Small Things

Ray and I got to be home for six days (!) before setting out yesterday morning to drive west to the Texas Home School Coalition convention in Arlington. The day was beautiful. The scenery was, too. Ray treated me to a few hours of off-Interstate drive during the morning. This was our view, not our vehicle! We stopped […]

A Love Story

John and Abigail Adams spent many years apart while he served his country. While her husband was away in Philadelphia at the Second Continental Congress, Abigail and her son John Quincy watched the Battle of Bunker Hill from near their home. When the Continental Congress sent John Adams to Europe during the American  Revolution to ask […]

Five Men Named John and a Woman Named Abigail

My husband Ray and our daughter Bethany share a special interest in the Adams family, an interest that has rubbed off on me. Ray and I were thrilled when we fulfilled the dream of visiting Quincy, Massachusetts, after church Sunday a week ago. We toured the birthplaces of John and John Quincy Adams, the country estate John […]

By Quiet Waters

As Ray and I drove south on Highway 111 last week, I looked forward to the time we would pass this waterfall.  Sometimes this bluff by the side of the road is a wet trickle; but after our abundant spring rains, the water flowed beautifully. Before we took our shuttle to the train station in Atlanta the next […]

A President Who Honored His Father and Mother or From Hailstorm to Vermont

One of the prettiest rooms Ray and I saw in the Massachusetts State House was the Senate Reception Room on the third floor. Between the round table in the center of the room and the row of chairs in the back, you can see two of the four columns which help support the barrel ceiling. Each column was […]