Gillian Mawson Tells WWII Stories of Guernsey Evacuees

Those who think the World War Two story has been told have not met Gillian Mawson. Little known but hauntingly personal stories from war evacuees gripped the former University administrator/researcher. She felt compelled to retell the stories of Guernsey Island residents ripped from their families and beloved island ahead of the Nazi occupation....more
@Denise @sassymonkey Denise thank you for commenting, I am sure it to be a gripping read. So ... more

Gillian Mawson Tells WWII Stories of Guernsey Evacuees

Those who think the World War Two story has been told have not met Gillian Mawson. Little known but hauntingly personal stories from war evacuees gripped the former University administrator/researcher. She felt compelled to retell the stories of Guernsey Island residents ripped from their families and beloved island ahead of the Nazi occupation....more
@sassymonkey Thank you for dropping by. My aunt by marriage was one of the evacuees, and my ... more

A Letter to My Daughter's First Mom: I'm Angry with You

Dear A, You don’t know me, but we share something huge -- a child. I am L’s mother. I think of myself as her Last Mom because she had many before me, starting with you. You were her First Mom and I love and am grateful to you for bringing her into the world. I am also frequently filled with anger at you....more
Or, Dear A: I do not know what you felt or experienced, I know fragments but not the whole. I ... more

J C Penney - a letter to...

Dear Penny’s: I have been in a bit of a snit with you since you changed your marketing plan. When you turned the air down to save money and I was over heated in your store I gave you a pass. But cancelling sales???...more
@HomeRearedChef Thank you Amiga!!! Appreciate your comment. more

J C Penney - a letter to...

Dear Penny’s: I have been in a bit of a snit with you since you changed your marketing plan. When you turned the air down to save money and I was over heated in your store I gave you a pass. But cancelling sales???...more
@MammaG Thank you for stopping by and commenting. more

Linda Loegel: Author, Song Writer

@HomeRearedChef Thank you dear blogher friend, you are always such an encouragement. I want to ... more

"The child is father to the man"

“The child is father to the man”, said William Wordsworth, and so sang Blood, Sweat and Tears.Children teach more than their own fathers.  Children at a shelter type facility have taught me a lot. It was late at night, they arrived without luggage, without even an extra pair of shoes amongst them. The youngest of three children clutched a toy, it was a plastic castle. She refused to let it go....more
 @HomeRearedChef  Virginia thank you for commenting...you are welcome...I really appreciate your ... more

Mrs. "Julia" to Romney's Rescue

"Any woman who understands the problems of running a home will be nearer to understanding the problems of running a country." -- Margaret Thatcher Ms. Thatcher knew her game well. Women gave the American political theater one heck of a thrashing over the last year. We've even managed to get the presidential candidates down on bended knees begging for our votes. You've got to hand it to the candidates -- they try hard. Lately, it's Gov. Mitt Romney who's making the inroads. ...more
Erica I applaud your courage and your message. For too long conservatines have allowed the media ... more

OMG! I'm A Grandmother!

Johnny Mac Pippin, aka Aiden Samuel, was born at Tripler Army Medical Center on May 15, 2012 at 12:36pm. He weighed a whopping 8lbs and was 21" long. His mother had no drugs and the only assistance was breaking the water 90 minutes before he made his way into the world. Yep. My beautiful, tiny baby birthed a good size baby of her own -- and she did it fabulously. I was in awe of her strength and her determination. Two days later and I'm still in awe. Rockstar. Super Hero. Birthing Goddess. That's my girl!...more
How gorgeous!!! He is a blessed child to be so loved. more

TrishJenkins: From prosperity to prison to purpose

  An Aussie, a pastor's daughter, wife and mother, a wealthy professional woman and investor. Accustomed to respect, raised in a stable two parent home she hears the door slam behind her. Not just any door. She is in jail.This blog is longer than optimum, but I wanted to give it to you one piece, I could not stand your suspense! Hah, wazup with that? I hope you read it to the end and enjoy it....more
Virginia: Thank you for dropping by and commenting. The judge "threw the book" at her, usually ... more