How are you doing?

A cousin of mine sent our family a collection of funny “staying in place” quotes. Have you seen this one? “Remember when you were little and all your underwear had the days of the week on them. Those would be helpful right now.” Thanks, Tom!

When there is so much to worry about and grieve, I strive to maintain an attitude of gratitude and find moments to smile or laugh. When quarantining first began, I looked forward to Jimmy Fallon and The Tonight Show: Home Edition with his wife on camera and their little daughters. My favorite Food Network show, The Kitchen, has each of the chefs filming from their homes and backyards–families and pets included, and we, the fans, love it!

My son and his family have had getaways to beaches and hiking trails where social distancing and masks are uncomplicated accommodations for safety in a pandemic! I asked if anyone else was on the beach and he explained that others were there but they had plenty of room to social distance themselves. I’m going to make a photo collage of our grandchildren on the beautiful beaches. Our daughter is grateful her two little girls (7 months and 2 1/2) are used to staying home–not much has changed in their daily routines!

Recently, I have been thrilled to see this blog site evolve into a website. I love the different pages and testimonials and photos. For best results, check it out on a computer, laptop, or notepad. My clever web designer created moving parts–pieces move in and out and up and down. In another development, I have an ad in The New York Review of Books. You’ll see it when you scroll down my website HOME page. For a quick look, click here for the The New York Review of Books, Independent Press ads.

I’d love to hear from you. Please leave me a comment here or on the CONTACT page.

Stay safe and well. Love, Bonnie

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

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Joan spencer

2 weeks ago

You have captured the spirit of these difficult times. I always see things through a more optimistic lens after reading your comments.
Good luck with your future book endeavors.
Stay safe!


2 weeks ago

Dear Joan, What a kind and thoughtful comment.
I am so appreciative!

Nancy Fleischauer

2 weeks ago

Hi Bonnie, it’s always nice to hear from you. These are difficult times to say the least. Glad you’re able to keep positive. I feel so blessed that I’m retired and don’t have to worry about what’s to come in the fall. My heart goes out to the teachers and families as they try to figure out what to do. 🤞that it all goes well.


2 weeks ago

Hi Nancy, Thanks for your important comment! What an enormous challenge schools face. It is truly overwhelming–the needs are so great. And we’ve never faced anything like this before. I’m happy to read that districts are reaching out to families for their input… Prayers to all.

“there is no one like YOU”

You’re Here–Welcome!

My name is Bonnie. My parents adopted me when I was 8 months old. I’ve written a memoir about my life and the difficult search for my original identity. After 35 years, I have my answers!
I hope my story is an inspiration for you or someone you know who is searching for their birth parents and family ancestry.

Which came first–the chicken or the egg? Or in my case–the book or the blog?

Good question!  The book came first. My blog has the same name as the book. Each blog post tells you something about me. By nature, a memoir is personal. My persistence to find answers to my identity and write a memoir was a soul-searching, personal journey. It’s sad at times, but often fun and joyful.

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