Family History, Gardens, House and Home

Memories of Wetzel County: West Virginia Potatoes

Photo by Markus Spiske on Unsplash One of my earliest memories is of walking through the garden behind my grandmother. In Wetzel County in the 1960s, a vegetable garden was a common sight in every backyard. "Hack" and "Gertie" grew tomatoes and peppers, squash and corn, and always a large patch of "Half Runner" green… Continue reading Memories of Wetzel County: West Virginia Potatoes

Our Aging Parents

Dealing With Dementia and Returning to Wetzel County

Dementia is cruel joke that is played on those who suffer from it. For those who watch it happening it is sad and confusing. My mother's memory fades in and out so quickly that it is difficult to know what world she is living in at any moment in time. You can’t predict or prevent… Continue reading Dealing With Dementia and Returning to Wetzel County