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A Woman of Letters

A Woman of Letters

Reading about Abigail helped me begin to put things into perspective. Physically, her life was a lot harder than mine. We had all come through our war...

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The Big Chill

The Big Chill

It was really cold. I had layers of clothing on – girdle, dress, sweater, coat, hat, gloves; I was still shivering. I was shopping downtown and decided...

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New Year But Same Old Me

New Year But Same Old Me

Another new year had begun, but I didn’t feel anything resembling new. Mags hosted a great party to celebrate and all the usual friends were there....

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Christmas Is Really For Sharing

Christmas Is Really For Sharing

I knew that we were cutting it close. Christmas Eve should not be the night to put together a new bike. Since Zettie Louise had purchased Junior a new...

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The Spy Who Loved

The Spy Who Loved

It was unusual to get a request from Zettie Louise to come to tea. The last time she asked to talk ended well because she hired Junior to help her with...

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Baby It’s Cold Outside

Baby It’s Cold Outside

Daisy’s dresses suddenly looked too short for her and with the coldest weather still ahead, her anklets would never keep her warm enough. So we headed...

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Let Us Eat Cake

Let Us Eat Cake

Usually at this time of year, I am dreaming of pie. With Thanksgiving looming large, pumpkin pie is constantly on my mind. My piecrust gives me major anxiety...

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Early Snow

Early Snow

The air felt different. A prickly cold had arrived during the night and by sunrise, three inches of snow had already covered everything outside. Stevie...

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Fire Roasted Dogs

Fire Roasted Dogs

Junior’s cub pack had planned a trip to a local park to roast hot dogs. This would be a big event due to the eagerness of the little boys having...

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Being Schooled

Being Schooled

Daisy’s teacher conference created some apprehension for me. I could not imagine that anyone could judge my little angel as anything but spectacular....

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