Today is the 100th anniversary of my mother’s birth. I discovered this delightful clipping about a hike to a farm and a picnic with storytelling under a big tree she helped to organize. It could be straight out of Anne of Green Gables.
I love finding these blurbs. This and others are giving me new insight into my parents’ early lives pre-me.
J.’s idea for Saturday, March 13, came from the Chicago Botanic Garden — a visit to Naper Settlement in Naperville, an hour plus west of Chicago. According to their site, they were celebrating Maple Sugar Days, when the sugar maple …Continue reading →
Milton Ehre, 1933–2009 A measure of age and experience, or simply the passage of time, is how many people we’ve known who are no more. When you’re young, death is extraordinary, but as you age it is expected. Every generation …Continue reading →
Across the field the only thing we could see from our home were woods and the roof of a white house. I was told that an old man lived in the house and that the flock of pigeons on its …Continue reading →
If GE “brings good things to life,” the Internet brings good things to light, or back to life — for example, the CBS Radio Mystery Theater (CBSRMT). Radio Hall of Famer and Those Were the Days host Chuck Schaden aired …Continue reading →
From what I’ve been hearing, nearly everyone is back to school already. I know I’m aging because school seems so different now (required supplies?), yet it doesn’t seem that long ago that I was in the classroom. For me, school …Continue reading →
If my memory is correct, this month I celebrate (if that’s the correct word) 35 years of menstruation, or approximately 420 flushed eggs. As much as I’m not keen on ritual, at least as practiced in American society, I’m feeling …Continue reading →
For the past week my right big toe has been in varying stages of infection. When this happens, I leave it alone, and usually it resolves itself in a few days. By Friday, however, it was clearly demanding attention. It …Continue reading →