Thursday, November 1, 2007


There are only two things a child will share willingly - communicable diseases and his mother's age. ~Benjamin Spock, Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care, 1945

So....I am about to dispute Dr. Spocks findings. Both of my children, now full fledged adults, BTW, have blogs. I've linked my son, Daniels blog for some time. Emily has just started. Two very different blogs.......two VERY different people. It "bloggles" my mind sometimes.

I LOVE THEM BOTH VERY MUCH!!! Take a peek.......

Emily the photographer/designer - Click here.

Daniel the writer/cook - Click here.

Again................. let me just say, they are adults now.

Our genes make us immortal. ~The Secret of Life, PBS

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

HALLOWEEN HISTORY....and how to have fun on Halloween...BOO!!


Halloween or All Hallows Eve, originated from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-wen). Its name means summers end and marked the beginning of a new year in the Celtic calendar. At the festival Celtic druids appeased the spirits by leaving food outside their houses; they wore costumes to disguise themselves and frighten the spirits away.

The first celebration of Halloween in the United States was recorded in Anoka, Minnesota in 1921. The tradition of the Jack O' Lantern was adapted from the old British practice of carving out turnips and potatoes and lighting them for their Halloween gatherings.


1. Choose a place
2. Decorate

3.Choose your costume

4. Dress for success

5.Go to the party , trick or treat and have a blast with lots of great people.......have a designated driver, of course!!

"One need not be a chamber to be haunted;
One need not be a house;
The brain has corridors surpassing
Material place."
-Emily Dickenson

I'd like to thank the city of New Orleans for the inspiration!
Charcoal drawing by Karen Cole