A Significant Family Day–Happy Birthday, Mom

Today my mom turns 104.  For the past several years, we’ve gathered at her house to celebrate with pizza, which she loves to eat, and a large group of family members. Last year over 50 people crowded into her moderately-sized house. This year Mom requested that...

Big Sister

This picture reminds me of my oldest sister. Fourteen years my senior, she married and started her family while I was still a little girl. Nancy loved animals and nature, and I suppose it’s fitting that the apple trees were in full and beautiful bloom when she...