Quotation Saturday: Christmas

Mamacita says: It’s been a while since I’ve done Quotation Saturday. I’ve missed it. I hope you have, too.  So often, we struggle with what to say about things we feel deeply and sincerely about, and then we find that … Continue reading

The Thanksgiving Cornucopia, or Horn of Plenty

Mamacita says: The cornucopia, or horn of plenty, has such a wide, fascinating, and diverse history that you’ll just have to look it up for yourselves, because there’s not enough room here. I do love words, expressions, traditions, etc, that … Continue reading

Thanksgiving, Indeed

Mamacita says: Thanksgiving, indeed.  When I first saw this picture, I was a small child and all I could think was, “Why were this mother and son seated at the same table with roughshod strangers?” Because this seems so odd … Continue reading

Happy Thanksgiving, Part 1

Mamacita says: I love Thanksgiving.  Sexist though it may sound, it usually takes a woman to fully comprehend what goes on in the kitchen before all that wonderful food appears on the table. I have several male friends who know, … Continue reading

Hoosier Persimmon Pudding and Weather Predictions

Mamacita says: Autumn is almost here – not quite, but almost –  and it’s time to make persimmon pudding.  Most of you don’t live where there are persimmons, and I’m betting that many of you don’t even know what a persimmon … Continue reading

Valentine’s Day: The Story of Cupid & Psyche

Mamacita says:  I’ve been blogging for almost fifteen years, and every Valentine’s Day, I like to re-tell the story of Cupid and Psyche to the Blogosphere. Why?  Because it’s one of my favorite myths.  I love this story.  I’d post … Continue reading