The Birthday Retreat

It was my birthday weekend in 1959.  Since my birthday is July 2, I grew up thinking everybody had fireworks on their birthday.  I was to become seven years old, and we had gone to Grandpa’s camp for the long weekend. When I say the word camp, I mean a house in the woods fully suppliedContinue reading “The Birthday Retreat”

Honking and Soaring

I’ve always been fascinated by birds, although my knowledge of them is minimal. Watching them soar in the air is as sometimes freeing as doing it myself. The way the air current lifts them and carries them to and fro and up and down is captivating and so graceful as they are carried. Whether theyContinue reading “Honking and Soaring”

The Little Flashlight

I spent a lot of time at my Grandparents house as a small child. I loved their home, which my grandfather built. I can still shut my eyes, walk into their house in my mind, place familiar things, and remember every nook and cranny. Their house was bright and airy with lots of windows, whichContinue reading “The Little Flashlight”

A Point of Grace

Misty, our Shepherd/Husky, unexpectedly joined my family in 1996. She was three weeks old when tragedy struck her. Misty’s mother’s owners were backing down the driveway and accidentally hit her, and she did not survive. Three-week-old Misty was alone and needed a family. My first husband brought her home one evening, unannounced, and undoubtedly unplanned.Continue reading “A Point of Grace”

The Roller Skates

This morning my mind went back to a little house on Beale Avenue in Leechburg, Pennsylvania, where I grew up. I was a six or 7-year-old Candy and was sneaking down the steps one Christmas morning to see if Santa Claus had stopped at our house last night. As I came to the bottom ofContinue reading “The Roller Skates”

I Think I Finally Found My Hallelujah!

Curiously, the chorus of a secular song entitled ‘Good To Be Alive’ by Andy Grammer is resounding and repeating in my head. This song came out about five years ago or so. I don’t listen to the millennial generation music as a rule. After all, I grew up with Motown and oldies! You can’t getContinue reading “I Think I Finally Found My Hallelujah!”

The Yellow Envelope

I’ll admit it, only to you, so please don’t tell anyone. I was feeling a little down in the dumps last week. This feeling is very unusual for me. Usually, I’m very upbeat, optimistic, and am cheering others on with Pom-Pom’s in both hands.  Some of you know that I’ve been having health challenges thatContinue reading “The Yellow Envelope”

What’s your final answer?

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire was a popular TV Game Show that attracted a huge audience back in the 1990’s and early 2000’s. The game show was played by contestants answering a series of multiple-choice questions that had a dollar value. For each question they got correct, that dollar value was added to theirContinue reading “What’s your final answer?”