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Mark My Words

One year later…

It hardly seems possible that a year has come and gone. I remember that night so vividly like it was just yesterday. But at the same time, it seems so long ago. When my dad passed away last January, quietly in his chair in the living room, it came as a surprise. It wasn’t like I thought he was going ... Read More »

Why have just one favorite meal?

I love food. I guess in way or another, we all do! I mean, it keeps us alive, after all! Like many children growing up, I was a picky eater. Or, in the words of my father, “you don’t eat enough to keep a bird alive.” I was not a fan of vegetables unless it involved corn, peas, carrots, potatoes ... Read More »

May 2012 be a “WINNING” year for all

It is hard to believe that 2011 is just hours away from being over. It seems like the year just started and here we are wrapping it up. As we sit on the doorstep of another new year, it is again time to sit back and reflect on the year that was. So much happened this past year that it ... Read More »

Musings on shopping

Published: Three Rivers Commercial-News Saturday, December 24, 2011 8:09 AM EST I am not a fan of shopping unless it is for me. If I am shopping for anyone other than myself, I prefer to do so with a detailed list in my hand. I hate making decisions when they involve someone else. Finding an item I think that the ... Read More »

The evolution of Christmas communication

Christmas cards have always been a very important part of my Christmas holiday. I was always obsessed with mail as a child, and I loved getting mail, so it is not that big a surprise. As I have mentioned before, I wanted to be a mail carrier for many years as a child, even walking with our neighborhood mailman to ... Read More »