Tradition, Tradition

I love the opening scene from “Fiddler on the Roof”. Tevye explains that life for the Jewish people is like a fiddler trying to play a fiddle while balanced on a roof. What keeps them up there? – tradition. If you haven’t seen this song, you should watch it. Watch the whole movie. Our family … [Read more…]

Let me introduce you to…

…my grandfather, George Moir. Today would have been his 103rd birthday. We did not live close to my grandparents when I was growing up so I didn’t know my grandparents as well as I wished.   My grandfather was a joyful man. He always had a smile and was full of fun. He loved words and … [Read more…]

Brave or Dependent

Our family is such an anomaly that when we go out we’re sitting ducks for all kinds of comments. Most are positive, a few not so much and a very few downright nasty. People ask us all kind of questions that I consider to be rude just because we had more than two children. I … [Read more…]

Storing Memories

I do a lot of storing in our home and preserving – fruits, vegetables, pictures, fabric for future projects, dry goods. This week we are storing up memories. After more than five years my sister and her family were able to come visit us. My two younger daughters have been soaking up games, giggles, play … [Read more…]