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.Β 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

Nieces and Nephews


Looking at Facebook has become a part of my daily before dinner routine. I like to see what's going on with friends and family. I typically find out some tidbit of news, see a picture to make me smile, or find someone's posted a quote that gives me pause. I count myself among the lucky … Continue reading Nieces and Nephews

No Man Is an Island


Dealing with the preparation of the before, during and after phases from any surgery is challenging. The recovery from a complete thyroidectomy would have taken so much longer for me were it not for my sisters and brothers, parents, and my Auntie Tina. Everyone was hugely helpful, dropping off meals, sending cards and flowers, making … Continue reading No Man Is an Island