Book News & Events, Weekend Coffee Share

Festive December #WeekendCoffeeShare 12-8-18

Welcome to #Weekend Coffee Share. How was your week? Do you have a your cup of coffee? If we were having coffee together, we would definitely agree that it is that time of year to gather with people we cherish. We will celebrate the 2018 accomplishments, and look forward to 2019 life’s adventures. My house… Continue reading Festive December #WeekendCoffeeShare 12-8-18

Book News & Events

Holiday Hug Pack Giveaway!

In the spirit of the season and hugs, I am offering a Holiday Hug Pack Giveaway.  To enter the Holiday Hug Pack Giveaway, fill out the signup form share a memorable hug in the Memorable Hug field. We will compile and share the memories on Stories Served Around The Table blog.   A Holiday Hug Pack… Continue reading Holiday Hug Pack Giveaway!

Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

Christmas Cookie Traditions

It is December 4th--National Cookie Day! Cookies are a big part of the Christmas tradition. My mom baked the best Christmas cookies with her hand blender and metal cookie press. The pantry shelves held five-pound bags of sugar and a colorful array of sprinkles and candied fruits. A crock was filled with flour. Mom’s specialties… Continue reading Christmas Cookie Traditions

Ramblings & Writing, Yesterday's Stories

The Macaroni Tradition

I grew up celebrating Thanksgiving Italian-American style. When I was a child, my parents piled their five kids into the station wagon and traveled over small road bridges, through the Belt Parkway and into Brooklyn where Grandma lived. Wafts of warmth and garlic could be breathed in as we climbed the stairs to her second… Continue reading The Macaroni Tradition

Ramblings & Writing

Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Happy Thanksgiving, My Everyone. The day dawn crisp and very cold with light winds--a perfect scenario for Thanksgiving Day. I am up early picking up where I left off last night in prepping the big meal. Love this holiday. It is all about gathering around the table with people I love, enjoying favorite foods, and… Continue reading Happy Thanksgiving 2018

Weekend Coffee Share

Catching My Breath # Weekend Coffee Share 11-17-18

Good morning, Everyone. It is crispy cold on Long Island south shore. Warm up with a cup of coffee and me rambling. If we were having coffee together, I would have to admit that I took on too much. After the conference presentation, last Saturday, I felt so light and ambitious. I thought I had… Continue reading Catching My Breath # Weekend Coffee Share 11-17-18


#NaBloPoMo Day 14 Wordless Wednesday

 Wordless Wednesday   Antoinette Truglio Martin is the author of Hug Everyone You Know: A Year of Community, Courage, and Cancer. The memoir is a wimpy patient’s journey through her first year of breast cancer treatment. Amazon     Barnes & Noble     IndieBound


#NaBloPoMo Day 13

Process and Craft   I have been a wife and teacher for 39 years, a mother for almost 35 of those years, and a dedicated daughter for nearly three scores. My desire to be a writer has been burning for at least 50 of those years. There have been successes here and there, but I… Continue reading #NaBloPoMo Day 13


#NaBloPoMo Day 12

What would you tell your 15-year-old self? What to tell an anxious, self-conscious, riddled with doubt and expected to “know better” teenager? I’d say, “Go with your gut.” If your belly is giving you grief, then something in the choices you need to make is not right. Trust your first impressions when meeting new people.… Continue reading #NaBloPoMo Day 12


#NaBloPoMo Day 11

 I jumped in the NaBloPoMo18 daily blog challenge for the remainder of November. Better late than never. Thank you shout outs go to Hareem Sumbul and Angela Kennedy for reviving the challenge and letting me join in ten days late. Prompt: A rose by any other name would smell as sweet, don’t you think? “A… Continue reading #NaBloPoMo Day 11