Farm memories. My grandparents lived on a farm just outside Spencer, Wis. I stayed with them every summer until I was old enough to prefer a boyfriend over a visit to Grandpa and Grandma Schultz's house. Funny thing is, I remember so much from my farm visits, while the boyfriends' names have been...
My mother always told me that the older you get, the faster time goes by. Boy, was she right. Last month I celebrated 20 years at Krause Publications. But where did that time go?
Cocoa beans were thought to have mighty and magical powers. Wisdom and strength came from eating the cocoa bean. Priests used the beans in rituals and religious ceremonies. They were used as a treatment for fever, coughs and even discomfort during pregnancy.
Never mind that Halloween candy is barely polished off and leftover Thanksgiving turkey still lurks in the refrigerator, all of a sudden it’s time to start thinking about Christmas.
I cannot see or touch one of my most valuable collectible items; it is a memory from earliest childhood that involves playing cards.
A few weeks ago, I was glued to the television screen watching the Olympic trials: young women were performing floor routines, throwing themselves over the vault and swinging on parallel bars.
I’ve been a pie connoisseur for lo, these many years. My expertise is in the tasting and the critiquing of the crust’s flakiness. Because I’m a perfectionist, sometimes it takes more than one piece to be sure that pie gets a thumbs-up!
Inuit art. Last year we traveled to Alaska and got to see Inuit art up close and personal. We took a side trip to a village, a living history museum, where we got just a small taste of the way life was for generations of Inuit people.
Chocolate has been used as medicine, an aphrodisiac and currency.
Circus families live and work together, the older generation teaching the younger ones. From earliest childhood, youngsters learn the skills and disciplines necessary to achieve perfection in the performance of their craft. For seven generations, the Wallenda family has carried on this tradition.