Monthly Archives: December 2015

Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Three New Year Celebration Traditions. Eating collards and black-eyed peas.    Invariably on New Year’s Day my parents served black-eyed peas and collards.  When I asked why, they said that eating collards and black-eyed peas was good luck for finances in the New Year.  The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

A Cat and Walking Shoes. Santa offered me a cat for Christmas.  Here’s how it happened:  On the way home from the dentist, Red Car and I stopped at the Humane Society, and I found a perhaps good cat.  A friendly … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 3 Comments

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

On the Porch.   By the door is a rosemary plant trained as a wreath, accented with a brown fabric ribbon.  On the door is a large gift bag with a snowman and the wording “Let It Snow,” ironic this week … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Christmas Cards.  As I address and sign Christmas cards, I work slowly, holding in mind and spirit the friends to whom I’m sending greetings.  It’s meditative, quiet time, and if I have quiet background music, it’s Christmas songs for only … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Thanksgiving.   In Raleigh, with friends.  There were twelve of us.  The feast was bountiful, the company congenial, the weather mild–short sleeved shirt weather.  After dinner and after some guests left, several of us sat on the porch, talking quietly, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | 4 Comments