Happy Mother’s Day

Moms and dads. Yes it takes two to make a child but moms are very special. They bear us into the world. A task that we dads can never truly understand.

Today's world is much different than when I came on-board. Dad was the breadwinner while mom stayed home with the kids. Today our roles are often reversed and many couples share roles equally – which I am a fan of.

My grandfather had eight beautiful girls to deal with and he did an awesome job! God bless him for that.

In 1957 four of the girls, and families, came to where the streets were paved with gold – supposedly – California.

This Mother's Day there are only two of the eight sisters with us as one passed earlier this year.

My mom has been gone a number of years now but thoughts of her, her smile and food often are inseparable, which is the way I prefer it. Funny how important a part food plays in our family memories is it not, especially for us Italians. If I know my mom and her sisters are up there serving ravioli to all. Many a ravioli making party was had in days past!

Thank You‘ mom for everything you were and all you did. I hope Larry and I were not too much of a pain in the ass for you and dad!

A Mother's Love
There are times when only a Mother's love
Can understand our tears,
Can soothe our disappoints
And calm all of our fears.
There are times when only a Mother's love
Can share the joy we feel
When something we've dreamed about
Quite suddenly is real.
There are times when only a Mother's faith
Can help us on life's way
And inspire in us the confidence
We need from day to day.
For a Mother's heart and a Mother's faith
And a Mother's steadfast love
Were fashioned by the Angels
And sent from God above.
Author Unknown

Happy New Year 2016

Well, 2015 is gone and 2016 is coming through the door!

2015 was not an easy year. Not for myself dealing with a
stroke and certainly not for the world!

As each day comes anew it is a chance to renew and for
moving forward.

I hope you move forward whatever obstacles may
have been placed in front of you.


Wishing you a great, prosperous, blissful, healthy, bright, delightful, energetic and extremely Happy New Year 2016. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/happy-new-year-2016-24-inspirational-quotes-and-greetings-to-start-the-year-on-a-happy-note/#sthash.hzHjoexa.dpuf

New Year is not about changing the dates but direction; it’s not about changing the calendar but commitment; it’s not about changing the actions but attitude. May each and every day of yours is renewed with lots of happiness and love. – See more at: http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/happy-new-year-2016-24-inspirational-quotes-and-greetings-to-start-the-year-on-a-happy-note/#sthash.hzHjoexa.dpuf

Bits Of The Stars Have Fallen


Have you never seen a moonlit, star filled night after a fresh snowfall
and experienced the ‘Sparkle' of it all? Then I wish it for you.

It is as if some bits of the the stars have fallen to the ground just to
give you a wonderful and joyous sight.

My wish for every child, And Adult, is a favorite toy to cherish.

Happy Holidays To All However You Celebrate The Time :-))

We Are A Giving Society

We are a ‘Giving People' in this country, no matter our personal
circumstances. Always have been and always will be! This is
especially true around the holidays. It's often hard to decide
where to best to spread our giving.

This link will take you to a site that may help you decide what
best fits your personal desires:


I hope you find this helpful and wish you the best the holidays
have to give.

As always, when giving we need to exercise care to
ensure our generosity is going to where we intended

Make It Or Let It?

Life makes you walk that delicate balance between Making It Happen and Letting It Happen.
~Rick Beneteau