I Love the Airport

I love the airport. I spend a fair amount of time there, and I go of my own free will; no one has to twist my arm. I understand why many people say that they hate the place-flights aren’t on time, baggage is held up, security is a pain-but I still love it....

My Daughter’s Getting Married

Four words are in the forefront of my life lately – My daughter’s getting married. For those of you who have been down this road, my sentiments will probably sound eerily familiar; for those of you not quite there yet, it’s a milestone to anticipate. If you’re like...

An Uninvited Guest Heats Up the Holidays

December tends to bring out the crisis mode in our family. One December in particular stands out as truly classic. Our old farmhouse was the perfect place for entertaining; it was big enough to allow for roaming, and cozy enough with the two fireplaces blazing, to...

What I Wanted To Say Was…

“What’s new?” Seems like an innocent enough question, but in context, it was the funniest thing I’ve ever heard!  It came from a high school friend I hadn’t seen for 45 years, and when she said it we all laughed and said, “In five words or less how’s your life?” We...

Buffalo’s Best Husband Resides With Me!

Buffalo’s Best Husband?  He resides with me,  sharing my greatest joys and  my deepest sorrows.  Dave Barton – a tall, handsome, hardworking gentleman /gentle man; he’s respected and admired, he’s a loyal friend who cares deeply and laughs easily.  He’s an...

A Little Bit of Old Time Magic

They say you can’t go back again.  The past is the past, so leave it there. It’s not so easy to do when thoughts of a deliriously happy time or place tug, tug at you, teasing with flashes of memories, sounds of laughter and smiling faces. The tempting triggers that...