Tag: Grandma Onie

Ah, the insanity of living in Nebraska

May 21, 2024

It’s that season again. It’s time for storm watches and warnings. It’s time to marvel at the strength of Mother Nature. And to hate her...

Being the mistake

May 7, 2024

When my parents were married many decades ago, I wasn’t aware of the occasion. But, I was there — carefully hidden beneath the layers of white...

Wasting time as a worry wart

March 29, 2024

I’ve admitted that I have a worrying problem. When accused of stressing over things I can’t control, I no longer deny the issue but I do...

Dandelion salad anyone?

March 8, 2024

With spring right around the corner -- and as warm as the weather has been -- we will soon see dandelions popping up. I remember as a child, my...

Wino? No. Whine? Oh, yes

January 30, 2024

All families have traditions. For mine, as a child, all gatherings of the Mueller clan meant one thing — whether it was the Fourth of July,...

Weird joy found in making The Soup

January 26, 2024

It's time to go to the jars of summer (which I canned), grab some hamburger and make The Soup. Yes, soup is kind of typical for this time of...

The deliciously dirty pages

December 27, 2023

This is the latest installment of a new feature on JustMelanieW.com to showcase old, tried and true, family favorite recipes handed down through the...

Christmas at Onie’s

November 28, 2023

As I walked into the freezing cold porch, I could detect the odd smell of goose baking. It wasn’t something we smelled very often, growing up — only...

The quilt of many colors

October 10, 2023

Growing up, we had this infamous storage area called the rag closet. In it were hundreds of pieces of fabric. Some chunks were leftovers from my...

Just us and the boys

May 23, 2023

Over the course of my lifetime, I’ve done a healthy amount of table-waiting and service work. But my most memorable gig was my first -- in a...