Category: Memories

I remember you!

Today is a dear friend’s birthday though she may have trouble remembering it. She has dementia. This intelligent, eloquent and gifted person who loved to learn and study can no longer even speak in a way that makes sense. All diseases are bad but the loss of memory is the death of relationship and the…

By Mirm January 8, 2023 0

Walking Backward

“History doesn’t repeat itself but sometimes it rhymes.” – Mark Twain Sometimes I feel nostalgic. I look at old photos. I watch reruns & classic movies for the umpteenth time. I collect treasures and leave it out to remind me of people and places I once knew, I revisit places in my mind or in…

By Mirm May 11, 2022 0

Resurrection Buns

It is interesting how each of us have different memories which turn into traditions or anti- traditions. I grew up the oldest and hated Easter egg hunts because I always had to hunt in a separate room from my siblings. On the flip side, I love many of the traditions of Easter and was once…

By Mirm April 20, 2020 0

This is Us is Us!

Grief is part of the landscape of life. It made itself at home long ago and yet I realized its presence in a profound way when my life partner left earth. It is always there and I ignore it in the same way that I function with a low grade headache or keep eating popcorn…

By Mirm February 7, 2018 1

Floods and Puddles

My mind flooded with thoughts of a woman I never met. Today would have been Jim’s moms 91st birthday.  How do I know that?!  Why can’t I let some of those little dates go?  Her only brother will be buried next week and I wonder if I should go and take some sand from Barbados.  Anyway,…

By Mirm May 8, 2017 0

It’s My Birthday!

Do you know what day it is? It is National Encouragement Day!  National Chocolate Milkshake day, Police Woman Day and National Video Games Day! It is also the day that I was born.  I share this day with Jennifer Hudson, Maurice Chevalier, Madame Curie, Henry Husdon and Bob Brouwer among others. Birthdays are one day we…

By Mirm September 12, 2016 0

My $65 Education

This story Jim often told and it was published in a book titled “College Faith 3”. Ed by Ronald Alan Knott. Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews univeristy Press. 2006. excerpt by James W mohler. Chair, Christian Ministries Dept. Trinity Int. University, Deerfield IL As a young man just out of high school,I found the cost of…

By Mirm July 5, 2013 0