Big Sis, Lil Sis

  Circa 1954 My sister and I will always share a Big Sis, Lil Sis bond, despite a thirteen-year age difference. As a toddler, Big Sis was the source of my first, and countless other, piggyback rides. She’d lug me around the neighbourhood, showing me off to her friends, while looking after me for our … More Big Sis, Lil Sis

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A Priceless Gift

I’ll always remember you as a gift, a gift unlike any other This gift was pure and self-less, this gift was you, his mother I’ll always remember your warm embrace the first day that we met You welcomed me with loving arms and a smile I’ll never forget I’ll always remember you stepping up to … More A Priceless Gift

Frittata? Fritters? Pancakes? Latkes? How About Frittater-cakes?

In my last post on breakfast tapas I suggest zucchini latkes to complete the meal and promised a recipe. While attempting to create my version of latkes I discovered a variety of not only ingredients for these tasty pan fried indulgences but for the names of them as well.  Google told me that a frittata is … More Frittata? Fritters? Pancakes? Latkes? How About Frittater-cakes?

Kettle of Fish

Prior to writing I often engage in the ritual of distraction. This stems from my teaching days and writing report cards. I’d clean the house, do all the laundry, organize files, clean out closets, and empty the refrigerator. You get the idea. It was a mindless workout. Once I’d completed the ritual I was able … More Kettle of Fish

Christmas Memories

I recently came across a website of vintage Christmas ornaments. I’ve never thought of myself as ‘vintage’, even at 60 but when I recognized many of the ornaments I was taken back to one of my earliest Christmas recollections. It was 1959. I was five. My mother had made me a red velvet Christmas dress. … More Christmas Memories