Christmas 2016

  We had already decided that Christmas was not on the cards this year. My husband’s knee surgery was postponed three times. The final date scheduled was the Thursday before Christmas. The last thing we heard on the way to the hospital was that his replacement...

Granny

   I do feel that since I have inherited the ‘bad eyes’ from my Granny that I may have done anything to make sure that I did not end up like she did. Anyone with bad eyesight can relate to this. It is hard when one cannot see- to actually be seen in the...

Fairy Kissed Daisies

The memories from my childhood always brings  a smile… even when I got into trouble! It was hard as a kid to find people who were poorer than us. But then there was my friend Maggie. Her family had been roaming Gypsies for many years until they came to our town....

The Raglan

I must preface these stories with the fact that some are loosely based memories of Ireland. But as  a writer I will expand or embellish to make it more interesting. The Raglan My glasses steamed up as I opened the door and I groaned in disappointment as I sniffed the...

I’m Glad I Listened

I’m Glad I Listened Grandad often bought himself a couple of beers on pension day. Us kids would linger at the corner of the street and watch to see him coming down the big hill of the main street. We recognized him even from a distance. He was the man who...

Christmas Car Wash

Betsy threw the soapy, dripping sponge at her mama , Amy. Instantly the two were at war. Soap snowballs were lobbed, splattering wetly down noses and trickling merrily down tee shirts.Amy grabbed her precious bundle and wrestled her to the ground, laughing and...