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Cathy Sweeney of Traveling with Sweeney invited me to take up the challenge of sharing my travel soundtrack. As a child of the 70s, most of the songs that have affected, changed and molded me into the person that I am today is from that decade. So, it is fitting that I list the songs that I played over and...

My sister- in- law’s eyes gave away the secret before she began to step back behind my brother’s broad shoulders. “Renee, mama’s gone…..” , he uttered as he watched my body involuntarily heave over. It was not entirely unexpected. Mama had been hospitalized once again for heart failure and all I could do was think about the smile that she...

Day 14 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge and as promised, here is my second post of the day. Today's post was a writing challenge where I had to write a short story using the phrase " "For sale: baby shoes, never worn." which was penned by Hemingway. The story length couldn't be more than 3 paragraphs and it had to...

Day 12 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge!!   This is something that I wrote as an homage as to how the elderly are sometimes forgotten and disregarded.   I grew up watching these ladies tending their gardens, they were out usually before the sun and took immense pleasure in their handiwork.  Most were widows and received very little company except...