Holidays are rough for many people for many reasons. When it comes to specific family “holidays” like Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or even the up and rising Grandparents Day the celebration can be awkward or painful for many. When I was young, divorced parents were few and far between among my classmates ( it was … More Missing Dad
I found these cemetery symbolism charts on Pinterest and thought I would see if I could find a few of them when decorating my family graves on Memorial Day. The symbolism explains why certain markers have, what others might think odd, a reason for a different look than the flat grave markers common … More Telling a life story in cemetery symbolism
This is a story that could be told in any city that has an “old” cemetery. This is a story that has happened over and over with little notice or concern but for a fleeting moment. In this story some “vandals” thought for whatever reason they had the right or pleasure to destroy graves in … More A mother’s tears from another time
You can ask anyone “what is the hardest thing you have ever had to do?” And the answers will be as unique as the individual you are asking. I have had many times in my life that have been a challenge. There are two that are very intertwined and I have grown as a person … More The hardest thing(s) I’ve ever done…..
Small talk can be one of those awkward or uneasy moments that we use to pass time until the moment we want arrives. Now I enjoy small talk, I’m a talker so that’s no surprise. What I enjoy the most is meeting and talking to others. If you listen you might be surprised at what … More “Oh, What do you sell?”
This past weekend I spent the day with my oldest daughter and a good friend of hers. In between shopping and while at lunch several conversations were discussed. Jasmine ( the friend ) talked about how the industry she worked in was full of ” older men” who had a fear of technology and often … More “It’s a generational thing”
I enjoy making my crosses and I always will. I enjoy meeting a need that is largely ignored. The true talent in my family is my son, Levi. He within 6 months a a few used word working tools has taught himself to be an amazing craftsman. The patience and skill it takes to create … More The talented one