Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Monday, March 30, 2020

The Wooby

Levi and his wooby. Do you call it a wooby? When I was very small, I had a wooby that was a torn up blue blanket named Fred. Named after my favorite person I had never met, Fred Rogers. I still have a tiny piece of Fred. I think most of us could use a Fred right about now. 

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Smacksy Sunday Links

Productive ways to stay positive during a quarantine.

Why mundane moments truly matter.

That discomfort you're feeling is grief.

When you're smiling.

The cloud appreciation society.

What to do with the beans you panic bought and other food questions, answered.

Dream about dressing up again with a century-old fashion magazine.

And swans.

Happy Healthy Sunday.

Friday, March 27, 2020


I wish you could have seen these guys 3 seconds before I was able to snap this photo when these two knuckleheads Tried to both get through the space between the armoire and the bed at the same time. The got stuck and I was laughing a little too hard to get the shot. I'm sure you can use your imagination.

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

May 21, 1944

May 21, 1944

Hello Puss,
Too bad about the cat - thought he was tops even tho' I didn't used to care for them.

I hope you got the wire I sent. You mentioned a package in your last letter and I think it is here in England but it will be a bit before I will be able to get it. Will let you know when I do. Thanks a million, Puss!I will always try to show you how very much I love and care for you, be it two years or fifty and I hope it will be fifty. If the army can't change my mind about you nothing can and I think I know whereof I speak for I have seen many things and many people since my entry in the service.

The army affects the boys in a different manner but it to me has only cut my desire to get ahead here. Over a period of four years it has made me want to get this business over with and come back to you - get a new business underway, do a bit of traveling together, have a home and bring up Sandra. But most of all it has shown me how grand you are and without your love how empty everything would be. I miss you and need you so much.

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Smacksy Sunday Links

Ways to ease your Coronavirus anxieties.

Embracing involuntary simplicity.

Free virtual tours of museums, parks, and more.

A master list of interchangeable ingredients.

The best way to cook pasta.

From Frida to Shakespeare - the amazing things done while social distancing.

Follow talented and hilarious olympic figure skater Adam Rippon on YouTube.

Another song to love.

And cats on the catwalk.

Happy We'll-Get-Through-All-This Sunday.