Mom was always good for cutting out little sayings and poems to save. I guess she picked up that habit from her mother. My grandmother would more often than not put a little clipping in with a birthday or anniversary card she was sending to someone.

I’ve been writing a column for the newspaper for quite a long time. Recently I took a look back through some of the ones Mom had cut out and saved. Why she chose the ones she did I really don’t know. It might just have been these were the ones she had time to cut out and others were thrown o…

What would it be like to step back a few decades? While in Massachusetts we stopped at a farm market that was mainly set up to sell the produce from the fruit trees the farmer raised as well as the honey from the bee hives he had, as well as some items from other neighboring farms.

Recently Dad and I had the chance to spend a few days in his hometown of Shelburne Falls, Mass. It’s a small town, about the size of Brookville, so while some things change as far as retailers that are there or restaurants, the town itself doesn’t change very much.

I’m ready to once again taste a slice of homemade apple pie. It’s funny how no matter how good an apple pie may taste at a restaurant, it still does not match the flavor one finds from a pie made at home or at times find at a church potluck. Those homemade recipes with quality ingredients bu…

Cooking sometimes seems like an exact science but mistakes and add-ins can sometimes turn out quite tasty.

Why does it seem we change when we get behind the wheel of a vehicle?

Dad comes from a family in which he was one of six siblings. There were three girls and three boys.

We are beginning “Fair Season” in the Tri-County Area. Today the Jefferson County Fair opens and the Clarion County Fair will follow on July 21. The Clearfield County Fair will open on July 28 and the Elk County Fair will follow on Aug. 6 and don’t forget the Sykesville Ag & Youth Fair, …