Nagsasa Cove Kayaking Adventure

Just like my previous successful outdoor adventures, I’ve spent some time planning and researching for it. Nagsasa was been in my wish lists of the places I want to see with my own two eyes. 785 more words

Family Stories

I Remember It Well

My parents told me stories about their families when I was growing up. Stories about them when they were growing up, and stories about their own parents and extended family. 962 more words

Sharon Pratt


“You must be very stupid. Do you know how many people would give an arm and a leg just to have me talk to them? Just because I pitied you and married you, you think you can talk to me anyhow.” Ade ranted. 723 more words

Short Stories

Banana Bread and Mayonnaise Cake Recipes

There’s been considerable interest in the recipes I wrote about yesterday, so in the spirit of the holidays (and so you don’t have to look them up on Google and wonder which one) I’ll write them out. 524 more words


There's a Song in the Air

For many years now, I’ve been a “collector” of Christmas music.

I’ve always had great affection for the songs of this particular season: in fact, some of my earliest and best memories are of Christmas Eves spent with family at the Lowry Homestead with my father at the piano, playing songs and carols as my Aunt Louise sang and my Uncle Alex accompanied on saxophone.   974 more words


This Time, Last Year

On Friday, I’m leaving town. It’s not the best time for me to be gone because we run a retail shop and it’s almost Christmas. 1,148 more words

Family Stories

Mama Milk My Goat

Mama Milk My Goat

Whenever anyone in my family was feeling sorry for herself and expressing it to a point where it was noticeable, another member of the family could be counted upon to use the family saying for such occasions, “Well, Mama milk my goat,” we would say, and if the person’s nose wasn’t too far out of joint, they might snap out of it.   457 more words