The Secret of Life is enjoying the passage of time

The Secret of Life is enjoying the passage of time

You'll have to guess what milestone birthday party my sister in-law Donna hosted this weekend. Like the rest of my nine sisters-in-law, Donna doesn't age. It's ridiculous, really. We have to rely on digital time stamps and context clues to date their family pictures (though sometimes the hairstyles help). She may not age, but the [...]

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 [...]

On milestones and brothers who marry well

On  milestones and brothers who marry well

My sister in-law wears elegance like a hand-spun silk scarf that, casually tossed over her right shoulder, lands with perfect flair every single time. You see it in her home which could, on an ordinary Monday, provide plenty of perfect photos for a House Beautiful spread. On questions of style, we always Ask Robin. "What [...]