Tag: Cherries

  • What’s not to like about cherries?

    I had been planning this week’s column in my head for quite a while, but then, as often happens, life got in the way.  For just over a month now, I have been getting reports on my cousin Jimmy and his health issues.  Then, on Friday evening, I learned that Jimmy will never have physical…

  • Grammie time

    Grammie time

    At my stage of life, there are not many things that I find more enjoyable than time spent with my grandchildren.  Last week I was privileged to have two visitors for a couple of days – Vivian (8) and Elijah (4).  I brought them home Sunday afternoon, then took them back to their parents on…

  • Hard and sweet

    There are some things in life that are hard.  Things we wish would never happen.  Things we would rather avoid, but we are forced to face them anyway.  How we choose to deal with difficulties either builds our character for the better or tears it down.  Some people try to hide and hope their troubles…

  • A day for flags and fireworks

    The Fourth of July, also known as Independence Day, is the date we as a country celebrate the establishment of our nation.  Through the years, we have been truly blessed to enjoy the freedoms we hold dear.  Those freedoms, however, were not without cost.  And they still have a cost today.  Repeating words that I…

  • Have a Cherry-ful Day!

    It is time to write Cooks’ Corner again, the morning I use every week to sit down in front of my computer and type out what I am going to say.  Usually, I have very few, if any, interruptions.  However, today has been a different story.  Birthdays are like that – filled with phone calls…

  • Pizza, please!

    I learned creative cooking from my mother.  Or maybe I should say, I often observed my mother cooking creatively.  I don’t think it is something that can be taught; one has to have a natural ability to be able to do so.  There are some people who should just follow a recipe and be done…

  • It Makes Two

    Several people have asked me lately about “that little girl who used to cook with you.”  That girl, my granddaughter Maggie, isn’t so little anymore; she is taller than I am!  She turned fourteen on Saturday. Maggie lives in Newburgh, Indiana, and recently started her freshman year of high school.  She plays clarinet in the…

  • Cheerfully Cherry!

    February is special for me, as my birthday just happens to fall during this short month.  My parents were very excited when my mother conceived.  They had been married for almost five years and wondered if they would ever have children.  Doctors had informed my dad that the high fevers he suffered during illnesses contracted…

  • Beware the Tentapus!

    Last week was made brighter by an overnight visit from my granddaughter Vivian, who is six years old going on 30.  My son Jonathan brought her to my house on Wednesday evening; she was very excited about spending time with Grammie. As bedtime neared, Vivian declared that she was going to sleep in the “guest…