home grown stories

THE THIRD WEEK OF AUGUST

I wanted to establish a new tradition with my children, as their father and I are no longer husband and wife. I wanted them to know that although we were no longer together, we were still a family, still connected forever. I wanted to teach them about forgiveness and acceptance, redemption and love. Little did… Continue reading THE THIRD WEEK OF AUGUST

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STEP ON UP

I love shoes. Of all the things that I could buy in this world, it always comes back to shoes. I don’t think it’s an obsession really; but, somehow, I seem to gravitate towards shoe stores no matter where I am. They can be made from the finest leather, online or available at Bloomingdale’s or… Continue reading STEP ON UP

home grown stories

LOVE FROM THE HAROLDS

Shortly after moving to Rochester, New York in 1982, I met my next door neighbor, Harold.  He had to be 85 years old if he was a day back then, so I am sure he has long gone on to join his wife in their heavenly reward.  He lived to the right of my house,… Continue reading LOVE FROM THE HAROLDS