Table Talk

Table Talk

It happened on a day etched forever in my mind. I had gone back-to-school shopping for my children at J C Penny’s. A small furniture display on the way to the checkout caught my eye. No. It stopped me short in my tracks. Heart racing, I rushed over. I ran my hand...
Various People Affected by War

Various People Affected by War

                                                           , The founder of my local veterans’ writing group, Lt. Col. Timothy Hansen, retired Army, invited Maj. Gen. Mari K. Eder, retired Army, to speak to the Rochester Veterans Writing Group during our ZOOM...
Mighty Real: The True Story of Sylvester

Mighty Real: The True Story of Sylvester

When choosing what to write for the “Into the Past” column this month, I felt conflicted. With Juneteenth so close to the writing date and Pride month ongoing throughout June, I didn’t know what I should focus on. I decided I wasn’t going to...
Calling Home

Calling Home

Family. That word conjures up images or thoughts. For some, they think of those they live with, others may think of parents or loved ones outside of their household, while some immediately focus on children and grandchildren. There are living family members, and those...
The Words We Know

The Words We Know

In recent discussion with my husband about decorating our kitchen, I asked if we had enough paint for the base boards. Base boards? For the life of me, I couldn’t think what we call them here in England. Skirting boards. Yes, that’s what I meant. This August will mark...