Miscellaneous Stuff, Uncategorized

Remembering…

Time alone. Thinking about Pirooz again today. It was hard for us not to drop everything and fly to Houston. I was still scanning last minute flights at 11:00 last night hoping that the prices might have magically dropped even though after a dozen previous searches I knew that was unlikely to be the case.… Continue reading Remembering…

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Miscellaneous Stuff

On the Loss of a Friend

What can I possibly say? How can this be? It was 28 years ago when he walked through the front door, wrapped both his arms around me, planted a huge kiss on my cheek, and then cackled with laughter at my surprise. It was the first time I’d ever laid eyes on him. Who was… Continue reading On the Loss of a Friend

Arts, Crafts and Creations, Happy Holidays, Travel and Day Trips

Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018

The 2018 craft fair dates are Saturday, November 10 and 17.  Each year as the wind turns bitter cold and the once green, and then golden, and now brown and falling leaves pile up beneath the big oaks and maples in my back yard, my sister and I kick off the Christmas shopping season with a day… Continue reading Daytripping to Geneva, OH for Christmas and Crafts 2018

Family History

Hunting Your History On All Souls Day

November 2. All Soul’s Day. Another church adapted holiday with roots that stretch back to an ancient pagan festival. The Festival of the Dead celebrated the day loved ones were believed to return to eat a meal with their families. An extra place was set at the table and people placed a candle in the… Continue reading Hunting Your History On All Souls Day

desserts, Recipes: Only the Best!

Easy as a Fresh Blueberry Pie!

If it's July it's blueberry season. Blueberries are one of the easiest crops you can grow.  I give them some acid loving fertilizer in the spring and put a layer of mulch beneath them, but otherwise you just plant the bushes in a sunny spot and let them grow. I've heard of people planting them… Continue reading Easy as a Fresh Blueberry Pie!

Gardens, House and Home

Hemerocallis Dumortierii: An Heirloom Garden Discovery

After moving to my forever home 20 years ago, my love of heirloom garden plants intensified when I purchased a piece of land adjacent to my property and discovered an old species daylily struggling to grow there.  The property had once been the home of the "Red, White and Blue" tavern. Built in the early… Continue reading Hemerocallis Dumortierii: An Heirloom Garden Discovery