The Old Has Passed, the New Has Come

The Old Has Passed, the New Has Come “Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la, la la la la. Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la, la la la la.”                                                                         (Deck the Halls) 2023...

Christmas Cookie Time

Most of us have Christmas memories and traditions we cherish. Some of them are food-related–a special dish or recipe. I’ve seen many recipes included in blogs, newsletters, and social media posts during the weeks before Christmas. Christmas cookies. You...

Remembering 9-11

  It was a sunny, blue-sky, late summer morning. An ordinary day, September 11, 2001. I’d watched the news and weather on TV earlier, but I was now into my daily routine at home. My husband’s nephew had called to say his wife was in labor, so my husband, who was a...

“Sunrise, sunset, Sunrise, sunset, Swiftly fly the years. One season following another, Laden with happiness and tears.” (from Fiddler on the Roof, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick)   The year I turned fifty, I became a grandmother. This year, my husband and...