My grandfather’s store

My grandfather’s store

My grandfather, Bob Fey, spent his entire professional career working at the same place -- the sweet and eponymous Fey's Supermarket. Located on the corner of Powers and Borden street in Cincinnati (until a state highway rolled through, the government claimed imminent domain and the store moved across the street) Fey's Supermarket served as a [...]

Small doses of gratitude

Small doses of gratitude

I’m taking my gratitude in small doses this year, like the kind of spoon sipping you do as you prepare a special meal. We won't have the whole gang around the table this time, but I plan to fill the empty chairs with happy memories. I believe laughter and love ingrain themselves in the wood [...]

Beautiful things: Another magic mirror

Beautiful things: Another magic mirror

Last week, my sister in-law Nancy gave my son Charlie and his fiancée Tara a beautiful engagement present. As I've written before, Nancy celebrates moments and memories in extraordinarily thoughtful ways. She remembered that, when Charlie was younger, he had given his grandparents a mirror for Christmas, and had written them a note that they [...]