June 15, 2020

We decided to make a trip to Boise, Idaho to deliver furniture and treasures to our daughter and her family.  By the time we were safe to leave California, our daughter, son and grandson decided to join the parade.  Since we have all been isolating this trip was doable...

May 23, 2020

This is Memorial Day weekend and an odd one for sure. 2020, the lock down Memorial Day celebration. 

We are used to jets flying overhead, parades in the old Presidio, flags flying everywhere and official people making speeches.  Must say, our family does fly the massive...

April 16, 2020


I stopped writing my ideas because I began to believe they were only adding to the crush of opinions amid all the overload of information we received.

I am older.  I’ve lived a rich, full life.  I am not a technology maven.  

I lea...

March 22, 2020

My Mother, an Irish red head with fair skin and blue eyes like a clear spring sky, every afternoon around 5 said, "OH, I must go freshen up for you father and put on my face."  Being a child of the 50's and 60's I thought it was sweet but unnecessary.  Dad lover her an...

February 13, 2020

I am of the generation that burned bras, demanded independence, opened our own doors, fixed flat tires, had babies, kept outside jobs and believed the mantra "We can do it all, we can have it all".

What a horrid thing to tell anyone, male or female, baby boomer or WWII...

February 6, 2020

am on a mission to create a supportive network for all of us who are doing The Last Gift Box work.  This is not easy, though I do consider the first part of the book business information we just need to take time to gather and document.  It is the second half, How we...

January 31, 2020

What do you do when your husband falls and fractures his hip in 3 places requiring surgery - after surgery to remove a adrenal gland - after his 2 day back surgery that inserted erector sets into his spine - after he had open heart surgery to repair a few valves in his...

January 6, 2020

Happy Three Kings Day!  The day the gifts arrived.

Think about your gift of words.  In 2020, let's have those difficult conversations with our children and our parents.  


December 31, 2019

What propels me as I enter the New Year? 

2019 is a year I wish to leave.  I learned a great deal this year.  I can survive medical challenges to those I love.   I can support others as they face life challenges and are fearful.  I can speak of the pain of losing people...

November 5, 2019


"There is no use trying: one can't believe impossible things."


"I daresay you haven't had much practice.  When I was your age, I always did it for half an hour a day.  Why sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfaast...

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