As a personal history writer, Rhonda helps people turn their memories into a keepsake personal memoir or business history book.
She makes her home in sunny Palm Desert, California.
Category Archives: Traditions
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
I just received news in the mail that I have a new occasion to celebrate. It turns out it’s been forty years since I was initiated into a sorority freshman year in college. To be more specific, Chi Omega is … Continue reading
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
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
Like many, my husband and I have embarked on a mission of Gratitude. Each day, we take time to acknowledge and appreciate those aspects of our lives for which we are grateful. We try to do this first thing in … Continue reading
Each year on the first Saturday of December, we venture out to cut down our Christmas tree. Over the years, we have visited several different tree farms as older farms run out of big enough trees and new farms open … Continue reading
My grandchildren were playing happily outside one afternoon when a little pushing ensued. They were taking turns going down the slide, but that turned into a race to see who could get to the top first. The little one was … Continue reading
Once I finally convinced him to marry me, I would have been happy with a cigar band. But no, not him. He sold jewelry when he was in college. We needed to find a wedding band he had never sold or … Continue reading
I had no early experience with football. I grew up in a house with no men. Then, in seventh grade, my new school had a football team. And my Big Crush was on the team! I became a football fan. … Continue reading