Blog – May 2022


This May post honors my dear sister, a terrific mom, grandmother, and a lovely woman who has meant so much to me.

It is with a heavy heart that I share about my beautiful sister, Gay who passed recently at the young age of 67. It was sudden and it goes without saying, I miss her terribly. There’s something about a person in one’s life who is the go-to family member. She was that Someone to me. She could easily recall events from the past — our unique history — filled with decades of laughter, tears, exciting experiences, and love. I know she is with our Heavenly Father and spouting out her lively opinions to all.

I pray she is singing (as we often did) at the top of her lungs. A few of Carly Simon’s melodies come to mind, but Anticipation is definitely a fave. And I am forever grateful for the memories of the good old days with her. Rest in peace, dear sister.

I wish there was a way to know you’re in the good old days before you’ve actually left them.

Andy Bernard, The Office

Book Review

Rating: 5 out of 5.

Beasley Helps by Rosie Russell

In the third book of the Beasley Series, once again this sweet main character — Beasley, the friendly beagle — steals the show! This time around though he happens upon a mystery of sorts while on his usual morning trek. He stops short in his tracks when he discovers his favorite grand tree is missing! What?! Much to his dismay, he decides to investigate further. When Beasley rounds the next corner, he finds the big bright answer! A new red barn is being built by Farmer Bill and his crew. Aha! A brilliant idea soon strikes Beasley and the curious, yet creative canine puts his plan into action. Beasley not only becomes a big help to Farmer Bill and his animal friends but also makes a heartfelt impact on the surrounding community. Grab a copy for storytime for the young kiddos and animal lovers alike. Author & Illustrator Russell has also included some fun family activities at the back of the book. Enjoy!

Author’s Website: Books by Rose

Note: There are no spoilers in this review and I was not paid to write this review. Just a simple no-nonsense perspective of my experience in reading Beasley Helps.

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