The Road Less Traveled

Cynthia L. Eppley     10/10/2021 “Two roads diverged in a wood and I—I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost Memories Perhaps the best family vacations are those that include the unexpected.A favorite of my childhood was a trip West.Dad had saved 6 weeks of vacationContinue reading “The Road Less Traveled”

Steeples

“Here is the church, here is the steeple: Open the doors and see all the people!” Cynthia L. Eppley 09/19/2021 One Year One year ago started out like any other day.The end of summer, the beginning of Fall.I had been a little tired lately, but then again: who isn’t? The heat of the summer seemedContinue reading “Steeples”

First Day of School

Cynthia L. Eppley 09/10/2021 “You’re off to great places. Today is your first day! Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way!” Dr. Seuss School Days It is that time of year.If you look through our old pictures, you will find the mandatory “First Day of School” pictures.Fresh scrubbed faces, freckled with the summer sun.HugeContinue reading “First Day of School”

Perspective

Cynthia L. Eppley 08/25/2021 We recently enjoyed a 2 week vacation in California and the Pacific Northwest.  Nothing changes your perspective like getting away from home. Home Pennsylvania is a large state and has many ecosystems. On one side of the state you may find wetlands and flat open fields. Drive West and you’ll findContinue reading “Perspective”

Flag Day

Cynthia L. Eppley   06/08/2021 Wreaths It all started when I saw a “Patriotic Wreath” online.  It caught my interest right away: a grapevine wreath wrapped in a flag, with a flourish of greens and a bow. Just my style! But I thought: “I can make that myself! And I even have an old flagContinue reading “Flag Day”

Taps

Cynthia L. Eppley  05/31/2021 Day is Done By the time this blog is posted, it will be evening and Memorial Day celebrations will be complete. Sure, there are those gardening and mowing the lawn. But this morning there were parades and traditional celebrations. Memorial Day Memorial Day is part of our National heritage, and IContinue reading “Taps”

Backward Pictures: Take 2

Cynthia L. Eppley    05/28/2021 Beginnings I realized when I wrote Backward Pictures (See Backward Pictures) that it was a large topic. As I’ve been rolling it around in my thoughts, I realized I had to break it into two sections. For specific reasons. Littles When we look at pictures of our littles, we areContinue reading “Backward Pictures: Take 2”

Backward Pictures

Cynthia L. Eppley    05/28/2021 I’ve noticed pictures showing up that are taken from the rear view of the person. The person is walking away, and the photographer can’t resist but take the picture. I’ve done it myself. It seems a universal appeal. I asked my daughter in law why people do this? She responded:Continue reading “Backward Pictures”

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”

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