Category: Miscellaneous

The Second Chance

The Second Chance

The joy of a new love, a new family and creating a new marriage are encapsulated in this story. In this busy era we live in, finding love is still an intoxicating experience that is shared by two people….

The Sand Pail

The Sand Pail

Of course, many memories flood our heads and hearts of times on the beach as children. The warm water, warm sand and aroma of the ocean permeate your senses. I revisit these times in this story. I watched as the small child, a little girl about three, bent down and proudly showed a red plastic […]

Halloween

Halloween

My dear Eddie, Today is Halloween. I guess you could count this as the first holiday without Chuck. As you know, this year will be a year of firsts. Each first will hold memories, challenging you with poignant reminders of times gone by. Now let’s talk about Halloween. I don’t know if you remember, but […]

Soft Gramma (two)

Soft Gramma (two)

This story shares my wish about being a touchable gramma and the belief after these ten years that this has come to fruition. Almost ten years ago, I became a Gramma.  Truly, this role, this persona, this title has brought me great joy from the very beginning.  Cherishing many memories, I need to evaluate my […]

The Gift of Christmas

The Gift of Christmas

I believe that the Holiday season is the most difficult period when a person is grieving. This feeling never stops while so many memories flood our very beings. Most of us can recall sharing good times, okay times and not-so-okay times in celebrations with our families and friends. I am thankful to God for all […]

Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day

A chapter from my book, FROM WE TO ME LETTERS TO MY FRIEND, holds such poignancy for me.  Therefore, I will reprint it each year around VALENTINE’S DAY. By the time February arrived in 1999, five months had passed without John. The week of Valentine’s Day, I had dinner with friends, and decorated John’s stone […]

Out of The Box!

Out of The Box!

Written from the perspective of a Christmas Ornament, this is a new version of the meaning of Christmas…. As I hear the rustling of tissue paper, the release of the scotch tape and sudden light on my shiny exterior, I realize it is again…Christmas. My name is “Orney” and I am an ornament for the […]

My Most Memorable Christmas

My Most Memorable Christmas

MY MOST MEMORABLE CHRISTMAS…. the title speaks for itself.  As we know certain Christmas memory is embedded forever…this one was. When John Taylor was eight years old we decided it was time for him to have his father’s train set. For months, after JT was in bed, John worked on the train table. He painted […]

Always There

Always There

I can remember the days when cell phones did not exist. I can remember standing in line at a public phone booth waiting my turn to make a call. Stacking up my quarters and waiting in anticipation was just part of living. The importance of someone being there to answer my call was yet another […]

The Soft Gramma

The Soft Gramma

This morning Doris died at the age of ninety. Doris was the mother of an old friend of mine. Healthy most of her life, cared for by a loving, devoted daughter, she breathed her last, peacefully closing her eyes. When I got the news, I looked up at heaven and shouted a big thank you. […]