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...
Shut Away Breaking Free

Shut Away Breaking Free

California is hot. Sun-blazing, earth-baking, dry-dusty hot. I came there from England and I didn’t know what hit me. I held my breath from May to November until the rains came.   Except they didn’t. ‘When will the hills turn green?’ I naively asked my neighbour...
Three Homes in Three Years

Three Homes in Three Years

    Before my high school sweetheart entered the Air Force almost fifty years ago, I had never been on a military installation. I didn’t know once I married him when he got to tech school after basic training, we would both have a military...
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...