Monday, July 24, 2017

Linda's Letters

Saturday, May 11, 2013

When Becky was little, we were shopping in Sears one day. As any mom knows, shopping with young children can be challenging. On this shopping trip, my little stinker managed to unfasten the strap in her stroller. One minute she was sitting content in the stroller and the next, she was gone. Of course when I realized she was no longer confined safely, I went into panic mode. With my heart beating 100 mph, I looked around in all the aisles, calling her name, praying for a glimpse of her.

Of course I immdediately thought the worse. Someone had stolen her.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

You know how in a fairytale, the last line is "And they lived happily ever after?"

Well, I think every day we learn over and over, there is no "happily ever after."

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Ahhhhh ... choo! Springtime.

Yes, it is allergy season. I hear this spring is going to be a wallapalooza.

But spring is so much more than nasal sprays and tissues.

Alfred, Lord Tennyson said, "In the Spring a young man's fancy lightly turns to thoughts of love."

Saturday, April 6, 2013

*What we do for our health.

Our doctor has been encouraging Harry and I for years to go have colonoscopies. I kept putting it off. Harry just plain had no intentions of going for one. He hates hospitals and he's of the firm conviction that what he doesn't know can't hurt him.

So when I got this press release from the Pocono Medical Center for a free Colorectal Cancer Screening I thought here's my chance to kill two birds with one stone. I felt sure I could talk Harry into it if it was 1. Free and 2. We did it together. It was a Win-Win situation if I ever heard of one.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I am a big fan of a local artist, Jill Elizabeth in East Stroudsburg and her Liztech pins. My collection is modest with only about 30 in my jewelry drawer. Whenever I wear one, people will comment on it. I usually wear one that speaks to me that day, or matches what I'm wearing. Right now I'm wearing "Rabbit Rabbit" because it's a bunny and speaks "Easter" to me.

A few weeks ago, my friend Stephanie and I went to hear Madeleine Albright speak at Lehigh University.

Saturday, March 23, 2013

We all lead such busy lives. If we work, it's a constant juggle to do our jobs then go home and clean, do laundry, cook, mow, attend to the care of the upkeep of our homes, vehicles ... the list is endless. On top of all that, we need to tend to the relationships in our lives ... spouse, children, grandchildren, elderly parents, friends. Throw in church, club and organization commitments and you might be left asking ... where is "Me Time?"

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Linna Sue, a fine door-full of a woman, had a firm thatched roof, a roaring fire in her hearth and a good man that could talk the teeth out of a saw. Old Har was a cunning hunter, a good provider and loved his Linna Sue true.

Some say she was fey. Others simply called her daft. But the good-hearted Linna Sue dinna mind. She was use to what the others thought of her and her stories. Laugh they might at her nose stones and hairy chin. It dinna matter to her. For she knew what was true.

Like, Little People really do exist.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

"Laughter is the best medicine." How often do we hear that?

I love to laugh. I try to hang out with people who make me feel good and make me laugh. I'll watch "The Big Bang Theory" on TV before I would "20/20."

A couple of weeks ago, we went out to dinner with my sister and brother-in-law in their car. On the way home, Diane turned the radio to a comedy station. Bill Engval was the featured comedian. We laughed all the way home. We sat in the driveway and continued to listen to Bill. Our evening ended on a happy high.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Are you sick and tired of the gray days of winter? Are you as ready for spring, green grass and flowers as I am?

Well, it's finally March. March 20 is the first day of spring. Come on Sunshine. Crocuses ... spring forth!

To help break up our winter doldrums, we've got St. Patrick's Day on March 17 to look forward to. Easter too, but that isn't until March 31.

So in the meantime, what can a girl celebrate in March?

Thank heavens for the calendar of Bizarre and Unique Holidays!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

We're in the process of giving one of our rooms a make-over.

All we want to do is paint and rearrange furniture. I thought it would be best to start with a clean slate so we took everything out of the room to start from scratch.

Oy vey.

We piled stuff in our bedroom. We loaded up the dining room table. The old futon is blocking another corner of the dining room and the living room looks like it should have a yellow tape across it, preventing anyone from entering a disaster zone.

I cannot believe everything that was in that room!