Wednesday, June 28, 2017

“After all,” Anne had said to Marilla once, “I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” ~ L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Avonlea Hot, sunny days. […]

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

“We are all joined in a circle of stories.” ~ Linda Joy Myers, Journey of Memoir: The Three Stages of Memoir Writing We’re having lunch at the mall–grandmother, daughter, and granddaughter–and it strikes me that thirty-plus years ago we were at the same place. Grandmother then, now long gone, but remembered always. Grandmother now, then […]

Sunday, June 18, 2017

“I judge that the flowers of lavender quilted in a cappe and dayly worn are good for all diseases of the head that come of a cold cause and that they comfort the braine very well.” ~ William Turner, A New Herbal, 1568 Few words today, just a few simple sprigs of lavender. Today is […]

Friday, May 26, 2017

“There is no pleasure in having nothing to do; the fun is having lots to do and not doing it.” ~ Andrew Jackson I am Skyping with my granddaughter; she is quizzing me from a list questions she compiled. (Really, what did grandmothers do before telephones and Skype when their grandchildren lived far away? I shudder […]

Friday, May 12, 2017

“I observe, I write, I try not to remember the life that I didn’t want to lose but lost and have to remember.” ~ Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close The other day I chatted briefly with on of the residents at the care home where my mother-in-love now resides. She told me how […]