Lucille (weekly photo challenge)


This week's photo challenge (Rare) got me thinking about how rare it is for me to have an elderly person in my life.  Last week we took our friend and former neighbor, Lucille, out for her birthday--her 89th birthday!  been in assisted living now for 3 years; since her third, and last, fall in her home. She does not have … Continue reading Lucille (weekly photo challenge)

The Cardiologist


My Mom is in the hospital. She will be okay after a surgery that will reorganize her twisted stomach and diaphragm.  If you've read any of the other posts about my family you know that I am one of eight children, so our mom is not lacking for company as she sits in her hospital … Continue reading The Cardiologist

I Like My Spot Just Fine, Thank You


I'm catching up by posting my response to yesterday's prompt (Next In Line), enjoy! A second #RoyalBaby will soon be joining the Windsors in England. Given the choice, would you rather be heir to the throne, or the (probably) off-the-hook sibling? Birth order is an interesting field of study, though perhaps more pop psychology than a science … Continue reading I Like My Spot Just Fine, Thank You

Moms Are Good Secret Keepers


Today's writing prompt is a fun one for me:  Can you keep a secret? Have you ever — intentionally or not — spilled the beans (when you should’ve stayed quiet)? I've always been the friend that could keep a secret; so much so, that by the time I graduated from college I felt relieved to … Continue reading Moms Are Good Secret Keepers

Three Wishes for Eleanor


Remember those lovely genies who grant wishes? Well, you’re one and you’ve just been emancipated from your restrictive lamp. You can give your three wishes to whomever you want. Who do you give your three wishes to, and why? Responding to today's wiring prompt is easy, thanks very much to my nephew Phil, his wife Jannah and their new … Continue reading Three Wishes for Eleanor

The Cello–Strikes a Chord


Do you play an instrument? Is there a musical instrument whose sound you find particularly pleasing? Tell us a story about your experience or relationship with an instrument of your choice. I've never played a musical instrument.  It's never been something I've had an interest in pursuing.  I have a brother who took trumpet lesson, … Continue reading The Cello–Strikes a Chord

Smells Like Summer To Me


S’mores, salty ocean breezes, veggie burgers on the grill, sweaty people on the bus — what’s the smell you associate the most with summer? This one is a tough call.  Living in the Ocean State (a.k.a. Rhode Island), the smells of summer are many.  Clam cakes and chowder at George's in Galilee, low tide at … Continue reading Smells Like Summer To Me