bits and pieces, pain

On the Other Side

‘See you on the other side’, I said cheerfully as the interns began wheeling me away for surgery… Of course, I meant post surgery, but my family was  abit taken back. They superstitiously didn’t want me to ‘jinx’ anything! But honestly, I didn’t worry or feel concerned either way. I was – and am –… Read More On the Other Side

bits and pieces, holidays


January! 2016!! Most have already resolutely approached the beginning of the year.  And I must say, I generally do too. Usually, I have aspirations of greatness, ideas brimming, big plans for the new month and year. My problem – the November/December holidays and selling season are full and packed, busy and long. By New Years,… Read More January

bits and pieces, handmade jewelry

My Gram

My Gram!! This sweet picture of a small girl with a big smile and as big a slice of watermelon at a Sunday afternoon Sunday School picnic is my Gram. (I also love the bits of wheat seen in the background!)  The Kansas kid, Grace Marguerite  must be about 5 years old here. It would… Read More My Gram

bits and pieces


Sadly! oh so sadly!! the last six months here have been lost!! Granted, I am a newbie here on WordPress, but can hardly believe that six months worth of posts, pictures, follows and comments by you, my so kind readers is lost! Floating around, I presume, in the internets space… I am most sad that… Read More Lost!!

bits and pieces


The grandpa I grew up with is not the grandpa I remember today; Remembrance Day, Veterans Day. Growing up, to me he was lovable, huggable, jolly Gramp. He was called Gene, by my Gram. Dusty, by family and close friends – because of his semi pro days at third base. And to us, the grandkids,… Read More Remembering

bits and pieces

All the Pieces

“I read a whole bunch of bits and pieces over the years, obviously from the fan magazines and the rest of the stuff, and I just wanted to give a little more insight into what’s happening in my personal life.” – Davy Jones