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...

Here We Go Again

The holiday season is upon us, and in my family as in many others, that means togetherness. During the next several weeks, we will have all kinds of reasons to gather at my mom’s house; people will  arrive from all points North, South, East and West. No holiday season...

Next Rest Area

Next Rest Area 35 Miles.  I thought nothing of this sign on a recent trip to Ann Arbor, other than to ask if anyone needed to stop, or could they wait.  Of course the mere suggestion of needing to stop was enough to gain consensus. The turn signal was immediately...

One Person

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. How many billions of words then, were unspoken as the people of our country and around the world struggled to look at the photographs from Boston. I’m sure I wasn’t the only one who saw them through winced eyes; the sight...