My paternal grandmother

I have used her as an inspiration in my life

as a way to love people

with food, and laughter, and twinkly eyes

and time

She made tollhouse cookies and apple pies

Mincemeat pie with hard sauce was my father's favorite

I loved her apricot squares

which she pronounced with a hard "A"

She was born on 18 November, 1898. She never drove a car. 

She had 6 children, 5 of which grew to adulthood.

She always made me feel as if spending time with me

was the exact thing she loved to be doing.

Her favorite Christmas song was Ave Maria sung by Perry Como

 I listen to it all the time. 

She told me "My mother's name was Katherine but my father called her Kate."

She had a lot of heartache in her life but I rarely heard her say a harsh word.

She was gentle and kind

I miss her.

The old Coast Guard Station across the street from my home

It was built in 1898 and is on the list of National Historical places.

Beautiful in the rising sun.

 Beacon Hill, Boston
is all lit up with yellow leaves and sunshine of late

Monday morning I watched the moon set from the beach across the street
After manipulating the photo with a few different apps on my phone
I got this beautiful image
which has inspired me to be creative with a textile project

Today is pie day at the child care center where I teach.
I will be making pie with a class full of toddlers!
In the later afternoon the parents will be coming to share our pie!
Yesterday we decorated the class room.
I am bringing an apron from home because things are bound to get messy!



  1. oh i loved reading about your grandma and you really knew so much about her which is great, you took time to get to know her...great photos, i always enjoy your beacon hill pics! have a fun pie day, i bet the kids will have a blast! thank you for linking and have a great weekend!

  2. Lovely images this week.

  3. Enjoyed reading about your grandmother. Grandmothers are very special. Beautiful images of the coast guard station, Beacon Hill and the moon. Pie making with littles sounds like a lot of fun ... and yes, messy! Enjoy! Have a lovely weekend.

  4. You have a wonderful role model!

  5. What a sweet lady. I know you miss her alot.

  6. A beautiful tribute to your grandmother! I like all your photo-edits... very creative!

  7. Your grandmother sounds wonderful, great pics, I love the blessing at the end.

  8. Edna sounds like such a wonderful woman. Hope pie day was fun!!


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