Gillette Reunions

My mom’s family had reunions every year at the same time so that we could make sure it was on our calendars.  Dad’s family, however, had get-togethers.  Dad’s family had one girl and five boys.  Grandma Gillette used to say that she grew up on a farm and married a teacher so she could get [...]

The Things We Say!

Photo by Inés Castellano on Unsplash Growing up, I heard the things that Bampa, my mom’s dad, used to say.  “Another day, another dollar; a million days, a million dollars!”  “I see the moon and the moon sees me and I cannot get my boot on!”  “I’m tired and I want to go to bed!  [...]

The Monster Across the Street

You never know where the monsters may be lurking!  Constant vigilance is needed to guard against any sudden attacks.  My middle cat, Jessie, has been our self-appointed guardian in this area.  Ever since she came to live with us, she has scouted the perimeter of our yard every morning and a couple of times during [...]