Coffee Thursday 4/13/17: The Story of Maxwell House Coffee

` One of my favorite coffees is Maxwell House. I also really enjoy Folger’s and one or two other brands. But my family and I used Maxwell House regularly for years.  One of my favorite places to live has always been Nashville, Tennessee, and, interestingly enough, Maxwell House coffee was born there. A colonel byContinue reading “Coffee Thursday 4/13/17: The Story of Maxwell House Coffee”

Mommy & Me: First Cooking Lesson

I surely do miss my mom, but I’m hoping at least some of her good qualities live on in me. I think I remember my dad telling me (as he took the picture) to act like I was looking at something in the oven, but since our oven didn’t have a glass in the door, I justContinue reading “Mommy & Me: First Cooking Lesson”

The Fragrance of Home

This morning I  poured myself a cup of tea — well, actually, it was a mug rather than a cup — and that’s what made the difference. This mug was very deep, and when I picked it up to take a drink, the aroma of the freshly brewed tea wafted up and into my nostrils,Continue reading “The Fragrance of Home”

Writing 201: Poetry – Day 8 — Ode To Grandmother’s Engagement Ring

Today’s Prompt: Drawer. Assignment. Write an ode based on this prompt, using the technique of apostrophe. Okey-Dokey. Ode To Grandmother’s Engagement Ring Delicate band of gold, Crested with a tiny crown of diamond, Snuggled safely ‘neath sweet-scented hankies, In the top drawer of my Grandmom’s chest. Though your jewel is tiny, It sparkles with aContinue reading “Writing 201: Poetry – Day 8 — Ode To Grandmother’s Engagement Ring”

Ever Wish You Were a Wiener?

“Oh, I’d love to be an Oscar Meyer wiener. That is what I’d truly like to be. ‘Cause if I were an Oscar Meyer wiener, Everyone would be in love with me.” This jingle kept running through my mind when I was up about 5:00 this morning. I couldn’t get rid of it, so IContinue reading “Ever Wish You Were a Wiener?”

Pages Good Enough to Eat

It is no secret to any of my regular blogging friends that I LOVE Christmas. And one of my favorite sites on the entire Internet is the Vintage Christmas Catalog page:  http://www.wishbookweb.com/ I’m feeling a little sad right now because that page is going through some kind of technical problems (hopefully temporary) and cannot beContinue reading “Pages Good Enough to Eat”

Friday Fictioneers – 6/14/13 — On Stage

ON STAGE Cold sunlight glares through the high windows onto the scarred, wooden stage as I walk its length slowly. My old friend the upright just sits there – battered – bruised – silent.  No more music. A catch-all now for props from long-abandoned comic skits and love scenes. Stark shadows punctuate the old, stainedContinue reading “Friday Fictioneers – 6/14/13 — On Stage”

‘Read’ Me A Story

“Will you read me a story?” Just how many times I asked that question of parents and grandparents during my growing-up years I’ll never know. But ask it I did, because I loved stories. In fact, I loved the whole idea of someone being able to pick up a book of pages filled with letters,Continue reading “‘Read’ Me A Story”

Longing For Them Now

A poem by Sandra Conner Bright flashes of blissful moments, Fluttering pages of Christmas memories. Drifting through my mind. Pages of memories of childhood beam With living, expectant Christmas dreams. Longing for them now. Remembering how each page was able to ignite My imagination, which brought each one to life. Oh happy, happy days! BrightContinue reading “Longing For Them Now”

That Old Christmas ‘Wish Book’

A couple days ago, I found myself feeling nostalgic in a “Christmasy” sort of way: I was wishing I could pick up some of the old Christmas catalogs that I used to lose myself in back in the 50’s, 60’s, and 70’s. When I say “lose myself,” that’s exactly what I mean. My sister andContinue reading “That Old Christmas ‘Wish Book’”