A visit to Gettysburg and too many Confederate flags
I do enjoy a Civil War re-enactment. I dragged the whole family to one at the Lake County History Center when we still lived in Ohio and I can still get at least some of them to go again, even though it seems always to be miserably hot.
Aunt Lillian is the family archivist and has tons of old photos and documents stored away. She is losing her sight and being practical-minded wanted my help in going through it to make sure the cousins can get the stuff that belongs to their own families. One of my projects this year is doing a…
Where to begin
Thanks to all who encouraged me to write about my long drive and stroll down memory lane! So many towns visited, stories told, and time spent — plus as a solo driver I had many hours spent thinking and daydreaming out the window. I left town at what I consider an ungodly hour and only…
What’s it like to get Lasik?
…it did feel an awful lot like an eyeball factory…
September 13, 1935
This picture came up on my FB page today and honestly there is a lot to unpack — so, some thoughts of Sam as we approach what would have been his 84th birthday. I, his birthday present, will turn 53 a few days later. First of all, our tiny little Cape Cod in Willoughby, Ohio.…
Elegy for a Good Dog
When Buddy first came to us in January 2013, he was sad and scared.
One Week In
A week ago today I sat in this living room and sent box after box of stuff to either the basement or the back porch. What the heck is in all these boxes? As of today we have made a sizable dent — our bedrooms are organized and our clothes put away, and the kitchen is…
Your fist hard in their teeth!
So, just a few days into the Bible Challenge, I came across something interesting. I bought two Bibles for this, one of which is The Message, a translation that I have long wanted to read. Seriously, years ago, (decades ago!), I came across a pamphlet that had just one of the gospels in this translation…
So, the last couple months have been quite a challenge, what with the unexpected death of my dear old dad, a bunch of other stressful crap, and then being laid out with a bad back for 11 days …. But I am on the mend! And tomorrow I undertake the real challenge, the Trinity Cathedral…
The party’s over
I’m not gonna lie, it was a great summer. The boys are finally old enough that I can indulge my penchant for late nights and lie-ins and afternoon naps filled in with trips to the pool or the beach, two places that I adore. At those places I can now read books or yap with…