Today would have been my brother Barney’s 55th birthday. This picture was the last time I saw him in Cincinnati in the late 90’s. Barney was a photographer, jewelry designer and an actor and he worked other jobs as well landscaping and the restaurant business to name a few. We were the youngest of 5 children, 4 brothers then me. (Ted, Mike, Jeremy) Barney … Read More Ode to Barney Hale Folger
Wow, what a wonderful day Sunday, April 2nd, 2017 was! We took off for The Port of Galilee, which is a quaint little fishing port located in Narragansett, Rhode Island for a little sun and fun, considering it has been so cold to start this year’s spring. It was a whopping 55 degrees, and we, my man and I, were dying to get out. … Read More A day in nature makes me happy!
Shock, disappointments, and circumstances beyond our control, how do we deal with them? When loved ones die, or love dies, or love cannot be found no matter how hard we reach to find it, it is then we must realize that the only hope is to find love within ourselves. Some may reach for a God to heal, and others to other means, but … Read More Practicing Gratitude in the Face of Death
It is amazing to me that I have finally come to understand that happiness is not some illusive thing only for the rich and famous, or the accomplished, or the lucky ones, or the people we put on pedestals. In fact, some of the happiest people in the world are considered poor, unlucky, unaccomplished, uneducated, and the list goes on. The truth of the … Read More Happiness is at your fingertips, literally!
I’ve been on the planet for a while now and in this time I have observed people around me, and either have been amazed at what I have seen or saddened on many levels. As a child I was very different for many reasons, but mainly because I was raised in a family that basically ran a zoo out of our home. It … Read More Does it matter what others think of you?
Who said life after 50 was the beginning of the countdown to the end?-how morbid! I cringe when I hear people talking about life as though it is almost over and they are just in their 50’s. I mean, I know 80 year olds who put me to shame and never stop moving and trying new things! That’s the ticket! Refusing to accept that … Read More OH NO! I didn’t get the memo!
So here I am, 53, the mother of 3 amazingly beautiful daughters, and 3 fabulous grandchildren. Did you hear my heart go BOOM, boom, BOOM, boom, BOOM? These giant blessings in my life are my greatest gifts. Yet here I am in my middle years, imagining myself with my sword brandished high!! (The pen is mightier than the sword, so it is my … Read More The Power of the Red Dress