Bernie’s Last Thanks

On March 13, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Family Caregivers will be in stores. If you are a caregiver, a receiver of care, or know of one, you might find this book to be an encouraging gift. My story “Bernie’s Last Thanks”(published on page 62) follows in hopes of honoring my mother-in-law’s life and blessing young and…

Sandwiches and Seasons

“Just slop some mustard and mayonnaise on it,” my mother-in-law directed. Slop? Better Homes and Gardens never said a thing about slopping when preparing sandwiches! I continued spreading my thin line of mustard to the very edge of the bread, carefully dabbing a tiny section I missed. A half-dozen construction workers swarmed into the kitchen,…