135 Highland Drive

I knew when we left 135 Highland Drive that cold day in February 2011 that I would never step foot across the threshold again. My grandparents’ house, where we had so many Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas mornings, visits with cousins and extended family, birthday celebrations, gatherings for funerals … Nearly every room holds memories. The upstairsContinue reading “135 Highland Drive”

Tights and Tutus and Christmas Tradition

The holiday season is now in full swing, though I’ve barely managed to do anything so far. I at least started my shopping and have some decorations up. (No tree, yet – not until tomorrow.) And I’m about halfway through my cards. Later today, I will indulge in one of my favorite Christmas traditions. IContinue reading “Tights and Tutus and Christmas Tradition”


Some of my favorite childhood memories revolve around Thanksgiving. That was always the big holiday in my family. We’d gather at my grandparents’ house in Findlay, Ohio. My aunt and cousins would drive in from Illinois. I had cousins who would come from South Carolina. For a few days each year, we would eat, laugh,Continue reading “Thankful”