Receiving dimes from Heaven

Sandy Holthaus My cousin’s Grandma Elsie died Monday, March 15, 2009. (I give you the date for only one reason: since her death, I have received many reminders that she looks down on me and my sister-…

Power gardening

Jill Pertler “Slices of Life” By Jill Pertler I look forward to getting out into the garden each spring. I’ve never been able to define why or where the pull comes between Mother Earth and me – until …

Put the big rocks first

Sandy Holthaus Do you know the analogy about BIG ROCKS? This story is one of my favorites. An instructor was lecturing his students on the use of time. He reached under the table and pulled out a wide…

Measure life in meatballs

Yesterday I made meatballs for dinner. No big deal, but it got me to thinking. I can throw a from-scratch batch of meatballs together in no time. I toss the ingredients into my meatball bowl like it’s…

I miss my friend

Sandy Holthaus My neighbor Ann lost her Dad this year, she wrote a lovely tribute to him about all the things she missed doing with him this Spring. As I read it, I thought of how much I miss my frien…

Spring, please!

Sandy Holthaus In the spring, it feels good to wash away the dirt and grime of the muddy season. It’s time to shake off the dull and put a fresh spin on everything. For me, I usually have a project or…

Find a penny

Sandy Holthaus I was shopping with my mom on Friday in Buffalo. If I ever see a penny on the ground, I pick it up saying to myself “And all day I’ll have good luck”. I found a flattened, grubby coin i…

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