The All Too Patient Patients Today, I'm sitting in the waiting/reception area at my mom's oncologist/hematologist's office. Mom has been coming here weekly for about five years for iron infusions due to iron deficiency anemia. Iron-deficiency anemia is a condition that occurs if you don't have enough iron in your body. Low iron levels usually … Continue reading If I Could Save Time in a Bottle
I started writing a post that compares my hectic and dynamic baby boomer activities (those born between 1946 and 1964) this past week, especially, to those of a soccer mom. You know, that married middle-class woman who lives in the suburbs and has school age children. She's the woman who puts the interests of her family, and … Continue reading Soccer Mom vs. Baby Boomer–NOT!
Reflecting Upon Everyday Moments that became Precious and Often Indelible Memories April 15, 2013--marked the 117th running of the Boston Marathon, the world's oldest annual marathon. The popular event is held annually on Patriots' Day, to commemorate the 1775 battles of Lexington and Concord that kicked off the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Events in Boston … Continue reading Patriots Day, Boston 2013: Another Indelible Memory
When cleaning my desk in my home office I came upon a birthday card from my second born son and his wife. I had set this card aside after initially receiving it in January 2013. When I received it, I couldn't fully focus on it with others around. I knew though that I wanted to … Continue reading When’s the Last Time You Expressed Your Feelings Through a Greeting Card?
In honor of... my paternal family's educators: grand aunt Lelia May Powell Bowling (1903-1985) school teacher for 35 years before retiring and 2nd cousin (6x removed) Anna Peyton Bolling (1836-1919), high school teacher, then principal from 1876-1904 in Petersburg, Virginia, where Anna P. Bolling Junior High School in Petersburg, Virginia was built in 1926 and was … Continue reading Are You Smarter Than An 8th Grader in 1895 Kansas?
the real normal: the real problem I usually do not post religious messages on my blog because we all know that religion and politics can be off-putting topics. But, today's exercise at church was really fun and I wanted to share the exercise with you. So whether your religious beliefs and mine agree, just know … Continue reading Believe it or Not–We Learned this in Church Today!
One week after Easter, two of our sons and their wives came from Lynchburg, VA, and Nanjemoy, MD, so we could all venture into Washington, DC and enjoy the Cherry Blossoms together in full bloom--something our eldest son and his wife did on their own this time last year. (Yes, I know last year's picture reeks … Continue reading Cherry Pink, Apple Blossom White, and Red in the Face!
Obituary: Ruth May (Owens) Pyles: 10 Jul 1943 - 4 Apr 2013--69, of Capitol Heights, MD on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Georgetown University Hospital. Beloved mother of Robert (Melissa), William (Linda), Samuel (Doris), Charles (Elaine), Matthew (Jackie), and Christine (Carlton). Also two brothers, Leslie and Robert; 13 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; and a companion of … Continue reading OBITUARY: Ruth May Owens Pyles
Guns in Action Movie Scenes Replaced with Thumbs-up! I reblogged this because gun safety and control are topical; the idea of replacing guns with thumbs was a clever one; the morphing from gun to thumb makes the pic funny, and the topic fits perfectly into my category called--Oddities and Antiquities. Some movie stills or posters … Continue reading Guns in Action Movie Scenes Replaced with Thumbs-up!
Starting with my very first Christmas, Santa always left me the most popular baby doll of the times. She was always center front just under our tree. And, my babies were always my most prized possessions. My first infant My first infant baby was all rubber and very life-like. She was delivered in only a … Continue reading When I Had to Say Goodbye to My Babies
A Story From Around the Kitchen Table As we sat around the kitchen table this morning, our forty-something son told us a story today that we never had heard from him before. It seems two young men, he and a buddy, went into the woods deep behind a cousin's home one late Friday afternoon to … Continue reading That Time We Went Hunting…
Easter 2013 Easter always has meant church first and giving thanks to Jesus for his sacrifices for us, then spending the day with our earthly family of loved ones, breaking bread together, hunting for Easter eggs, and giving everyone—young to old--a chocolate Easter bunny on their way home. This year, we are especially fortunate because … Continue reading Five Generations Together, If Only For A Day!