Family, Gratitude and Joy, The World A to Z

Day 133 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Mother’s Day

... on this Mother’s Day, I look forward to the possibility each of them will pick up the phone to wish me a happy day.

Alexandria, Family, Food, Gratitude and Joy, Wine/Cocktails

Day 62 – A Year of Gratitude and Joy – Fat City Kitchen

This time, when we went east, we saved our last night for “CK” and the gang there we’ve come to know and love.

Family, Road Trip, Travel

Some Things Never Change

This time, Judy and I are with our ten-year-old granddaughter on a much shorter but still memorable visit to iconic western National Parks. It brings back a flood of memories highlighting all that’s changed … and stayed the same!

A to Z, The US Version, Family, Road Trip, Travel

“B” Is For Bryce Canyon

We headed north and west on Route 89 through the northern Arizona plateau, gazing at the constantly changing landscape as we rolled into Utah.

Distractions, Diversion, Family, Travel

Baby Goats

I admit it, I’ve been bitten by the baby goat craze. I jokingly sent Greg a note telling him I was bringing one home.

Family, Musings, Travel

We’ll Always Have Paris

For me, Paris was always a place to feel at home with my best friend and her family.

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