Sunday, January 22, 2017

“Let gratitude be the pillow upon which you kneel to say your nightly prayer. And let faith be the bridge you build to overcome evil and welcome good.” ~ Maya Angelou, Celebrations: Rituals of Peace and Prayer I After church we will travel a short way to spend more time with Gerry's parents. His dad,

Monday, September 19, 2016

"You feel fine, and then, when your body can't keep fighting, you don't.” ~ Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember "By morning I was worn out. My limbs felt heavy as wood, my head cottony. I might've felt better if I hadn't slept at all.” ~ Ransom Riggs, Hollow City I don't talk about it

A Disturbing Trend

I don't remember how old I was the first time someone in a store called me ma'am. I do know that I was young enough to be horrified as I didn't feel anywhere near old enough to be deserving of that moniker. Funny, isn't it, how we can't wait to get older and then at

Washing Dishes

I spent this morning unpacking, washing, and putting away my mother's American Beauty china. It was a meditative time as I stood at the kitchen sink gently washing, rinsing, and drying each dish. Remembering. Mom kept her treasured china in a cabinet and brought it out only for special occasions like birthdays, Thanksgiving, and Christmas or when friends

Miss Manners

When I was a little girl my parents and teachers drilled the importance of good manners into me, as did the parents and teachers  of many, if not most, children in those days. It was a given that I would say "please", "thank you", and "you're welcome"; I was expected to be respectful to my elders and