Category Archives: Home Life

Cavendish Banana Bread

Three bananas were going bad on the counter so I decided to make banana bread. That’s what people do, or at least did when I was still at home. These were Cavendish bananas as most commercially available ones are. They … Continue reading

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Last Days of 2019

Snow flurried outside the dining room window for a while. I thought we might return to normal winter weather. The thought passed and snow stopped without accumulation. We need a good streak of very cold days to prune the fruit … Continue reading

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Holiday Gift Cards

Our family holiday season begins with our Dec. 18 wedding anniversary and continues until New Year’s Day. Two weeks of slowing down, eating more traditional food, reading, reviewing the past, writing, and planning. 2019 was a difficult year. It was … Continue reading

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Into Winter

After I returned from a shift at the home, farm and auto supply store I scrubbed and cut up potatoes to roast for dinner. Roasted potatoes, a burger patty and frozen peas made a dinner — comfort food as winter … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2019

Happy Thanksgiving readers! Thanksgiving week continues to be a special time. There is a certain something in the air. As a writer I should do a better job describing that. Doing so would reduce what’s special to mundane. Let’s not … Continue reading

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Under the Weather

On a bleak, drizzly Sunday morning I visited our parents’ grave with my sister. Cemetery workers had piled sod on top of Mom’s grave with a carve-out for the foot stone designed to look like Father’s. We are waiting for … Continue reading

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Hard Break from Autumn

A hard break from autumn accompanied last week’s snowfall. Outdoors there is garden clean up, raking leaves, and another mowing to be done, however, we’ve turned mostly inside. A main issue has been determining how to get exercise without an … Continue reading

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