Family, Musings, Travel

At Sea (a guest blog by Margaret Poucher)

Note from Judy: I recently discovered this poetic look at an ocean crossing when I was going through some of my husband's family's old papers. While this piece is nearly 60 years old, it speaks to that sense of wanderlust so many of us share. Greg's grandmother (who wrote this) and grandfather crossed the Atlantic… Continue reading At Sea (a guest blog by Margaret Poucher)

Family, Musings

Peg: An American Inspiration

There are so many definitions of “hero” in this world, but a woman who breaks tradition, struggles with loss, shares infinitesimal quantities of joy and peace, laughs, loves and truly lives – THAT is a hero.

Family, Musings

The All-American Family

Greg and I spent a couple of days recently in Basking Ridge, New Jersey to celebrate the astounding life of his Aunt Jean. She was loved and respected by a stunning number of people and her three children gathered family and friends together to share stories and laughter as we all remembered her life and… Continue reading The All-American Family

Family, Musings

The Measure of a Man

In the past six months, Greg and I have had the sad fate of having to attend three funerals for men who made an impact on our lives. Dale Litzsinger -- June 28, 1933 - June 16, 2016 George Wiltsey -- October 13, 1934 - December 7, 2016 Clark White -- May 6, 1938 -… Continue reading The Measure of a Man

Distractions, Family

Mother’s Day: A story of love and miracles

I woke up in the middle of the night the other day thinking about love, specifically one of the most selfless acts of love I have ever personally witnessed. I know of a couple, I have only met them once, who tried for years to have a baby. They went through every kind of test… Continue reading Mother’s Day: A story of love and miracles