This frustrating thing called my computer

This frustrating thing called my computer

The past couple of weeks have had some big ups and downs for me. The ups included going to Delaware and having lunch at Bun’s, and the downs wer...

June 20th, 2018 |  


Swings, slides, sandboxes and Putt-Putt golf

Swings, slides, sandboxes and Putt-Putt golf

What a refreshing sight it was to look outside my dining room window and be surprised to see a child’s swing hanging from our new next-door neig...

June 6th, 2018 |  


Bird nest provides opportunity to see nature at work

Bird nest provides opportunity to see nature at work

The first day I realized that something was going on outside our upstairs bathroom window, I never dreamed of the experience I was in for. We found a ...

May 23rd, 2018 |  



Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

The first thing I noticed when I went out in our kitchen was a board leaning up against the back door. It was a very old board that was still dripping...

April 18th, 2018 |  


Our dads were brothers

Our dads were brothers

If your parents had siblings and the siblings had children, you are fortunate to have cousins in your life. One of my cousins was Doyt Grandstaff. Sin...

April 4th, 2018 |  


Travel insurance can come in handy

Travel insurance can come in handy

The last couple of weeks of storms have happened on the weekends and primarily in the Northeast. Many people have had to cancel their travel plans or ...

March 24th, 2018 |  


After a certain age, one fall and you’re toast

After a certain age, one fall and you’re toast

I have hesitated a long time before choosing to write about when I fell down. No elderly person ever wants to fall at any time, anywhere. In fact, a g...

March 21st, 2018 |  


Coming up with ideas to write about can be difficult

Coming up with ideas to write about can be difficult

The split second I hit the “Send” key to send my article to the Delaware Gazette, it’s gone! Then comes the realization that I am in...

March 7th, 2018 |  


Vacationing? Consider a cruise

Vacationing? Consider a cruise

I’m told again and again that cruising is in it’s infancy in reaching vacationers. Less than 20 percent of people have boarded cruise ship...

March 3rd, 2018 |  


Escape to the Hawaiian Islands

Escape to the Hawaiian Islands

Escaping central Ohio for the Hawaiian Islands sounds great anytime of the year. It especially sounds great when we have this much snow on the ground....

February 10th, 2018 |