A BOX FROM THE HALL OF RECORDS – Marilyn Armstrong

One morning, I woke up to find a beautifully wrapped package next to my bed. Attached to it was a note: “Open me, if you dare.” What’s inside the box? Should I open it? When I looked closely, under the wrapping paper and ribbons, I could see who sent it or at least, from where … Continue reading A BOX FROM THE HALL OF RECORDS – Marilyn Armstrong

TUESDAY’S ORCHIDS – Marilyn Armstrong

FOTD – February 26 – Orchid Today the third of my orchids went into full bloom. There are three more big buds on the two stalks and I think they will bloom within the next week or maybe 10 days. My orchids make me smile. Every time I walk past my flowers, I feel better about … Continue reading TUESDAY’S ORCHIDS – Marilyn Armstrong

MORE ABOUT SURVIVAL VS. VALOR – Marilyn Armstrong

We were watching a rerun of NCIS, an episode from a few years ago. The victim had given her life to protect others and her country's secrets. "She didn't have to do it," McGee pointed out. "No," said Gibbs. "She had a choice. That's what makes her a hero." Some people have called me brave … Continue reading MORE ABOUT SURVIVAL VS. VALOR – Marilyn Armstrong