Thankful

This coming Thursday, in the USA, is Thanksgiving Day.  It represents the beginning of the Christmas season and a day to be thankful. Most seem to celebrate by gathering with loved ones and feasting on a wonderful roasted (or fried or tofu-ed) turkey with stuffing and sweet potatoes and mashed potatoes and gravy and cranberryContinue reading “Thankful”

This Land Was Made For You And Me

I have had the opportunity to travel across my nation at least ten times.  I have lived in about six out of fifty states.  I have entered many more – but not all fifty -yet.  There is such a vast difference in landscapes and climates in the USA.  I have yet to see the GrandContinue reading “This Land Was Made For You And Me”

A Tribute to Moms, Mums, Mommies, Mama’s and Mother’s

Here, in the USA, we celebrate Mother’s Day once a year!  It falls on a Sunday and it happens to be tomorrow.  I do not know how many other nations celebrate their mothers – let me know in the comments. It was awkward for me, as a child, to celebrate my mom.  I loved herContinue reading “A Tribute to Moms, Mums, Mommies, Mama’s and Mother’s”

Groundhog Day

It is February 2nd, 2014.  Each year, on this date in the USA, we celebrate Groundhog Day.  We anxiously await the prediction of the famous groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, to tell us when spring will come.  This winter, in particular, we want to hear of an early spring arrival.  Didn’t happen. The famous furry creature hasContinue reading “Groundhog Day”

USA Thanksgiving

I know the internet is being bombarded right now with blogs and such of Thanksgiving and being Thankful posts.  I don’t always feel compelled to join the crowd…… but here goes. While skimming through posts and Facebook I saw someone ask what is the American Thanksgiving all about?  It has definitely lost a good portionContinue reading “USA Thanksgiving”

A Picture is Worth

For this fine Sunday morning where we apparently gained an hour of sleep in most parts of the USA, I bring you a simple picture of our two grand daughters.  Meet Lucy and Penny June. They say a picture is worth a thousand words.  What do you see?  I was there and I know howContinue reading “A Picture is Worth”

The Bruises of Life

Another tragedy for America – The Boston Marathon Bombings.  With each disaster that hits our nation comes a twinge of pain, as in an old wound that acts up from time to time.  When we experienced first hand a great loss in our family (see Prisoner of Hope series on this blog) it brought aContinue reading “The Bruises of Life”