So there he was, this eight-year old. towheaded boy, cautiously, silently, slowly trying to cross the scary bridge. Recent flooding rains had caused the normally docile creek to be turned into a raging torrent, seemingly ready to overflow the banks, coming close to reaching the top of the bridge. My great-grandmother, standing on her front… Continue reading Seeing to the Other Side of the Scary Bridge
Sometimes a destination is as much about the getting there as the actual destination itself. This particular destination (our recent beach trip to see my niece get married) was a joyful celebration; but the journey (the eighteen hours in one extremely small vehicle) was another thing all together! So, last week's blog covered the destination, the beautiful beach wedding that we were able to… Continue reading Seeing Adventures Behind and Ahead
We have had a little cutie-pie, five year old visiting with us here the past few days. All week she had been asking me about my girl and wanting to know where my girl was. "Where is your girl?" she would ask. I kept telling her that I don't have a little girl. A friend of mine stopped… Continue reading Don’t Stop Looking Until You Find It!
So, are you on the side of "lemons" or "no lemons" in your drink when eating out at a restaurant? Me? Currently, I am on the side of "no lemons" in my drink. I have heard the stories about it not being a good idea to ask for fresh lemons in your drink. Although, I had been… Continue reading What Do You See in the Sea?
Recently, a friend of mine posted a picture on his social media page of a pilot in the cockpit of a fighter jet. He was offering a salute and the caption read, "When the stranger you've been speeding with ... takes his exit." It immediately made me laugh, and say, "Thank You!" again that I did… Continue reading Behold the Gift
Being as tomorrow is Father's Day, this post will most assuredly deal with my dad, who has been residing in his forever home for over eighteen years now. We are still living in the house where my parents lived when he passed on. We have ceased to find little reminders that he left behind, but the… Continue reading Memories of Dad Shining Bright
This first week of June seems to have come upon us way too quickly! Wasn't it just Valentine's Day a few days ago? This week may have sneaked up on me, but it has contained a myriad juxtaposition of memories and emotions. On Tuesday, the first day that I sat down to start this blog, (which is… Continue reading Viewing a Life Well Lived
I found Ken's denim pants just under the corner of my chair in the TV room. Ah..."Ken who?" you ask. Well, this particular Ken has been in my life for over twenty-plus years now. He actually lives here, well "there" -- there in the family room. He moved in after his twelve-inch fashion-doll girlfriend moved… Continue reading Looking For the Pink House
I will come clean and admit it right here and right now ... I have fallen out of love. There, I said it, and it does not feel so bad. The brilliance and the sparkle of that first season together is ... well ... gone. It has been replaced with hazy, cloudy, questionable, even difficult,… Continue reading The Sparkle is Not Looking Very Sparkly
Oh my goodness! How do I keep doing this to myself? I put things (valuable things sometimes) away in "safe" places, places that, at the time I am doing the putting away, I think I will absolutely remember, places that I will never forget. Right? Sure, if you want to dream that dream...sure! You know, at times the things… Continue reading Keep Looking Until You Find It