One evening, during the lovely chaos of this past Christmas season, I found my firstborn grandchild sitting alone with tears running down her precious little face. When my grands cry, my heart melts.
She's always there, and, basically, you've grown up together. Your worlds are very much alike. You listen to the same music, eat the same foods, enjoy the same freedoms, and joke about each country's flamboyant leadership.
Q: I am getting on up there in age and my children want me to put my assets in a trust. They say it will protect me and also keep the government from taking my money if I go into a nursing home.
In my last several articles I have focused (for the most part) on ornamental plants. This is because I believe there are far more readers who identify with or cultivate ornamental plants of one kind or another as opposed to those who grow vegetables.
Chere Coen: John Kemp releases new coffee table book “Expressions of Place: The Contemporary Louisiana Landscape”
I’ve long studied expression of place through literature, both classical and contemporary works, and written about many of those books in this column.