On the Wings of a Cardinal

 I love birds. All types of birds; red-breasted robins, hummingbirds, purple finches, bluejays, doves, and even pigeons.  However, my favorite bird is the cardinal. I love the brilliant red of the male and the gold, reddish color of the female. I love their heavenly sound as they sing their beautiful songs. Just a few facts……… CardinalsContinue reading “On the Wings of a Cardinal”

My Special Angel, Lee Brodt

 I was born in 1948 to a beautiful young woman named, Roberta Lorraine Transue. My biological father wanted to marry Mom but it was not meant to be.  During that era, having a baby out-of-wedlock was far from acceptable. Although Mom knew the road ahead would be hard, she was not afraid.  Mom worked hardContinue reading “My Special Angel, Lee Brodt”

Happy Birthday To Our Angel

  Mom loved life, in fact, she loved it so much, I never knew what was coming out of her beautiful mouth. This story is about a wonderful woman, who now lives in heaven and is celebrating her 89th birthday on this June 8th. This is not a sad story. On the contrary, It isContinue reading “Happy Birthday To Our Angel”

It Starts With Me; It Starts With You

  One question I am asked frequently is where my ideas come from for my blogs. I can honestly answer that my ideas come from a variety of experiences. First, most of my stories are memories and lessons from my life, starting from my childhood to the present.  Secondly, nature and animals play a bigContinue reading “It Starts With Me; It Starts With You”

Walking with My Shadow

Three weeks ago, my husband and I decided to take a walk after dinner. Since I am recuperating from a bad fall, we decided to take a short walk around a nearby track. The sun was beautiful that evening. It felt warm on my face, as I walked into the sun and warm on myContinue reading “Walking with My Shadow”

L’amour Est La Reponse (Love Is The Answer)

Six months ago, I took a very nasty fall. However, being stubborn,  I thought resting my leg along with icing my knee a few times a day, would solve the problem. Wrong!  In fact, two months after the first fall, I fell again on the same knee. Once again, I tried to heal myself, butContinue reading “L’amour Est La Reponse (Love Is The Answer)”

A Piece of My Heart

Dear Readers, Today’s blog is not about animals, my teapot, or the Amish. It is about a broken heart, tears, love, struggling, and Mom.  It is about a few journal entries written from my heart one month after Mom’s death.  It is my hope that my words will help those  who have lost a loved one, or maybe struggling withContinue reading “A Piece of My Heart”

For Sure and For Certain

  I love the Amish!  I love everything about them, from their clothes, meticulous farms, buggies and horses, to their home cooking and unique way of life. Each time I travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania, I am in awe of the fresh air that fills my lungs, clean clothes hanging on the clothesline, children running barefoot through the yard, mothers, daughters and grandmothers Continue reading “For Sure and For Certain”