My Life

Fun things I like to do.

Christmas Memories

In my keeping is a special Nativity Scene. The Creche along with shepherds, sheep, Magi, an Angel, the Holy Family, Donkey, Ox, and Ass were given to my mom by her grandmother on her 16th birthday. That would have been 1944. Mom shared a special relationship with her grandmother, a woman I was privileged to know […]

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A death

My mother-in-law died today. It was a peaceful death and not exactly unexpected, but she is gone now. I have been married to her son for almost 43 years. She was special to me. For the last 11 years she has lived in the same town as us. Our lives have been altered by her

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My heart is breaking

I had to find a way to process the epidemic of gun violence. The sorrow and anger are overwhelming me. As I usually do when I’m hurting, I turn to writing poetry. My poems allow me to say what I need to say. The poetry may not be all that good as far as style

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May Altar

May Altar

I will begin with a disclaimer—I do not have a strong devotion to the Blessed Mother. I do, however, revere her and ask her intersession frequently. Now having said that, I wish to share a childhood memory.  One thing I loved to do as a girl was to keep a May Altar for Mary during

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Dad at St Joe's

Walk Down Memory Lane

One very mild day while visiting my Dad, we decided to go to the site of his childhood parish church and cemetery–St Joseph. The church was torn down years ago and merged with another small country parish whose church was torn down. A new church was built on that site. Though Dad is tottery and

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Snow in April

Mother Nature

April 19, 2022 We’ve all heard the adage that a woman’s prerogative is to change her mind. Well, it seems Mother Nature is taking full advantage of that, and I’m NOT happy about it. We’ve had weather in the low 70s already. Okay, that is a bit warm for here, but more welcome than the

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