Saying Goodbye

We attended the funeral of my son’s girlfriend’s father the other day and I felt very certain I wanted to share this post with all of you. Johnathan’s girlfriend had the strength and charm to tell me that when we met, her parents played a major role in how she developed and what she will become. Her father Joe, who …

August 9th: Touch A Truck Event

A few years ago, I took part in the Ronald McDonald House of Southern New Jersey, ‘Touch a Truck.’ We came to the Promenade in New Jersey prepared to sell my books and let kids climb in an ATV I was raffling off. There were vehicles of all shapes and sizes, food, games, and everything was FREE (with the exception …

A Nice Sunday

I have a new friend I met on a social media site, Joe, who has embraced my book and taken my story to the next level. He loves to write on the side and since he is a doctor, this hobby relaxes him and allows him to express himself. Joe read my story and together we worked on a “screenplay” …

An Old Friend

Spoke to an old friend who is in a rehab after a triple bypass. Franny worked for me at our restaurant for many years and she became a, shall I say, sweet thorn in my side. She would do anything asked of her, good server, good person, but drove me crazy if that makes any sense. We kept in touch …

Childhood Memories

I went to a doctor the other day for something unrelated to my medical problems as a child. The doctor began questioning me about the normal things and was intrigued when he saw all the scars from my surgeries. He asked lots of questions which I am used to, but for some reason they began to drum up memories of …

Family Visits

There is nothing like family, especially when everyone is getting along. Our grandchildren are coming over to swim today and every time they are with us, I learn something new from there brave little minds. They are so funny and every visit is fun and happy. I love to do periodic family gatherings, which gives me so much pleasure to …

Celebrating July 4th

We all enjoy a good party, barbeque, and parade, but we do not want to miss the true meaning of each and every holiday. July 4th is the celebration of our country and the freedom that each of us experiences every day we are here. Since most of us have never known anything other than how we live, I know …

A Day at the Beach

Babysitting my granddaughters so is much fun and very rewarding. They embrace life at age 7 and 8 differently than we do as adults. They smile at the small stuff, love being there with us each minute of the day as we care for them, and just make my husband and I love life that much more. We try to do …