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”

Winter with a Vengeance November 14, 2022 342 words

Winter with a Vengeance November 14, 2022 342 words This week we awoke to rain/ snow showers, winds up to 24 miles per hour and clouds. This is in sharp contrast to the mild sunny 70’s from the week before. My husband must feel the change. He found the water heater for the bird’s water.Continue reading “Winter with a Vengeance November 14, 2022 342 words”

The Day before the elections November 7th 2022 391 words

As of last Thursday evening, 57% of eligible voters had cast their votes in this mid term election.This is the highest pre voting numbers since 1999. With a week to go, we can to hear more of candidates spending their last dollars to bombard us with get out to vote masked with last minute appealsContinue reading “The Day before the elections November 7th 2022 391 words”

Devil’s night in Detroit October 31st, 2022 477 words

Most people are familiar with traditions of All Hallows Eve or Halloween. In my hometown the scariest night was October 30th or Devil’s Night. It was a night for pranks. It was popular in the 1930s and 1940s. Older youth would soap window or decorate trees with rolls of toilet paper. Occasionally, a hole fromContinue reading “Devil’s night in Detroit October 31st, 2022 477 words”

Birthday Celebrations October 24, 2022 474 words

This week, I celebrate my 68th birthday. Thats is a lot of cake and ice cream! Recently, we have had several first birthday parties. The consensus of the family members is to place a small cake in front of the birthday child and record him or her attacking the cake. My youngest niece Evie, eagerlyContinue reading “Birthday Celebrations October 24, 2022 474 words”

Art and visually challenged artists 478 words

Two months ago, I was invited to share my process and insights on producing craft art for the APH Insight Art Contest. I have participated with the show for the last 5 years. My friend and fellow artist recommended me to APH after she turned them down due to a full schedule.Carol, you are soContinue reading “Art and visually challenged artists 478 words”

A walk in the past October 3, 2022 600 Words

This weekend, I talked with my sister-in-law Karen, about her trip to Scotland. She reminded me of many places that I had seen in Scotland. One of the most interesting memories was visiting an old Scottish chapel high on the North Sea coast surrounded by fields. This chapel was so old that it only hadContinue reading “A walk in the past October 3, 2022 600 Words”

Johnny Appleseed Day September 26, 2022 243 words

John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed was a pioneer from Pennsylvania. His goal was as he moved west from Pennsylvania to Ohio, Indiana, Illinois and Ontario was to plant apple seeds along the path that people were taking west. He said “this is so that people will have something to eat along their travelsContinue reading “Johnny Appleseed Day September 26, 2022 243 words”