The Longest Night

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/21/2022 The Longest Night The first day of winter in the Northern Hemisphere is marked by the winter solstice,which occurs on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at 4:48 P.M. EST. The winter solstice is the day with the fewest hours of sunlight in the whole year, making it the “shortest day” of theContinue reading “The Longest Night”

Valentine’s Day

Cynthia L. Eppley 02/12/2022 Valentine’s Day Past It is that time of year when love is in the air….Valentine’s Day!I’ll get to that soon. For now, travel back in time with me to Jan. 1974.My childhood friend, Cindy Bennett was getting married, and I was in the wedding.By that time Bob was my fiancee andContinue reading “Valentine’s Day”

The Day After Christmas

Cynthia L. Eppley 01/03/2022 “Greeting cards have all been sent The Christmas rush is through But I still have one wish to make: A special one for you….” Merry Christmas, Darling This song was first recorded by the Carpenters in 1970. It is still popular 50 years later. And we can see why: haunting melody, heartfelt emotive vocals. And certainly, a message forContinue reading “The Day After Christmas”

The Perfect Christmas

Cynthia L. Eppley 12/19/2021 Nighttime It’s that time of year. We lay awake at night going through lists in our heads—checking it twice. This is not reviewing who is naughty or nice— it is because we don’t want to forget anything. And how do I know this to be true?Because so many share this onContinue reading The Perfect Christmas

Christmas Cards

Cynthia L. Eppley December 7, 2021 That time of Year It’s that time of year when our hearts and minds turn to Christmas. Often, that includes sending out cards—either physical or ecards.Since I haven’t sent cards in a few years, I thought I would jump on the bandwagon and actually order prints including our family.Continue reading “Christmas Cards”


Cynthia L. Eppley      December 4, 2021 Falling I have a nasty habit of falling. Not on purpose, of course. But randomly I’ll find myself flat on my back. If I’m fortunate, my garden bed will catch me somewhat gently. Generally I’m trying to go too fast and furious. I need to slow down.Continue reading “Fragile”

Mashed Potatoes

Cynthia L. Eppley December 2, 2021 Holidays One major holiday has just passed—Thanksgiving. And one is upon us soon—Christmas. And what would the holidays be without festivities and feasting? We catch the aromas of cooking wafting through the house long before dinner time. Our taste buds work overtime, expecting our favorite foods. Shopping If youContinue reading “Mashed Potatoes”

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