Have you ever rode the rails?

Have you ever rode a long journey on a train? It’s a blast. My love for the train goes way back to my grandpa who had been an engineer for the Milwaukee Road and drove the Hiawatha from Minneapolis to Chicago and points beyond. My dad loved the train. He brought me twice to Chicago … Continue reading Have you ever rode the rails?


Dumbest Thing I’ve Done by Cher’ley

  This Blog  by Cher’ley Grogg Over on the SDL Facebook wall, Dan Pearce asked: what was the most hilariously stupid thing you’ve ever done? He got 24 favorite answers. Here are 3: I stopped at Hollister and inspected one of the sweaters on their mannequins. Only it wasn’t a mannequin. It was a guy waiting for his girlfriend to … Continue reading Dumbest Thing I’ve Done by Cher’ley

New airts and pairts!

This post is by Nancy Jardine.  “You’re going to where?” Silence ensues.... Some people like holidaying in familiar places with no intentions of trying out anything new. Others prefer to seek out new destinations and try out new foods and experience unfamiliar customs. My family tend to fall into the latter category. For four decades my … Continue reading New airts and pairts!

Fathers-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Cher’ley

  This Blog by Cher'ley Grogg   Fathers https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_zeiKrRTuk I'll start with the Ugly first. Some Father's are Ugly, you can search for those photos yourself because I'm sure yours is not Ugly, but there are some ugly things Dads' want to keep like this chair. Ties and T-shirts from the good ole days are … Continue reading Fathers-the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly by Cher’ley

Seize the Moment by Cher’ley

  This blog by Cher’ley Grogg A young soldier and his commanding officer got on a train together. The only available seats were across from an attractive young women who was traveling with her grandmother. As they engaged in pleasant conversation, the soldier and the young woman kept eyeing one another; the attraction was obviously … Continue reading Seize the Moment by Cher’ley

Expect the unexpected!

This post is by Nancy Jardine. Something Unexpected. With regard to my Christmas gifts, that has been my mantra for pretty well all of my married life since 1974. My lovely OH buys me bunches of flowers randomly and regularly throughout the year - so I don’t expect them at the traditional Christmas, Valentine’s Day … Continue reading Expect the unexpected!

DUMFOONERT…just a bit!

This post is by Nancy Jardine. Some readers may already know that I take my stock of novels and do signing/ selling sessions at local Craft Fair Venues. I really enjoy these events but have to say I never quite know what questions might be asked of me. Last Saturday was a really good one. … Continue reading DUMFOONERT…just a bit!

Falling for Wildlife

By S. J. Brown Okay so maybe the title is a little deceptive. I am sure most of you are looking forward to stories about how clumsy I am when I am focused on a critter.  Sorry that isn’t today’s subject. Instead I am focusing on the changing seasons. I’m sure most people think summer time … Continue reading Falling for Wildlife

Wow! It’s National Bridge Day!

This post is by Nancy Jardine. I’m endlessly amused when I check in to Facebook, or Twitter, or Google+ and find that it’s a ‘National SOMETHING Day'. I just happened to pick up a reference to today, 15th October, while I was looking for some inspiration for a topic for this blog post and it … Continue reading Wow! It’s National Bridge Day!

Time for fall! by Barbara Schlichting

Now that our children are grown and have children of their own, my memories come forward and lead me down memory lane.  The fun fall days come to mind of raking leaves and hearing them crunch underfoot and now our grandchildren enjoy the same activity. When our two boys were young, we’d rake leaves and … Continue reading Time for fall! by Barbara Schlichting