Category Archives: Family matters

photos and activities involving my family

Defining Moments


I want to share something with you. It is this thing I do in my mind, a kind of game.  I play it quite regularly when I need to quickly distract myself from something unpleasant – like a dental procedure.  During … Continue reading

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Remembrance


For 69 years they rested within a sock drawer; kept first by him, then his widow and now his aging daughter. Safe, treasured, but almost forgotten; the contents were wrapped carefully within a Foodland shopping bag. Spill everything out on … Continue reading

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Musty Photos


I belong to a local writing group.  Eight women gather every two weeks; drink tea and share our stories, poems and letters put to paper.  Here is what I wrote for this week’s meeting I keep our old family photographs in … Continue reading

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Loss of a faithful companion


On Father’s Day, Sunday June 15, 2015 we lost Molly our Irish wolfhound.  By “lost” I mean she died.  At the time I was out in the car. Warren phoned asking me to come home immediately.  Molly had collapsed on … Continue reading

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Our awesome RV adventure.


We’re back from our first RV vacation.  Traveling free as gypsies is liberating and extremely fun. Yes, at times it was a little tense but oh so worth it. We slowly drove down the east coast of USA, all the … Continue reading

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Libby’s most unfortunate accident


My poor little five month old puppy has suffered a serious injury. She was misdiagnosed and her condition has gone four weeks without proper treatment. It just breaks my heart when I look into her big brown trusting eyes. I … Continue reading

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Should we get a second dog?


We are seriously considering getting a second dog. Yes. I must confess that I have been influenced by those around me. Everyone I know is getting puppies these days. (my sister, a girl friend, lady down the street, Julia at Home … Continue reading

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