5 Things: A Sicilian in Staten Edition

Happy (Black) Friday! Hope you had a great week like those folks who got to take home leftovers from grandma’s house. My sweet grandma is gone many years now but Mum made one of her famous pie recipes for that touch of nostalgia and, yes, there were leftovers! Just a quick note: This is theContinue reading “5 Things: A Sicilian in Staten Edition”

5 Things: Tolkien Comedy Chow Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the grandma and her adopted family who just confirmed their Thanksgiving plans for their 6th year and running. This is by far one of my favorite stories of all time and it’s lovely to hear that they continue the tradition. Well, even if you haven’tContinue reading “5 Things: Tolkien Comedy Chow Edition”

5 Things: Guilty Pranksters Edition

Happy Friday and Happy (belated) Veteran’s Day! Hope you all had a great week like the (soon to be) 11 veterans who were given homes this year. It’s so lovely to see those who served our country being cared for like this. So lovely! Well, even if you are just reeling from the fact thatContinue reading “5 Things: Guilty Pranksters Edition”

5 Things: Royal Buttercup Muffins Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the gent who is living every bookworm’s dream after finding a secret passage in his library. Can you imagine how much fun that would be? Add that one to the life goals list: Buy a house with a secret passage in the library! Well, evenContinue reading “5 Things: Royal Buttercup Muffins Edition”

5 Things: Costume Pod-dy Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like Ms. Dottie Schneider, age 95. Not only did she have a dream vacation at the beach but she also got carried there by lifeguards. Don’t you just love it when the younger generations show care to elders? Such a sweet story! Well, even if theContinue reading “5 Things: Costume Pod-dy Edition”

5 Things: Of butterflies and hand ballets edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like Randy Backman who got his guitar back after 35 years. It looks like a happy reunion and they lived musically ever after! Well, even if you still haven’t found those prescription glasses that you put down a few minutes ago (true story… where are thoseContinue reading “5 Things: Of butterflies and hand ballets edition”

5 Things: Insane Space Cowboy Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the sweet couple who celebrated their 77th wedding anniversary by finally taking some wedding photos. Just a heartwarming story about two people who stuck it out 3/4 of a century together and the ones who wanted to do something special for them. So lovely! Well,Continue reading “5 Things: Insane Space Cowboy Edition”

5 Things: Mail Order House Edition

Happy Friday! Hope that you all had a great week like the young lady who had also had a special day at her sister’s wedding. This was such a refreshing story in a world where people get a little insane about wedding day “perfection.” Hope that it’s a trend! Well, despite whether your week wasContinue reading “5 Things: Mail Order House Edition”

5 Things: DVAM 2021 Edition

Happy Friday and Happy October! Hope you all had a great week like those of us who have been enjoying some real fall weather. Farewell, 100-degree temperatures! October, as you may know, is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. My family, like many others, has not been immune to this blight. Two individuals very near and dearContinue reading “5 Things: DVAM 2021 Edition”

5 Things: Dazzling Moth Beans Edition

Happy Friday! Hope you all had a great week like the WWII vet who just turned 112! The dear man’s advice? “Serve God and be nice to people.” That sounds like a winner. Well, even if you feel like you’ve aged 112 years this week, it is Friday! Time to stare dreamily off into spaceContinue reading “5 Things: Dazzling Moth Beans Edition”