DECORATING ON THE CHEAP – Marilyn Armstrong

Garry used to be a major-league cover-stealer. Early in our marriage, I tried to gently detach him from his tightly-held cover cocoon. It was hopeless. His technique was simple:  two 360-twirls while firmly clutching the covers. It left me with no covers while he was fully wrapped, neck to toes. At some point, I realized … Continue reading DECORATING ON THE CHEAP – Marilyn Armstrong

VICTORIAN HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

We all think we'd like to live in one of those mansions. I know several people who bought one and tried to restore it. They acquired them with the best of intentions. They saw in their minds glorious images of perfectly finished wood paneling and ceiling beams with miniature gargoyles and carved balustrades in the … Continue reading VICTORIAN HOUSES – Marilyn Armstrong

MORE OF GARRY’S WORLD IN WHITE – Garry Armstrong

I took a lot of pictures and each day Marilyn processes a few. Then I post them. This is mostly Aldrich Street, down the road from the house -- and then, our house. With bushels of snow. We're expected warm weather, rain, very cold weather, a bit of snow, a bit of sleet, more warm … Continue reading MORE OF GARRY’S WORLD IN WHITE – Garry Armstrong

A TINY CHURCH – Marilyn Armstrong

It's a tiny church hidden behind houses in Amherst. If you don't know to look, you would never find it. About the size of my living room and dining room combined, the cross on top is a bit crooked. Such a small church, such a long history. The Goodwin Memorial African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a … Continue reading A TINY CHURCH – Marilyn Armstrong

IN THE WHITE OF THE WORLD – Garry Armstrong

Marilyn gave me her small Leica as a Christmas gift, but not before her getting a small pocketbook camera for herself. Is it a bit early? Absolutely. She never waits for the holiday. She knew I wanted it and now, I have it. Thus armed with a camera in my bag, I went to the … Continue reading IN THE WHITE OF THE WORLD – Garry Armstrong