The Christmas Orange

It was 1927 two years before the Great Depression started in the United States.  Although times were tough, no one could ever imagine the depth of what was to come. But, for Mary and Amzi Transue, June 8, 1927, was a good day. A day filled with hours of anticipation, pacing by Amzi, and MaryContinue reading “The Christmas Orange”

The Story of the Traveling Lap Robe

My mother was so excited! She called to tell me about a special gift that she had just been given.  I could hear the excitement in her voice. She asked me if I was coming up to her apartment and although I had visited her the day before, her voice told me she wanted to shareContinue reading “The Story of the Traveling Lap Robe”

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”

Spring Into Easter

This is not a story about Easter baskets filled with chocolate bunnies, jelly beans, and brightly colored eggs. It is not about  beautiful Easter outfits, hats, and shoes that go with the season. This is a story that started two days before Palm Sunday when I walked home from my art class on a sunny, windyContinue reading “Spring Into Easter”

February, A Month to Love

February is one of my favorite months of the year.  I love Valentine’s Day. I love sending cards to my family and friends and dipping pretzels in dark chocolate for special surprises.  I love seeing men, women, teens, and children buying beautiful flowers for their loved ones. I love the smiles on the faces of husbands and wives, enjoyingContinue reading “February, A Month to Love”

Friday, A Day of Lessons

Today is Sunday.  The weather is sunny and slightly spring-like.  The snow is melting, and I am enjoying every minute of it.  As I reflect, on the days leading up to this glorious afternoon, Friday stands out as a day of lessons. It started out like any other day: morning prayers, coffee and breakfast, and catching upContinue reading “Friday, A Day of Lessons”