HOPING AGAINST HOPE

Back in the golden olden days, hope had two meanings: "wished for" and "expectation," the latter meaning being (mostly) obsolete though we still use it. For example, "I would hope your future plans include a college education" which from a parent really means "I expect you to go to college, young lady!" Today, "hoping-against-hope" would … Continue reading HOPING AGAINST HOPE

SHARING MY WORLD – WELCOME MERRY MONTH OF MAY

SHARE YOUR WORLD – 2016 WEEK 18 Who was your best friend in elementary school? A girl named Carol, who was also my neighbor, was my best friend. Or, more accurately, I was her best friend. It was not quite mutual. I never understood, until I was an adult, why my mother didn't like her … Continue reading SHARING MY WORLD – WELCOME MERRY MONTH OF MAY