The full title of this book, The Gown, A Novel of the Royal Wedding, by Jennifer Robson, includes a dressmaker's view of Queen Elizabeth’s wedding, including the duties in the bride's and bridesmaids' dressing rooms and viewing the wedding itself. This book is primarily about common people, dressmakers and embroiders, who sewed Princess Elizabeth's gown… Continue reading A look back to Princess Elizabeth becoming Queen
Bells Toll for Elizabeth II
Like many of us, I got up early this morning to watch Queen Elizabeth's funeral. It was a respectful moment I considered not to be missed. For the majority of living people, she has always been The Queen. One of Elizabeth's Crown rested on her casket, along with the scepter, a symbol of authority and… Continue reading Bells Toll for Elizabeth II
Happy Labor Day!
Labor Day is a day we take each year to gather with friends and family, kick back and relax, and enjoy being together. Historically, it's a time to honor people who work, whether by earning a paycheck or by volunteering, and doing good for others. Some people have the knack for earning money, followed, of… Continue reading Happy Labor Day!
Prayer of Thanksgiving
A few weeks ago, I led the prayer of Thanksgiving at my church. I had a lot of things on my mind, and I touched on many of them. But I am grateful above all. Father God, Thank you for the truth shared in Nehemiah 9:17, that You are a forgiving God, gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and… Continue reading Prayer of Thanksgiving
Missing My Sister, My Heart Hurts
As a few of my readers know, my older sister passed away last month, due to COVID. She and her husband were immunized, so when she first got sick, she thought it was the flu. When they tested positive, they were told to go home and quarantine, which they did. When she called her physician… Continue reading Missing My Sister, My Heart Hurts
HAMILTON at the Fox Theater
I got Ron Chernow's acclaimed book, Alexander Hamilton, a few years ago for my husband, who is quite a history buff. A large book, it took him a while to read (Mr. H. says he reads a book a year, this one maybe a bit more), and as the book accompanied him on airplanes and… Continue reading HAMILTON at the Fox Theater
It’s Time for Parties on the Porch! a book review
Whiskey in a Teacup: What Growing Up in the South Taught Me About Life, Love, and Baking Biscuits by Reese Witherspoon This is a delightful book about growing up and being a younger adult in the southern United States. It leans a little bit towards the silver-spoon side (for instance, my family's road trips were in… Continue reading It’s Time for Parties on the Porch! a book review
Hope and Nostalgia
Review of two historical books and hope for the future.
Happy New Year/My Heart Hurts
Events of January 6 converge with celebration of Epiphany.