Where did all the snow go? January 23, 2023 539 words

Here in western lower peninsula of Michigan, we have had two snow falls of over 20 inches each. In between the snow has melted away. We are accustomed to snow on the ground from January till mid April. Not so this year.In my home town of Northville, The area on the east side of theContinue reading “Where did all the snow go? January 23, 2023 539 words”

Martin Luther King’s Day of Service, January 16, 2023 507 words

In 1983 Ronald Reagan signed a bill to commemorate Martin Luther King’s Day . It was celebrated national wide starting in 1986. Many people are familiar with his famous speech, “I have a Dream.” But what do we know about the rise of this Baptist minister? As a leader in the Civil Rights movement fromContinue reading “Martin Luther King’s Day of Service, January 16, 2023 507 words”

White and Gray January 9th , 2023 259 words

This time of the year is filled with dark cloudy days. Cold blasts roll from Lake Michigan to deposit freezing rain or snow, depending on the temperature.I long for the occasional glimpse of a hazy sun behind clouds. Daylight last less than eight hours a day. When I had daylight driving restrictions, I would driveContinue reading “White and Gray January 9th , 2023 259 words”

A Cookie for all Seasons, Rockies, December 26th 2022 215 words

Christmas Rockies were the last cookie selection I made this year. This a favorite of the whole family. It is filled with walnuts and dates. John talks of his Grandmother Helen making small loaves of a bread. For years, he thought this was fruit cake. Now, we make cookies instead of the cakes.We have madeContinue reading “A Cookie for all Seasons, Rockies, December 26th 2022 215 words”

For the Squirrels December 19, 2022 450 words

As I finished the last of the holiday baking, I caught sight of a single squirrel scampering on the back porch. He jumped up onto the bench to get a drink of water from a heated bird bath. He headed for the bird feeders to search for a snack.Several years ago, I had the brightContinue reading “For the Squirrels December 19, 2022 450 words”

Spring into Springerlies bakingDec. 12, 2022 605 words

John’s grandmother came to America in the late eight hundreds with her family. They were looking for a better life for themselves and opportunities for their children. They settled in the Detroit area to raise their family. The family expanded and produced many branches. One of the branches was John’s grandmother , Helen. She taughtContinue reading “Spring into Springerlies bakingDec. 12, 2022 605 words”

It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas Dec. 5, 2022 1084 words

I am reminded of the holiday song,”It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas.” John and I started early to shop, write cards and finishing baking. We have peanut brittle, springerles , a lemon/anise cookie, Christmas rockies, a date/ nut cookie and Chinese stonies or phefernuse a spicy ball . The home aroma changes withContinue reading “It’s beginning to look alot like Christmas Dec. 5, 2022 1084 words”

Thanksgiving with an Extended Family November 28, 2022 554 words

My younger brother Brian and his wife Ann hosted the annual family gathering this Thanksgiving. It was a combination of vegan and traditional dishes. The meal featured wild rice soup, cornbread pudding, roasted Brussels Sprouts and cheesy mashed potatoes. My husband made a turkey shaped bread loaf for the kids table. Yes, we had 5Continue reading “Thanksgiving with an Extended Family November 28, 2022 554 words”

Deer hunting Season, week two, November 21, 2022 548 words

Our weather is perfect for the hunters this year. There is six to eight inches of snow on the ground with more expected. The snow makes it easier to track a wounded deer. Michigan’s Dept. of Natural Resources has reported 150,000 deer have been harvested state wide.I wish to thank my brothers for comments relatingContinue reading “Deer hunting Season, week two, November 21, 2022 548 words”