July 8, 2020


For almost seven years I have been struggling to reconcile myself to the life I have now been given. When loss enters the picture, everything changes. You think everything will go on as it was except now there is an empty chair. So, you shuffle around, rearr...

June 30, 2020




Finally! I’m back in my Traveling Writing Room. It’s been a long winter. So, as we speak, I’m sitting in a campground, not too far from home. I always like to keep my first trip of the season close by just in case I need to send o...

June 9, 2020

June 9

June 9, 1927 - My mom was born on this day. Today, she would have       

                       been 93 years old.

June 9, 1970-  I met my future husband on this day. He was 18


June 2, 2020


I didn’t post an entry last week. I have no good excuse except, I had no gumption. This pandemic and the longer it drags out and changes our world, the more it messes with our psyche. It has tried its best to peck away at the best part of ourselves. On an...

May 19, 2020

Plant Something! 

Guess what I’m going to do this afternoon? I’m going to buy flowers! I’m going to suit up in my mask and garden gloves and head over to the green house not far from here and pick me out red geraniums, tons of them. I might even buy another rose bush. M...

May 13, 2020

Before the Pandemic

The photos here are of my sweet daughter-in-law. She, my son and their four daughters are living with me at the moment while their new house is being built. During this pandemic, Sarah has taken on the responsibility of ordering our groceries and pic...

May 4, 2020

Speak their name

We find ourselves in uncertain times. For weeks now we’ve been quarantined away from our own lives, and it is getting old, very old. However, I’m sure you have found like I have, that not all is unpleasant. Some have reconnected as families. Some have h...

April 28, 2020

According to Webster’s Dictionary, the word ‘zoom’ means to skyrocket, rise, shoot up, take off, whiz, whoosh, zip, and go fast. In this day and age, the meaning is way more personal. To zoom means, a gathering place, a conference room, a front porch visit.

It’s gone fr...

April 21, 2020

I celebrated my 69th birthday last week. It was a costume party, of sorts, with face masks and rubber gloves. T

April 14, 2020

Who will we be afterwards?

Easter Sunday came and went. As so many have said and written about, this was one for the books. Empty churches everywhere. For many, this type of holiday is the only time they do go to church; like Christmas, those who believe in Jesus give H...

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