How Zoom Saved our Day

Yesterday afternoon, I drove an hour to a grocery store that offered curbside pickup. I wouldn’t have to get within six feet of anyone! Unfortunately, they were out of some of the important stuff. Today, I took advantage of early-morning Old Lady Hour at our...

Why We Wear Green

  It’s Happy St. Patrick’s Day next week. If you think this day is about drinking green beer and eating corned beef and cabbage, you may have missed a few details. The story begins when sixteen-year-old Patrick was captured from his father’s farm in Britain...

I’ve Become a Beatles Song

  Before I got out of bed this morning, I tapped into my phone and listened to a young Paul McCartney sing, “When I’m Sixty-Four,” because, well, I am now. It’s a catchy song with a nice tune, and it paints a dreamy picture of old age. The...

Best Marriage Advice Ever

“Madge DuPree declares she is much too old and crotchety for any romantic nonsense. Mr. Elmer Grigsby disagrees.”   I never planned to be a romance writer. But,  I awoke one morning to find Elmer Grigsby standing on Madge DuPree’s doorstep. He...

First and Forever Friends

A First-and-Forever Friend is a rare human in this big world. Almost like a unicorn. And, I have one. I grew up in farm country and went to a small school. My graduating class had twenty-eight students, and most of us had been together since first grade. I’m...

Coffee on Cleaveland Street

I promised my new neighbors they would not become characters in my next book. I didn’t promise not to talk about them on my blog. My husband, Wendell, and I have moved to a new town – a tiny town with around 500 people. This fits us nicely, but it does...