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My Stellar Mom, Mary Tunno

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It's about you Ma. Mrs. Mary Tunno, from your kitchen in New Brighton Pennyslvania, you taught me the power of love and how a home cooked meal can bring a family together and keep one together years after a mother is gone. You may not be with us in body, but your spirit never leaves us. New Brighton, The Power Of Love, Mary, Spirit, Leaves, Fitness, Kitchen, Cuisine, Kitchens

Mom, Fitting In and Food

These were the names on my street in New Brighton, Pennsylvania when I was growing up: Pfeiffer, Schaeffer, Smeltzer, Pfleghar, Anderson, Golbertson, Tunno. It's like those second grade quizzes where you pick the one that doesn't fit. The 50's and 60's were not the diversity-loving present. I was born only 10 years after WWII ended,…

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Mom, Fitting In and Food

These were the names on my street in New Brighton, Pennsylvania when I was growing up: Pfeiffer, Schaeffer, Smeltzer, Pfleghar, Anderson, Golbertson, Tunno. It's like those second grade quizzes where you pick the one that doesn't fit. The 50's and 60's were not the diversity-loving present. I was born only 10 years after WWII ended,…

Money problems are avoidable. Brian Tracy explains why money is good and how to avoid financial problems with a few simple steps. Mafia, Money Problems, Money Talks, Financial Success, Financial Planner, Part Time Jobs, Dota 2, Do You Really, Explain Why

Making financial independence a part-time job

If your goal is to maximize your financial flexibility down the road, the best way to do that is to maximize the gap between your spending and your income and put that difference to good use, Hamm writes.

Your insistence upon education.  Although neither you nor dad got to finish elementary school, you were adamant we all do our best.  You always wanted us to do better than you.  This brick, from my long torn-down grade school;  St. Joseph's Elementary in New Brighton, PA, is where I got started on my love of learning. I cannot possibly thank you and Dad enough. St Joes, New Brighton, Tear Down, Elementary Schools, Get Started, Brick, It Is Finished, Education, Learning

Your insistence upon education. Although neither you nor dad got to finish elementary school, you were adamant we all do our best. You always wanted us to do better than you. This brick, from my long torn-down grade school; St. Joseph's Elementary in New Brighton, PA, is where I got started on my love of learning. I cannot possibly thank you and Dad enough.

Wedding Advice You Won’t Get In “Brides” Got Married, Getting Married, Wedding Advice, Marriage Advice, Respect, Actresses, Bride, Wedding Dresses, Fashion

Wedding Advice You Won’t Get In “Brides”

My friend Jane, a fellow voice actress, invited me over for dinner tonight. Jane is the friend I wrote about in a prior post, who's getting married in July. The one who attracts men willy nilly, while I'm still working up the nerve to maybe consider online dating. I predict Jane's marriage will be OK because…

Your love of Italy. You were raised there and Italy permeated everything you did. You taught us to love all things Italian, especially family and food! All Things, Italy, Teaching, My Love, Painting, Food, Art, Art Background, Painting Art

Your love of Italy. You were raised there and Italy permeated everything you did. You taught us to love all things Italian, especially family and food!

Your interesting labeling system. No perfect little recipe notecards for you. You wrote recipes on scraps of paper. This was the label we found on the last of your cherry pies, written on a torn piece of paper towel, in your own inimitable style. Cherry Pies, Note Cards, Label, Scrap, Writing, My Love, Recipes, Style, Swag

Your interesting labeling system. No perfect little recipe notecards for you. You wrote recipes on scraps of paper. This was the label we found on the last of your cherry pies, written on a torn piece of paper towel, in your own inimitable style.

Your hard work. You worked all summer and fall, canning the bounty from the garden, teaching us never to waste, and to embrace each season for what it brings. Hard Work, Liquor Cabinet, Bring It On, Teaching, Canning, Storage, Fall, Garden, Summer

Your hard work. You worked all summer and fall, canning the bounty from the garden, teaching us never to waste, and to embrace each season for what it brings.

Your disinterest in perfection. This Christmas tree from my early childhood is proof. It clearly wasn't about a perfect tree; you let us decorate it! it was about Jesus, giving, and bringing the family together to celebrate and enjoy a wonderful meal. Early Childhood, Bring It On, Meal, Christmas Tree, Painting, Decor, Art, Teal Christmas Tree, Art Background

Your disinterest in perfection. This Christmas tree from my early childhood is proof. It clearly wasn't about a perfect tree; you let us decorate it! it was about Jesus, giving, and bringing the family together to celebrate and enjoy a wonderful meal.

 Always planting flowers to make things look pretty, you took pride in your home. Your example taught us to care for our own homes because they're a reflection of the people who live there. Own Home, How To Look Pretty, Planting Flowers, Reflection, Pride, White Dress, Homes, People, Plants

Your love of your home. Always planting flowers to make things look pretty, you took pride in your home. Your example taught us to care for our own homes because they're a reflection of the people who live there.

Your thrill over a baby. You could never get enough of holding babies and smothering them with hugs and kisses. Hugs, Kisses, Hold On, Babies, Mom, Couple Photos, My Love, Couples, Big Hugs

Your thrill over a baby. You could never get enough of holding babies and smothering them with hugs and kisses.

Your childlike enthusiasm for life. Here you're wishing on a birthday candle with absolute exuberance and hope your wish will come true. Hope You, Birthday Candles, Wish, Couple Photos, My Love, Couples, Couple Shots, Couple, Couple Pics

Your childlike enthusiasm for life. Here you're wishing on a birthday candle with absolute exuberance and hope your wish will come true.

Your ability to be a ham. Anytime there was a microphone and a stage, you were up there. You sang your heart out and loved every minute of it. Ham, Singing, Stage, My Love, Hams

Your ability to be a ham. Anytime there was a microphone and a stage, you were up there. You sang your heart out and loved every minute of it.

Your love of Jesus. Jesus and most of the saints took up residence in our house. Jesus was your savior and your therapist. I can still hear you telling this photo of him all your troubles. Savior, Saints, House, Fictional Characters, Salvador, Home, Haus, Houses

Your love of Jesus. Jesus and most of the saints took up residence in our house. Jesus was your savior and your therapist. I can still hear you telling this photo of him all your troubles.

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Da Holy Hour

My Mom, Bob Barker and the Enduring Power of Dreams

Your love of making things grow. Even though Dad planted in straight lines and you threw seeds wherever you damned well pleased, things always grew. You showed me that in life, and in my own backyard, if I plant something and nurture it, it will grow. Straight Lines, Show Me Your, Seeds, Backyard, Shit Happens, Love, Spring, Plants, Amor

Dreaming of Spring

If you're in a state that's not Florida, California or Hawaii right now, you're probably dreaming of spring. I live in California and I apologize up front. It just happened this way, I didn't really plan it, so don't hate me. I never gloat over the weather because I could be killed at any second…