“Let us endeavor so to live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry.” ~Mark Twain
Image courtesy of Paul Malon on Flickr.com
A long time ago, when I was still teaching lifespan human development to future teachers, I would start the semester with Death and Dying rather . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: How Do We Want to be Remembered?
In love the paradox occurs that two things become one and yet remain two. ~ Erich Fromm
The Mister and me at my graduation for my master’s degree in Educational Psychology, in 1995.
The Mister and I have been together since 1980. It doesn’t feel like that long!
Like most couples, we’ve had . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: With-And Love
Illustration by J.C. Leyendecker
I have much to be thankful for this year as The Mister and I embark on the next adventure in our life together but I am also very, very thankful for the Modern Retro Woman and Grandma’s Sewing Cabinet community. I will never be able to put into . . . → Read More: Happy Thanksgiving
Every day is a new day, with new possibilities and unlimited opportunity. ~ Ernest Reeves
Maxfield Parrish “Sunrise” Edison Mazda Lamp Advertisement; Image courtesy of Jerub Baal on Flickr.com
I’ve alluded to it in previous posts but I never came straight out with it: Our world started collapsing around us a little . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: A New Day
Glossy magazines would have us believe that a man has to shower us with flowers, jewelry, and expensive evenings out to prove that he loves us. But here’s the truth: Our men are much more subtle in the ways they show us that they are always thinking of us and if we acknowledge all . . . → Read More: Reason Number 4,673,219.8
Chili is in the jars toward the front. Beef-vegetable soup is in the wide-mouth jars. Dijon chicken is in the plastic freezer container (my glass ones are still in a box!). I have a couple of ham bones waiting to be used in some bean soup. Can you tell I love soup?
Last . . . → Read More: Adding to the Frozen Larder
“For when [four] sisters love each other with such sincere affection, the one does not experience sorrow, pain, or affliction of any kind, but the other’s heart wishes to relieve, and vibrates in tenderness… like a well-organized musical instrument.” ~ Elizabeth Shaw
Inscription on back: Sister Act. Gladys thought it was a . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: Sisters
Time is not measured by the passing of years, but by what one does, what one feels, and what one achieves. ~ Nehru
My second birthday party, 1963, at my grandparent's house.
I’ve come a long way in the years since that photo was taken. My life has been . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: (My) Birthday
Leaving L.A. on the New Super Chief! 1948; Image courtesy of Paul Malon on Flickr.com
It has become a tradition to sing “Auld Lang Syne,” based on a poem by Robert Burns, on New Year’s Eve at the stroke of midnight. But what do those words mean? Auld lang syne is . . . → Read More: In the Days of Auld Lang Syne
The ideal marriage is not one in which two people marry to be happy, but to make each other happy. ~ Roy. L. Smith
Viv Lipstick advertisement, 1956; Image courtesy of Paul Malon on Flickr.com
The Mister and I are celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary today. Although . . . → Read More: Wise Words of the Day: Marriage