Category Archives: Home

Cubs Win!!!

In case you’ve been under a rock somewhere and haven’t yet heard the news, the Chicago Cubs won the 2016 World Series. This is big news everywhere. The loveable losers have become loveable winners. Honest—there are tee shirts that laud … Continue reading

Posted in Home, Love, Memories, Sports, Traditions | Leave a comment

Sharing Your Own Story – Step 2

I wrote earlier about how creating lists is a good way to start saving your story. The next step is to consider a theme. How will you tell your story or the story of your loved one? Do you want … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home, Memories, Personal History, Seniors, Stories, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

The Spirit Still Lives

I remember Grammy. Grammy was my great-grandmother. In our family, she’s the one who took care of us.  She cooked, she cleaned, she made our lunch and she was there every day when we came home from school. As a child, … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Home, Memoir, Memories, Personal History

A Mother Reminisces

With Mothers’ Day approaching, I’m thinking about motherhood. Specifically, my own experience. Please forgive my indulgence today as I expound upon my joys being mother. For years, I said that each phase of my children’s development was my favorite. I … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Holiday, Home, Love, Memories, Personal History

World’s Columbian Exposition

Ever since I read Erik Larson’s book, The Devil in the White City, I’ve been fascinated by the Chicago World’s Fair in 1893, the World’s Columbian Exposition. The book is the story of the fair interleaved with a murder mystery … Continue reading

Posted in Book recommendations, Home, Memories, Reading, Stories

New Traditions

For the last few weeks, I’ve been sharing some of the holiday traditions in our home. My family holds our traditions dear, perhaps stubbornly so. Goodness, I’m rejoicing this year they will allow me to substitute Brussel sprouts for the … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Holiday, Home, Love, Memoir, Memories, Personal History, Stories, Traditions

Christmas Celebrations with Family

Yesterday, we celebrated Christmas with my extended family. Over the years, the group has expanded and contracted. Like all families, we’ve had births and deaths, marriages and divorces, and moves. Last year, we were seventeen. This year, we were six. … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Holiday, Home, Love, Memoir, Memories, Traditions