Tag Archives: memories

Fire burns family building on Main Street in Yale, Michigan

Last Tuesday morning, just before Barry and I drove to Marquette for a lovely pre-Valentines Day weekend getaway, my mom emailed. The Dodge Garage building, owned by my mother,  in my hometown of Yale in the Thumb of Michigan, was … Continue reading

Posted in February 2014 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 35 Comments

Happy 81st Birthday, Mom!

Dear Mom, It is so wonderful to be at Fort Myers Beach celebrating your 81st birthday with you! As we said this morning while shelling and birding along the beach, “It doesn’t get much better than this…” Spending these days … Continue reading

Posted in November 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , | 31 Comments

Waiting

Do you remember waiting for your date to arrive back in high school? How you paced, how you fretted, how you secretly feared? Do you remember waiting for your child, your sixteen year old, fresh with driver’s license in wallet, … 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

A 5K, wedding, almost-birthday & river fun

My oh my, we’ve had quite a week with both kids visiting us here in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.  I hardly know where to begin. Let’s begin with the 5K my daughter and I walked faster than lightning last … Continue reading

Posted in July 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 37 Comments

My true love bought me dandelion jelly.

My true love bought me dandelion jelly this week. The woman who sold it to him pronounced, “It tastes like honey.” This morning I slathered clear-colored dandelion jelly atop a piece of Ezekiel Bread covered with natural crunchy peanut butter. … Continue reading

Posted in June 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 86 Comments

Love letter to you, Dad, on Father’s Day

Dear Dad, Today hundreds of thousands of fathers will open Hallmark and American Greeting cards and read aloud loving sentiments shared by sons and daughters across the heart of this land. Perhaps they’ll wipe away a stray tear knowing they … Continue reading

Posted in June 2013 | Tagged , , , , ,

Make new friends but keep the old

Can everyone sing the old song, “Make new friends, but keep the old, one is silver, and the other’s gold“?

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , | 32 Comments

Summer in Switzerland

I’m going to Europe–vicariously. Our son and his wife (who married, as you may remember, last October) are flying off for their belated honeymoon in France and Italy. I’ve packed myself in Christopher’s suitcase–never you mind that his suitcase is … Continue reading

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

Storms never last do they baby?

Storms never last do they baby? Bad times all pass with the winds Your hand in mine stills the thunder And you make the sun want to shine… Seriously, folks, you can be enjoying a *somewhat* warm Sunday afternoon with … Continue reading

Posted in May 2013 | Tagged , , , , , , , | 26 Comments