Tuesday, January 17, 2012


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cleaning for a Reason

If you know any woman currently undergoing chemotherapy, please pass the word to her that there is a cleaning service that provides FREE housecleaning - once per month for 4 months while she is in treatment. All she has to do is sign up and have her doctor fax a note confirming the treatment.

Cleaning for a Reason will have a participating maid service in her zip code area arrange for the service. This organization serves the entire USA and currently has 547 partners to help these women. It's our job to pass the word and let them know that there are people out there that care. Be a blessing to someone and pass this information along.


You may not know someone going through chemo, but someone on your email list might. Please pass this information on to your family & friends.

Saturday, January 01, 2011

1 January 2011

Spectacular day. Crisply cold with brilliant sunshine. Excellent meal of homemade cornbread, ham steak and Waldorf salad. Discovery: Christmas gifts.

I had packed my received books in a cloth bag within my suitcase. However, I took the bag out and put it in my closet when I emptied the suitcase. Today I remembered them. Seemed like Christmas all over again. From my children and grandchildren:
1) beautiful frame with pictures of Atticus and Esme (both smiling and Esme in a dress!)
2) subscription to tricycle and sandstone Buddha with display tray
3) two best-seller novels
4) Hangar One vodka and a universal tool to put on my key chain
5) turquoise dangle/dangle/dangle earrings and chic bracelet
6) electric chopper for veggies & other foodstuffs
7) perfume
8) flavored coffees

and from my friend Allyson a beautiful gray blue & rose pashmina

So great to "re-open" these.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Difference between Knowledge and Wisdom

From my brother but sounds like something my husband would have done :)

THE FINAL EXAM...........

At Penn State University were four sophomores taking chemistry and all of
them had an 'A' so far. These four friends were so confident that, the
weekend before finals, they decided to visit some friends and have a big
party. They had a great time but, after all the hearty partying, they slept
all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Penn State until early Monday

Rather than taking the final then, they decided that after the final they
would explain to their professor why they missed it. They said that they
visited friends but on the way back they had a flat tire. As a result, they
missed the final.

The professor agreed they could make up the final the next day. The guys
were excited and relieved. They studied that night for the exam. The next
day the Professor placed them in separate rooms and gave them a test
booklet. They quickly answered the first problem worth 5 points. Cool, they
thought! Each one in separate rooms, thinking this was going to be easy....
then they turned the page.

On the second page was written...

For 95 points: Which tire?

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Some chat today reminded me of a wondrous time in my married life. Frank and I had moved back to the University of Wisconsin in Madison so he could do a postdoc. We moved into University housing which was a complex for postdocs and new faculty with families. As part of this community we were entitled to a plot of land to create a garden. Frank and my father tackled that plot as if they were seeking gold. Not one weed, root or rock was left after they prepared the soil for planting. Over time as seeds and plants turned into delicious vegetables, either my father or Frank would weed and water each day. At one point, two young professors of Japanese descent, hovered over them as they worked the soil. They asked if they could take a picture of our garden since they had never seen such beautiful work as had been done on our little plot of land. That was my husband.