family photo of Easter meal

Guest Blog Post: Something New

I invited fellow blogger Abby Mumford to write a guest post. Check out her blog “My Mumblings”! The short version is that recently I became the recipient of my grandmother’s wedding china. That’s not a new thing, you say, that’s old! But, dear reader, it’s my first time owning proper dishware! Everything else that’s resided […]

matchbox art at Eliot School

Matchbox Art Class

Every year, I like to try a new art form, such as glass blowing, ring making, mosaic tiling, Turkish water marbling….there are so many art classes to be taken! This year, I picked up a brochure from The Eliot School in a lobby and read through it. I decided to try a one-session matchbox art […]

glorified rice recipe

Another Family Recipe

I decided to make another of Grandma Peg’s recipes for the birthday list. When Mom and Dad married, Grandma Peg gave Mom a small book of handwritten recipes of some of Dad’s favorite foods—one of which was glorified rice. When I read about the origins of the dessert, I was kind of at a loss, […]

Boston Day of the Dead Altar 2018

El Día de Los Muertos

I celebrated El Día de Los Muertos for the first time in November. I read that the City of Boston was constructing a Day of the Dead altar in Copley Square, and people were invited to send in photos of their departed loved ones. I submitted a photo of my dad. I didn’t find him […]

Happy Holidays

I apologize for the radio silence, but my mother had a stroke a few weeks ago. All things considered, she’s doing fine. We are all grateful that she can walk and talk. She needs to relearn how to read and write, but she is determined to regain these skills since she has hundreds of books […]