Monthly Archives: November 2013


Letter to Santa, from a shelter dog

I am reposting this blog from The Crass Menagerie - Please read it in it's entirety. Caution: you'll find yourself reaching for the tissue box more than once.   Letter to Santa, from a shelter dog Posted on November 20, 2013 by Furry DogMa Dear Santa Claws, Some people don’t believe in you, but I do, because last year you [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:30+00:00November 24th, 2013|General Observations, Guest Bloggers|1 Comment

BOOK REVIEW: The Obituary Writer by Ann Hood

This is a story of hope. We begin with Claire, a wife and mother who does her best to be everything she was brought up to be. While she goes through the motions of her life -caring for her daughter and her husband, maintaining a clean and comfortable home, being the perfect social hostess - [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:31+00:00November 20th, 2013|Book Reviews|0 Comments

The Perfect Wife

It's amazing to me how things can change during one lifetime. Today's woman is as independent as she wishes to be. Most young girls growing up in this millennium and the majority of those born in the last thirty years of the 1900s will never know the transition of thinking that took place for those [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:31+00:00November 11th, 2013|General Observations, Valley Memories Articles|1 Comment

Little Island off the Shore

For most of us in the over fifty-age group who grew up in Connecticut's Naugatuck Valley (Ansonia, Derby, Seymour, and Shelton) we lived for those summer weekends when we could go to the shore. For many of us that shore meant one of several places: Hammonasset State Park in Madison with its two miles of [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:31+00:00November 10th, 2013|Valley Memories Articles|3 Comments

BOOK REVIEW: The Wedding Dress by Rachel Hauk

When Charlotte Malone, the owner of a high-end bridal boutique in Birmingham, Alabama purchases an antique trunk at a charity auction, she questions her impulses. Especially when she has to tell her fiancé that she spent $1000 on the trunk. Charlotte stows the trunk in a corner of her home while she questions her own [...]

By |2017-05-18T21:35:31+00:00November 5th, 2013|Book Reviews|0 Comments