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The Stuff Of Memories

December 17, 2014 What is the best gift you’ve ever received? The worst? The most unique? The most meaningful? The most useful? What do you want for Christmas? What do you hope you don’t receive this year? I bet yo... more »»

Holiday Balancing Act

December 10, 2014 “I can’t wait until Christmas. I just can’t wait!” Those were the words my three-year-old son told me several times while shopping in the toy department Saturday evenin. more »»

Thankful For Hand Turkeys

November 26, 2014 One day last week I was an awfully lucky mama. Why? Because my kids’ backpacks each contained a hand turkey. I love hand turkeys. They’re just such sweet, simple reminders of Thanksgivin. more »»

Creamed Tomatoes

August 27, 2014 Last week our circulation manager, Diann Wright, asked me if I wanted any tomatoes from her garden. more »»

First Day Jitters

August 20, 2014 As I am writing this, my little girl starts second grade tomorrow. She’s not ready to go. more »»


August 13, 2014 When I was about my daughter’s age one of the best presents I got for Christmas was a set of rainbow suspenders with odd trinkets on the straps. more »»

The Summer Clock Is Ticking

August 6, 2014 The clocking is ticking off the moments left in the 2014 Summer Vacation. The time off from school is so precious; it just goes by far too quickly. I hope you have had a great summer. I really have. more »»

Reasons You Should Attend

July 30, 2014 I originally started this column by writing, “Last week I had the wonderful opportunity ...” Then I stopped. Sure, it was an opportunity. But even more so it was a very concerted effort. more »»

What to do? What to do?

July 2, 2014 Last week I talked about an upcoming article about things to do the area with children during this summer break from school. more »»

What To Do?

June 25, 2014 It is finally official—it is summer. The calendar now agrees with our weather and the current state of children being free from the school’s walls. more »»

Let’s Have A Bake Sale!

June 4, 2014 At some point in a child’s life, perhaps especially girls, they want to have a lemonade stand. My daughter, Joellen, is no different. She has talked about lemonade stands. more »»

Doolin Breeze Blows On

May 21, 2014 I was certainly sad to hear the news Monday evening that former Wetzel Chronicle editor and active community volunteer Patricia “Pat” Block passed away Sunday. more »»

I Love My Brother

January 29, 2014 I feel like one of those announcements on NBC?News when they say, “In the interest of full disclosure, NBC is the parent company of XYZ, the subject of the following report. more »»


January 8, 2014 I’ve never been one for new year’s resolutions. I’ve always thought it’s just another day and a person can make a change whenever they decide to do so. more »»

A Season Of Extremes

December 24, 2013 I remember in elementary school learning about the color wheel and contrasting colors. If the colors are opposite each other on the wheel, they are called contrasting colors. more »»

Christmas Crunch

December 11, 2013 Are you feeling it yet? You know, the Christmas crunch? I think it happens to all of us. There is a moment when we just get overwhelmed by all the activities, all there is still on our to-do list. more »»

Black Thursday?

November 27, 2013 I love to shop. I always have. I love Black Friday. One of my sisters and I?have made the annual trip for years. I know some people think anyone who shops on that day is insane. We think it’s fu. more »»

With Thanksgiving

November 20, 2013 This Thursday is the big day—Thanksgiving. It is such a wonderful, unique, American holiday. We know the basis for it —Pilgrims, Indians, harvest, and thanks. more »»

It's A Christmas Mood

November 13, 2013 I know a lot of people think it is simply wrong to have anything to do with Christmas until after Thanksgiving. No decorations. No music. No nothing. I disagree. more »»

We’ve Come To This?

October 16, 2013 I will be the first to admit, although a bit shamefully, that I am not the best at keeping up with national and international news. more »»



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