Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams, Update!


I first posted this on November 18th at that beginning of the Spirit of Giving Holiday Drive at Children's Friend.  I want to thank the hundreds of people, businesses, and community groups who helped to meet our goal of serving 1,200 families throughout Rhode Island.  It was amazing! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you, Thank … Continue reading Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams, Update!

No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance


I did my first bit of holiday shopping in an actual store today. I'm an on-line shopper for the most part, particularly when it comes to Christmas shopping--Amazon.com it my go-to site, for almost everything!  I swore years ago that I wouldn't venture down Route 2 (in Warwick), where the majority of the major shopping … Continue reading No Lines, No Waiting…No Chance

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!

Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams


In 2011 our grandchildren lived with us during the holiday season.  As December approached the kids were bombarded, like any kid who watches tv, with commercials that would let them know what to ask Santa to bring them.  On Saturday morning I would hear Coco's little voice after each ad for a new doll or … Continue reading Wish Lists and Holiday Dreams