Thoughts on Grandsons

For the past two weeks, Hubby and I have assisted our son in the care of our grandsons. Our daughter-in-law was on a business trip to western Africa, and the boys are too much of a handful for one person. Besides, it gets lonely for our son. The boys are close and play well together, […]

Thoughts on Christmas Traditions

How did your Christmas traditions begin? Were they passed down or did you start them? Before Hubby and I got married, we never discussed how we would celebrate holidays. So many other points of discussion too precedence, and rightfully so. When our first Christmas together as a couple came around, I assumed we’d be with […]

Thoughts on #MeToo

With all the news about sexual harassment, memories I thought I’d put behind me have bubbled up again. I’m one of the #MeToo people that was demeaned back in the days when I was young, thin, pretty, unmarried, and totally naïve. I don’t call it an assault because no violence was involved. What I experienced […]

Thoughts about a Preacher

This past week, a preacher I’ve known since my middle-teenaged years passed away. He was a very wise man and knew the Bible backwards and forwards. He could quote chapter, verse, and scripture from heart as well as anyone who’s ever lived. He was a wise man, highly respected by many. People came from miles […]

Thoughts on the Holidays

Last night, I went to dinner and the theater with girlfriends. It was the continuing saga of em>The Five Grannies Go Out on the Town. We do this once a year during the Christmas season. It’s like our own private Christmas party. We always have a great time together. Before, we went to the historic […]

Take Time for Yourself

It’s a very busy time of year. Holiday activities and gatherings ramp up. Almost every night, a program or event is scheduled to put everyone in the holiday spirit. Gifts need to be purchased and wrapped. Cards needs to be written and sent. Travel plans need to be finalized. Checkbook and credit card balances need […]

Thoughts about Funerals

Last week, I talked about suicide and the victims left behind. This week, I’ll talk about funerals. I don’t like going to them, but then, who does. I went to a funeral for the first time when I was 16. My grandmother passed away, and I was sucked into the events that followed. I never […]

Thoughts on Suicide

Victim: a person harmed, injured, or killed as a result of a crime, accident or other event or action Someone or something killed, destroyed, injured, oppressed, or otherwise harmed by, or suffering from some act, condition, or circumstance – a person who has had something bad happen to him/her From “Your Dictionary” online A devastating […]