The Back Roads of Summer

I am looking out at the warm sun outside my window, reflecting on some words I need to write. It’s time to water the garden before the sun reaches its boiling point. Decisions and plans are piling up and it appears that things got busy and my blog took a backseat. The autumn leaves I kicked around in my last post went on a fast-forward to harbingers of spring, miles of faraway trails, and 50-year celebrations Continue reading

A Shout Out to Rosie the Riveter

In honor of the 75th Anniversary of D-Day, I thought I would share a story about Veronica Kubanis, a living Rosie the Riveter. My mother worked as a Rosie at Akron’s Goodyear Aircraft. She can still recall those days when she worked on the Martin B-26 Marauder twin-engine bomber in 1943. When Did You Decide to Become a Rosie? I was working as a nurse’s aide at St. Thomas Hospital in Akron. There was an Continue reading