July 2016

6 posts

Not too long ago, my son James was telling me a story about an episode in his life.  He was trying to get across the importance of thoroughly cleaning a house to someone.  His words were, “Trust me.  I will know if it isn’t done right.  I have a white glove that I will use …
  In the ‘old’ days, you could walk in any home and find a basket sitting on the floor by a chair in which the woman of the house usually sat.  In this basket you would find an assortment of needles and thread, a box of buttons, scraps of fabric and a wooden egg.  Close …
It still amazes me how many children today think their food simply comes from the grocery stores.  Somewhere, somehow, there is a magical wand out there that, with one smooth wave, produces fried chicken, potato chips, candy and those dreaded vegetables.  Here on Paradise, I would gladly give whatever it took to have a go …
Let’s face it. Children are expensive. Just providing the basic necessities like a roof over their heads, food in their bellies and the extra usage of the basic utilities come at a high price. That doesn’t even include the hidden costs of living, like insurance, auto maintenance and health care. Add it all together, and …
I have lived in both an urban and rural setting. With children of my own and their friends, I have watched many of them as they make their tentative ‘first steps’ through life. I have seen them at play; I have seen them at work. I have seen them create whole new worlds with just …
  I know my posts have been few these past weeks. Every time I begin to write a post, my mind goes to the tragedies that have, and continue to occur, with the police officers – men and women – in our country. My heart weeps with the insanity of it all. A post on …
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