A Little Nostalgic

That was the summer of the accident. Not that none of us have never been in a car accident since, but this was the year of the life changing one. The woman with the “H” was riding with Papa, the rest of us girls following behind. … More A Little Nostalgic

Lemon Survival

Lemon bars, lemon pound cake, citrus butter cookies, and a shrimp stir fry all made the cut that year. As I was baking I noticed that these weren’t anything like the lemons I was used to at the store. These were round and plump with smooth skin. They were so juicy even one slice of the knife spilled juice all over the cutting board. They weren’t sour and bitter, but tangy and mildly sweet. … More Lemon Survival

For Every Season

Mid-August when it was still muggy and hot, hotter than anyway wanted it to be, even for the last weeks before school began, she woke up to a voicemail on her phone. It’d been left in the wee hours of the morning, well before her alarm had gone off, and she didn’t have to listen to it to know what had been said. … More For Every Season

Happy Fourth of July

A sweltering, sticky heat means its summer in the Midwest. As far back as I can remember my dad’s family travels out to the family farm for the Fourth. Although currently spread out across four states, our family comes together in the middle of the week to partake in bonfires, weenie roasts (as my grandmother calls them), s’mores and fireworks. The last several years, Mother Nature has tried to rain on our parade, quite literally, resulting in Roman Candles being shot off the porch, and sparklers waving from the front steps. … More Happy Fourth of July