We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites. Family history: Preserving memories for future generations. Curiosity about family history, where we came from and how we became what we are today, is a part of human nature. By finding ways ... Read More about Family History: Preserving Memories for Future Generations
7 Good Reasons to Blog Having a blog is a very personal endeavor. I find it interesting that someone can lay their feelings out there for everyone to see. While I enjoy reading their stories, I've always wondered why they would "bare all" to the world. But now I think I understand, at least a little. It's cleansing in a way, and is forcing me to look a little deeper into my reactions, ... Read More about 7 Good Reasons to Blog
Varmints in the Garden: The Series John is 81 years old. He grew up in a small town and learned a lot about life during his younger years, sometimes the hard way. John proudly served his country and is a Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He married his sweetheart, Marilyn, over 60 years ago. Together they have made their way through life, raising a family through good times and some no-so-good ... Read More about Letters from John: Varmints in the Garden, Chapter 1
These cookies are a family favorite that we make every year in memory of my Grandma. Not just because she asked me to continue making them when she no longer could, but because they are really good! Lemon Whippersnappers are sweet lemony little morsels that melt in your mouth. This has to be one of the easiest recipes ever! Give them a try and let me know what you think... If ... Read More about Recipe: Grandma Grace’s Lemon Whippersnappers
Making Special Moments Count: Pear Picking Fall is a great season for outdoor activities here in the Midwest. Taking advantage of the last days before the Holiday festivities begin, we head out for some family fun. Grandpa (my Dad) and Grandma (my Mom) live on several acres and planted many trees when they ... Read More about Picking Pears
The Background to the Story... Here is some background information that I should share with you so you can understand my perspective. I am a very easy-going, go-with-the-flow, don't-rock-the-boat kind of girl. And my sisters, Es & Jay are very persuasive creatures who can usually talk me into just about anything and don't take "no" for an answer. I tried to resist their crazy, foolish ... Read More about Parker’s Story: It’s a Dog’s Life & I Love It!