Old friends Old friends Sat on their park bench Like bookends… When I think of that Paul Simon song written in 1968, the year I graduated college, I didn’t think he was talking about ME! I wasn’t old then and never thought I would be. Now, I’m proud to say I have made it to … Continue reading
I take my job seriously. It’s a big responsibility taking care of someone else’s precious pet, not to mention their home, mail, plants, and ummmm glasses. Not spectacles. I’m talking about drinking glasses, especially my two favorites—wine and water, yes, in that order. And, if you know me, you know I prefer a stem glass … Continue reading
Weddings are Back!
Planning a wedding is no easy feat. During the pandemic, it became nearly impossible. With people like Mary Parsley and David Hursey, nearly impossible means slightly possible. And slightly possible means they will find a way! They had just returned from a romantic getaway in Puerto Rico, the idyllic tropical island nestled in the turquoise … Continue reading
I’m known for my matzo ball soup. I learned the technique over many years, peeking over the shoulders of two generations of matzo ball makers before me. Grandma Gussie’s were small and hard resembling golf balls. My mother adopted the Manischewitz Matzo Ball Mix which made into light fluffy dumplings. Aunt Esther’s always came out … Continue reading
Get Them Doggies Rollin’
We’re flying the dogs home! “I have a mission for you, should you choose to accept it.” Lucas says. “I will disavow any knowledge of knowing either of youz two and the dogs you rode in with if you get in trouble.” So, naturally, it was a go. The plan was simple—Carole Jean flies to … Continue reading
Less is More! Posted on January 26, 2021 by CAROLEJEAN’SCAPERS@WORDPRESS.COMLeave a comment As an experiment, I made a small crystal collage. I had to search my sources for small but interesting components since the frame was only eleven by eleven with a two-inch border. I was so delighted with the end result, I emailed a photo of it … Continue reading
Five hundred dollars! Cash. Yay. And just in time for Christmas. Oh, but wait. I’m home alone — all dressed up and… (Ah, well, there’s always my little secret stash box where I can squirrel it away and lay in wait for the floodgates to open when we can get back to full-on retail therapy.) … Continue reading
Workshop is Open!
It all started with a Waterford crystal salt shaker. The silver top broke off and the shaker was rendered unusable. Hey, I paid good money for that precious hand-cut crystal! I bought it in Ireland when I used to fly through Shannon on a regular basis. All of us TIA flight attendants did — on … Continue reading
Menorahs on Parade
Donna, my wise-cracking Jewish friend from Queens and I pulled into the parking lot of the Santa Cruz Veterans Hall to meet our group for the first annual Menorah Parade. There was a guy with a long fuzzy beard standing in front of the building. I rolled down the passenger window of Donna’s shiny red … Continue reading
What Happened to the Hubbard?
People wanna know! I just left you hanging and now Christmas is coming. Who cares about a big ole blue squash at this point? Well, a good number of you do. My long-time friend, Victoria, asked me about it just this morning. We don’t talk often but when we do it’s as if we’re picking … Continue reading