Memories–In the Past or Always With Us?

Memories–In the Past or Always With Us?

The morning sky is a quiet, pale blue/gray with rosy tints around the horizon. It is deceptively beautiful because it is deadly cold. I remember other January days when I was a child and the sense of excitement and adventure a new year brought. I remember bacon sizzling in the skillet, breakfast with Mom, Dad, […]

Is That the Smoke of Long Ago Campfires?

Is That the Smoke of Long Ago Campfires?

This may be Indian Summer. It usually happens in November around here. The mornings start chilly, but they warm up. And, the sky is blue and the leaves are brown. Another word is Gossamer days or Goose Summer. The days when olden people picked geese to make feather beds and pillows for winter. Small, loose […]

Ending of Summer, Beginning of Fall

This post from last year seems to be exactly what I’m feeling this morning.  Summer’s Afterglow The melody of autumn is played on muted strings, A symphony of wind and trees, the song September sings. The rhythm of the autumn rain is somnolent and slow; From softened skies, a lullaby in summer’s afterglow. –Blanche Day […]

When the Storms Come

When the Storms Come

This morning, I’m re-printing a post I wrote four years ago. It was during another stormy time. My thoughts are with the people in Texas and the extreme trouble they are having. The picture of the elderly people sitting in a nursing home in Houston, waiting to be rescued, with water up to their waists, […]

Delicious Supper, Lively Conversation,Tree Frogs

Delicious Supper, Lively Conversation,Tree Frogs

Last night, Matt and Dawn invited me over for supper. Those of you who know my daughter-in-law know that she’s an excellent cook. I gladly accepted, hopped in my SUV, and trundled right over to the younger Manos’s abode. The sky was overcast and rain was in the forecast. “I hear thunder,” I said, as […]

Many a Fond Memory Includes a Cup of Hot Coffee

Many a Fond Memory Includes a Cup of Hot Coffee

When someone comes to visit, about the first thing I ask is, “Would you like a cup of coffee?” Many happy memories center around a warm visit over a hot cup of coffee. This post is from three years ago but it’s still true today. Many years ago, every day after school, I stopped by […]