Our history...

Four tweens - high school classmates
Four teens - graduation, separation
Four mature adults - reconnection, celebration
Four revelations - writers all... whoa! what?
Four understandable responses - surprise, wonder, acceptance, inspiration
Four gather once more. We marvel. It's full circle.
Now friends and family join us
Growing numbers
Adding more points of view.

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Face The Fear by Marg

Fear has the stomach churning
A kind of panic, the feeling bad things will happen.
Dread, fright, terror and trepidation
Lets you doubt yourself.
It paralyses, preventing progress
Calling yourself foolish dreamer.
Makes you perpetually unsure and tremble
No matter how much you prepare.
Mean monologue inside your head
Pulling you back as you try to advance
Saying reaching higher is for the well-deserved
You can't compete in that league,
Warning of open embarrassment and shame.

Possible BOOK COVERS for my Inspirational Book.


Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Calling All Bun Bakers by Jen

Greetings,

It's Easter; and, as we (Jamaicans) know, we can't have Easter without bun and cheese.

If you're not Jamaican, or have forgotten your cultural food celebrations, let me remind you. A bun is like bread, but more solid, dark coloring, sweet and with raisins. We eat it sliced with cheddar cheese.

It's been a long time (years) since I baked bun, so instead of winging it, I'm asking you to share your recipes with me. If you have a tried-and-true recipe and don't mind posting it here in the comments (I respect your secret family recipes), I'd appreciate it.  Pictures too, if you have any.

Happy Easter.

Saturday, December 30, 2017

An Open Letter to God at Christmas by Kathi



Hello God! It's me again. Miss me?

It's been hours since our last conversation. Just woke up, and it looks cold outside. But it's pretty. One of the things I love about winter, is how it can change the landscape into something almost otherworldly.We had some snow last night, and the trees look as if buckets of icing sugar were thrown on them, making them have leaves of snow, and flowers, and fruits of ice - magical.

Among all the things I have to thank you for this year, is not only for allowing my sister to get back into her brand new, old house, but to do it in time for Thanksgiving. I am also very grateful that I was able to eat Christmas dinner without braces.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Another Thanksgiving by Kathi




She's back home! She's back home in her brand new house!





It was a year ago to the day, that the dryer in the laundry room at my sister's house caused a fire. Remember? Click the link below to see.

https://fourfriendsjkss.blogspot.com/2016/12/a-cautionary-tale-dryer-fire-by-kathi.html


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Brain Games Update by Shelley


I remember when……my siblings and I were self-proclaimed masters of the art of hoola-hooping!  Not only could we rock the hoop back and forth around our waists, but we could rock, swirl, and twirl it just as well with other limbs, and on other body parts.  Oh, yeah!

I remember when…..I could keep that hoola-hoop twirling around my waist for endless minutes.  It was easy.  But the show didn’t end at my waist.  I could swirl the hoop on my hand held above my head, or in circles on my hand extended to the side of my body.  I could swirl the hoop around my neck, steer it down past my shoulder and chest, to finally rest on my little tiny waist.  I could also, with one leg extended some distance from the other, twirl that hoop around one leg.  This wasn’t exercise; it was just a fun outdoor activity that we all enjoyed. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Today I Made Cassava Bammy by Jen

This is part of my ongoing effort to keep my brain active by doing something new...

What is a Cassava Bammy, you ask? What does it taste like, and why did I make it?

Cassava Bammy is made from a cassava plant...

Cassava Plant
Cassava is an edible root vegetable. (From Wiki, Manihot esculenta (cassava) is a woody shrub native to South America of the spurge family Euphorbiaeae. It is extensively cultivated as an annual crop in tropical and subtropical regions for its edible starchy tuberous root, a major source of carbohydrates.)