In late November, 2016, Carrieanna received this letter from her Uncle Ted, a former Grand Exalted Ruler (1991-92) and still very-active member of the Elks: Continue reading
(A personal tribute to my heart’s companion in travel and in love.)
As I recently told a friend, in some ways it feels like an eternity ago; in other ways, just yesterday. Continue reading
On a Sunday in the middle of November, St. Nicholas, known as Sinterklaas in the Netherlands, arrives in Amsterdam.
In 2008 (November 16th), I was there to witness this colorful event! As my sweetheart and I were walking to Hortus Botanicus (Amsterdam’s amazing botanical garden) …
“We noticed children dressed up in caps of satin, with blackened faces; …” Continue reading
(The following post was written in May of 2007, although some of the photos are more recent.)
Just back from eight days in Amsterdam with my 25-year old friend, who gets about primarily in a wheelchair . . . and with her dad, my boyfriend. Continue reading