Triple Christmas

Started Christmas Day at mom’s house and shared a meal that laid a foundation for a day filled with much joy. Mom’s spirit was very present. I am so very lucky to be surrounded by loved ones who reflect the light she brought into the world. Stop #2 — Independence, Kentucky An excellent photographer, this […]

The birthday continued

Celebration rolled into the next day with this yule log. I’m sure I’ve had one before, but after watching the Great British Baking Show, I feel like I understand all bakery items better, with a whole vernacular to describe the taste and feel. Cake is like user interface design. It’s not just about the taste […]

I told you she made exquisite things

Mom made this pair of teddy bears for my twin nephews when they were born in 1984. Fully articulated, a bell in one ear and though they’ve worn off, she painted the most impossibly small hearts in each of their eyes. Still though? These fellas have held up extremely well over the years. I’m so […]

In memory of my mom

Paula Lynn Glass was loved by many. She moved gracefully through life with a charm that put folks at ease. Her smile and attentive nature made each shared moment special and invigorating. Her life began in the hills of Branchland, West Virginia on May 28, 1942 to Lorena Williams. Lorena went on to marry Elmer […]

Thumbprints

My brother Robert made thumbprint cookies. They were delicious to everyone except for the person we hoped would want them the most. A quote by Mother Teresa my mom made note of.

I wish to live

My mom leaves notes around her house. You can find them written on scraps of paper in books or drawers, but sometimes you’ll find them affixed to the wall. In this case, she posts a note above the sink that starts with a quote from Elbert Hubbard, but expands on his notions in her own […]

Believe

There will be lots of photos from my mom’s house in the coming days. On this day, the light was so wonderful across the mantle. The photo on the right is my grandmother and my mom when she was young. On the left by the snowman? You can barely make out four generations of women, […]

Holiday lights

Back when we went to Blenko, I managed to sneak out this lamp. Yes I paid for it, but mom didn’t notice the extra box at the time. But sometimes you just need to give gifts early. So we put it out along with a bunch of holiday decorations. Brightened up her day, for sure.