Family Time Eisenhower Style

The small back parlor was the heart of David and Ida Eisenhower’s home. On one wall was Ida’s piano. Before she married, Ida inherited $1000 dollars. She spent $600 of her inheritance for a custom-built piano. Before dropping out of college to marry David, Ida had intended to be a music teacher. She taught all of her […]

A Visit Home to See Mama

Learning how other mamas have lived with their families gives us at least two types of lessons. Sometimes we learn new ideas to try with our own families, and sometimes we receive warnings about what to resist at all costs. We can always find mamas whom we believe do a better job than we do, and other […]

A Woman’s Life

After learning much about my ancestry last year, I have started putting photos together for my children and my cousins. While I was working on them recently, I searched for this wonderful photograph of my great-grandparents. I may be prejudiced because they are my great-grandparents, but I think it’s one of the most romantic and beautiful photos […]

One Blessing Was Enough

Ray and I made our usual rounds from table to table at Helen’s Restaurant on Sunday. Ray wondered recently if folks might think he is running for office or something. Anyone who knows Ray knows that, as wonderful as he would be in public office, he would never act like a vote-getting politician in the […]