First verse of Silver Bells: Christmas makes you feel emotionalIt may bring parties or thoughts devotionalWhatever happens, whatever may beHere is what Christmas time means to me. Composers: Ray Evans and Jay Livingston. My childhood memories of Christmas were about times of happiness, church and celebration of Jesus’s birth, family, food, and of course Santa … More Christmas Memories
I grew up in a home full of love. My parents loved each other. Their relationship and marriage were one of the most important parts of their and us, their kids’ lives. Our family’s health and happiness were very important. They both had been through their own personal hardships and losses during their childhoods and … More Thankful for My First Family
My Letter to myself, Little Elaine, was first published on Candid Slice, whose format has changed. I wrote this start National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which starts October 1st. I hope it and the following articles may reach and help someone. In order to deal with some painful experiences in my adult life and to … More Letter To My Childhood Self
Today I am 68 years young! I love my life. I have a loving family, dear friends, and amazing neighbors and one funny, lovable cat. I have what I need and know that l am loved by God and these people. (And couldn’t be more thankful!) My life got a new start 10 years ago. … More 68 and Proud of It!
What is the cheapest, most contagious, most healthy activity for the body, mind and spirit that you can do that doesn’t even involve sweating and exercise? Laughter!! There are at least two basic kinds of laughter; the good, joyful kind shared by loved ones or just one person; and the other kind which is cruel, … More Healing, Bonding, Joyful Laughter
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
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