The most common version of vintage dressing, I think, is to go to a thrift store and buy an item of clothing dating back to last season or to years gone by and to add it to your wardrobe. Even though that item may be 50 years old that you just bought at the Salvation […]
A visit to an old work stomping grounds unexpectedly brings Karen to tears. When this happens, it is what Karen calls a “grief slap”.
If I’m going to have my life story count for something, if what I’ve gone through is going to help someone, then I’ve got to tell my story. Unvarnished. I really want to varnish most of it, and the rest of it I want to avoid altogether. If only I wrote fiction, I could fix […]
Your donations so far to the GoFundMe(rnie) have made this possible and we thank God for you and for his goodness in making this time of safety and comfort in my mother’s living situation a reality. Your continued donations are needed to keep this blessing possible.
Three years ago, a few weeks after my husband’s death in September, we had his memorial service at our/my house on a hot and dry Southern California Fall day in early October. So many of our/my dear friends and family took care of everything, (and I mean everything!) in organizing, preparing and pulling off the enormous job of a memorial service at home. It was a massive undertaking and they all, to a person, did a magnificent job.
“We were married 25 years, my husband and I, and I’ve been a widow for three years now. Both things, marriage and widowhood, have taught me so much about life, about myself, about others, about God – as it should and, whether I want to learn it all or not. I’m sharing these things 1) because it helps me and 2) maybe it will help someone else.”
If she can do it, write, then so can I. To carry on with the topic I started yesterday about my desire to write, fiction for now and maybe memoir later, and my penchant for visiting cemeteries and making up stories about the dead and buried there, I thought I’d show you that even this […]