I vividly remember the moment Derek was born. The doctor laid him across my chest and there he was, my first baby -- his round face like a pale moon, his eyes open and unblinking, his little body warm … Continue reading >>
Since 1985, when our youngest child was a baby, our family has vacationed on the beaches of Cape Hatteras in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.
"Doesn't that get boring?" a friend … Continue reading >>
The Luv Pub
It sounds like a cliche: I met my husband after last call in the Brown Derby Luv Pub in Independence, OH, where people danced on a lighted disco floor to a live "house band." There might … Continue reading >>
I spotted this donkey, deer family, lighthouse, gazing ball, and Dutch children in one front yard in a section of houses built in the fifties. The children are supposed to be … Continue reading >>
Getting my 8 year-old granddaughter to memorize something to exercise her brain wasn't my intention, but it sure turned out to be fun for us both.
As I drove her to my house for a … Continue reading >>
Those nasty box cakes
My mother had an electric mixer with a rotating bowl that blended her cakes into creamy smoothness, and she always let me lick the bowl clean. All that yummy raw … Continue reading >>