My mother wore Chanel No 5 all her life. I recall, as a kid, wondering why anyone would splash on toilet water! Gross! I could never figure out how something that smelled so lovely had such a dumb name. Yesterday, while looking for something to wear to yet another job interview, I was inexplicably drawnContinue reading “Chanel No. 5, Mother, and Mark’s birthday”
I met a friend for breakfast at Hazel’s Northeast in Minneapolis this morning. I have been missing out!! Greeted by co-owner Andrew and waited on by the incomparable Lindsay, we enjoyed a luscious breakfast on a busy Friday. The biscuits and gravy was sublime; eggs over-easy… done to perfection. Enjoy a few snap shots andContinue reading “Hazel’s Northeast: Breakfast and the Rest!”
On a cloudless August day, Richard W., 65, navigates his pontoon on the waters of Jennings Bay, Lake Minnetonka. Pulling a laminated map from beneath the pilot’s chair, he points out Dutch Lake, where he, and wife Carol, raised their two girls. Dick was definitively diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease in 2009, but the couple, andContinue reading “Alzheimer’s”
Living in Minnesota, I am far away from my nieces and nephews, all of whom are grown and live in Boston and the surrounding area. My great-nephew, Solomon, was born there just a month ago. And so, to dear Solomon, and my family- and the people of Boston- and people all over the world whoContinue reading “To Boston with Love”
This picture of myself, my sister Ginny, and her daughter Thea, was taken 15 or 16 years ago. Thea is now married, her partner expecting a baby. My sister, who lives in Florida, turns 70 on February 11th. As some of you know, I recently turned 55. As geography, time, and life experiences separate usContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Home”
Mark was- is- my big brother. This photo was taken at North Lake in the Adirondack Mountains of Upstate NY in 1956. Mark died of cancer in 1996. I LOVE my brother. Even when he delighted in torture-teasing me. I think of him every day :). His son David has his Dad’s eyes- and his sense ofContinue reading “Weekly Photo Challenge: Love”
Christmas Eve is the time when everyone gathers at Grandma’s house. My partner and I are the instigators of the annual ‘gag gift’- this year, funny glasses and kazoos. I thought this grouping of nieces looked especially ‘cool’!