Fly Your Wings to Disney World

Fly Your Wings to Disney World

My cousin Cody is back, as promised, with a little story about Disney World through our eyes. First, here’s a photo of us so you can get into the decade.   Martha & Cody: Christmas 1972            “As kids growing up in the small towns of Grundy...
The Weighted Blanket Craze

The Weighted Blanket Craze

Most of us have heard of the weighted blanket craze and how they are supposed to help relieve anxiety and depression as well as offering a more comfortable night’s sleep. I wanted to see for myself and when I saw this gorgeous navy from Therapedic I was sold....
Wilde Mushroom Pate

Wilde Mushroom Pate

Just because I don’t cook a lot (hubby does most of it), that doesn’t mean I don’t know how. I’ve got some yummy dishes under my belt when I set my mind to it. I mean, my grandmother’s maiden name was Cook, after all, and she sure was the...
Style the Perfect Bar

Style the Perfect Bar

You’re the perfect hostess, but wouldn’t you love to enjoy the party too? One way to do that is to leave (some of) the bartending duties to the guests themselves. Don’t feel guilty…giving guests a little job breaks the ice for them and frees...
Jimmye Laycock: Legendary W & M Football Coach

Jimmye Laycock: Legendary W & M Football Coach

My interview with legendary William & Mary football coach Jimmye Laycock, as published in The Olde Farm Magazine in 2019. Coach Laycock (“Y.E.” as some of my contemporaries affectionately called him) was a larger-than-life-personality when I was on...
My Sport Was Piano

My Sport Was Piano

My sport was piano. I played tennis in high school, and I love to skate (roller & ice), ski (water & snow), ride bikes and swim. But when I was growing up, my sport was piano. It doesn’t sound like much of a “sport”, except for being a...