Monthly Archives: May 2017

“Sorry Miss, You can’t sit on the floor”

I spent the rainy afternoon at a large book store chain…..you know the one.  Got a few books and while my husband browsed the DVD aisle, I sat down on the floor in a back corner with my soon to … Continue reading

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“Euthanasia and our Hearts”

Think about this………where in your life, other than your home, have you revealed your heart the most……….. Hospital?…..Funeral Parlor? Think………..for me, it was the vet’s office.   Holding the head of someone I loved with all my heart as they … Continue reading

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“Memorial Day is Every day”

Everyone posts tributes to veterans on this weekend……….stores have Memorial Day sales, supermarket aisles are laden with hot dog and hamburger buns for the impending barbecues. But Memorial Day is fleeting…….by Tuesday the world goes back to work, to school, … Continue reading

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“Bleached of Blood”

I took this photo yesterday in the cemetery……it was the only veteran’s marker I could find, walking throughout the grounds. I was using my infrared camera at the time, hence the bleached out color effect.   But as I sit … Continue reading

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“Why we need mementos”

I went to the cemetery today to visit my Uncle, who died before his nineteenth birthday at the Battle of the Bulge.   He is buried in a beautiful cemetery, but it is sparser now of little knickknacks and mementos … Continue reading

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“You Wouldn’t Want to be a Nurse During the American Civil War”

I was at the library with my grandson in the young childrens’ section……across the aisle from Paw Patrol DVD’s and Disney musicals when my daughter took a slim, illustrated cartoon like paper book off the shelf. “You Wouldn’t Want to … Continue reading

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“Changing Fairy Tales” The Remake of Dirty Dancing

I watched Dirty Dancing last night.   I knew it would bring a mixed bag of emotions from this writer, bittersweet ones, because I really felt no one could replace Patrick Swayze on that dance floor. Clouding Johnny’s first steps was my … Continue reading

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