I love poetry. Even as a child I loved it. Many of the old-timey poems, nursery rhymes and songs were read or taught to me by my mother, father or aunt. I think our mother read poems to us and I know she sang to us too. The first poem I remember was taught to … More One of My Simple Pleasures: Poetry
This week I am sharing stories about my parents. Mother’s Day was yesterday and today was Daddy’s birthday. 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 … More Thank You, Moma and Daddy
Is food a symbol of love? Is food a substitute for love? Does our family feel loved as they enjoy the food we prepared for them? Let’s think about some of the roles that food plays in our lives. Babies feel loved when fed Babies, while drinking their first food, feels warm, protected, peaceful, sated … More Want Some Food/Love?
I used to ” think about” my two sons’ safety, eating habits, their health, their lack of sleep, their future, etc. etc. Now that my two adult sons are happily married I only worry a little bit every now and then. But I used to worry a lot more about them. Well, they each have … More I Never Worry About My Adult Sons
When my first daughter in law was pregnant three years ago, I had some sobering revelations and want to share them with you mothers out there. Experienced Mothers’ Share Pregnancy Woes Once a pregnant mother attains the appearance of being pregnant she is accosted by perfect strangers (men and women) giving her advice: “Never do … More Talking With Pregnant Mothers
Over ten years ago my husband, son and I traveled from North Carolina to South Carolina to share Thanksgiving with our respective families. My brother, J, and his wife,D, and my nephew and wife live in Simpsonville, South Carolina. My husband’s family lived in Greenville. For most family holidays we usually stayed at J and … More A Lukewarm Thanksgiving Turkey
I am thankful for my childhood family. Our parents are gone but we kids still have each other to share memories and support each other. We are all rather scattered across the United States, as are our nieces and nephews, and cousins. But a bond remains through our memories. My parents taught us to be … More Thankful for Family Memories