Lynda

I have been retired for nine years.   There are times when I think I retired too soon.   But mostly I am happy to have the freedom that I have.

Now part of my time is filled with the joys of being a grandmother to five.

My daughter and her husband have a daughter who is 7 years old and a son who is 3-1/2.

 I have two sons.   My older son and his wife are parents to a little 10 month old boy.

*A lot has happened since I joined BlogHer in Oct.  My son passed away on Dec. 5, 2011 from colon cancer.  he was 36 years old. 

 My youngest son and his wife have two little boys, age 3-1/2 and 2.

I have been a crocheter for over 30 years.   A few years ago, I was bitten by the knitting bug and I enjoy that immensely.

For the past 15 years I have been attending estate sales and auctions looking for vintage costume jewelry which I then sell on eBay.

Ross and I  moved down to Jersey shore after I retired.   The area is known as the Pine Barrens.

 The area has grown a little since we first moved here.   But still it seems that where ever we want to go it takes an hour to get there.

He Was Only Passing By

I wonder what today would be like if someone had whispered a secret in my ear on April 4, 1975.“Here is your little boy.”  Hold onto him tightly.  He is precious and yours to keep for 34 years. “Perhaps, today I would be able to feel the weight of his nearly 8 lbs when he was placed in my arms for the first time.   I might vividly sense a tickle as I recall the movement of his head from side to side on my bare chest.  I’m sure his new born smell would continue to linger and cling to me....more

On The Morning of The Eve of The Day of Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 27, 2013The Day Before The Day Of Giving ThanksStormy...more

On The Morning of The Eve of The Day of Giving Thanks

Wednesday, November 27, 2013The Day Before The Day Of Giving ThanksStormy...more

How Cold Is It Going To Get? Stay Tuned...

November 24, 2013SundayIt’s about 7:00 A.M.I was amused last night watching the 10:00 news.   I guess marketing studies show that viewers will hang on through the “news” reports of shootings, fires, or the ridiculousness of the latest outrageous politician’s antics to find out what tomorrow’s weather is going to be. I love how they tease the weather at the beginning of the broadcast.“It’s going to get cold, folks.  So prepare to bundle up.”...more

I Love You Jimmy Blackberry

November 23, 2013Eight O'Clock A.M....more

Lollygagging The Day Away

I have decided to participate in the National Blog Post Month for November.  That means I am going to be posting each day in November.November 21, 2013...more

Partying Like Jessie Pinkman

November 20, 2013Most of the years that my brother was a part of my life, I believed that his life’s story was a sad and tragic one.   In my reflections about him though, I have come to understand that because of his eccentricity it became a necessity that he learn how to survive in a world which was just not quite the right fit for someone like him....more

He Hears Us I Just Know He Does

November 19, 2013This morning I spent time with my grandson whose life is bright and new   I cuddled and held him and stroked his soft, sweet smelling head. I rocked him and softly hummed a song with no words until he closed his eyes and fell into a peaceful sleep. This afternoon I visited with my brother Adam, who is no longer able to communicate.    ...more

Try A Little Tenderness

I have decided to participate in the National Blog Post Month for November.  That means I am going to be posting each day in November.November 18, 2013 A Bright Blue Sunny Day ...more

Happy 80th Birthday To My Uncle Bobby

November 17, 2013We attended a party last night for my Uncle Bobby.  He will be celebrating his 80th birthday on November 20.  My grandparents were born in Italy and immigrated to America when they were young adults.  When they arrived they reunited with their large extended family of first, second and third cousins. They had ten children, five boys and five girls.  Bobby was the youngest of the five boys. ...more