If A Tree Falls In The Forest….

Originally posted on allenrizzi:
“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” is a philosophical thought experiment that raises questions regarding observation and knowledge of reality. I live in the rain forest of Western North Carolina and I can assure you that when…

Ancestors Picked At Random – Stephen Goodyear, Number 4 in the Immigrant Ancestors Series

Stephen Goodyear is one of my 9th GGFs (Great Grandfathers). In my family tree I have a total number of 512 9th GGFs – 256 paternal and 256 maternal. Picking one at random, Stephen Goodyear, my 9th paternal GGF Stephen, a merchant, was born in 1598 in London and he died in London also. … Continue reading Ancestors Picked At Random – Stephen Goodyear, Number 4 in the Immigrant Ancestors Series

April 7, 1912

April 7, 1912 – birth of my mother in Minneapolis Minnesota. She lived a full life, passing in the year 2000 at age 88. She lived in Minneapolis Minnesota, Omaha Nebraska, Winchester Massachusetts, Belmont Massachusetts, Kathmandu Nepal, and Maui Hawaii. She was a college graduate, graduating from Connecticut College for Women in 1932, a Physics … Continue reading April 7, 1912

Rooftop and Chimney Jackdaws

Originally posted on The World according to Dina:
Jackdaws and other CrowsDohlen und andere Krähenvögel Spooky it was when we sat in our living room reading quietly. We heard a noise in our chimney that made Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma shudder. Oh dear, it came again. We wanted to light a fire but our…


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Hi, I’m Lillie. Previously a magazine editor, I became a full-time mother and freelance writer in 2017. I spend most of my time with my kids and husband over at The Brown Bear Family but this blog is for my love of food and sharing my favorites with you!

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