DOING THE RIGHT THING

Recently, I watched an older movie about the well-known Indian Geronimo. Made years back, it featured Gene Hackman and Matt Dillon. Dillon played a cavalry officer named Britton Davis and Hackman played infamous General George S. Crook. At the end of the movie, Dillon’s character had to stand up for what was right. He […]

INTO THE WOODS

The other day, I was in back of the house making wreaths from the kiwi vines when I heard pounding hooves. I was puzzled. I couldn’t think who would be riding a horse that fast – THROUGH MY YARD!I was almost to the end of the “circular” drive that goes from behind the house […]

Divorce yourself…

Divorce yourself from harm’s way.

James (Aug.’20) adds, “Make choices that keep you safe.”

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STEREOTYPING

Recently I was watching some really good commercials about the dangers of racial stereotyping. They got me to thinking about my own life. I came to the realization that – as a friend puts it – “I’ve got that T-Shirt.” I’ve dealt with stereo-typing as long as I can remember.

It’s true that many […]

FALL OBSERVATIONS

Most of the leaves are gone from the trees up here on the mountain. Down on the flats, the colors are still on. Amazing to see a “line” in the tree colors.

During past seasons when snow falls, sometimes the leaves have still been on the trees “below” a certain invisible line. But above […]

THE WILD FRONT PORCH

The end of the porch where I growplants and flowers

I guess the call of the wild front porch has been over-powering. I’ve sent out only one recipe newsletter this summer. It’s not that I’ve been so busy. (Hmm, I wonder why!) My front porch, as messy as it gets, is my sanctuary and […]

A HAPPENING

One recent afternoon, I left the house with plans to pick up my mail, and go out to eat.When I came out of the post office, my car wouldn’t start. The key wouldn’t turn! I tried several times.I tried to call my son who lives in town, but couldn’t reach him. I then reasoned […]

happiness

Happiness isn’t expensive.

James (June ‘20) adds, “Anyone can afford it.”

NO NEWS IS GOOD NEWS

I don’t watch news – a good thing. If I do, I’m left with anger or depression, always upset with the eternal yikity-yak. It stirs a constant round of repetition in my head, something that I’ve never been happy with.

I catch up with the gist of endless broadcasts at the weekly Sewing Circle. […]

MY MOTHER

My mother died last week. As I anticipate the coming days, I wish I could return to Pettisville, Ohio with all my children and grandchildren. The cemetery stands in the shadow of the school where I attended and graduated–along with my siblings and cousins.

Just down the street is my first home. I would […]