Food Memories Take Me Back

We all have food memories, some good and some not so good. The taste, smell, and texture of food can bring back memories not just of eating food itself but also of place and setting. Recently I made a 3-layer strawberry cake. It’s perfect for summer time. The taste of it brought back memories [...]

Sweet Memories & Snickerdoodles

Have you seen Still Alice? As you know it’s the story of a woman facing early onset Alzheimer’s. As I watched the movie recently, I was struck by the realization the human memory and the memories that we make throughout our lifetime are incredible gifts. The mind is a [...]

The Life of Riley

Grandaddy Riley He flew B24s and B25s as a bomber pilot, serving in what was then called the U.S. Army Air Core in WWII and Korea. Lt. William P. Riley was my grandaddy. Born February 26, 1922, in Junction, Texas, he was one of five children to Minnie and William Patrick Riley, Sr. His siblings [...]

Reconnecting. Sweet Friendship.

It had been two years since we last saw each other. Through the years, we would meet in passing at a restaurant. We had worked together through our involvement in a non-profit. I’ve always admired her; her poise, her strength, her beauty, her knowledge, her conviction. You know those times [...]
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