Liam The Lion Turns 5


I didn't have a chance to blog yesterday, other than doing my part for the Weekly Photo Challenge.  I was busy, as we all get; but I was busy making pins during the time I would have been writing.  I was making pins for the party favors for my great nephew's 5th birthday party, a … Continue reading Liam The Lion Turns 5

Judy, Judy, Judy (Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy)


My sister Judy and I used to date; each other.  For quite some time, throughout much of our 30's in fact, we were each single.  Some on-line dating efforts proved occasionally to be fruitful but nothing so long-term that we had to give up our shopping, movies and dinner dates.  We accompanied each other to … Continue reading Judy, Judy, Judy (Weekly Photo Challenge: Joy)

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!

Lenette’s Garden (Weekly Photo Challenge Entry #2)


Today's thank you is to the lovely Lenette (she's fourth from the left in the back).  In 2004 I started a new job as a grants officer for a local United Way, and while I knew enough about two areas for which I was going to be responsible (school-age and early childhood education), there was one … Continue reading Lenette’s Garden (Weekly Photo Challenge Entry #2)

Memory of a Holiday Past (Daily Prompt on WordPress)


My post about Thanksgiving probably best describes my favorite holiday--Thanksgiving.  The food, the family, the laughter, all makes it worth the price of admission; which for me is a cheesecake and a vegetable side dish.  Over the years children have grown and had their own children, and every year it's about a week in advance … Continue reading Memory of a Holiday Past (Daily Prompt on WordPress)

Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful


I love these Weekly Photo Challenges, it gives me an easy way to "show" you what I'm thankful for.  I think I may have missed the deadline for the one about Thanksgiving, of course.  As described in the DPChallenge, we're to show something that is about the holiday, the time spent with family and friends, … Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Thankful

Thanksgiving, Briefly


The same for a quarter century, We gather at Sue and Paul's. We eat, we talk, the boys go for a walk, And a grand time is had by all! Related articles Happy Thanksgiving! (cassidyalyse.wordpress.com) Thanksgiving's 150th Birthday, Thanks to Abraham Lincoln (usnews.com)