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The Steamboat Arabia

Tuesday morning after a breakfast at McDonald’s, I made my way to the Arabia Steamboat Museum.  Everyone I talked to about my trip to Kansas City had said I had to visit this museum.  All I knew about it was … Continue reading

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A new-to-me author

The last time I went to the library, I found a new-to-me author on the mystery shelves.  Gillian Roberts writes interesting mysteries set in Philadelphia.  The main character is a high school English teacher.  The stories are set in her … Continue reading

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Summer eating

The temperature was in the mid 90s today and that prompted me to wonder about what to eat in this hot weather.  It seems too hot to cook, even with air conditioning.  Yet, the body needs food.  What do you … Continue reading

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Music in the air

Last night was the first concert by the Comptom Heights Concert Band in their 2008 summer season.  They are a brass band, similar to the kind John Phillip Souza used to lead years ago.  They play a lot of his … Continue reading

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Seems like it never fails

Whenever I want to buy something and have the money to pay for it, I can’t find it.  This was proven true again today.  My sister and I went shopping.  She had something she wanted to get for her daughter’s … Continue reading

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Fashion Musings

As the daughter of a seamstress, fashion — to some extent — has always been a part of my life.  But after watching Mother try to satisfy a customer who wanted the sleeves from one pattern put in the bodice of a … Continue reading

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