An elegant gentleman

I told the story of Herbert de la Rue – as far as I knew it, a couple of years ago:

We moved from the flat where I had been brought up as a child into a house which we bought from an old, very old friend of my grandparents, a Mr Pleasants, his wife and sister… I’m not sure now whether she was his sister or his wife’s sister, or maybe they were two sisters, but the three old folks had lived in their house for many, many years. 467 more words

Family Stories

Prophetic dream about my dad

When I was about six or seven years old, I had an frightening dream about my dad.

For a short time he lived in an apartment complex on the sand in Huntington Beach. 636 more words

Family Stories

~ Welcome to Tweenville ~

According to Dictionary.com, the modern “tween” is a youngster between 10 and 12 years of age, considered too old to be a child and too young to be a teenager.  847 more words


The Unexpected Road Trip: The Ranch ~ July 22

While driving down the lane to my grandparent’s family home, so many emotions tugged at my heart. Stories about my family swirled in my head as I slowly approached the old cabin. 838 more words

Family Stories

A picnic with the National Mark

I was writing somewhere else about picnics, and I suppose I had picnics in my min when I was looking at my little National Mark Calendar of Cooking book from 1936. 345 more words


The Unexpected Road Trip: The North Fork Valley ~ July 22

I had butterflies and couldn’t sleep, so I finally rolled out of bed about 4:30 this morning and hopped in the shower.   Today, I was returning “home” to Hotchkiss, Colorado to attend a family reunion, and I hadn’t been there since my grandmother’s funeral in 1983. 1,385 more words

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STORY - Secrete of Happiness

As soon as upon a time, there have been 3 brothers named Samuel, Timothy, and Xander, who lived in a cottage by way of the woods. 916 more words