Childhood Memories Friday: Memorable College Courses

Last week’s memories post, about college majors and jobs, made me think more about my college days. Much of that time has descended into the murky mists of memory, most likely never to emerge. I wondered: which courses stood out? Was there anything that I learned that I still use, or at least think about, […]

Happy Easter Decor

Barbara posted about a week ago, showing pretty Easter decor at her house. Her post gave me the idea to do the same thing. I kind of hesitate to do this, because we’re living in a Pinterest world where everyone apparently has gorgeously-decorated houses with over-the-top displays that I could certainly never aspire to. The […]

Tulip Trestle Viaduct

Over the weekend, we traveled to Bloomington where Daughter #1 was being honored at Founders Day. It was the beginning of spring break here, so I decided it was doable to make the three-hour trip for the ceremony. I always like to do a few extra things on jaunts like these, and Daughter #2 had […]

Images of America Holiday World: Review

Post contains affiliate links. Our family has been visiting Holiday World in southern Indiana forĀ  years. I love it, for several reasons. First, the nostalgia: my grandparents took me there when I was a child (back then it was known as Santa Claus Land). It’s been wonderful to experience the park through the years, as […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Teletubbies

Teletubbies Turn 20! The other day I read online that the Teletubbies TV show is 20 years old this year. Wow, that made me feel old. Because Teletubbies began the year daughter #1 was born. I remember first learning about the show, which was controversial since it was aimed at babies. The horrors! Parking a […]

#RitterSport Chocolate Party

Ritter Sport Have fun with your friends and enjoy life — a great motto, right? That’s the idea behind Ritter Sport chocolate. Have you ever heard of Ritter Sport? I confess that I hadn’t. But, when #Tryazon sent me an email inviting me to apply to host a party introducing guests to these chocolates, I […]

Childhood Memories Friday: Europe

A couple of weeks ago, I shared some memories of touring with Sound of America Honor Band and Chorus, the summer after I graduated from high school. How about a few more memories of my first trip to Europe? I remember the situation of the photo above very well. We had flown over and landed […]

Joy-Anna Duggar, Married at 19: Good Idea?

Save News emerged recently that Joy-Anna Duggar, age 19, is engaged to Austin Forsyth, 22. Their courtship, which began last November, was shown on the Duggar family’s reality TV show, “Counting On,” on the season finale about a week ago. When the Duggars first came onto the scene, over a decade ago now, I was […]

Carryn Owens: Facts

If you watched President Trump’s address to Congress last week, you undoubtedly took note of the evening’s most emotional moment, when he recognized Carryn Owens. Who is Carryn Owens, and how about learning a little more about her? Carryn was invited to be a guest at the speech on January 30, the day after her […]