it starts with tea

Every day is a good day … well, there is at least something good in every day. If you’re a tea drinker, then that moment in itself makes it a good day. There’s just something about pouring the tea into the cup and knowing you’re about to sit down to drink it that brings me to a place of peace. Somehow I relate tea to quiet and relaxation. Continue reading “it starts with tea”

forever changed

It was pretty and sunny on that fateful day in 1969. My siblings and I were busy playing when the dark colored sedan stopped in front of our house. It seemed as though everything stopped as we watched the men in uniform get out of the car and walk slowly to the door. Mom quickly told us kids to go in the backyard and play. I knew something wasn’t right as we walked out the back door not knowing that the words these men would share would forever change our lives. Joan was 12, Marie 9, James was 5 and I was to be 11 the next day. Continue reading “forever changed”