Helping Hand

Keep it Real Wednesday Helping hand August 5, 2020 This past weekend I celebrated my 60th birthday and decided to commemorate it by renting a gigantic blow up Slip and Slide on the hottest day of the year in our front yard. Neighbors gathered and we all squealed like kids as we took a running jump on our bellies and …

Rose are red….

Keep it Real Wednesday Roses are red…. July 29, 2020 Wade and I were crawling around in our attic in search of some old documents when I came across a box of yearbooks and trinkets from junior high and high school. In the middle of this hot summer day, sitting in the attic above the garage with sweat pouring down …

Message from Morgan

Keep it Real Wednesday July 22, 2020 Message from Morgan Happy Wednesday friends. This is Morgan writing to you. I am one of Rosemary’s granddaughters and I feel honored to be able to write this week’s Keep it Real Wednesday post.  Growing up, Grandma Rosie was always right on time with sending birthday cards and singing happy birthday to us on the phone. When …

The Sheeny

Keep it Real Wednesday The “Sheeny’ July 15, 2020 Rosemary’s recollection of her past is flooded with stories.  What is fascinating to me is that she finds precious cracks and crevices in her memory and shares stories that I have never heard.  She never ceases to amaze me. I am grateful for this blog to document them all. Today’s story …

Waste Not, Want Not

Keep it Real Wednesday Waste Not, Want Not July 8, 2020 Many of us grew up with parents who survived the depression era and have heard the term “waste not, want not” throughout our childhood years. But what exactly does it mean? Well, to Rosemary it means to keep a little something aside for others, even our furry friends. Each …

#metoo

Keep it real Wednesday July 1, 2020 #Metoo As many of you may know, like many of the elderly, Rosemary suffers from poor eyesight and hearing. These barriers will often cause people to feel isolated, so I try diligently to update her often with current events. Lately, the current events have been mainly about the virus but recently I tried to …

1700 Miles

As we prepare to launch the Blessing Bike 2.0 (more information to follow), I have been reflecting on this incredible journey. As many of you may know, the Blessing Bike started as a 92nd birthday present for Rosemary.  The garage-built rag tag bike was spray painted Rosemary’s favorite color blue and complete with seats made with thrift store shower curtains …

Plant a seed

Keep it Real Wednesday June 17, 2020 Plant a seed This morning as I watched Rosemary eat breakfast, I giggled at her routine of saying “Good Morning” to her wee little plant.  Faithfully she waters it every morning with a few drops of water as she eats her oatmeal. Rosemary loves her little plant! Back in March, before we were …

Look Up

Keep it Real Wednesday June 10, 2020 Look up I sat at my keyboard yesterday staring at a blank screen wondering what to write about this week.  To be honest, like many people, I believe I have been struggling to find (and sustain) my joy with so much going on in the world. Then, THIS happened.  JOY called!  Literally!!!! A …

Abraham, Martin and John

Keep it Real WednesdayJune 3, 2020Abraham, Martin and John 52 years ago this song was released to help our country heal from racial divide. I was only 8 years old but remember it like yesterday Rosemary’s Heart is hurting like all of us. She asked that I share it this song with you today… 💙 No more lives lost 💙