Home Town Tales

Idle chat from the square

December 1st, 2014

No Charlie Brown Tree for Me

There wasn’t even a small pitiful Charley Brown Christmas tree in sight, yet on a ninety-five degree August afternoon, I sped across Lake Clinton in a ski boat with Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree how lovely are thy branches meandering through my mind. My wake touched the shore spraying water on oak, maple, elm, […]


November 23rd, 2014

Remembering to be Thankful

      Thanksgiving reminds me of going to Grandma’s house and being with all my aunts and uncles and helping Grandma to make quilts. SCRAPS Some quilts will never keep her warm, that’s her reality and she’s okay with it. Jacob’s ladder, once her sister’s blue Easter dress, scraps from Kentucky to her Illinois […]


November 18th, 2014

Holiday Season

Holiday decorations are in the stores, and Thanksgiving is not until next week. This makes me anxious. I fear if I wait until after Thanksgiving my carefully thought out presents will never be unwrapped, because I won’t have time to buy them. It was much simpler when holiday shopping began after Thanksgiving. Holiday Season I […]