Monthly Archives: July 2013

Waltz Your Heart Out

This one is priceless. For those of you who did not know my parents, my dad has been a cardiac patient for almost 20 years. I am quite sure she cut this out to convince him that dancing with her more often was good for his health. A hopeless romantic, that Elaine! When I was […]

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And lower your blood pressure! You mean to tell me I just did an 8 month med roller coaster only to find out that I could have just been eating pistachio nuts? (unsalted, of course). Somehow I think Elaine cut this out because she was such a lover of pistachios. How many people do you […]

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Men’s friendships

I always knew she was an amazing friend, and cherished all of her friendships both old and new. But I never realized how much time she spent thinking about these relationships. I love this one, underlines and all, about men and friendships. Not sure of the source but there was a date of August 2009 […]

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The beach

There is no such thing as a bad beach day -Elaine, every summer day Mom lived for the beach. It was in her soul, part of her DNA, who she was. Salt air and sand in her toes made her feel more alive than anything. It is no wonder that I found her there on […]

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I don’t mind getting old

This page is so very special to me because I know that aging was something Elaine struggled with often. She could never get used to its limitations; she often felt her body was betraying her. Or at the very least it got in the way of what she wanted to do. Sadly, this inability to understand […]

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Life begins in the garden

If ever a statement were pure Elaine! She lived for that garden. Later in life it was her reason to get up in the morning. It grounded her. She inherited that from her dad and passed it on to both my brother and I. I now have that little sign in my garden, and the […]

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Tower of Babel

It is hard to believe, but not if you knew Elaine, that she would have this biblical clipping in the very same volume as expired make-up… but she did. The best part about this item is that the next page had three clippings titled: “Move your pills”, “Temporary fixes for dental problems” and “Brush and […]

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Makeup expiration guidelines

From the soon to be famous book “Important Articles 2007″. This gem of a volume has everything under the sun in it. I have a friend or two who will be horrified at this thought. Funny thing was she was always complaining she needed to clean out her makeup because everything was old. Germy? Yikes.

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Let’s eat

A famous Elaine fridge magnet. Most probably the reason I have a decent relationship with food.

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Pooped perennials

Nothing like a gardener with a sense of humor. Elaine had all sorts of whimsy scattered around her beloved garden.

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