Kath and I both lost our fathers many years ago. We think of them most every day, but especially today, a lovely cool day in June. We are in the garden; a space we both learned about and grew to love because of our Dads. Thank you. Miss you.
As many of you know, my sister Ginny struggles with dementia. Just before lockdown, one year ago, she moved to a memory care home blocks from the house she shares with her husband. I last saw Ginny in November 2019. My dear brother-in-law is a terrific support and sends photos of his visits. I wantedContinue reading “Valentine 💝”
On this day of remembrance for MLK, our thoughts are also with our far flung WP friends who grieve a loss. We sit quietly, thinking of separate grief, and desperately hope for peace in the days ahead.
My current research and writing project is a continuation of something started a number of years ago— transcribing letters Dad sent home to his family during WWII and capturing my own memories of summers spent in the Adirondack Mountains. An aspect of this relates to food— snippets Dad wrote about and things I recall asContinue reading “Remembering Dad through Food and Letters PART 1: Blueberry Muffins”
We anticipated the opening of The Coffee Cup restaurant on Randolph and Hamline for months. Then…Covid-19 arrived. However, many dedicated local businesses are providing wonderful take out service. Upload the app Toast Takeout and you will find local restaurants, like The Coffee Cup. Very easy!
One of the joys of family get-togethers is meeting new members of the clan. 🙂 Russell was part of a weekend gathering at Matthews Lake in Wisconsin, hitching a ride with his Mom and Dad, Tanya and Corey.
My Aunt Norma died last week. She was my Dad’s youngest sister and the last living sibling at 92. Norma brought out the best in people. One of my cousins remarked on this. It was definitely true regarding my father, her big brother, who could be crabby, gruff, silent…you name it. Norma managed to smoothContinue reading “Aunt Norma”
On Thursday we celebrated my partner’s mom’s 90th birthday. Happy birthday Margie!
Caturday is all about these two…Dylan and Bagheera- but today it is also dedicated to the memory of Miss Egypt, known to us through David of Through The Viewfinder – and all the felines we have loved…
My nephew, Ben, enjoying a moment of calm on the water …