My very unique and special Aunt Helen, my father’s sister, passed away recently at the age of 92. The way she lived her life and especially her senior years continue to influence my life as I continue into my senior years. Aunt Helen, six years before her death After Grandpapa died Grandmother and Aunt Helen … More Aging with Style and Panache
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 may play in our lives. Babies feel loved when fed A baby, while drinking their first food, feels warm, protected, … More Want Some Food/Love?
Originally, my family Christmas plans were to be with my own family. But due to circumstances beyond our control I spent Christmas Eve with one neighbor/friend’s family and Christmas day with another neighbor/ friend’s family. M, my oldest son, was going to pick me up and drive me to see my second son, D and … More A Unique And Delightful Christmas
In the past six years I have three new joys added to my life who I am so thankful for. L, the one on my left, F the one on my right and E the one in my lap. In 2016 L, my first grand-baby boy was born. The second one, F was born in … More Thankful for My Grandchildren
I am thankful for my childhood family. Our parents have passed away and joined their ancestors with God/ Spirit/Creator. 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 … More Thankful for Family Memories
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 shared: https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2022/11/02/grandmother-farm-to-mill/ But her last years were some of her happiest. Her first husband, … More My Country Grandmother
My grandmother, Nina Alexander, was born in 1901, 36 years after the Civil War. Nina spent her earliest years on her family farm in Georgia. She lost four of her ten siblings, during her youth. (Death at an early age was not uncommon during those times.) When her diabetic father died from complications from a … More My Maternal Grandmother’s Early Life
My husband and my sons have each experienced a weird number of strange occurrences where paper and their names are concerned. I am not sure exactly who it started with. My first son, M, says it started with my husband’s father not having a middle name and so “none” was entered where his middle name … More The Paper Curse Strikes Again and Again
Thirteen years after my husband’s death I am happy; my back is stabilized after a long bout with sciatica from two lumber discs bulging (I lost 25 pounds which helped a lot). I have a good home, two awesome sons and two wonderful daughters in law, and three grandchildren! (Oh, and my cat, Norie.) I … More Memories and Shiny Pennies
In about 2012, after I had to retire from nursing, I started a small photography business. I had taken some lovely photos of a waterfall and wanted to frame them. But I couldn’t find the right frame for the photo. I kept 8×10 and larger frames but none of them was what I really wanted … More A Sense of Humor Helps
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