When I was two years old my uncle gave me a “real live,” Smokey the Bear,” teddy bear for Christmas. Smokey had a hat, badge and shovel, which was lost so early on that I don’t remember them. But somehow the plastic belt with a metal buckle with his name, “Smokey,” on it lasted many … More My Inner Child Is Alive and Well
It’s Christmas time. The season when we are focused on giving gifts to all of those who are important in our lives. Ruminations But do we ever stop to examine our feelings about gift giving or even about how we feel about receiving presents? What emotions or memories are stirred from the past by the … More Christmas Gift-Giving
Have you ever heard of an upside down Christmas tree? I saw my first one several years ago in a wonderful Greek restaurant. I was amazed and intrigued. The owners came from the Eastern islands of Greece and told me this tree was their homeland’s custom. This method of displaying a Christmas tree or Yule … More Upside-down Christmas Trees?
This year has been amazing! So many wonderful changes and events! I passed the 65th year of my life and am still alive and kicking. I am thankful that I can be active and enjoy my family and friends. I am so thankful for the “Big” family I grew up with and the family I … More 2016, What a Great Year!