Alcan Adventure

The historical Alcan Highway was built in 1942 during World War II.  Due to the perils of shipping goods from the USA to Alaska, the solution was to build this connecting highway. It is known as the greatest engineering feat of the 20th century.  Men worked in freezing weather at seventy to ninety degrees below…

Family Reflections

My sister Mary did the ancestry research and discovered that our bloodline includes the hearty people of Norway, German, Irish, and a scant of American Indian. I was named after my mother’s mother Barbara Herzig. In 1979 I traveled to Germany to meet my mother and she took me to her childhood village in the…

Kindred Spirits

For a perfect Mother’s day indulgence, on Friday May 12th, 2017 Netflix premiered the latest version of Anne of Green Gables. Anne with an ‘E’ is a sizzling Canadian Broadcasting joint venture!  This Prince Edward Island tale has been spot polished with electric, dramatic acting!  The red-headed-freckled-faced orphan takes on new renegade escapades in which…

Forever Please

A Corgie cutie!  Or this tiny bundle of curls says “take me home forever, not temporary!” Boofer insures me that blondes have more fun. Looking for my next rescue dog for Mother’s day. via Daily Prompt: Temporary

Mothers who have lost their children

You might ask…how can not having as many gifts or cards help you get through Mother’s Day? Wouldn’t it be the hardest day of the year for you? All those memories and emotions. And seeing all the families at the restaurants with multiple generations of mothers with balloons and gifts, love and laughter. Yes…yes it […]…