While my fam was in Greensboro, NC for our daughter's master's degree graduation, we visited the F.W. Woolworth's lunch counter downtown at the corner of Elm and February One streets where we could order a complete turkey dinner for 65¢ or a slice of apple pie for 15¢....more
I cannot wait to see my daughter at the end of this week. We are going for a quick "do good on your finals" visit. As a soph. at a college north of Boston, I am ecstatically proud of her and know she can accomplish everything she sets her mind to. Missing her this week especially has been hard....She is the kind of girl who would stop to help anyone...and it goes without saying how grateful the terrorist was caught.What I need is to hold her in my arm, smell her hair, and stare at the one dimple we both have in common. ...more
Frequently I help my clients work through problems with their grown children. Sometimes, an offspring is angry about something, and the parent is at a loss for what is wrong or what to do about it. These struggles often have their seeds in things that happened long ago, when the child was young. Even parents who love their children and try to do the right thing can make mistakes, and some parents let their issues—struggles with spouses, stresses of single parenting, fears about money or social disapproval—skew their child-related decisions....more
I watched the movie years ago titled Failure to Launch starring the very sexy Matthew McConaughey and Sarah Jessica Parker and thought to myself how unrealistic the storyline was. However now that I have 2 children over the age of 21 years, I am starting to see the similarities of the character in the movie with my own kids....more
The days are warm, long and sultry, and my schedule is definitely looser, but that doesn’t mean life is without stress. For the first time in two years, both kids are living at home for the summer and while there are sweet moments of bliss having all the beds filled, it isn’t without turmoil and large food bills. Add the anxiety and excitement of Mini-Me leaving for college in just a few short weeks, then top it off with the realization of our impending empty nest. Oy....more
My world (like everyone else’s) depends on technology. Whether I want it to or not.I was talking to John on the phone the other day when I heard a beep over the line. I asked him if someone was trying to call in and he said no he just got a news alert on his phone that a new pope had been elected. 15 minutes later I saw the breaking news flash on my computer home page....more
Brittany called recently saying she was going to sell her car because she couldn’t get both her dogs and their kennels in the car she had.When Brittany decides on something, she moves fast. Two days later she had bought a Kia Sportage and was in tears. Why? Because the car she sold was a really cute little red sports car....more
This is the image I created for my "Dear Miss Minnie" postings. As the new studio will also be for writing endeavors, I hope to be able to post more pictures of cards, invoices, catalog items and much more from my treasure trove of Miss Minnie's life.
I hope to get back to transcribing the letters very soon so stayed tuned! ...more
What the heck happened?
Last time I checked, I was 34 and busy refereeing a teenager and a tween who were chasing each other around the house threatening dismemberment to each other. Thankfully, the only casualty was our son’s bedroom door when daughter put her foot through it, apparently he deserved a lot worse. Anyway, on with today’s revelation….
Last Sunday hubby and I drove up to the Homestead to give it the once over for insurance purposes (as it is closed for the winter...more