Tag: Irene Ridder

Young girl views of admirable women

May 17, 2024

Years ago, when I first heard the news how Alice Funk, an old friend of my parents, passed away, I had an instant memory of this remarkable...

The mothers of invention

October 31, 2023

I grew up with familiar sayings which really rang true. My mother always said, “Necessity is the mother of invention.” And her mother, Grandma...

The political roundtable

May 23, 2023

“Wipe your nose,” my mother would command my brother, handing him a Kleenex from the van’s glove box. “Smell the baby’s diaper,” she’d instruct...

Recipes for a happy life

May 23, 2023

I was rearranging the contents of some cupboards in my kitchen last weekend and I ran across a little wicker box I haven’t paid attention to in...

Food makes holiday memories

May 10, 2023

The Food Network and the Cooking Channel have exploded with holiday-related shows as Thanksgiving and Christmas approach. And the host of each...