Today is the Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day.  It is the anniversary of the declaration of our independence from Great Britain in 1776.  It was a day when flags waved proudly from homes, marching bands played patriotic music, and red, white, and blue decorations adorned windows and doors.  It’s a day toContinue reading “TIME FLIES THURSDAY”


Tangible: something that can be touched or felt… Today is Tuesday. It started out damp and cloudy but ended liked I had hoped it would; warm and sunny with the brightest of blue skies. It is incredible how a spirit can change when the weather takes a turn for the best. This morning, after my chores,Continue reading “TANGIBLE TUESDAY TREASURES”


Tonight I had the pleasure of sharing dinner with my sister, Donna, and her husband, Albert. It is always a pleasure when family members get together. However, this story is about friends; church friends, neighbor friends, and new friends. It’s about the teens and parents working together; serving a meal, clearing the plates, and offeringContinue reading “WHEN FRIENDS GATHER”

Skyler and the Forgiving Heart

 January 29th has come and gone.  I don’t know why it has taken me so long to write this letter. Well, I might have an idea. The days leading up to the 29th were very cold with a mixture of snow, rain, and everything in between.   The 29th was a day that took a toll on myContinue reading “Skyler and the Forgiving Heart”

Those Who Serve, Those Who Wait

On Saturday, February 6th, my husband and I traveled to the Naval Academy with my daughter, her husband and her father in-law.  We were on our way to watch my grandson, Midshipman Christian Correale compete against Army in gymnastics. Now, I could write about how beautiful the academy is, how Navy beat Army, and howContinue reading “Those Who Serve, Those Who Wait”