Sturgeon Moon – Rafting in the Grand Canyon

  Almost two years ago, our dear friends from the beach invited us to come along with them on an adventure that Marcel (76 years old at the time) had … Continue Reading →

Mr. Wallace Goes to Washington

“All I really want to do in my whole life is go to see George Washington’s house!” Coby said one day last spring when I picked him up from school. … Continue Reading →

Rocking the Jar Salad

                    Last week, Mack and I took a great road trip down a portion of Old Route 66. We were able … Continue Reading →

All Because Two People Fell in Love

June 12 would have been my parents’ 64th anniversary. Movie star beautiful, they were married when she was just 18 and he was 21. Their love story, unconventional though it … Continue Reading →


    I have wanted to visit Taos, New Mexico since my freshman year at Texas Tech in 1973. Back then, all of the cool kids went to Taos on … Continue Reading →


Her obituary said, “She spent 12 academic years in Denton, where she was an associate professor at Texas Woman’s University, and where she mentored several successful doctoral candidates, with whom … Continue Reading →

The Nana Rules

I am not a genius, but I am smart enough to know that my involvement with my grandchildren is based on gracious access granted by my son and daughter-in-law. I … Continue Reading →

Becoming: A Grandmother

  The role of grandparent is a fascinating one. While grandparents have always been an important part of family life, this generation of grandparents is designing a whole new definition … Continue Reading →


PIE!   There’s really nothing better than a good, homemade pie. When I think of pie, I think of my favorite actor, Andy Griffith, in that sweet little movie, Waitress. … Continue Reading →

A True Friend

“True friends are always together in spirit.” (Anne Shirley) Thirty one years ago, I met a true friend. They are hard to come by, but once you have one, your … Continue Reading →