Amy Laundrie

Amy Laundrie

There’s No Place Like Home

“If I ever go looking for my heart’s desire again, I won’t look it any further than my own back yard.” Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz My husband and I had a marvelous time touring European countries, but on…

Everyday Heroes

When my husband and I toured Washington D.C., I had expected to be wowed by the spring cherry blossoms and educated by the museums and memorials. I hadn’t expected to be inspired or to see democracy in action. Our trip…

That’s Why We’re Here

“I’ve been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That’s why we’re here, after all, to help others.” — Carol Burnett  Last week, I stood in line behind a young man purchasing books at the Kilbourn Library book sale. “Mrs.…

Cheers

Our Mayflower River Cruise began in the Netherlands, where my husband and I toured the famous Keukenhof Tulip Gardens. Striped, bright, exotic, scented or not, each tulip, hyacinth, or daffodil was unique. But viewing the expanse of the various flowers…

Jewels in My Memory Box

Jewels in My Memory Box “You didn’t!” My mouth dropped at a detail my brother shared about a hunting trip he’d taken out west. Jeff and I were enjoying a glass of wine together on the sundeck during Mayflower’s “Tulip…

Finding Joy in Today

Twenty-four days before we were set to embark on the trip of a lifetime, my husband Frank had a major health crisis. For months, we had planned this Rhine River cruise through the Netherlands, Germany, France, and Switzerland. Then Frank…

How You Can Change a Life

Mother’s Day is May 14th. Many youngsters could use a mother or adult mentor in their life. Fortunately, there’s a volunteer program which gives them a chance to develop relationships with adults who can guide and encourage them. Together, child and…

One Brave Act

My husband and I will travel to Europe soon on a river cruise along the Rhine. We aren’t seasoned travelers, and instead of anticipating the joy of seeing the beauty of French villages and the Swiss Alps, the “what ifs”…

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