My Brother’s Birthday

Hi friends, Today I am celebrating my brother’s birthday.  Gordon and I were born 13 months apart.  We have been particularly close through all stages of our life.  We were especially blessed to have been born to wonderful parents. Happy Birthday my sweet brother. Here we are a little more than toddlers.  I feel blessed…Read more »

Decking the Halls 2019

“I can never think about the cradle without thinking about the cross.” …Dianne Hi friends, Christmas brings back memories to me more than any other holiday or celebration. They are sometimes bittersweet as my parents made it so very special and ever once in a while I still struggle with these feelings of loss.  I…Read more »


Hi dear friends, The Piece de resistance of the very charming and melodic depiction of the fanciful “little girl and boy land” was the song “Toyland”.  One of the first operettas that Victor Herbert would create, Babes in Toyland, was wonderfully successful. My friend Connie gave me this beautiful Fitz and Floyd music box last…Read more »

Advent Tea

“He went there to register with Mary, who was pledged to be married to him and was expecting a child.”  Luke 2:5 Hi sweet friends. My SIL,  Dora,  invited me to an Advent Tea at her church, Francis Asbury United Methodist Church, on Sunday afternoon at 3 PM.  Their FAB women group sponsors this tea…Read more »


From Winnie the Pooh:   “Piglet noticed that even though he had a very small heart, it could hold a rather large amount of gratitude.”  A.A. Milne   Hi Friends, Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life.  It turns what we have into enough and more.  It turns denial into…Read more »