Decoration day.

When I was a little girl, I remember my grandma calling Memorial Day, Decoration Day.  The day to decorate graves.  We would take geraniums and other flowers to the cemetery, and place them in the earth in front of the marble stone at my grandfather’s grave. Years later, my dad and I would take Joe [...]

Each step.

I saw on Facebook that last night was Seton-LaSalle’s High School graduation. I think back to the night that Joe graduated from that fine school. It was a very happy day for our family. As your children approach graduation feel joy in your heart. It is time for them to take the next step. Yes, [...]

Joe Kimutis Fund – Day of kindness at the Red Door

The Joe Kimutis Memorial Fund donated $500 to the kindness project at Our Lady of Grace School. The teachers and students worked together with the Red Door of Pittsburgh. The Red Door program feeds Pittsburgh’s hungry and homeless every day except Sunday, from 10:30-11:30 a.m., at the corner of Stanwix Street and the Boulevard of the [...]


An awesome article: Allowing Your Soul to Shine BY MADISYN TAYLOR When we hide and try to be invisible and unseen by all we are only really hiding from ourselves. At times, we’ve all wanted to crawl under a rock and hide away from the world. We may have preferred to be invisible rather than let [...]

Life is but a dream.

I woke up with song words stuck in my head. “Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily, life is but a dream.” As I move about my day today I will keep these words close to my heart. I am completely off Prednisone for 11 days. While that is a terrible drug that can do a lot of [...]

Sadie and family.

I love to travel. I love coming home. Last night I slept for nine hours. I was exhausted. Nine hours is usually two night’s sleep. While we were in Texas we visited with John’s two brothers and their families, Sadie’s sister and her family, Sadie’s brother and his dad. It was something every minute of [...]

Returning home.

Sadie and I are returning to Pittsburgh today. We are in Houston. We visited a lot of family in the last few days. Life is good. It is always nice to have a lot of people to love.  

See things differently.

Sometimes, life gives you a lot of different ways to look at the same situation. I feel like I have been in that place during the last week. Many opportunities to see life with new eyes. I think when you look at things with new eyes you have the chance to really grow as a [...]

Life can be scary.

I was thinking about this this morning. Then I saw this article, so I had to share. Life Can Be Scary BY MADISYN TAYLOR No matter how brave, strong, or levelheaded we are, sometimes we all get scared. Life can take us on a roller coaster ride full of highs and lows and twists and turns. [...]

Everyone dies. Not everyone lives.

We all have a purpose. We all dream our dreams. “Planes were built to live in the skies. Every person was built to live out the dream they have inside. So, it is perhaps the saddest loss to live a life on the ground, without ever taking off.” Take a few moments to watch this [...]