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From The Wholesome Heart Blog

Memorials for this Day

Memorials for this Day

Memorial Day has come again and, here in Casa Aylworth, we will remember--not just our men who defended the nation in wartime, but all our loved ones who have passed. Both Roger and I have fathers who served in the U.S. Navy during WW II. His dad worked radar on the...

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Soup for Spring

Soup for Spring

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What a Lovely Day!

What a Lovely Day!

What a lovely Mother's Day! Here in NorCal, the weather heated up, but still brought beauty all around. On Sunday morning, we traveled through some of that beauty to visit a son in a neighboring town. Despite COVID restrictions, we have stayed in touch with family who...

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It’s Party Time!

It’s Party Time!

Are you up for a party? Yay! I thought so! Me, too, and given that our nation is celebrating Mother's Day this weekend, this seems like a great time to party hardy--virtually, of course. This party will meet comfortably in the Sweet Romance Reads Cafe on...

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Scones, anyone? Blooms, too!

Spring has sprung! Or so goes the old saying. It's certainly true here at Casa Aylworth in beautiful Nor-Cal where the temperatures could not be more pleasant, the skies more forget-me-not blue, or the blossoms more lovely. The quarantine we've all been experiencing...

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A rose is a rose . . .

Master Shakespeare wrote that "a rose by any other name would smell as sweet." He put those words into Juliet's lovely mouth and, as usually happens, he caught a great truth--not just about roses--in the statement.   Whether they're grandifloras or hybrid tea roses,...

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A different kind of Easter

Once again, theEaster holiday has come and gone. I've seen many Easter weekends come and go--first as a little girl enjoying the new dress and the hunt for dyed eggs, then as a mom dyeing and hiding the eggs among  the outdoor foliage and flowers,  and later as a...

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Missing my Fur Family

During the present COVID lockdown, we are all missing the old normal in our lives: going out for a meal or a movie, popping into specialty shops for those hard-to-find items, the joy of being in public places. I suspect most of us are having an even harder time being...

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Time to Read!

It's hard to avoid the down side of being homebound, but today, let's look at the silver lining. We can easily find up sides, too. For me, house arrest means extra time to write. (Just wait 'til you meet the Daughters of Destiny!)  It also means more time...

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Escaping House Arrest

It's redbud time here in NorCal, and jasmine time, and wisteria time, and a few fortunate people even have lilacs. (When did lilacs fall out of fashion?) Here, as in the rest of the state, we are grounded, told by our governor to stay inside and away from others. Yet...

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