Edited 1-19-20 Backstory – Mom’s Wedding Hat Out in the country where we live, auctions have always been a big deal. You never know what to expect. You may find treasures offered – or collections of mayonnaise jars. There could be dozens of locals and household items go for pennies on the dollar – or […]
Backstory Mothers of adult children are often involved when family members have issues with which to cope. Mothers are the soft place to land, so we get turned to, in times of stress. We cope and help others to cope. Don’t we? Click to listen or follow below to read. Coping Skills – #643 Someone […]
Backstory My daughters and I were laughing about a party held at our big New Jersey home decades ago, when they were still small. It was hilarious to hear their take on the party from their aspect, as a young child on the side-lines. Click to listen or follow below to read. Creating Memories – […]
Backstory As we prepare to enter 2020, I was thinking about New Year’s resolutions. We make such splendid promises, as the fresh new year tantalizes us with its potential. And if things don’t go the way we expected, in the first few weeks, what then? This week’s story suggests that we might take a new […]
One of my favorite rights of Christmas is when the family gets together and remembers Christmases past. We hear from each person; whether you’ve had 8 Christmases to date or 80. There is a willing audience to hear you tell about it.
Backstory Christmas has an important role in the process of downsizing. When 17 tubs of holiday decorations come down out of the attic, it might just be time to lighten the holiday load. Years ago, you may have had half a dozen kids and friends helping with the joy of decorating for Christmas. Now, there […]