Saturday, May 23, 2015

82nd Air.

He was in it for the thrill of jumping and getting away from the usual father-son conflicts, but he came away with a greater sense of self, of his capabilities and strengths.

His service made it possible for us to get a VA mortgage for the house. I doubt he was thinking about that when he was seventeen, but I'll always be grateful for his leap of faith.

Friday, May 1, 2015

make me laugh

We had just seen "Field of Dreams"

 it was mostly forgettable.

I found an advertisement for this bed in the NY Times Sunday magazine and I coveted it, but they were asking some crazy price for it. Like, more money than a decent used car!

I asked Jimmy if he could build something like this. He took the picture from me and studied it earnestly and then turned to me and intoned, all sage-like...
"If I build it, we will come." We laughed until we cried. I don't know anyone in my life as funny as he was.

things I miss

Wednesday, May 25, 2011


One of the many reasons why I loved
my husband. He always knew what
delighted me.

When I stumbled down the stairs to the
kitchen this morning this was on the table.
Darling, the coffee was weak this
morning, but the magic was strong.
 thank you.

An overnight guest entertained the cat
posse from a safe resting spot on the
 kitchen ceiling.

I took her outside where 
she shivered in my hand 
for a long minute reading 
the lines on my palm with
apparent excitement....

and then flew away to get
on with her Luna day.