Struggling to Understand

Thoughts on an article from the St. Paul Pioneer Press, Sunday, August 17, 2014 IGHGrampa writes about 'struggling to understand issues of Life (and Death)'. He reflects upon the suicide of Robin Williams, saying he had everything a person could possibly want, so how could he possibly want to take his life? Perhaps he has [...]

New Britain Museum of American Art

New Britain Museum of American Art This museum is a little gem in New Britain, Connecticut featuring primarily American Art from the 17th century to the present.  There is American Impressionism, Academic, Hudson River School, Colonial and Early Republic, First Half of the Twentieth Century and Contemporary. "The Weir Family" and "Nelson White" are two [...]

A thing of the past

Why do people chase down their ancestors, pouring through letters and documents with frayed edges, faded ink on sheets of paper which crumble in your hands  and between your fingers?  I guess the answer is in the question.  As we strive  for a paperless society, documents become exceedingly inaccessible, buried in forgotten computer files, the [...]


Martha and Esther were out for a drive and decided to visit my mom today. Martha and I grew up together, sometimes we were like sisters.  She had no idea I would be there so it was quadruple surprise for everyone.  We both came from big families and our mom's, Mary and Esther would take turns [...]


Thank you friends for taking the time to look at my blog.  Since I am on vacation visiting my mother in the Upper Midwest, I thought I would spend the day thinking about happiness and unhappiness. Not much else to do in this tiny town. Anyway, I've decided I am a pretty happy person, and [...]