You Find Out Who Your Friends Are

When my brother died, someone said to me, “In the next few months, your address book is going to change…and you will know who your real friends are.”  They also said I would make friends that I never imagined having.  They were right.  Over the year that followed my brother’s death, I had friends who…

Lakeside Living

Before my grandfather got the family farm, he had a little lake house in south central Virginia.  He wanted to keep it after he got the farm but my grandmother, who was in her late 50’s and had horrible Rheumatoid Arthritis told him that if he kept both places, in addition to the house in…

The Guesthouse

As most of you know, I grew up in a small farming community.  My hometown isn’t really known for much of anything.  Most people who hear the name assume my hometown is a suburb of Boston, MA.  Nope!  Sorry!  All country girl here!  If they do know where my hometown is located, its only because…

City Limits

I know all big cities have their suburbs…those lovely communities just outside of the city where people began moving a few decades ago to escape the cities.  I don’t know about other cities, but it has been interesting to see how the suburbs have grown and changed since I moved to my city right after…