It’s just one thing after …

This week – Wow! and it’s just Wednesday. Last Friday, a deer hit my husband’s truck. He came back home and honked. I charged out the door barefoot – it was 7 degrees after all – to his side of the vehicle. The front driver’s fender was bent, preventing him from opening the door. He squeezed out, but the door only opened about 6 or … Continue reading It’s just one thing after …

Whatcha Been Doing?

I have been doing lots of things that don’t involve writing blog posts. I went on several trips this summer: In May, I attended the NGS annual conference in Raleigh NC and went on a research and visiting trip with my sister. (gone 10 days) My son got married July 1 in another city in Michigan. I  arranged for a rental house for my extended … Continue reading Whatcha Been Doing?

of time and money

I’ve been reading … White Trash: the 400 year untold history of class in America by Nancy Isenberg (2016) Hillbilly Elegy: a memoir of a family and culture in crisis by J.D. Vance (2016) No matter what you call them – crackers, rednecks, trailer trash, white trash – white people who live on the edges of society are there. Often unseen by the rest of us, they live day to … Continue reading of time and money

Kate Chopin

For a Toastmasters speech, I read aloud Kate Chopin’s “Story of an Hour”.  This is the story of a woman, who hearing that her husband has died in an accident, realizes that his death frees her of her wifely obligations. The story was published in 1894 in Vogue. The author, Kate Chopin, is one of America’s first feminist writers. Born in 1850, she grew up … Continue reading Kate Chopin