It is here!! That official weekend that kicks off summer.  A federal holiday that gives many of us a guilt-free Monday off.  BBQs, camping trips, fun runs and parades.  We Americans do love our celebrations. What is Memorial Day? According to a collection of articles I found on the subject, sometime in 1868 a Union … Continue reading LET FREEDOM RING

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Many years ago, a dear friend, who was going through a divorce, gave my husband a book on marriage.  Our friend had learned so much from the book, but it was too little too late for his marriage.  Learning from his mistakes, it was important to him that our own marriage didn't get into trouble.  … Continue reading 10,000 WORDS


The first time I laid eyes on my “first home” I was euphoric. My babies and I were living in one room in my parent’s house and I desperately wanted a place of our own. I could not wait to get them nestled in and make this place our cozy haven. We were HOME.