Do you know everything about your mother? My sisters and I had a conversation with our mother around the kitchen table. The topic was spring cleaning. “Wow, Mom! You made us do so much work every spring. It was silly. We’re glad we don’t have to do that any more.” “You don’t know how hard … More Do You Know Everything? Part 2
A pair of Canada Geese flew overhead. They honked encouragement to each other, then glided in for a landing on the pond near where they set up housekeeping. Like many other geese, this pair returns to the same spot year after year to raise their goslings. Whenever I hear geese honking my first thought is … More What Does Mother Mean?
It’s that time of year when birds of the same species will no longer tolerate another bird in their territory. Two male cardinals tussled outside my window this morning—the first sign of spring—or the hope of spring. In and out of the maple tree branches they fluttered. Flashes of sunlight ignited their red plumage. One … More It’s Time . . .
Great A, little a, This is pancake day…. ~Mother Goose National Pancake Day is on March 1st this year. One of my favorite memories is of our family gathered in the kitchen for breakfast. My skinny brothers were all home from college and hungry—as usual. Mom had a skillet on all four stove burners (we … More Pancake Day