Tree of Peace

On Christmas Eve 1914, a miracle occured in the midst of war. Two opposing nations were singing the same Christmas Carol in the middle of a fierce war. British soldiers were spending Christmas Eve on a French battlefield during World War I. After four months of fighting, over a million men had perished in the…

A Mexican Christmas

Decorations are up in the plaza, cohetes (fireworks) are heard at 6:00 AM throughout Mexico on December 12th. The feast day of the Virgin of Guadalupe is celebrated by Pilgrims in small pueblos and in big cities throughout Mexico. At midnight people sing Las Mañanitas, the Mexican birthday song, to the Virgin.  The official start of…

PBS Thanksgiving

Make a huge bowl of smashed red potatoes with sprigs of sage, serve a side of nutty, cranberry hearty stuffing made with quinoa! Hmmmm add steamy green beans and a carrot / raisin salad! We have so much to be thankful for! Dress up your table with words of thanksgiving and a heart felt song…

Dog Delight

Dogs read the intentions of humans, which means they have a theory about what our action will be when we find they have chewed our shoes or pooped on the floor.  Dogs respond to humans by wagging their tails, crying happily when we return from an extended trip away, and looking up at us with…

Willis Earl Alley

Bob Hope was born in 1903 in England, he was a father of four children. Mr. Hope quietly celebrated his 100th birthday in May of 2003, at his Taluca Lake home. He died of pneumonia on July 27, 2003. Hope donated his papers to the Library of Congress.  Hope Biography: https://www.biography.com/people/bob-hope-9343481 John Wayne was born on in…

FAM BAM MEMORIES

My sibling scribbling is because I have much to say about my sister Mary Jane and my brother Joseph Bennet .    Most of my fondest memories ignite over the years we lived on Rose street together.  It was a mansion in my mind as it had two stair cases, four fireplaces, pocket doors, an atrium…

Momma Mia

Born as an only child, in a small Heidi like village called Shuen Ecken, in the Eiffel mountains of Germany, my mother Maria Herzig Crane inherited the strength and spirit to survive the war.  Momma Mia was strong willed and unyielding in her determination to live according to her beliefs.  Her real beauty shined as…