Halloween

Halloween

Do you remember your favorite Halloween costume from childhood? Mine was a pumpkin and I blush to admit I was fourteen at the time. A girlfriend of mine and I decided we’d go trick-or-treating as pumpkins. We died white sheets orange in her bathtub, stitched them up (sort of) when they were dry and stuffed them full of wadded up newspapers. We wore black tights and black shoes. I can’t remember exactly how we made up the green leaves or the stems, but we had a blast. We even went trick-or-treating though we got a few questionable raised brows because we were a bit too old to be running around the neighborhood.

Pies

Pies

The first pie I learned to make was a pecan pie and it has been an old stand-by since. It’s one of my favorite pies. However, I don’t think I could ever choose just one pie as my fave, but it’s easy to make a list: Pecan, apple, pumpkin, banana or coconut cream, cherry, berry, chocolate silk, and custard. Oh, and lemon meringue. I forgot peach. Okay, maybe I don’t even have a shortlist, lol! I love pie!

Dolomites

Dolomites

The Dolomites is a general name for a number of mountain ranges in northeast Italy. They are part of the Southern Limestone Alps and extend from the River Adige in the west to the Piave Valley in the east. In August 2009, the Dolomites were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. They are called the “Pale Mountains” because of the light appearance of the rock they’re named after: Carbonate rock dolomite. 

Tea Cups

Tea Cups

My grandmother collected tea cups and showcased them in her dining room on a several-tiered shelf. I can picture them to this day. When I was in my twenties, she asked me to pick out a tea cup and saucer to take home with me. I loved and treasured the experience and after all these years I still have my beloved tea cup. It’s a beautiful purple flower pattern and reminds me of special times with my grandmother.