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Too Early?

November 17, 2010 I have heard a lot of discussion this year about how early is too early to put up Christmas decorations. It seems like there are essentially two lines of thought. more »»

15 Minutes Of Fame

November 3, 2010 Have you ever come across a familiar name or person in an unexpected place? It’s always a bit shocking and exciting. more »»

It’s The Microwave’s Fault

October 19, 2010 I blame the microwave. That nifty little quick-heating device in virtually all of our homes and offices may have started the end of civility as we once knew it. more »»

On An Adventure

October 13, 2010 Last week I had the opportunity to spend a few days in Flatwoods, W.Va. While my husband attended a conference, Joellen and I found various ways to pass the time. more »»

Where Have All The Sitcoms Gone?

September 28, 2010 I don’t watch much television these days. I don’t really have time for it, but most importantly I don’t usually have control over the programming my set offers. more »»

Always Busy

September 21, 2010 It seems like we’re always busy. . . 24/7/365. I bet you know the feeling. There is always something to do or somewhere to go, or both. more »»

Safety Rules

September 8, 2010 “You can ride any ride but the swings, those aren’t safe. Someone fell off of them earlier.” “I heard someone fell off of the Ferris whee. more »»

Bad News / Good News

September 1, 2010 Someone told me the other day, “No offense, but I don’t buy the newspaper or watch television news because it’s all bad news. more »»

The Sound Of Music

August 25, 2010 I love music. more »»

End Of Summer Blues

August 18, 2010 It seems like every year by about mid-August I get in a funk. I’m just irritable and not very happy. Honestly, I don’t like being this way as I’m generally an upbeat person. more »»

If I Had A Million Dollars

July 28, 2010 A week or so ago our office radio broadcast the tune “If I?Had A Million Dollars” by the Barenaked Ladies, a Canadian band. more »»

A Sign?

July 20, 2010 Whenever I am covering an event for the Wetzel Chronicle that involves a lot of photos and movement, like a festival or a parade, I usually keep a notecard or folded piece of paper in my pocket to... more »»

Fair Season

July 14, 2010 It’s summer and the fairs and festival are everywhere. Personally, I love attending various events and one of my favorites is happening this Saturday in New Martinsville. more »»

The Mighty Marauders

July 7, 2010 Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing. —Helen Keller My cousins, the Montville Marauders can certainly say that they are living life, even by Helen Keller’s standards. more »»

Montville Marauders

June 30, 2010 If you are reading this column on Wednesday, then almost half-a-world away some relatives of mine are either preparing for or beginning the journey of their lives. more »»


June 23, 2010 On Sunday morning my father-in-law, Walter Witschey, succumbed to the cancer that had taken root in his body approximately six months ag. more »»

Creative Fund Raising

June 16, 2010 I’d just like to take a moment to thank Wetzel Chronicle Sportswriter Bruce Crawford for all the hard work and heart he puts into our Relay for Life Team. more »»

A Different Kind Of Groupie

June 2, 2010 My dad once gave me an unusually harsh response when I said something to the effect that he was a “funeral groupie”. more »»

Life With A Three-Year-Old

May 19, 2010 My little girl is growing up and it is indeed fun to see all the changes. Now three-and-a-half, she is old enough to really understand things. . . more than I could ever imagine. more »»

Like Mother. . .

May 11, 2010 A few weeks ago my niece said her husband had mentioned that he wished he had known her grandmother, my mother, when she was still active. more »»



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