Irish Blessings

She loved St. Patrick’s Day.  Over the years, I would receive sweet treasures around mid-March…bundled packages she’d send via UPS. One year, it was shamrock napkins and “Irish potatoes” …not real potatoes, but the coconut-covered-in-cinnamon Irish treat. Another year, the package contained General Foods International Coffee…Irish Creme flavor of course. That was my favorite at the time. She knew that because for a year and a half I went to college outside of Philadelphia and was about an hour fromRead more

Weekly Photo Challenge ~ ‘New’

I watched as he tried to read the words on the time-weathered tombstone.  And I smiled.  I get it.  The stories of people we’ve never even met or known?  They matter.  And sometimes what is ‘old’ is ‘new’.   Sometimes the old inspires the new as the new appreciates the old.  Sometimes, when time is taken, history can teach, inspire, and makes us dream.  Sometimes, time passes, but the important things so stay the same. A life well lived isRead more

on what we leave behind…

We had some visitors at our home today.  My parents, a.k.a. “Grammie and Gramps” came to spend some time and also to just help out with some household things at a very busy time in our lives.  They were only here for  a few hours, but the time was time well spent.  Just as it’s great to see them come through the door, it was sad to see them leave.  But after I waved goodbye and walked into the house,Read more