Long Hollow

Blog URL:http://barbarashallue.typepad.com
Blog Tags:life, midlife, parenting, empty nest, friendship, country life, writing, photography

Where I write...capturing some of my thoughts, clearing my head, trying to make sense of what I see, think, and feel.



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The sky put on a grand finale sunset outside my window as I started reflecting on this past year. However, it doesn't take a lot of reflection to know that 2018 will go down in history as one of my favorite years. It's the year I became a grandmother...

It didn't hit me until today, but I'm sure my mom must have been a bit nervous as the birth of my first child drew close. After all... I had been the baby of our family... and relished the role As a little girl, I preferred stuffed animals to baby do...

In gratitude to all of you who have served, or who continue to serve, here's my annual tribute about my own favorite veterans. All too often we take your service and sacrifices for granted. Thanks for serving anyway. "Lord, if your people need m...

... let's take a step back to October. I need to finish a post I started weeks ago, because October is one of my favorite months, for lots of reasons... Although we met in September, it was in October that we knew we were in love. Aren't we cute? Sig...

Is, then, September come so soon? Full time doth summer ne'er abide? While yet it seems but summer's noon, We're floating down the autumn tide. ~Eunice E. Comstock, The Atlantic Monthly, October 1873 Is it just me, or did Summer just set a new record...

A daughter is a gift of love. ~Author unknown My daughter had a birthday recently. When pressed, she allowed me to have a small family gathering, for my benefit. She told me it should be my celebration, since I'm the one who did all the work that day...

Yes, yes. I know I've already mentioned it, but hey, I'm a grandmother now, so you'll probably hear about it a lot! It's hard for me to believe, but my grandson will soon celebrate his 1 month birthday. He is still mostly just eating and sleeping and...