Fan Page!

There are many New England Patriots fans cleaning up their living rooms, game rooms and dens, from the nachos, 7-layer dips, wings, and beer, that was part of the game-time tradition for today's championship game.  I too am a fan although not as big a fan as others in my family; but I too am … Continue reading Fan Page!

Lights, Lights…Christmas

A few years ago my husband and I bought a lovely home in a fantastic neighborhood.  We'd heard that not far from where we live there was a family who puts on a light show with music every night between Thanksgiving and Christmas.   Our first visit to the house on Gristmill Road in Warwick four … Continue reading Lights, Lights…Christmas

No Need for Black Friday!

I love living, literally, down the street from Benny's Store.  For those of you who don't live in Rhode Island, or nearby Connecticut and Massachusetts border towns, you will not recognize the name.  Rhode Islanders know the store, which opened here in Providence in 1924, as a neighborhood fixture in many towns.  According to the … Continue reading No Need for Black Friday!

Roast Beef Dinner, My Fourth Grade Teacher, and Pumpkin Ice Cream

Tonight Steve and I went to the Riverside Congregational Church's annual Roast Beef Dinner. It's named for my brother-in-law's late father, Bob Olson. We arrived after the serving had begun and walked into Bristol Hall. Five long rows of tables end to end, lined with white plastic table cloths and chairs running down either side. The … Continue reading Roast Beef Dinner, My Fourth Grade Teacher, and Pumpkin Ice Cream

First Day, She Helped!

Three years and seven months ago I started my new job where I currently work. I love my job; probably because I get to use all the skills I've picked up along the way and feel as though I'm really helping people. There was one particular person on that first day, who was remarkably helpful … Continue reading First Day, She Helped!

An Unexpected Support

Have you ever been in a car accident?  I've been in one.  A few years ago I was driving in the neighborhood where my office is located on my way home at the end of the day.  It was the time of day when the sun is just low enough that it blinds you, even … Continue reading An Unexpected Support


Home foreclosure is always a sad thing.  I found out last week that a neighbor of ours will have their house foreclosed on in the next couple of weeks.  I remember when we first moved into our house four years ago, there was a for sale sign on the lawn across the street.  There seemed … Continue reading Snow…Blows

Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother-in-Law!

When I was 13 years-old my sister Sue got married; she was 19. I would be remiss if I didn't first off, thank my brother-in-law, Paul, for giving me strep throat on that day! He was sick as a dog and as people went through the receiving line after the ceremony, I'm not so sure … Continue reading Husband, Father, Grandfather, Uncle, Brother-in-Law!

Inspiration On A Ride In A Pinto

Blogging at WordPress is helping me to learn more about writing than I would probably know otherwise. I've never spent time in a formal class for creative, or any other type of writing; and the last time I think I was given a writing "assignment" was in a freshman English class in college. One of … Continue reading Inspiration On A Ride In A Pinto

Flat Tires, Cell Phones, Rhode Island

There was a time before cell phones, before 3G's and 4G's and IOS7's, when we had to navigate our way across the country using the paper maps that could never be refolded in a way that would make it look as though your cat hadn't been sleeping on it. There was a time when you had … Continue reading Flat Tires, Cell Phones, Rhode Island