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CEMETERY FLOWERS

August 7, 2019   My son, and my Mom and Dad, are all buried at the same cemetery at two different graves but relatively close to one another, since it's a small rural cemetery. Soon after their deaths, I would plant new annual flowers every year. But maintaining them...

JOEY’S SPECIAL MEMENTOS

June 14, 2019 Joey's Special Mementos So I hadn't looked through Joey's personal belongings he left behind lately, so I decided to do so this week of his anniversary. I keep many of his treasures in a beautiful wooden box he made in high school shop class. He did such...

REMEMBERING & CELEBRATING JOEY’S LIFE

May 31, 2019 REMEMBERING AND CELEBRATING JOEY'S  LIFE I recently shared a beautiful poem on my facebook page about remembering the life of your loved one who has died. Rather than share the entire poem, I'd like to share just one line which really tugged at my heart,...

BUTTERFLIES

May 16, 2019 For those of you who have not read my book, I would just like to give you a little background information, so you can appreciate my post. So one dreary day soon after my son Joey died, I decided to take a walk down Valleytown Park, hoping it would help me...

JOEY’S BOOKS

  May 14, 2019 Today is my sister's birthday. She is my only sibling but the best sister ever! I would like to share with you a story she reminded me of. However, before I do, a little background information is necessary, especially if you haven't read my book....

MY MOM

May 11, 2019 Today, in memory of my amazing, caring and beautiful Mom, I would like to share a story that I probably haven't thought about in at least fifty years. It popped into my head the other night as I was struggling to fall asleep. When that happens, I know it...

JOEY’S HAIR

May 9, 2019 The weather's been a bit bleak for May, not much sun, more clouds and rain, at least here in NE PA. So today I think I want to share a story which always puts a smile on my face. I hope it does on yours too. Joey wasn't a vain young man. In fact, he would...

SEEK PROFESSIONAL HELP

May 3, 2019  Since May is mental health awareness month, I thought I would talk a little about how I sought professional help after my son Joey died. I am not and never will claim to be a mental health expert of any kind. I am just a Mom who would like to tell you how...

BOOK CHARACTER NAMES

May 2, 2019 For those of you who have already read my book or may read it, and know me and/or my family members well, you will quickly realize that I have changed all the names. It may feel awkward at first, but quickly you will realize that names don't really matter....

A NEW CHAPTER IN MY LIFE

May 1, 2019 Today I am starting a new chapter, a new adventure in my life, " Blogging. " When I was first presented with this idea, my initial reaction was, no way! I am not and will never claim to be anywhere near technologically savvy. Everyday, using  my laptop,...

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