sister, my cat, euthanized before New Years Day 2018. Sister was a very sweet tempered, actually polite, timid gray and brown tabby with white legs and a white collar. She developed diabetes from a pituitary brain tumor sometime in the last two years. The slowly worsening diabetes made her so hungry … More How Do You Know When?
This is the sweet faced feline, Sister; actually the Ninja Cat. After Sister came into my life, she seemed to be afraid of everything: a knock on the door, a sudden move by me while she was is in my lap. Hearing my footsteps behind her sent her running off without looking back. She was … More Sister, the Ninja Cat
This is about my second cat, Sister. Sister had the sweetest nature. She was very loving and affectionate. For Part 1 here is the link. … More Memories of Sister, Part 2
Sister was the second cat I was owned by. She was quite unlike Norie in many ways. But her gentle, sweet nature made her the most lovable cat I ever knew. Being a one person cat, Sister always ran and hid from visitors unless they made several visits close together, even then she kept her … More Memories of Sister, Part 1
Years ago I took care of an unforgettable cancer patient. She had lost her hair from the chemotherapy, but not her spirit. She quipped about her bald head and how funny she perceived her appearance, calling herself “squirrel head.” I often reminded her how beautiful she was, but she’d just wave her hand at me. … More A Kind Hearted Cancer Patient Gives a Gift
I’ve had some humorous events while cat sitting for two friends. I have a Google phone, who usually answers when I ask it questions. She sets the alarm for the next morning’s awakening or enters an event on my calendar on command. Imagine how freaky it felt the first time in the evening alone with … More Alexa, Google and I
I imagine that many of us feel sadness for the suffering of other people or even animals, that unbidden tears come to our eyes. During the invasion of Ukraine I, and I know many others, have been saddened deeply by the Ukranian’s suffering and destruction of their homes and lives. We want their suffering to … More Walk a Mile in Your Neighbor’s Shoes
Last night I had trouble going to sleep. I realized that at least part of the day I had had unsettled feelings. I felt like the old person who is always saying, “I long for the good ole days when everyone got along (or whatever)…. wasn’t like this.” I couldn’t watch the news about so … More “Come on People Now!”
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?