From Robert Augustus Masters: “So very soon we are gone, like dreams vanishing before morning’s habits. Did we leave a mark? Only wingprints in endless sky, tracing evaporating goodbyes.” Read the rest of this gorgeous essay here: http://on.fb.me/hVEaL9
Do you know someone who experienced losing a loved one (2 or 4 legged) this past year? I can remember how difficult that first holiday season can be, and how freshly the memory of the past season when our loved one was alive and rejoicing with us comes to mind.
This is a time that requires [...]
A long flight, a ferry ride, and finally the taxi arrives at Craigmyle, the Bed and Breakfast directly across the street from Dad’s care home. Built as a boarding house in 1915, it transitioned to a B & B about twenty years ago. I am welcomed by Jim, the charming owner, and shown to my [...]
When I close my eyes and allow visions of my childhood animal companions to arise, I can see my little dog Bitsy playing in the yard, my cat Silky dressed up in doll clothes with my little sister pushing her around in a doll carriage, and, from my [...]
I grew up in Victoria British Columbia, a lovely wind-swept town located on the very southern tip of Vancouver Island.
One of Canada’s oldest and still surviving Victorian cemeteries is Ross Bay. When I was a kid, many stories were told about ghost sightings and spooky activity on dark nights. Even now, Victoria is reputed to [...]
She lived in a tiny yellow house with two dogs, two cats and a whole lot of cook books. Her cooking and baking were legendary, and her co-workers were often the lucky recipients of this talent.
Bretta grew up with many animal friends (and they were indeed friends.) Looking over photos from her childhood, most picture [...]
When I close my eyes and allow visions of my childhood animal companions to arise, I see my little dog Bitsy playing in the yard, my cat Silky dressed up in doll clothes with my little sister pushing her around in a buggy, and, from my teen years, my cat Elvis lazing in a sun [...]