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 →


Taos

    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 →


Inspiration

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

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 →


Chalk Paint Love

I have fallen in love with Chalk Paint. When I emptied out our (several) storage units when we moved to our new house, I couldn’t bear to do away with … Continue Reading →


Book Report: And the Mountains Echoed

Being somewhat shallow, I have avoided the previous two books by Khaled Hosseini,The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns. Somehow, the settings of the books – in Afghanistan – … Continue Reading →