You can usually count on a happy reaction when you throw a surprise party for someone. But before you plan the next “surprise” celebration for your aging parent, think again. While I was on the phone with Betty from Boston I told her of my plan to fly to New England and surprise my Mom … Continue reading SURPRISE !!!


Bless the English for trying to save a life by painting directional advice on  roadways. “Look RIGHT”  is suggested before crossing one street of traffic or “look LEFT” as the case may be. Foreigners, like me, appreciate the effort. But in the Netherlands it is another story entirely. “Be Careful,”was the last thing our cab … Continue reading ANXIOUS IN AMSTERDAM