The Singing Grandmother

Sometimes — but not so often as to be annoying — we found ourselves clueless in Boucherville. We were clueless at those times because we were listening to someone speaking in French. A French speaker told me the other day that it takes longer to say things in French than it does in English. With a smile on my […]

“That’s music to my ears.”

“Wow, that’s music to my ears,” says the person who just got good news. “Music is the universal language,” said American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. As a young man, the future King David was a “mighty man of valor, a warrior, one prudent in speech, a handsome man, and a skillful musician.” More importantly, the […]

The Living, Breathing Human Souls in Your Care

After I got through my harrowing security experience at the Nashville airport, my friend and I left the guys waiting at the terminal while we window shopped at the airport shops. I like the Nashville airport; it is so very Nashville. Even the announcement for how to claim your baggage was recorded by a music star. I […]

Honoring Her Children’s Father

One of the booths at the WOW festival at Tennessee Tech on Saturday showcased the Eastern European country of Lithuania. By the end of the 1300s, Lithuania was the largest country in Europe. It lost its independence in 1795; regained it after World War I; was annexed by Russia and became part of the U.S.S.R. in […]

WOW! A Peaceful Saturday

On Saturday Ray and I met our daughter Mary Evelyn and her family at the 19th annual Window on the World (WOW) festival at Tennessee Tech University in Cookeville. We enjoyed international food, entertainment, the many booths set up by various international student organizations, and running into people we know. Our family arrived just in […]