- Delray Beach, FL, Westport, MA, United States
- Undergraduate degree, Colby College; MA in teaching, Columbia Teacher's College; former high school English teacher in three states; former owner of interior design co. with advanced degree from R.I. School of Design. Published first book in 2009 titled, MINOR LEAGUE MOM: A MOTHER'S JOURNEY THROUGH THE RED SOX FARM TEAMS. Her humorous manuscript titled ELDERLY PARENTS WITH ALL THEIR MARBLES: A SURVIVAL GUIDE FOR THE KIDS was published in June, 2014. In 2015 A SURVIVAL GUIDE won a gold medal in the self-help category at the Florida Authors & Publishers Association conference. See website By CLICKING HERE.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
A Family Thanksgiving
It didn't get any better than this...Thanksgiving with the family around the table, listening to our grandchildren describe what they were grateful for - a family who loves them, food to eat, a place to live, friends they enjoy.
They'd written it all down on lined sheets of paper with accompanying pictures. Our seven-year-old granddaughter told us she was most grateful for her sister. "We fight a lot," she read, "but I really love her."
As the artist in the family, she went so far as to illustrate her extended family in living color, with categories and names.
She was learning phonics in Massachusetts (an oxymoron!). "Aunts" were not labelled as "Ants." They were "Onts."
"Uncles" were "Onkls."
"Parents" were "Parints."
"Cousins" were "Casins."
But we understood perfectly...the meaning of thanksgiving.