Month: February 2006

  • Cold hands, warm hearts wedding

    I wanted to crawl into my warm, cozy bed, but I had promised to attend my nephew’s wedding in Joplin, Mo. the weekend winter threatened to visit Arkansas. To beat the weather, hubby and I packed up and left in the middle of the day. The first snow flakes moistened our windshield as we parked…

  • shoe shopping … sorta’

    It was the new pair of loafers on another’s feet that dictated my shopping quest at the beginning of our second day of shopping. The previous day, I had vaguely remembered that I needed to purchase something for my wardrobe, but once I saw the book store I never thought about clothes again. Instead I…

  • first impressions

    The other passengers smiled at the excitement, wonder and awe on our grandchildren’s faces during their first ever ride on the Metro to the mall in Washington D.C. The electronic train stopped just outside our hotel room. From that point on, my husband eagerly, energetically shared everything he knew, saw or had ever experienced during…

  • kids like to learn

    Many months had passed between my purchase of the large book on the history on trains and my pulling it out to give to my grandson so I asked him if he was still interested in trains. “Well, not so much,” he admitted, but his face lit up as he reached for the book, “but…