Touch Hands!

February 12, 2010 The phone calls started the night before and continued into the morning: “Are you going?” “Do you think the roads will be safe?” “What does your husband say? What does your mother say?” I had been watching the weather forecasts just as intently as...

My Grandmother’s Love Story

“Do you know what today is?”  My Granddaddy leaned back in his chair and regarded me through partially closed eyes. August 18th—what Civil War battle took place on that date?  My mind roved frantically through a jumble of generals and...

The Good Life

for Marshall–Nulla dies sine linea Those who know me best would never label me a ‘big camper’—that is, until the Airstream came along. I was driving home from my book club one afternoon, navigating the rush hour traffic, when something along the roadside caught...

Finding the Beautiful

It was our last Big Adventure as a family, though we didn’t know it at the time.  Perhaps only Mama had some premonition of the changes that lay in wait for us upon our return from the trip to Boston, Bar Harbor and Prince Edward Island.  Of course,...