The Recipe for a Merry Christmas


Years ago, when my great-grandmother May (whom I’m named after) got really tickled, she would laugh so hard she'd lose her top denture. The entire family would erupt into hysterical laughter and those of us who were already laughing would begin to cry and hold our sides. Thankfully, May laughed right along with us! One Christmas, [...]

The Recipe for a Merry Christmas2019-08-01T11:29:42-05:00

Independence Day: A Celebration of Deliverance


George Washington was trapped—British forces were in front of him and the mile-wide East River was at his back. He was outgunned, outmanned and backed into a corner. His inexperienced, underequipped army had already suffered several defeats. And now they were sitting ducks, waiting to be annihilated. A defeat at Brooklyn, in 1776, would probably [...]

Independence Day: A Celebration of Deliverance2017-07-07T08:06:56-05:00

Remembering Those Who Never Came Home


If we’d known what was in the old canvas duffle bag, we would have opened it long before we did. Instead, the bag was casually tossed into the “things to be sorted" pile. When we finally opened it, we found yards of red and black fabric. We were a bit confused as we stretched the [...]

Remembering Those Who Never Came Home2017-05-24T09:50:36-05:00