Face to Face with the Reality of NOW

If someone had told me a few months ago that I would experience a global pandemic that could threaten my existence and the well being of those I love, I would have said, no way. If I’d been told that 22 million people in the U.S. would lose their livlihoods too, I would have beenContinue reading “Face to Face with the Reality of NOW”

Crises Recalled and Survived

The Polio Menace My Mother’s eyes filled quickly with tears which soon cascaded down her face. I looked at her, surprised. “You’ll never know what a relief it is for a parent to live to see this day!”she blurted out. I had been taken by surprise. Apparently, the discovery of a polio vaccine was aContinue reading “Crises Recalled and Survived”

My Remarkable Friend: The Immigrant

Her first question to me after we met was, “Is everything dead?”  I was taken back, unsure of what she meant.  When she explained that she saw no leaves on trees, or flowers growing, I was relieved to tell her that in Georgia, where she was now living, it was winter! I promised her she’dContinue reading “My Remarkable Friend: The Immigrant”

Roses are Red…

The olde nursery rhyme, Roses are red, etc. is probably one of the first rhymes that American children memorize. It’s a charmer for a young child, easy to recite, and to manipulate the last two lines for their own needs be that loving or cutting. I remember loving Valentine’s Day from the early days ofContinue reading “Roses are Red…”

Moving Forward

The Holiday season brings mixed emotions each year.  I imagine the longer one lives, the more mixed it becomes, as losses accumulate. Such is life. Many years ago my mother passed just before Thanksgiving. Many more years ago my infant son died of crib death at three months of age, just before Christmas. The seasonContinue reading “Moving Forward”

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