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He Accepted our Rose

I’m not into Realty TV. OK – I occasionally watch Long Island Medium, trying to figure out if Teresa Caputo can really connect with loved ones who have passed. I’ve watched an episode (or two) of Sister Wives trying to figure out WHAT really goes on in that family. I’ve never watched Honey Boo Boo and have never met anyone who does. This season – however – I broke down …

The Importance of 50

When my kids were in kindergarten, they came home from school with a homework assignment while they were learning how to count. On the 50th day of school they were told to bring in 50 ‘of something’. I remember counting out pennies, cheerios, gummy bears, toothpicks, and M&M’s. 50 was an important number, they learned. It is halfway to 100. There are 50 United States. Turning 50 usually means you …

Memorial Day and Hershey, PA

Memorial Day commemorates those who sacrificed their lives for us. Today I wrote to a 14 year old boy who lives in Kansas City, MO., telling him how much I was thinking of his Dad. You see, Braydon Nichols’ father, Brian, lost his life when the Chinook helicopter he was flying in Afghanistan was shot down in August of 2011. ( http://www.cnn.com/2011/US/08/09/chinook.son.ireport/ ) I happened to be watching NBC National …

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