Happy December 1st!, 2010

Happy December 1st!, 2010

Happy December 1st By Connie Goldin ©2010, Mom to Madre In our family, a new month begins when we exclaim, “Happy 1st.” Before that, regardless of what is actually true, the prior month is fixed in time. This is our tradition and we have done it for years. How it came about I do not … Continue reading »

Memorial Day

Connie visits Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery, in San Diego, CA on May 31, 2010, Memorial Day, to talk about the importance of this honored day. “Teach your children everything you know about your culture, its traditions and the traditions of your religion.” The expression, cultural literacy, refers to the knowledge of the significance of treasured … Continue reading »
Autumn 2010

Autumn 2010

By Connie Goldin, ©2010, Mom to Madre It is the first part of October and I am thinking about the upcoming holidays. This is a beautiful time of year in Southern California. Even though our autumn changes are subtle, they are present. Because of the position of the sun in the fall sky, our natural … Continue reading »
Seasons

Seasons

By Connie Goldin, ©2010, Mom to Madre I was blessed with a childhood spent in nature. Living in Southern California during the 50’s and 60’s, there was plenty of open space to explore and kids were free to roam. I loved looking for “horney toads,” which are flat, round little lizards with spikes, actually called … Continue reading »