Category: Family

Joy! A Full Meal Care Package During the Kitchen Remodel

Joy! A Full Meal Care Package During the Kitchen Remodel

Homemade food, lovingly prepared, delivers far more than just taste and sustenance. It carries with it the intent of the cook, the connection between the cook and the eaters, the history of the recipes and legacy of how they’ve been enjoyed by others in the past, the impact it has in the moment it is enjoyed, and the promise of a story, like this one.

And Boom! Just like that, GK#1 is 6 months old!

And Boom! Just like that, GK#1 is 6 months old!

Glover Gardens was bestowed the gift of a grandchild earlier this year. We’re calling him GK#1 here in the blog, perhaps to be followed by GK#2, GK#3, etc.

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Just Connect, Just Love, Just Accept, Just Listen

Sometimes, people die because they feel “less than”; they die because they think they’re alone. They think they’re the only ones crying in the night, because they’re crying alone and don’t feel safe enough to talk about it. We. Have. To Talk. About. It.

Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi

Rest in Peace, James (Jimmy) Edington – We are Here for Noemi

Along with my Sister-in-Love, we are grieving the loss of Jimmy Edington.

Oh, Baby! (News, We’ve Got News!)

Oh, Baby! (News, We’ve Got News!)

Oh, Baby! We are over the Goodnight Moon with joy about the upcoming addition of Glover Gardens Grandkid #1.

100 Years, 1 Month and 1 Day in this World, and Now Dancing with the Daffodils

100 Years, 1 Month and 1 Day in this World, and Now Dancing with the Daffodils

A remembrance and a haiku for the intrepid little lady we lost, Ruth Violet Hiatt Holt.

The 100 Club has a New Member: Happy Birthday, Grandma!

The 100 Club has a New Member: Happy Birthday, Grandma!

My grandmother is 100 today, a bona fide centenarian. Wow!

suicide regrets: i missed the nuances of your decline

suicide regrets: i missed the nuances of your decline

A poem dedicated to my brother, a victim of suicide, who suffered in silence. Call the suicide prevention hotline at 800-273-8255.

Graduation Day 2020

Graduation Day 2020

Graduation 2020. Anyone who has ever been proud of their kid knows how I feel, that telltale lump in the throat and feeling that your heart might burst into a thousand pieces of joy-light that shoot out into the universe as sparkles of optimism for the future, theirs and the world’s.

The Next Step in Our Musical Millennial’s Journey (Some Good News in a Crazy Time)

The Next Step in Our Musical Millennial’s Journey (Some Good News in a Crazy Time)

Graduate studies in Studio Jazz Writing (composition), along with a paid teaching assistance-ship and a Fellowship at the Henry Mancini Institute are on the docket.

Cooking with Kids

Cooking with Kids

Cooking and eating are communal activities, and shared memories form very easily when food is involved.

Empty Stockings Full of Love

Empty Stockings Full of Love

Each year, memories fly out of these treasures like dust motes in the light and gently come to rest on me.

You Left Us Too Soon: Open Letter to Steven Thomas Harvell on His Birthday

You Left Us Too Soon: Open Letter to Steven Thomas Harvell on His Birthday

I remember my brother now more with joy at what was than sadness about what will never be.

Three’s Company for Toscana Soup in D.C.

Three’s Company for Toscana Soup in D.C.

A homemade meal, a bottle of wine, and a great conversation. It was a perfect little party for three – my niece, her partner and me.

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

North-South Best Dressing Recipe Ever (with Sausage and Two Breads)

Savory, flavorful and redolent with tradition, this dressing is always at the top of the family request list. Even so, it took almost 30 years to accurately document the recipe.

Frank Harvell and Oscar Wilde Shared a Birthday

Frank Harvell and Oscar Wilde Shared a Birthday

October 16 is a special day. RIP Oscar Wilde and Dad.

The Communal Nature of Gumbo-Making

The Communal Nature of Gumbo-Making

Making gumbo together is a bonding activity. You need chicken pickers, sausage slicers, vegetable choppers and a roux maker. Part 3 of the Glover Gardens Gumbo Series.

Gumbo: It’s a Family Affair

Gumbo: It’s a Family Affair

A 7th grade essay sums up how gumbo got started for us: “My family has a 35-year history with gumbo.” Part 2 of a series.

Giant Pork Dish and Spaetzle Made with Love by the German Cousins

Giant Pork Dish and Spaetzle Made with Love by the German Cousins

A giant pork chop with homemade spaetzle served on vintage Corelle dishes proves once again that Food is Love.

Cookie Hustle 254 to the Rescue

Cookie Hustle 254 to the Rescue

A surprise in the mail: custom, handmade sugar cookies in two styles, a cheery, bright ice cream cone, and cheeky “Feel a latte better” coffee cup.


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