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G. Sawamura
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She's Back!
I flew into Nashville Wednesday evening.  The sky was criss-crossed with tracks of planes coming and going.  This will probably be my last trip to Nashville because the reason for this trip is to move Kerry back to Connecticut. Two years ago, we moved our r...

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Momo Lisa
I sometimes feel guilty that I take so many pictures of my cat, Maddie.  She is a very active, very curious feline who get's around.  Last week she climbed into the cab of the truck when Vance was leaving.  He picked her up and put her on the ground.  She m...

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Parking for Irish Grandmas
St. Patrick's Day was always a big deal when I was young.  My dad was Polish, but my mom was very proud to be Irish.  Her maiden name was Shea! Here is a picture of my parents' garage. If you look on the back wall, you will see these signs.  In their later ...

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"Mommy, you look like a doggie!"
In addition to taking lots of pictures when my kids were young,  I also wrote a journal for each of them.  I don't know when I found the time.  No wonder I look back and notice how tired I looked. In my intense spring cleaning this year,  I came across the ...

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My Window - March 3, 2016
"I never get tired of the blue sky."  ~ Vincent Van Gogh It looks like spring is coming, but the temperature is in the 20's and it's very breezy.  The weatherman tries to discourage me from going outside to walk my dogs, but I ignore him. It's never as bad ...

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Then and Now
Last week I began a project that will probably take me 3 months to finish.  Ever since Adam was born, I have kept the negatives for every photograph I've taken until I switched to a digital camera in 2002.  The negatives are all neatly tucked into pockets o...

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My Window - February 23, 2016
 This is the view from my front window this week.  The snow melted, but it is now snowing again.  Spring will be here soon. "Wherever I am, I always find myself looking out the window, wishing I were somewhere else."  ~Angelina Jolie This quote from Angelin...

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My Window - February 16, 2016
 I decided to begin a weekly series featuring the view from my front window.  Why?   This is what I see every morning as I eat breakfast. Each day, it never looks the same as the day before. Some things remain steady, but these are few. We find comfort in t...

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Sisters: Can This Relationship Be Saved?
It is often assumed that everyone in a loving family will learn to get along and accept each other's differences.  Especially sisters. But we all know cases where grudges remain for far too long.  This is how it is in my family between two sisters:  Momo an...

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Twenty-One Years of Annie's Smile
On Groundhog's Day in 1995,  my youngest daughter, Annie, was born. Twenty-one years ago.  When I think of Annie, the one thing that sticks out in my mind is her big smile that lights up her face! Today, on her 21st birthday, I picked one picture of Annie  ...
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