Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets

The words belong to a popular song written by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross for the 1955 musical Damn Yankees. I often felt my furry friend was aptly named. I moved to a new area a couple years after my husband died. New neighborhood–new pet seemed like a great idea.I had lost my lovable ChocolateContinue reading “Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets”

Mothers of Varied Types

“The influence of a mother in the lives of her children is beyond calculation.” James E. Faust What sort of mother do you or did you have? There are homebody moms, executive moms, teacher moms and some who seem to do it all–and with grace and efficiency. My mom was a housewife most of herContinue reading “Mothers of Varied Types”

Childhood Christmases

“Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.” Norman Vincent Peale A neighbor shared some oranges with me today and that was all it took to send my mind back over seventy years to my childhood. My bus driver would give each of us an orange andContinue reading “Childhood Christmases”