Hearth of the Home

Hearth of the Home

Photo by Stéphane Juban on Unsplash


I say to myself that I shall try to make my life

like an open fireplace, so that people may be

warmed and cheered by it and so

go out themselves to warm and cheer.

George Matthew Adams



 A roaring fire can invigorate all the senses:


Five Good Reasons to Sit by the Fire





This Little Piggy Went to Market

Photo: EBay



The rhyming name remains a true mystery. Going strong with over 500 stores, this originator of hands-on grocery stores still operates in 17 states. And it’s a beloved part of Americana we love to remember far and wide.



The stories of Piggly Wiggly woven through the fabric of our lives is documented in the YouTube comments of videos like this one. Take a few moments to read a handful; there are over 700:





She Did it All

Photo by Dolls Magazine



Model/Singer/Actress/Activist Par Excellence


She was Julia, a widowed mother and professional nurse in a landmark television series. In my little girl eyes at age seven, this portrayal was her sole identity, and I adored her in each scene.

The many fascinating feats Diahann Carroll achieved are fond discoveries I’ve recently made.

She became a prolific person who rose to stardom and strongly held it throughout her lifetime.



Diahann Carroll and her parents Mabel Faulk and John Johnson | Source: youtube.com/OWN


My favorite aspect of Diahann is how she held onto public fame in her prime, while privately becoming the “saving grace” of her aging parents. 

Diahann truly embodied devotion when she nurtured the two people who brought her into the world; the same two people who had chosen to separate themselves from her life for one year when she was a toddler. While love often calls for complete forgiveness, there’s evidence Diahann displayed this pure love when it was needed most.