I pulled out my winter coat yesterday and discovered a familiar surprise. My hand brushed against it as I rooted around my pocket for a glove. It had been eight months since I'd worn that coat so I was kind of curious what I'd find. To-do list? Receipt? Thank-you note I'd forgotten to mail? Happily, [...]
Rah Rah Rah for St. Therese.
Last call for Sisti’s Tavern
The first time my husband Vince visited Sisti's Tavern in Colver, PA he came home sweating Jim Beam. We were seniors in college then, and I had brought him east to meet my grandparents, the formidable Jay and Micky Kostelnik. They greeted us from their front porch and fed us an enormous meal of veal [...]
A basket full of memories
I found a basket of memories yesterday, and I sat on the closet floor and enjoyed them for a while. Time stood still, and then pleasantly rolled backwards as I sifted through sports buttons from all those frantic years of active parenting. All four of my kids played on teams with varying degrees of talent [...]
My grandma’s lapel pin
Yesterday, I wore my grandmother’s lapel pin. It served as an excellent pick-me-up, both for my mood and my outfit. I thought about my elegant Grandma as I accepted compliments on the pin throughout the day. I have a celestial theory that is all my own. I believe memories enhance the divine experience of those [...]