Bobbing Along

A Lifetime of Stories: collected, painted, shared.

Month: August, 2011


I visited my dad over the weekend. He’s 91 and he is struggling to face life without my mom who died sixteen months ago. His steps are now a shuffle; his posture is no longer straight. Were it not for his cane, he would surely topple forward. Once a vibrant force-of-nature, he now finds it […]


Earthquake plus Hurricane. I won’t even ponder the “what’s next” part of this equation. I will say thank you to these…                                                                 …for remaining upright. Thank you! […]

The Times They Have Done Gone and Changed

With yesterday’s East Coast Earthquake (I hear you laughing, you Californians, I hear you!) the phone rang more than usual with folks wondering if we had felt tremors here in our neck of the woods. Of course all the calls, including a 1-800 number that I ignored, happened to come just as I was putting […]


Earthquake? Yes, I felt the earthquake today. I was sitting right here at the computer, trying to figure out how to do this and that for this here very same blog. As the room, the desk, the scanner, and yes, the computer (and the chair and me, come on, you get the idea…) shook and […]

Perhaps I Should Explain

As I inch closer to releasing this blog to the public (aaaand that might mean you, dear reader), I should, perhaps, take this moment to explain the genesis of the name Bobbing Along. My third child, my daughter, had headed off to college in a city some eight hours away. She was quite ready to leave […]


Happy Birthday, Rooster-Tooster! You have made our world a very happy place and we love you more than you’ll ever know.

What Happens at Grandmama’s…

While the parents took a long weekend to attend a wedding on the other side of the country, Mama and Baba kept the Rooster-Tooster. We did lots of things, like visit the Aquarium in Baltimore where the Rooster decided riding the escalators was THE BEST, far better than the sharks and other fish. Yes, it […]