And I Know It’s Going to Hurt

Posted by Belinda Howard Smith on May 16, 2016 in Growing Up in Plainview, Musings, Relationships |

A decade or more has passed since some of us had seen one another. Eight of us encircled a single table on the huge covered porch overlooking a field of wildflowers. We spent hours conversing throughout the weekend. “Catch us up on the last forty years” and one would begin the condensed version of her […]

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Christmas Mischief

Posted by Belinda Howard Smith on December 2, 2015 in Growing Up in Plainview, Musings, Telling Your Stories |

Our evergreen Christmas tree looked more like the gatherings of a bird’s nest with its glass balls of gold, green, blue, and red dangling from every branch. The masses of silver metallic strands draped across every available sprig became clumps of silver wads placed by several little hands attempting to take part in decorating the […]

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Seventeen Bottles of Catsup

Posted by Belinda Howard Smith on March 4, 2015 in Musings, Telling Your Stories |

Few things brought Daddy greater delight than finding something on-sale. He was the grocery shopper in our large family and scoured the newspaper grocery ads like a pro. He’d come home with several paper bags filled with groceries and unload the contents on the table. Then like a checker in reverse he reeled off, “I […]

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Going in Circles

Posted by Belinda Howard Smith on January 1, 2015 in BellaVida Life is Beautiful, Musings |

It’s January 1 and I am already going around in circles. Come on, admit it, aren’t you going in circles too? Deny it and I’ll respond with how many times today have you already gone from checking your email to Facebook, then Twitter, Instagram and back again to email or a social site you’ve already […]

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