Happy Birthday, Joan

Happy Birthday, Joan

We write about “savoring the ordinary”. We also like to share when ordinary people do extraordinary things. Today is the birthday of Joan of Arc. She is quite the example of what happens when an ordinary person steps out to do something...
Mystery Novels by Mary Coley

Mystery Novels by Mary Coley

If you want to enjoy the Iceland tradition of Happy Jolabokafloo (our post yesterday), then celebrate Christmas by giving a book. We have a suggestion! Mary Coley, an author, recently joined our circle of sisterhood – Call Me Sister.  We thought it would be fun...
Family Starts with Mother

Family Starts with Mother

We end this week about Family with the beginning.     Our family began with Shirley Garrison and James W. Smith.  Shirley Garrison Smith has been the matriarch of our family and continues to be the stalwart of everything that is good in each of us. Her life...
Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale

“I think one’s feelings waste themselves in words; they ought all to be distilled into actions which bring results.” – Florence Nightingale (1820-1910) “The lady with the lamp”, Florence Nightingale, nursed wounded soldiers during...