Decoration Day: AKA Memorial Day

Did you know that Memorial Day used to be called Decoration Day? My grandmother and my mother were the ones who taught me that piece of information when I was a little girl. But there’s a reason for that. Memorial Day used to be a special time set aside for...

Card from my dog…

So it’s Mother’s Day. And, if you’re not a mother, or perhaps your own mother is no longer with you, it can be a hard day. It’s a day, for which many folks whom I personally know, choose not to attend church or other festivities—as it just...

Did You Celebrate Arbor Day This Weekend?

This was blog was originally published in 2010. It has been brought back to commemorate a holiday we may not all be too sure about…. As we walked the sidewalk back to our corporate offices, I can remember being so impressed with this colleague of mine who had...

Peel Me a Grape

There’s a jazz song that is titled, “Peel Me a Grape.” How do I know that? Because I sang it when I was with the jazz band…many moons ago. That being said, I had a dream last night—about grapes.  Well, I had quite a few dreams, actually. My...

It’s Advent Season…

It dawned on me this morning that it’s time to dig out the Christmas items. I can’t believe the time is here for me to begin decorating the tree this week. Placed on top of  the holiday items that I store,  where I can grab it quickly and not have to dig...