Martha’s Musings

In Memoriam - The old Masonic Temple

In Memoriam

A few weeks ago the morning had just begun when I heard a long moan. It was coming from a few blocks away to my right.  At the time, I thought nothing of it. I’d been accustomed to the...
Small Wonders flowers

Small Wonders

As we enter the holiday season, I am reminded over and over again of small wonders. Geese preparing for migration, rime ice forming on the trees around the Chena, a child’s laughter, and a stranger’s...
May Memories

May Memories

Around this time of year, I’m thinking of how change creeps up on us. It was nineteen years ago almost to the day when I first began my Cushman Street watch, announcing each day that the store is open and...
Dogs on the Mark

Dogs on the Mark

With fresh snowfall, returning light and warm temperatures March excitement is heating up! I’ll sure miss the sound of the dogs in the Open North American this year as they’re staying in the back...
Deep Freeze

Deep Freeze

Personally I love the cold weather. There is a crispness to it. Sound and air have different qualities about them. Some say we’ve been blessed by a mild winter this year. That...
I'm Back

I’m Back!

It is a pleasure to stand once again on Cushman Street. The construction is finished and I’ve had a complete make-over as has the store sign. Our building is freshly painted and our flowers are...
Down for the Count

Down for the Count

You’ve probably missed me while I’m off the street for awhile. Yes, 18 years takes its toll when I’m subjected to the elements day in and day out. I’m getting a makeover and I’ll be back...
Gather Round

Gather Round

On this mild November day, I am preparing to think of thanksgiving and peace. As the sun sinks lower on the horizon, I am reminded of how the light bends and falls at this time of year, of the glorious...
Wreath - Smiles and Laughter

Smiles and Laughter

This is a special time of year when we think more about others.  I'd like to think we should make it a practice year around.  Secret Santas leave gifts on office desks when you're least expecting...
Colored materials

Warmth

At this time of year, the store changes.  It is a noticeable change.  From a focus on summer's warmth in previous months when we have our entry door open, we've now transitioned to scarves and gloves...