• Fits Him to a Tee
    My journal entry April 5, 2012, Thousand Oaks, California. “I don’t know why it bothers me so much that Robert has so many tee shirts.  I guess it’s because I can’t stuff anymore into his drawers…(ha!).” I’m not much of a tee shirt person, but over the past year I’ve acquired four.  Soft and colorfulContinue reading “Fits Him to a Tee”
  • Still Learning
    After decades of making the same new year’s resolutions – “cut out all carbs, lose five pounds, moisturize daily” –  I’ve decided to begin each year instead by learning something new. Sometimes it’s something I’ve never tried before and sometime’s its something I want to learn more about. Several years ago it was training withContinue reading “Still Learning”
  • The Things We Keep
    New Year’s Day signifies the beginning of a brand new year.  For us, it also means taking down our holiday decorations and stowing them all away. The red and blue woolen Christmas stockings embroidered with our names in gold that we bought our first holiday together, Robert’s silver menorah his parents gave him when heContinue reading “The Things We Keep”
  • Good-bye, Hello
    As this New Year’s Eve approaches, I’m doing what I always do. I’m thinking about what has happened this year, to me personally, in the lives of our family and friends, and also what has been going on in our country and world. I usually feel a sense of relief on December 31st as theContinue reading “Good-bye, Hello”
  • Happy Holidays 2020
    Robert finally left the workplace With plans to golf, see people and roam Two weeks after he retired Came the order to Stay-At-Home. With so much time on his hands He looked around for Things To Do We now have an outdoor dinner bell, New lighting and a picnic table, too! Our daily routines haveContinue reading “Happy Holidays 2020”
  • A Hanukkah Gift for Christmas
    Growing up, Christmas was magical. It was that one time of year, besides our birthdays, that we were given a few presents and we were assured that we’d get that “one” gift we really really really wanted. When I was 9 years old that gift was a pair of white figure skates and it wasContinue reading “A Hanukkah Gift for Christmas”
  • Sending a Little Cheer
    The last twenty! 103..and counting! In an assembly line, I laid out my boxes, poems to include, colored pens, return address labels, address book (yes, I still have one!) and stamps. That was three days ago. Using our dining room table, I spread the items out in preparation for one tradition that I truly enjoyContinue reading “Sending a Little Cheer”
  • The Same, But Different
    This Thanksgiving was unlike any other.  What was different was that we stayed at home.  We gathered online with family on Thursday.  Perhaps the same was true for you.  Zoom has become the backdrop to many of our get togethers since March. What was the same this Thanksgiving was pretty much everything else.  Robert andContinue reading “The Same, But Different”
  • Around Our Table
    Thanksgiving Day table setting in our London flat My favorite holiday is just days away! When this week comes along, I always reflect on what I am grateful for. At the top of the list is our families and friends. I am also reminded of past Thanksgiving Day celebrations.  A few of my favorites areContinue reading “Around Our Table”
  • A Responsibility
    I have voted in 10 presidential elections since my first in 1980.  While I thought of voting as a right, even a privilege, I didn’t think of it as a responsibility until I heard my mom say, “You can’t complain about who is elected, unless you voted.” In the United States, we are so fortunateContinue reading “A Responsibility”
  • The Right to Vote
    The year was 1980 and the candidates vying for the Presidency of the United States were the Incumbent, Democrat Jimmy Carter from Georgia, Republican Ronald Reagan from California and Illinois Independent John B. Anderson. At the time, I was a sophomore in college and just the thought of being able to vote made me feelContinue reading “The Right to Vote”
  • Things to Do and Places to See
    North Street in downtown Pittsfield, Massachusetts Like any travel article, Things to Do and Places to See were listed in that particular article I read so long ago. I was puzzled because I didn’t consider the things mentioned as special.  Hiking at Monument Mountain in Great Barrington, touring the Normal Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, andContinue reading “Things to Do and Places to See”
  • Where It All Began
    My childhood home The first time I read about “The Berkshires” as a vacation spot, I was sitting in a doctor’s office in Southern California flipping through a magazine. Surprised at the familiar pictures, it was the first place I had ever known. It’s where I went to school K-12, where the neighborhood kids wereContinue reading “Where It All Began”
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