Monday, October 21, 2019

Precious Purchases

 My precious purchases in Ohio.  An antique store in Akron was having a "moving" sale.  I scored this gorgeous 26" Infant of Prague statue and this 21" Blessed Mother statue.  They are beautiful and I was thrilled to bring them home.

Friday, October 18, 2019


In the Spring, sweet friend Carrie Cox gave me a little start from her huge Jade plant.  Happy to say it is doing very well.  I hope it continues to stay healthy and grows to be as large as Carrie's one day.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Wishing you joy today and always.
Our love has seen you through many birthdays.  May you be blessed with many more.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019


 Gifts of rain and deer on my first day back home.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019


1,111 miles on my car since I left 11 days ago.  I am home!  8 hours on the road.  SO happy to see my boys!

Jake on my Return Home

When I got out of the car the baby ran to me and I don't think I ever got so many kisses before.  He wouldn't stop.  Wanted me to hold him again and again.  This is where he parked himself as soon as I sat down to relax.  I think he missed me.  Love him SO much.

Home Bound

The car is packed and I will be heading home in a few minutes.  It has been an amazing 10 days in Ohio that have filled my heart with joy and memories.  Eager to see Jake and Mr. Magic.

Monday, October 14, 2019


We breathe in what the trees breathe out and they breathe in what we breathe out.
God's Divine Design!

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Fall Beauty

Sunday in Akron

 Had lunch in Akron with my good friend John Sokol.  Picked up a small painting I had purchased to add to my collection.  I love his work.  It is always good to see him and catch up.
Pat and Jim joined us ~ we had a fun visit.
"Evening Treeline / Lake Mogadore" 
by John Sokol, oil pastel and coffee

October Full Harvest Moon

St. Agnes Catholic Church in Orrville, Ohio

 Casey is back home in Charleston, SC, and I am in Wooster at my sister's.  After a few stops on Saturday afternoon, we  went to Mass at St. Agnes Catholic Church ~ the sweetest little church in Orrville.

 St. Agnes


 Beautiful mums in front of the Chamber of Commerce in Orrville, Ohio.

THURSDAY with Casey

 Meadow Ave.
Casey and I headed to Alliance first thing in the morning and spent the day there.  We drove past houses we lived in.  We went to the cemetery to visit Jim's grave and my friend Jeanette Micketti's grave.
Casey wanted to see his alma maters Alliance High School and Mount Union College. (Now University of Mount Union).
We drove by Regina Coeli Church and School where Casey went to school from 6th - 8th grade.
Later in the day we went to Alliance Country Club where Casey had his first job and then on to Meadowlake Golf Club.  This is where we met good friends Donald and Carol Phillips.  When I was pregnant with Casey, I spent many days in the swimming pool there keeping cool.  After Casey was born in October, he learned to swim in this pool the following summer.
We topped the evening off by going to Pancho's Mexican Restaurant in Green for dinner.  Jim, Casey, and I ate there often when Casey was a little boy.
It was a day filled with memories, happy and sad.  A day we won't forget.
 Colony Drive
 Lilly Road
 Federal Avenue
 St. Joseph Cemetery
 St. Joseph Cemetery
 St. Joseph Cemetery
 St. Joseph Cemetery
 Alliance High School
 Glamorgan Castle
 Mount Union College
 The lakes at MUC
 Tree planted in memory of Jim, with plaque, at MUC
 Plaque under tree planted for Jim at MUC
 Regina Coeli School
 Regina Coeli Church
 Meadowlake Golf Club
 Meadowlake Golf Club Pool
 Pancho's Mexican Restaurant
 Pancho's Mexican Restaurant
Pancho's Mexican Restaurant