Category: Family and Friends

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

Organic —The way to go!

apple.news/A5pzFlwTETka0llxPoBJI8g Visiting my son and his family in California I was aghast at the cost of shopping only at Whole Foods and the speciality fish store in Santa Monica. It is not that I am a complete bumpkin about food and purchasing healthier options. I was not convinced that EVERYTHING needed to be organic, fresh,…

Daily Prompt: Radiant

via Daily Prompt: Radiant Looking at the radiant smile of that mischievous grin reaches into my old soul, recreating a long forgotten maternal love pulsing through me.  How can a little whirligig of a human capture the hearts of everyone in the family, young and old, married and single?  A grandchild makes fools of us…

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…

Fall Visitors at the Beach

Family visitors in the cooler autumn season require creative entertainment options such as the historic Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum, built in 1891 and one of the of the oldest Ocean City buildings.  With dual missions to prevent ship disasters on the shoals and rescue the ship-wrecked during the foul weather from November to April…

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…