Tag Archives: friends

Who wants to win a pint of maple syrup?

Dear Friends, This week I bought three pints of maple syrup. My friend, Patsy, and her family tapped the sap and boiled to create this delicious treat. After reading yesterday’s comments from so many of you who unabashedly welcomed me … Continue reading

Posted in May 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 98 Comments

Blessings to all

Yesterday, unexpectedly, several online friends sent notes, emails, Facebook messages. “Where are you?  When are you coming back to blogging?  We miss you.  Are you surviving the winter?” My heart lurched in appreciation for friends who reappeared out of the … Continue reading

Posted in March 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , | 92 Comments

The weekend of the Susies.

Indeed, what a weekend it’s been! What a weekend it’s going to be! It is the weekend of the Susies. Specifically, since you asked, Susie Q and Suzi BB. My Internet Pals, turned Real & In-Person. First, may I re-introduce … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 28 Comments

Hiking by the Hungarian Falls with friends

Last Saturday evening we traveled with friends to the Hungarian Falls, just north of Hancock, near Dollar Bay. We aimed to hike by the falls before eating dinner in Calumet at Carmelitas, a Mexican restaurant, where you buy chips and … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Thirty-five years ago the bridesmaids wore yellow

Thirty-five years ago the bridesmaids wore yellow. A hot yellow sun oven-baked the Methodist church on September 9th, 1978.  We sweltered.  We sweated. (OK, maybe it rained.  Maybe the bridesmaids wore baby blue and maybe we married in the Presbyterian … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 61 Comments

Cha-cha-cha-salsa and not being sure

It’s 3:30 on Sunday, Labor Day weekend. Time to make pesto. Walnuts roast in a 350 degree oven until they smell warm and toasty. Fresh pungent green basil lies newly picked on the counter ready for drenching in olive oil. … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 77 Comments

Thirty days to live

This week one of my friends shared a dream. In the dream, which she described as half-way between waking and sleeping, feeling so utterly “realistic”, a voice told her:  “You have thirty days to live.  Get your affairs in order.” … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 83 Comments

These lazy hazy crazy days of summer…

In mid-summer the Main Street in our little town buzzes with cars and visitors. People from other locales sometimes drive hundreds of miles north to splash in Lake Superior, to camp in the Baraga State Park, to tour the Copper … Continue reading

Posted in August 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 68 Comments

“Friendship is the breathing rose”

Last week my friend Doris invited me to stop by.  We get together every few months at her house.  She serves coffee or tea and delicious sweets.  Her husband, Howard, usually stops puttering to say hello, pausing at the table … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Secret of the fuzzies, friends and Finn Fest–and bears.

It looks like it’s snowing here in Upper Michigan as the summer Solstice approaches.  In between the green leaves a cascade of white fuzzies fill the sky.  The fuzzies pile up on decks, front porches, in between newly planted tomato … Continue reading

Posted in June 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 82 Comments