The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year?

A couple years ago, I watched the 1946 movie Great Expectations on TV. I’d re-read the Charles Dickens novel about ten years earlier and was surprised to find I preferred the black-and-white movie, which still circles through my brain. This is the time of year for...

Drop-ins Welcome

Last weekend, I set off for a walk with no destination in mind. I prodded myself up a steep hill, then another, and then made a few turns—not my usual route. As I ambled along, a woman who lived at the top of yet another hill came to mind. She and I had belonged to a...

Merry Christmas

Winter officially arrived last night. The year seems to be whizzing by in fast-forward! Time for me to pause & gratefully thank each one of you for your enthusiastic encouragement. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases & a fantastic New Year! Fond wishes,...

Happiest Time of the Year

As I sat on hold for 15 minutes trying to reach a department store online website, it occurred to me I was not enjoying the holiday spirit. I’d decided to take advantage of the Black Friday sales and got online, only to be frustrated when the website went on...

Kate’s Favorite Pics!

Congratulations to Jennifer Clark, winner of the Amish-made Shop-N-Tote and her choice of one signed book from The Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy: Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork, or Forever Amish! Thanks to all who entered and tantalized me with their favorite...

Amish in Ireland?

Happy Saint Patrick’s Day! What are the Irish most noted for? Their mouth-watering food, their poets and authors, music and dancing? Their folklore? Their Amish community? Huh? Last week, when I told a friend I was posting a blog on Saint Paddy’s Day, she asked about...