Monthly Archives: June 2017

“Memories of Dad and my Misfits”

My dad tolerated his furry grandchildren. Those of you who read Birdsong, know he even took Snoopy into his home. He hemmed and hawed about my dogs, but he would give them pieces of table food in his kitchen……. Once, … Continue reading

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“Coco Not?”

Here we go again……riding the seesaw of American Heart Association recommendations for what is healthy , what is not. The latest miracle food was coconut oil.   I have jars of it on my counter, in my pantry.   I … Continue reading

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“Fathers and Daughters”

  I think the adage is true…….you look for your father in your husband. Some look for the guy who always fixes things……. If your dad could be depended on to fix that radiator hose in the middle of nowhere … Continue reading

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“They erased her life, but not her words” Remembering Anne Frank on her birthday

I have an unexplained connection to Anne Frank, ever since I was a little girl.   Last  night, while scanning through some obscure television channels, I happened upon “The Diary of Anne Frank.”   So, instead of the Tonys, I … Continue reading

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“Coming Home”

I have read several stories in the past weeks…..soldiers coming home.   No, not from Iraq, Afghanistan, but from WWII. DNA has been the tool to identify remains long since decomposed into dust and bone.  It’s bittersweet.   Mothers and … Continue reading

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“Today’s Adventures~~ Shirl and Squirrel”

There’s a new kid on the block…….a feathered one.   And he means business.   You don’t mess around with bluejays.    He is quick, swooping down and carrying a whole peanut in his beak.  When I was a kid, … Continue reading

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“Shirl and Squirrel” (The adventures of a Fairy Tale Author and her squirrel)

I have a squirrel who waits by my front door each day……..He waits until I feed him his snack. He has eclectic tastes…….one day, it might be pears, the next apples, dried apricots and plums…… And yes desserts……..he prefers carbs…….leftover … Continue reading

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