For Part 1 of this letter https://joyful2beeblogs.com/2018/07/24/dear-grandmother-t/ Dear Grandmother T., I understand you now in ways I never thought I would. I too had a happy marriage at first. Then things changed after the first four or five years. I now know the behavior I saw in you as weak and frail were the signs stress, … More Dear Grandmother T. (Part 2)
This and the next post kind of help close the topic of Domestic Violence Awareness Month with the understanding I gained about myself and my grandmother. Dear Grandmother T, I’ve thought of you often since your death over thirty years ago. I came to the conclusion that I never truly knew you until recently. Several observations … More Dear Grandmother T. (Part 1)
Ever since I can remember I have loved horses. I grew up in the era of cowboy shows and westerns. My Saturdays were filled with Trigger and Roy Rogers, Silver and the Lone Ranger; Fury and Joey; and the multitude of horses on all the other TV shows of that period. These horses were smarter than dogs, … More The Joy and Love of Horses
Over ten years ago I met, Miss Pearl (not real name), a very plucky, tiny, young acting, elderly lady. Although she passed away a few years later, I want to share some of her story because she was such a fascinating and charming lady. I especially treasured her friendship during a time when my own mother … More She Didn’t Have a Chance
I woke up with an ear-worm this morning. And with it came a flood of memories from a delightful beach trip I took when I was a teenager. When I was almost 16 years I traveled with my family to Daytona Beach, Florida. Since our lodging was a travel trailer we settled our trailer in … More Do You Remember Your First Crush?
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 influenced my life style as I continue into my senior years. Difficult Home Life Aunt Helen’s parents had a rather tempestuous relationship, which was very stressful … More Aunt Helen, Aging with Style and Panache
I wrote a more detailed version of this post about child labor in the early 1900’s in the following atricle: http://www.candidslice.com/lost-childhoods-mill-labor-in-the-early-1900s/ for Candid Slice, in honor of my grandmother, Nina Alexander, my mother’s mother. My grandmother, Nina Alexander, was born in 1901, 36 years after the Civil War. Nina spent her earliest years on her family … More My Grandmother’s Childhood Through First Marriage