my childhood home.

Take the River Road #2 out of Emo and drive for about 5 minutes.  Take a left on George Road. The big tree in front of the house, we call it Auntie Carolyn.  When people in our family pass away, we plant a tree in their memory.  Every Christmas, Auntie Carolyn is lit up with …

the hope chest.

It’s 8 bells, Dad would announce. Rob and I would run as fast as we could to the hope chest sitting in the living room.  The long, heavy wooden chest stretched the length of our picture windowand came up to our chests. We knew it wouldn’t move.We clasped our fingers around the hardware.We thought that …

Gram’s recipes.

After Grandma Lainie passed away, I made Mom a recipe book one Christmas through Shutterfly.com I scanned some of gram's favourite recipes and included family photos. Some recipes were scribbled onto scraps of paper or envelopes, along with her doodles. I included them all. I loved seeing her writing. Grandma used to make us blueberry …