Amaryllis in Deep Red

I’m posting these pictures from Thanksgiving because a lot of people do turkey for Christmas also. This is our turkey deep frying. We started this tradition about 5 years ago. You haven’t tasted the best turkey until you’ve tasted a deep fried one. It is moist in the center and crispy on the outside. My youngest son, Greg, did the frying and carving.  It’s great to have family traditions that you can pass down to …

Falling for Fall

I thought I would share a couple of fall foliage pictures that my daughter-in-law took on a recent trip to Bucks County, PA. This beautiful picture was taken from Bowman’s Hill Tower. The tops of those trees and the clouds are just breathtaking. And there is my granddaughter, Rebecca, standing at the location of the famous Washington Crossing. My turkey display on my mantle it’s done with creams and caramel. There is some wheat tucked …

Cards Filled with Memories

Well Valentine’s Day is finally here. I’m wishing everyone a wonderful day filled with love and happiness. And don’t forget to save the cards. Put them away with your Valentine’s decor . A framed card here or there will make a statement. Don’t forget to put the year on the back of card so you remember. That’s always fun to look back on the memories.

Pointe Shoes

Did you know that women began to dance ballet in the 1600’s? The original ballet slippers had a heel. In the middle of the 18th century, they did away with the heel. Our modern pointe shoe only came into existence in the 20th century with a Russian ballerina, Anna Pavlova. I shared this little history tidbit because my southern granddaughter just got her first pair of pointe shoes. I’m so proud of her.

Snow Day

Like I said yesterday, the snow is for the young. My youngest grandson is playing outside in the snow. He doesn’t have a care in the world and is enjoying every second. I can remember those days. Can you?


This year we celebrated Christmas with sorrow in our hearts. My husband’s son passed away on December 15. The following day, my daughter-in-law lost her father. Needless-to-say, we were a bit distracted this season, but we had to still put in an effort because of my young grandchildren. We hid our tears and sad feelings the best we could. We went easy on the appetizers and stuck to prepackaged Italian meats and cheeses with an …