Posts tagged "grandparents"

Princess Diana and the Royal Boy: Is she watching?

People are saying “Poor Diana, she’s not here to see the birth of her grandchild.” Yes, that is true. But, as Harry said about his brother’s wedding, “she had the best seat in the house.” It’s not the same – at all – and it’s very sad but she is not completely absent.  I believe... Read more »

#ThrowbackThursday - A Letter to my Grandfather during WWII

My grandmother and grandfather were married on April 26, 1941. My grandfather was drafted one month later.  They did not see each other again for 4 and a half years. During that time, both my grandfather’s mother and father died. Here is a copy of a letter to my grandfather (Joe) from his sister (Ann)... Read more »

Do you believe in signs?

And miracles, for that matter. The world is made up of two kinds of people – the believers and the non-believers. I am in the former and that’s how I ended up being the weirdo at Dunkin Donuts the other morning. The Long Explanation - My grandfather sends me pennies.  Yes, he died 12 years... Read more »

Thank you, Veterans

Thank you today and everyday to all of the men and women who have bravely served our country. My grandfather is no longer here but I think of him often and how he and my grandmother got married in April 1941 and, one month later, he was drafted.  They didn’t see each other again for... Read more »

Is it allergies or is it ...

the eyes!! *cue thunder, lightning, old Italian lady hunched over with big knuckles and thinning hair (but a heart of gold) ‘Tis the season … of allergies.  Ugh! And, I’m reminded of this entry from the Archives. ~~~ FINALLY, my headache is gone.  I had the worst headache for two straight days. And, I wondered... Read more »

Do you believe in GodWinks?

Believe it or not, there are a lot of Fernicola’s in the world. And growing up in North Jersey, my brother and parents and I were always asked “Are you related to Dr. Fernicola?” “Are you related to this Fernicola?” “That Fernicola?” “The Fernicola’s who own the home & garden store?” No. Nope. Uh-Uh. Not... Read more »

Do you believe in the evil eye?

FINALLY, my headache is gone.  I had the worst headache for two straight days. And, I wondered … Could it be allergies? Could it be that I need to see the chiropractor? Could it be lack of sleep? Or could it be … ‘the eyes?’  (*cue thunder, lightning*) My Grandma LaSala would say it was... Read more »

When did I become an old lady?

1/ I used the phrase ‘take a shine to’ earlier this week.2/ All I wanted to do last night (Friday night) was order Chinese food and watch my favorite ‘program’ Who Do You Think You Are.3/ And, I was about to save all of the packets of duck sauce and soy sauce and mustard and... Read more »

For my grandfather

who died 10 years ago today.  Today, I am grateful ~ 1/ for the pennies2/ that my mother knows what I’m talking about (she kind of started it)3/ for the other believers in the world. Thank you for reading Stop and Blog the Roses.  Follow me on Twitter @fernronay.

I smelled my grandmother on the bus this morning

I sat up straighter and tried to get another whiff but to no avail. Still, I’m grateful ~1/ to whoever wore Nina Ricci on the #3 Michigan Avenue bus this morning2/ that I got off the bus right before I had a major coughing attack. Mortifying. 3/ that I can hear my grandmother telling me... Read more »