A Squirrel’s Tale

A Squirrel’s Tale

Ever since my husband John and I moved into a log home ten years ago, we have become one with nature. Deer and wild turkey have been known to wander through our back yard. Woodpeckers wake us up almost every morning and at night you can hear the owls in the moonlight....
Happiest Place on Earth

Happiest Place on Earth

As the children go back to school and Summer vacations have all been taken, I am reminded of a trip my family took to “The Happiest Place on Earth”. Ever since we became empty nesters, my husband, John, and I do an awful lot of reminiscing about the children when they...
Crybaby

Crybaby

Everyone loves babies. Their little chubby feet and their sweet smell can make even grown men resort to making baby noises and funny faces. Children will beg to have a chance to hold the little bundle of love and women will all want to pinch or kiss their cheeks. I...
Circle of Life

Circle of Life

My story starts with me mopping the kitchen floor and as I mopped I thought to myself, ‘I have never been more happy than I am right now.’ Mopping the floor is usually a chore I dread. In fact, I dislike doing any kind of housework, but, right there in...
Las Vegas Loraine

Las Vegas Loraine

I have often spoke of my mother in my column and her gentle soul, good looks, and untimely death at the age of 49. Yes, my mother, who stood only 5’2” with jet black hair, big brown eyes and a heart of gold, was the perfect match for my larger-than-life father. She...

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