Category Archives: Stories about lovely people and things

Food – Love – Feelings – two short stories

Sometimes, you just never know what will appeal to a kid.  You can guess, but sometimes the stuff that works,  you’d never pick in a million years. In our house one day, Rice Pudding was one of those things. When my daughter … Continue reading

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The Music of Grief

I’ll fly away – 1929 –  Albert E. Brumley Some bright morning when this life is over I’ll fly away To that home on God’s celestial shore I’ll fly away I’ll fly away, oh glory I’ll fly away in the morning … Continue reading

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Women in the Family, My Story – part two

The Cookie Bakers My Grandmother Mildred and her sisters, Clara, Edith, Jessie, and Alice were all wonderful cooks.  Baking though, was where they excelled.  Born and raised on a farm in Nebraska, the girls worked in the house with my … Continue reading

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Women in the Family, My Story

Part One I have been gifted with a life full of fascinating women.  Many are gone now and some were gone long before I was born.  I still feel their echoes in my soul and my dreams.  If I’m going to tell … Continue reading

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A Letter to My Sweet Mom

We found out my mother’s cancer was terminal on New Year’s Eve, 2013.  Shortly after the news, I felt an overwhelming need to thank her for all that she gave me in my life.  I wanted to make sure she understood that I appreciated … Continue reading

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More Gramps

After reading my story about our Gramps, my sister wanted to add her recollections.  The following is an excellent example of our Grandfather in action.  I hadn’t heard the story in a very long time and reading it and remembering … Continue reading

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CG Davey

My Gramps was quite a character.  He and my Grandmother met at the Ali Baba Ballroom, in Oakland, California.  He was her second husband and my mother’s stepfather.  Gramps grew up in Sutter’s Mill, California, raised by his Grandmother and had … Continue reading

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