In the spring of 1975, my future husband graduated from high school. In honor of his achievements, his mom planned an open house. Part of the preparations included some redecorating. She put up new wallpaper in the living/dining room of their house and a room divider – both in avocado green grass ... Read More about A Dutch Trailer – Bits & Pieces of Me
Death is so Final . . . but it’s Not By Mary DeKok Blowers I remember when my mother called to tell me Dad had died. For the past two years or more they had both had episodes in and out of the emergency room, hospital, and nursing homes. At one point they had both been in the hospital, in ... Read More about Bits & Pieces of Me & YOU: Death is so Final – Mary DeKok Blowers
As a little girl, I lived in my imagination a lot of the time. When I could, I play acted – not usually in public. . .or so I thought. Visiting my grandma didn't mean she put her piano students or ministries on hold. While she taught, I sat in a nearby chair and colored, played in ... Read More about Bits & Pieces of Me – In My Imagination
Today I'm starting something new on this site, and I'm pretty excited. I've asked some of my family and friends to contribute stories to the blog - stories of their lives. In between their stories, I'll still be sharing mine. Today's post makes me smile because the woman who wrote it came into my ... Read More about Bits & Pieces of Me & YOU!
Although I have love for animals hard-wired into my DNA, having rescuing and releasing baby raccoons was not my goal. I was an observer – not a participant. Or so I thought. Then one day, due to circumstances beyond their control and mine, five tiny bandits moved into my kitchen and my heart. ... Read More about A Wildlife Love Story ~ A Legacy Story