Christmas Cards, December 2, 2021

A second tradition of the holiday season is the writing and sending of Holiday cards. As a blind individual, I start early writing braille greetings to my braille group. I found some three dimensional cards in a dollar store. They had paper inserts, making the brailling easy. At a dollar a card, they beat Hallmark’sContinue reading “Christmas Cards, December 2, 2021”

Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2021

Carol is busy celebrating with her family in her hometown of Northville, Michigan. Here is an Acrostic poem for you all. Have pleasant time visiting with family and friends, even if it’s only a phone call. Carol Farnsworth Thanksgiving Time to come together and remember, Hearts filled with love and hands touching with love, AllContinue reading “Thanksgiving Day November 25, 2021”

Stuffin Muffins , November 23, 2021

When it comes to the Thanksgiving meal each family has it’s favorite sides. When my Mother hosted the gathering, she made rainbow jello. It had thin layers of different jellos with layers of white made from sour cream, milk, sugar and un-flavored gelatin. It took over a day to assenble and cool the salad. IContinue reading “Stuffin Muffins , November 23, 2021”

Marguerite Heatley Turnbull November 11, 2021

My Mother, nicknamed Rita, was born on the original Armistice day in 1918 in The Detroit metro area. She was the second oldest of four siblings. Unlike her older sister Dorothy, Rita loved to help care for her little brother and sister. When she was around age eight, Her Mother was sent to to aContinue reading “Marguerite Heatley Turnbull November 11, 2021”

International Freedom Day, November 9, 2021

When I was a child, I recall commercials about “Radio Free Europe. The terms Iron Curtain, Eastern Block and The Berlin Wall were heard but not understood. The Berlin Wall was completed in 1961 when I was 7. All through my childhood and adolescence, I was surrounded with these terms but I was unaware whatContinue reading “International Freedom Day, November 9, 2021”

Natures Music, Waterfalls November 2, 2021

As we continued our tour of the eastern Upper Peninsula, we found waterfalls in abundance. Water trickles from the western porcupine Mountains to the cliffs of sandstone to the overlooks and sand dunes of the lakeshore. Our first visit was to the Lower Tahquamenon Falls. The bubbling brook was beside the boardwalk. As we approachedContinue reading “Natures Music, Waterfalls November 2, 2021”