Family memories

Christmas time is such a wonderful time of year. We muse on the joy of the season as we listen to the jingling songs, gaze at the sparkling lights and shining decorations, smell the aroma of baking cookies, taste the flavors of seasonal vegetables and meats, and feel the heat from Yule logs roaring in[…]

Grandparents and Influence

One can say so much about grand-parenting. I had interesting grandparents. My maternal grandmother was Czech and lived in Manhattan for sixty years, at least. She was born in Youngstown, OH, and somehow ended up in the big city where she lived in an apartment building a few short blocks from Greenwich Village. When I[…]