Flowers for Annie

The past two months have been quite eventful for me. Some of you, my regular readers, may have noticed I was MIA. Annie died in April. She celebrated this year’s Resurrection in heaven. For those of us left behind, April was a whirlwind. We scoured through old photos, trying to find ones that showed Annie’s … More Flowers for Annie

How Many Bakeries Does It Take?

How many bakeries does it take to satisfy your sweet tooth? Pella, Iowa has three. And that doesn’t even include Maria’s Tea Room connected with the Scholte House Museum. 1. Jaarsma Brood & Banket Bakkerij family owned and operated since 1898. https://www.jaarsmabakery.com/Default.aspx727 Franklin Street; 641-628-2940; Mon-Sat 6am-6pm Their second location is in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Check … More How Many Bakeries Does It Take?

April Fools

The April Fools painting above by Norman Rockwell appeared on the Saturday Evening Post cover April 3, 1943. It has 43 mistakes or fooleries. Enjoy a bit of fun to celebrate April Fools. Below are some game ideas: *Try to spot all 43 items before you look at the link. *To play the game with … More April Fools

Write Your Story

March 14th is National Write Your Story Day. I wondered, was there a simple blog post I could dash off to celebrate the day? When suddenly someone sneezed. Ordinarily I do not laugh at people when they sneeze. But this man has a unique sneeze. I’ll get back to that. In quick succession two other … More Write Your Story