Monthly Archives: May 2017

Candles Out! ~ lessons from a Baptism ~

This weekend, our sweet Rita Lucile (known affectionately as Rita Lu) was Baptized into the Roman Catholic Church. Which means that she got wiped free from Original Sin, and I got to spend the weekend sniffing the holy baby head. … Continue reading

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When Your Mom Is Too Cheap To Buy You Spinners

Teachers everywhere hate them, and Pope Francis used them to explain the Trinity.* Fidget Spinners are the latest fad to achieve the magic balance where adults are annoyed and kids are happy to drive them crazy. They’re the latest “must have” … Continue reading

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How To Get Along With Your In-Laws

It’s been seven years since I first wrote this post, and I still stand by it today. With my eldest daughter engaged to be married, and soon to have a mother-in-law of her very own, I decided to dust it … Continue reading

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Abortion Severs The Family Tree

Seventy-something years ago, this woman was pregnant with her first child. When it turned out that her adoring fiance was actually a married man with a pregnant wife, she made the brave decision to let him live, and place him … Continue reading

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The Land Where Nerds Are King

Once upon a time we had friends who spent their free time in a land of chivalry and make-believe. They put on costumes, went by different names, and pretended to be a part of times long past. I found the … Continue reading

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The Old Broken Fork

Once upon a time, my husband’s grandmother was a young woman who was engaged to be married.  (It’s hard to think of her as that young woman in her early twenties.  She was old as long as I knew her.) Her … Continue reading

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