Tag Archives: Family

The Perfect Cup of Tea—A Lovely Irish Tradition

Growing up the granddaughter of an Irish immigrant, I will forever associate a hot cup of tea with feelings of security and comfort.  Tea at grandma’s house was a special ritual that accompanied every gathering of family and friends at … Continue reading

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Take More Photos

Take More Pictures….. I was saddened to hear of the loss of a friend’s house during the recent Colorado wildfires. They were out of town when the fire started and, as a result, lost everything that was in their home. … Continue reading

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Quiet Time—HOME ALONE

Quiet Time— Wow. For the first time in longer than I can remember—at least a couple of years—I was sitting at home facing a weekend with nothing that I had to do. My daughter is away at college and my … Continue reading

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Facebook and Death

I am wrestling with a dichotomy that, it seems to me anyway, has become very common in the last few months. Like many people, I have created a Facebook account and have “friended” family and friends locally and around the … Continue reading

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Irish Soda Bread

As we negotiate the many trials and tribulations that make up a “lifetime,” traditions and symbols of home and security become even more important. I find that am more aware of and more appreciative of the poignant moments that make … Continue reading

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