Category: Family and Friends

Relationships with our spouses, companions, adult children, and friends, grandchildren

Particular

via Daily Prompt: Particular Growing up in an emotionally chaotic environment pushes many otherwise healthy children to develop coping skills, keeping the fears of adult explosive displays of temper boxed in a cylinder rolling through their lives but moving past as a fall leaf tumbling along the sidewalk.  The path is available to walk leaving…

Life with a Dog

“The dog is the perfect portrait subject.  He doesn’t pose.  He isn’t aware of the camera.” Patrick Demarchelier The adorable pulchritude of a furry golden retriever regally relaxed in the chair, knowingly staring into the lens with an air of passionate sincerity, ears forward, gazing innocently with coal-black pools of endearment. In the fullness of…

Off They Go

Today is the beginning of a special adventure for many kindergarteners.  And, for over 62 years, it has not changed.  This is the booklet my parents saved from my first year in public school.  Entitled “A Handbook for Parents of Beginning Pupils” and includes advice for families to assist in adjusting to “the first lap…

The Club Med Experience, Relaxing in San Salvador, Bahamas

Club Med…The name conjures up beads exchanged for drinking, wild beach parties and fun for the young. Skimpy bikinis and sexy outfits. Club Méditerranée, commonly known as Club Med, is a French collection of vacation resorts found in many parts of the world. Club Med was started in 1950. Vacations come with expectations and often…

Air and Space Museum, Space Hangar in Chantilly, VA

A great visit for both adults and children! During the holidays I took my grandson to the James S.Donnell Air and Space Museum: The Details 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway Chantilly, VA  20151 Phone:  703-572-4118 Website: airandspace.si.edu Admission is free but parking is $15 Hours Daily 10:00 – 5:30 (Closed December 25) Wheelchairs and…

Chilling

Chilling Since retirement in 2011, I have substituted in a small way travelling for work. I used to work without vacations about 12+ hours a day. Since I worked in the area of special education and early intervention, I told myself it was a calling. Really, not so much. I loved the challenges of developing…