New Year’s Resolutions (One Day at a Time)

Whenever the new year rolls around, I am reminded of the many, many times our mother would discuss her new year’s resolutions.  It was almost always the same old tired list.  She wished to be thinner, to eat healthier and to be completely transformed somehow. Mother was hoping for the magical New Year’s Eve Bunny. […]

Christmas and the Depressing Depression

Dad grew up during the Great Depression. His grandmother lived with them and from everything he ever told me, she was a tyrant and very mean. Grandma walked with a cane and always had a bag of peppermints in her pocket. One of my dad’s earliest memories was from his childhood, when she would ask Dad […]