Five life lessons from the Cookie Lady (on the occasion of her 91st birthday)

Five life lessons from the Cookie Lady (on the occasion of her 91st birthday)

Want to sashay into your 92nd second year with a twinkle in your eye? Then, you have to live like the Cookie Lady. Are you up to the challenge? First, you'll need to get your priorities in order -- God first, family second and, if you have those two, who cares what else you have [...]

Whooping it up with the Cookie Lady as she turns 90!

Whooping it up with the Cookie Lady as she turns 90!

Every day's a party with our neighbor Connie, who routinely invites people to her living room for pizza and hot fudge sundaes. This week has been especially festive because yesterday she turned 90-years old. So, we whooped it up with the Cookie Lady and, frankly, we had a hard time keeping pace. Connie celebrates her [...]

Sweets and sweeties, what’s not to love about Halloween?

Sweets and sweeties, what’s not to love about Halloween?

Magic, mystery, chocolate, creativity, laughter, cute children, game parents, what's not to love about Halloween?I'm a lifelong lover of this Celtic Harvest celebration (thank you to my well-read librarian friend Nelda for that information). Courtesy of a fun-loving dad who liked to carve pumpkins and a health-conscience mom who broke form to serve sloppy joes, [...]