I sat in my favorite seaside restaurant enjoying a platter of fried catfish and hush puppies.  The food was delicious but I had to hold back the tears as my husband and I adjusted to a “table for two” instead of a “table for three”, now that our son was away in college.  I thought I would burst out crying when the hostess asked me, “How many for dinner?”  I wanted to stop and tell […]
“Maggie darted about like a black-stockinged bird, in search of wood for the fireplace. She and her grandmother lived at the edge of a lonely cranberry bog in New England, and the winds were cold at the edge of the sea.”  (Cranberry Thanksgiving, Wende and Harry Devlin, 1971) These words were magical to me as young child.  They are the beginning of the classic children’s book, Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Wende and Harry Devlin.  First written in 1971, the […]
It’s been nine years since my grandmother passed away.  I still think of her, but time has that elusive way of slipping by.  I imagine her and Grandpa smiling down from Heaven – oh, what a reunion that must have been.  There are times when I wish she was still here.  I would like to tell her things, and take my son to visit with her one more time as we did when he was […]

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Happy are the feet of those who bring good news! Isaiah 52:7