Bottled Peaches

“An apple is an excellent thing until you have tried a peach.” -George du Marier- journal entry: I am not the only one who feels this way.  Everyone talks about it.  The feeling they get when they are finished bottling peaches.  The way the peaches look.  Lined up.  Beautiful.  There …

Tiny Pumpkin Person

“If the pumpkin fits – wear it.” -Anyone- journal entry: I didn’t have a blog when I took these photographs of a new little pumpkin.  I don’t mean the orange pumpkin with the stem.  I mean the human one.  Even grandmas can take fun, staged photographs when a baby is …

June’s June Invitation

“Never wear anything that panics the cat.” -P.J. O’Rourke- journal entry: There are many reasons to clean out things.  To organize and throw away.  This morning it was my filing cabinet next to my desk.  If you file things away, you better be able to remember where they are.  Filing …

Grandma’s Pink Cupcakes

“Pink, pink, pink . . . give me everything in PINK.” -Miss Piggy- journal entry: You may think that anyone can decorate cupcakes.  I am here to tell you that I didn’t think I could.  I knew I could frost cupcakes and put sprinkles on them.  I wasn’t sure about …

Grandpa’s Train

“All aboard !  Chug-a-chugga, chug-a-chugga, whooo whooo.” -George- journal entry: Grandpa’s train really was his train.  Santa brought it when he was a little boy.  He and his father put it together under the Christmas Tree.  It was a real, full-sized Lionel train.  Once upon a time it had towers …

Nancy’s Apron

“Be to her virtues very kind, be to her faults very blind.” -Matthew Prior- journal entry: When Grandpa and I were traveling through Oklahoma during the summertime, we stopped at a cafe.  It was right on the crossroads in the middle of nowhere.  Why in the world would anyone stick …