Pass It On – Lessons from the Generation Before Us

I recently had the pleasure of visiting my 80-year-old Aunt Mari. She’s my dad’s sister and the only woman left from the generation before me. Growing up, Aunt Mari and I didn’t have the opportunity to spend much time together. Anything I knew about her was taken from what was said during my occasional visits … Continue reading Pass It On – Lessons from the Generation Before Us

The Tail of Two Brothers: Loneliness vs. Penniless

When I was a young girl visiting my Grandma, the mysterious Uncle Jay was always there. A grown man in his thirties was like a teenaged boy who hides in his bedroom, rarely making an appearance. After my Grandma passed, Uncle Jay settled not far from where I live, but other than Christmas cards, we … Continue reading The Tail of Two Brothers: Loneliness vs. Penniless