Celebrating mom on your birthday

Celebrating mom on your birthday

Happy Giving Birth Day were the first four words I saw when I turned on my computer this morning. That’s because today is our younger daughter&#...

August 15th, 2018 |  


Was it a crop duster plane or what?

Was it a crop duster plane or what?

While on my walk this morning, I heard a noise off in the distance that kept getting louder and louder. I found myself looking around to see where the...

August 2nd, 2018 |  


Thoughts about persons, places and things

Thoughts about persons, places and things

Two years ago this July, I began writing my first articles every week for the Delaware Gazette. Some were about the Strand Theatre, the Brown Jug Rest...

July 10th, 2018 |  



Islands in the stream

Islands in the stream

Hey, how about taking a moment and joining our family as we go back to the woods to gather some stones at the creek?I really didn’t expect that ...

July 9th, 2018 |  


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 |