Just a Pinch

I awoke to this, and it’s like God sprinkled everything with a pinch of Powered Sugar.


Oh, Those Irish Romantics!

Tradition and romance appear to run deep in my line of the Desmond clan–more than two centuries deep–from what I’ve discovered so far. 

It seems my great-great grandfather, Patrick Desmond (b. 310 more words


A Home of My Own

Opening the door to my first home sent butterflies scurrying as a rush of emotions raced through me.  Knowing that I was really on my own had caused a more than a few sleepless nights, and now that the time had finally arrived, I wasn’t sure if I wanted to take this new beginning.  1,802 more words

Family Stories

Starting Over --Week 12

“Toto, I have a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”

― L. Frank Baum

Share a tale about a new beginning.  What will your story be?

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Family Stories

My family story in eight objects...

Sitting on my windowsill is an empty Sainsbury’s ground white pepper pot. On the side is a best before date of July 1996, I have no idea when it was bought, maybe a year before, maybe in 1995 in the year that my dad died? 585 more words

Family Stories

Family History and the Organizing Game-Scrapbook Albums (1)

One of my big challenges in the last few years is to ‘de-clutter’ and reorganize our home. We have inherited much of our grandparents, parents and children’s ‘stuff’ over the years, and that is not counting the mountain of possessions, my husband and I have acquired over fifty years. 435 more words

Family History

The Unthinkable

I read a post this morning, by J.A. Allen, that mentioned her son goes to school with a boy that recently lost his mother to a tragic car accident.  573 more words