When Mother’s Day is Hard

Cynthia L. Eppley 05/09/2021 Mother’s Day It is a holiday that we celebrate and dread, all at the same time.There is a certain amount of loss associated with being a mother.Often, we don’t talk about it.But it lingers, right beneath the surface; at times it bubbles over into our presence….like on Mother’s Day. Bereaved Mother’sContinue reading “When Mother’s Day is Hard”

Mother’s Day Without your Mom

Cynthia L. Eppley 05/05/2021 Mother’s Day We are coming up on Mother’s Day this coming weekend. Already you see the signs around you: circulars are chock full of gift ideas for Mom. Flowers abound in the stores. Perfumes and chocolates. Walk into a card shop and you’ll be met with rows of cards—from the sillyContinue reading “Mother’s Day Without your Mom”

A Year in Review

Cynthia L. Eppley    04/29/2021 Blog? I first began blogging a year ago: April 25, 2020. That was the date my first blog was released. I can promise you that getting my site developed and figuring out the bells and whistles took many days before that time. Why bother? A frequent question is: “Why botherContinue reading “A Year in Review”

Of Daffodils and Spring

Cynthia L. Eppley 04/07/2021 Spring If you’ve been outside at all, you’ll know that spring is upon us, and (hopefully) there will be no more snow.At least if you live in the Metro Philadelphia area.And with the coming of Spring comes the flowers. If you have been reading my blogs, you already know that IContinue reading “Of Daffodils and Spring”

Covid Easter and Babka

Cynthia L. Eppley 04/03/2021 Easter 2021 There is no way we could believe that Covid would have us in its ugly clutches this year. Last year? The Pandemic was new, and jokes abounded about our situation.We could hold out for Easter and other holidays knowing that this, too, would end. Soon. Or so we hoped.Continue reading “Covid Easter and Babka”

Easter Eggs

Cynthia L. Eppley 04/02/2021 Easter and Eggs It is that time of year where Easter eggs are being dyed. Sure, there are the plastic ones that get reused every year.There are Ukrainian eggs that are lovingly and meticulously painted.But dying Easter eggs the old fashioned way? It is a classic rite of childhood. And parentsContinue reading “Easter Eggs”

Fully Known

Cynthia L. Eppley 03/24/2021 I didn’t recognize her at first. She was geared up with a heavy coat, hood up, and masked. We spoke briefly about the cold weather and then she turned to walk away.Something resonated within me: her gait. And then it clicked: her voice!It was Nancy! I had not seen her forContinue reading “Fully Known”

A Year Anniversary of Covid

Cynthia L. Eppley, MA March 13, 2021 Milestones Important dates and times are etched into our minds. Usually it revolves around a crisis of some sort: Where were you when JFK was shot?Where were you when 9/11 happened?Where were you when everything shut down on March 12, 2020? It is fitting that as we haveContinue reading “A Year Anniversary of Covid”

Snowmelt

Cynthia L. Eppley   03/09/2021 Slip Sliding Away Many of you know that we have a dog, Ella. And Ella needs walked about 4 times each day. I’ve noticed several things on my most recent walks, as they have been complicated by snow and ice. Snowmelt The snow is beautiful, isn’t it?But it begins toContinue reading “Snowmelt”

Valentine’s Legacy

Cynthia L. Eppley 03/01/2021 I know Valentine’s is past; but it was only last week. I’m a bit behind in blogging with still recovering from Covid. But the heart and the mind are still active with topics! Valentine’s To be honest, I’ve never had a Valentine’s tree. I started a small kitchen tree—you know, theContinue reading “Valentine’s Legacy”

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