Monthly Archives: June 2013

Beans. Baked Beans.

My son’s friend called him recently to invite us all to his birthday party. This is not unusual – our families have celebrated similar events together for decades. But then he passed on a request that I bring “my baked … Continue reading

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Brown Thumb… Green Thumb…

There is no way anybody would ever describe me as having a green thumb. In one job, many years ago, I was forbidden to touch, water, or otherwise have anything to do with the plants in our room, and for … Continue reading

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Funky Fans

We have a fan in our living room with a mind of its own. It’s one of those tower fans. It’s black and silver and stands about three feet tall. We have no air conditioning, so our fans are kind … Continue reading

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From Five Generations to Four

Just over a week ago, our family shrunk from five generations to four. My grandfather passed away – he was 103 years old. He outlived all his siblings, his wife of 71 years, one of his three daughters, and two … Continue reading

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