Family Life & Love

Posts which have a strong family slant along with relationship musings and some philosophical thoughts.

Swinging with the Chickens: Moments in Dance

 Posted by on Sep 18, 2015 at 9:55 AM
Sep 182015
 
Swinging with the Chickens: Moments in Dance

Swinging with the Chickens: Moments in Dance by Tam Francis Welcome to Callahan’s A life-size horse—tawny with black tipped ears and legs—greets us at the entrance to Callahan’s General Store. The smell of a million dusty summers and grilling meat mingle under the porch rafters. A Texan and American flag flap in the slight breeze […more…]

Music, Whiskey & Memories in Lisdoonvarna

 Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 at 7:36 AM
Aug 172015
 
Music, Whiskey & Memories in Lisdoonvarna

Music, Whiskey & Memories in Lisdoonvarna by Tam Francis Bittersweet Music Banjo, mandolin, flute, guitar, and two fiddles filled the pub/restaurant with traditional music. I leaned toward the love of my life, Dave, my still handsome husband, as we shed our thick coats and took a seat in a foreign land. He quickly made a trip to […more…]

Memorial Day, Flags, Girl Scouts and WWII

 Posted by on May 22, 2015 at 10:01 AM
May 222015
 
Memorial Day, Flags, Girl Scouts and WWII

~ Memorial Day, Flags, Girl Scouts & WWII ~ by Tam Francis Another Memorial Day approaches and I find myself helping my husband (who is our county’s Veteran’s Commission Officer) put together a Memorial Day ceremony. This year he’s decided, in lieu of the cushy courthouse, to take the ceremony to its roots, or to the roots […more…]

My Dream Vintage Girl Scout Troop

 Posted by on May 1, 2015 at 10:49 PM
May 012015
 
My Dream Vintage Girl Scout Troop

~ My Dream Vintage Girl Scout Troop ~ By Tam Francis What’s a vintage mom supposed to do when her daughter joins the Girl Scouts? Form a Vintage Ambassador Troop, of course. Here’s my story of how I went from idea to realizing the dream of a vintage girl scout troop. Getting it together It […more…]

Mar 092015
 
The Little Church of the West Unites the Past and Present

The Little Church of the West Unites the Past & Present by Tam Francis I’m always surprised when the past folds on itself and reveals a connection that seems too  serendipitous to be real, though that’s what moments of fictional romance are made of, aren’t they? But then life’s often stranger than fiction.  So three parts of my life came […more…]

How to Create a Vintage Swing Wedding on a Budget

 Posted by on Apr 28, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Apr 282014
 
How to Create a Vintage Swing Wedding on a Budget

~ How to create a vintage swing wedding on a budget ~                                   When David and I got married we wanted to have a vintage wedding. I mistakenly picked up bride magazines, but found them filled with articles and […more…]

My Favorite Halloween Costume Projects

 Posted by on Oct 21, 2013 at 1:58 PM
Oct 212013
 
My Favorite Halloween Costume Projects

~ My Favorite Halloween Costume Projects ~ It seems like this year’s Halloween has snuck up on me. Only ten days before we get to play dress-up. Of course, wearing vintage on a regular basis, I play dress-up more than most. As my children get older they have taken charge of their dressing up and […more…]

Scottie Dog Facts You May Not Know

 Posted by on Sep 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM
Sep 032013
 
Scottie Dog Facts You May Not Know

Scottie Dog Facts You May Not Know I have always loved vintage, and I have always loved Scottie dogs. They appear in everything from decor to glassware to fashion to literature made most popular in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s, but not limited to those eras. I was thrilled when my husband suggested we get […more…]