With my husband and son, as well as camera, camcorder, cassette recorder, and laptop loaded in the van, off we went to meet, for the first time, my Dad’s Uncle James in Virginia in August, 1996. The drive would take fully a day and a half. I was both nervous and excited, having never done […]
Tonight, I’m sitting at my computer ripping CD’s. I haven’t listened to music in a long time. And I mean, just turn off the TV, throw some CD’s in the player and just groove, move, and dance. Most of the music I’ve heard for years now is on car radio, or on music awards shows. […]
After catching the bug to grow things this spring, two weeks ago I decided start a little science experiment and try growing celery, garlic, and green onions from kitchen scraps. And I also bought some seed for zinnia, sunflower, cucumber, green beans, and tomato and planted them in a seed starter. What a difference a few […]
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There’s just something about springtime, the smell of fresh dirt, getting your hands dirty, and growing things. Growing vegetables takes time and some effort, but it is a very rewarding endeavor. I used to have a very large vegetable garden. I grew cucumbers, green beans, peas, several types of squash, pumpkins, tomatoes, lettuce (iceberg and […]
After contacting my Great Uncle James in Virginia, I received a letter from him dated Sunday, July 21, 1996. My head was spinning already. All I kept thinking was, “Holy crap. How did I not know any of this?” Taking one small step of writing a letter was about to lead me on a long path […]