THE INVISIBLE DEPOT

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Drat! I need a map to get me to the Greyhound depot. I shook my head at the frozen computer screen. Walking to the dining table where JK and my son David sat, I complained. “Mapquest won’t load.” David smiled, “That’s OK, Mom.” He held […]

CHARGING THE BATTERY

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Looking up at the gray-uniformed Auto Zone guy, I heard his report. “Your battery’s got a 50 % charge. How far did you drive to get here?” I thought back over the reason I was at the store, talking to the man. Even though the […]

METAMORPHOSIS

July 2018 Editor’s Note: Preparing to be away for several months, I have no time to work out a new story. Instead, I share part of a chapter from my book- in-progress, The Amish Bus, a story of riding on such a bus From Florida to Goshen, Indiana in 2014. In this chapter, I remember […]

TOOTH TROUBLES

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. I’ve tried so hard to keep my teeth! Born in the days before fluoride was added to our water, my teeth were “soft.” As a kid, I often endured tooth aches and abscesses. Waiting to see the dentist, I chewed baby aspirin and applied clove […]

A VISIT FROM DADDY AND TIGER

Eddies of light snow swirled outside my window. I’m not up to being stranded on 131’s four-lane in snow and cold! It was December 2017. I wanted to see my grandsons’ hockey games. However, my 2005 Ford Escape had developed an odd “cough.” I don’t trust it. I sighed. I needed a reliable car. Considering […]

A ROAD OF REMEMBERING

Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal.   Perfume of small white orange blossoms rode the breeze as I drove past rows of citrus trees laden with fruit. My drive across Florida’s state road 62 began just north of Wauchula, a small town on US17 east of Tampa and I-75. The two-lane was […]

A TRIBUTE

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. Sandy’s been gone three years … and I’m just getting her book of quotes finished! I sat back in my office chair and watched my computer screen. CreateSpace, an online Amazon publisher, was working through. an “automated print check.” As I watched the “progress bar” […]

A FAMILY STORY CONTINUES

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual notebook. I took a seat at one end of the faded flower couch opposite JK. ABC’s Sunday Evening News with Tom Yamas played on the TV. I picked up my cell phone. As Hubby alternately worked a sudoku and watched news reports, I texted my older […]

AUNTIE ALMA*

Editor’s note: Following is a page from my spiritual notebook. AUNTIE ALMA* Late on a Sunday afternoon before Thanksgiving, my cell phone sang. Cousin Julie was calling. “Fritize! … Just wanted you to know Mother’s in the hospital. She’s had another fall.” My stomach fell. This is it! My little aunt was 94 years old. […]

CHRISTMASES

Editor’s Note: Following is a page from my spiritual journal. “I’ll be home for Christmas, You can count on me….” Strains of Bing Crosby crooning on my Indiana radio carried me back to the two-story brown house on Douglas Street and early childhood. Daddy sang the Crosby-famous song every December as he puttered in his […]