Good Luck for the New Year: Black Eyed Peas

Once our Mother had moved to Iowa, she had many strange requests and customs that my sister Abby and I found puzzling. Once winter hit, she began talking about how she would need some black eyed peas to cook. Of course, I made the fatal mistake of questioning her motives. She did not disappoint and […]

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. […]