Easter Isn’t Just for Kids by Jo Russell

“Remember that I’m expecting an Easter basket from you on Sunday, Paul. I’ve already got yours together.” “That’s kids’ stuff,” the senior retorted. “Not anymore. Easter is for everyone.” Carol was charmed that her grown children and their spouses surprised each other...

Coveting the Red Glass by Jo Russell

“It’s my turn for the red glass!” seven-year-old David complained around the breakfast table and he reached for the shiny tumbler full of milk. “Not! It’s mine!” His younger sister, Della, protested as he replaced it with his blue one. Soon the milk glasses were...

Handling Change with a Smile by Jo Russell

Jeannie laughed out loud in the waiting room when she read the headlines on the front page of her small-town  newspaper: “Caution! New Stoplight on Main Street!” So? I’ve seen it, but it’s not working. How desperate are they for articles that the paper would feature a...

Not Alone by Jo Russell

Mattie warned her teenaged driver out for weekend practice, “Let’s not go down this dirt road. It’s too icy and uneven today.” “Mom,” the confident Trevor explained, “This was four-wheel drive of the year. It should be…” His voice cracked as he finished with “FINE!”...