Fun Spring Activities for Baby Boomers

Carmen D. Lade

Who doesn’t love spring when longer days brighten the sky, birds sing joyfully, and trees begin sprouting bright new leaves? Even here in the California desert where I live, wildflowers bloom, jacaranda trees explode with purple flowers, and cacti burst with flowers in brilliant colors. Since a lack of sunlight […]

History of Gardening Tools

Carmen D. Lade

When we look at the history of gardening tools, it is of course directly related to the history of gardens itself. While the growing of plants, fruits and vegetables is as old as mankind itself, ornamental gardens were first seen in the Egyptian tomb paintings of 1500 BC. The hanging […]

What to Do When a Family Member Dies

Carmen D. Lade

The death of a family member is something we typically don’t think about until it happens. Death is tragic yet unavoidable. When someone you love passes there are a number of things that must be done. While this is difficult to think about, knowing in advance what to do can […]

My Dad and I

Carmen D. Lade

My memories are a blur. A lot of feelings go through me as I try to recall the past, yours and mine. I feel like I’ve lived a thousand years, too many memories, some fleeting and some lasting. I wish I had software that will help my brain recollect the […]

Feeling Lucky to Be Irish

Carmen D. Lade

I was raised with an Irish Blessing that unknowingly helped to guide me through life. The prayer was displayed on the wall, of our humble kitchen. I remember it was carved into wood with delicately painted green shamrocks all around the verse. The blessing went like this: “May the road […]

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