• Life in Retirement
  • Wednesday, September 21, 2016


    “Have patience. All things are difficult before they become easy.” ~ Saadi I consider myself to be a relatively patient person. I appreciate the value of waiting for something. I believe we appreciate more that which we wait and work to receive. I don’t like to be hurried, preferring to take my time and plan […]

  • Family
  • A Son’s Letter To His Mother

    2016-07-19 Letter

    The other day I spent some time poking around in an old suitcase containing ephemera I gathered from my grandma’s attic many years ago. The suitcase contains photographs and letters well over a century old. Treasures. I read something this morning that broke my heart. A letter written in December 1916 from a son, Richard, […]

  • Garden
  • Return to the Garden

    2016-07-04 daisy-2-1

    What I’ve always found interesting in gardens is looking at what people choose to plant there. What they put in. What they leave out. One small choice and then another, and soon there is a mood, an atmosphere, a series of limitations, a world. ~ Helen Humphries, The Lost Garden It’s been wet. Good for the […]

  • 1930s
  • Prairie Peace

    2016-07-05 Coffee Break-2

    In the summertime my thoughts turn toward the place I consider my heart’s home: a tiny hamlet on the Saskatchewan prairie where my grandma raised her three children alone after the sudden death of her husband, and where she remained until her death. I can’t say exactly why this place holds such a special place […]

  • Home
  • Decisions, Decisions

    2016-06-02 Wildflowers

    This morning Gerry was out of the house before 6:30 for the men’s meeting he attends on Thursdays. I languished in bed sipping coffee, enjoying the beautiful view outside our bedroom window, and browsing Pinterest on my iPad pondering crown molding options for our updated powder room. It takes me a while to make design […]