🚌My Last Days of Kindergarten Started with a Party🥂

🥂The Party… At the end of the school year, our school staff gets together for a party…if anyone from our school is retiring they will honor them at this party…And so it was my turn to be honored at the party along with another colleague!!! My outfit for the party…A blue peacock print dress, with bell sleeves trimmed in blue lace from Dressbarn, a black crochet shoulder bag … Continue reading 🚌My Last Days of Kindergarten Started with a Party🥂

🐣Me and the Chicks Ready to Fly the Coup🐥

  Every year in kindergarten, as part of the science curriculum, we get eggs from a farm, nurture them for 21 days and watch them hatch…   We keep the eggs in an incubator at 100 degrees, then in 21 days out comes the most magnificent creatures…can you believe that egg on the right, it looks just like an Easter egg, one of our teachers, … Continue reading 🐣Me and the Chicks Ready to Fly the Coup🐥

🇺🇸A Day to Remember and Celebrate🌹

Memorial Day is a federal holiday in the United States for remembering those who died while serving our country.  It is currently observed every year on the last Monday of May, so we will celebrate it this Monday, May 28th.  The holiday was originally held on May 30 up until 1970.  Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end.  Many people visit cemeteries and volunteers place an American flag on each grave in national cemeteries.   This information is for my blog followers and viewers outside of the United States, who might not know of our traditions and customs:)  I enjoy reading their blogs to understand their customs and get to know their land more fully…I feel it helps us bring the world together:) IMG_2208 2 This picture is of my mom and me visiting my dad’s grave at the Bourne, National Cemetery, last year.  I like to say my dad Continue reading “🇺🇸A Day to Remember and Celebrate🌹”

​🎨Anatomy of an Oil Painting…When Two Spirits Come Together💕​

Screen Shot 2018-05-12 at 9.24.50 PM    This is a story about how a beautiful oil painting came about…Little did I know when I took
a renaissance like photo of a salmon dinner ingredients for a March post that it would be turned into a lovely oil painting by Antoinette Barnum (top photo from yearbook.)  Toni, as we call her, and I graduated from a Massachusettes high school together in 1970…We were in the same homeroom and art classes together.  Toni was friendly, popular, talented and she was a Continue reading “​🎨Anatomy of an Oil Painting…When Two Spirits Come Together💕​”

✂️Hooked on Rugs and Clothes👚

My last post was about my dad’s handmade clocks…to give my mom equal time, this post is about my mom’s hooked or handmade oriental rugs…IMG_9405This is the first out of many rugs that my mom made, this one she kept for herself, it’s one of the largest she made being 3X5 feet…  I’ll try to briefly explain how she made them, at her age of 98, it’s hard for her to remember the process…  First, she picked the style rug she wanted, it comes on mesh fabric with the pattern stamped on it, similar to needlepoint… then she chose the color scheme for the wool yarn.  She made these rugs on a big Continue reading “✂️Hooked on Rugs and Clothes👚”